2nd International Workshop on Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture (IDEA)

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Digitization is the use of digital technologies for creating innovative digital business models and transforming existing business models and processes. Information is captured and processed without human intervention using digital means. Digitization creates profound changes in the economy and society. Digitization has both business and technological perspectives. Digital business models and process are essential for many companies to achieve their strategic goals.

Digitization impacts both the product, customer and the value-creation perspective. Digitized products are dynamic, their functionality can be extended on the fly by using external services. They are capable of reflecting on their own status and thus morph the selling of physical assets to services. Digitization changes the relationships with the customer significantly. Personal interaction is replaced by self-service and proactive action. The customer interacts with the enterprise using a multitude of implicit touchpoints created by the Internet of Things. Digitization fosters new models of value creation such as Service-Dominant Logic. Value is also created by platform and network effects.

On a technological level, digitization embraces the automation of processes and decisions. Advanced analytics provides the automation of decisions hitherto made by human beings. Typical elements of digital enterprise architectures are the use of decision automation, predictive or even prescriptive analytics. In this way, digital technologies such as service-orientation, cloud computing, big data, mobile or the internet of things enable the creation of new options for enterprises and organizations.

Due to the high diversity of concepts, the complexity of systems involved and the heterogeneity of stakeholders, a methodological foundation is crucial to the success of digitization. Therefore, the workshop “Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture” integrates business with technological themes and applies methodical and engineering principles to the design of Digital Enterprise Architectures (EA). It strives for deriving the EA from the enterprise goals and strategy and aligning it with the enterprise resources. The workshop embraces concepts from Computer Science, Business Information Systems, and Business Administration.

The goal of the workshop is to identify challenges from digitization for enterprises and organizations and to advance Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture to cope with these challenges. The workshop shall identify and develop concepts and methods that assist the engineering and the management of digital enterprise architectures and the software systems supporting them.

Topics of interest

  • Methods for the Design and Management of Digital Enterprises
  • Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategies with the digital enterprise architecture
  • Digital Strategy and Governance
  • Architectural patterns for value-co-creation, dynamic and servitized products
  • Service in digital enterprises
  • Business process management in Digital Enterprises
  • Advanced Analytics for the Support of Digital Enterprises
  • Self-service and automation in Digital Enterprises
  • Customer journeys and relationship management in digital enterprises
  • Internet of Things and Digital Enterprises
  • Impact of digitization on society and economy
  • Security in Digital Architectures

Submission guidelines

  • Full papers: max. 12 pages
  • Position papers and tool reports: max. 8 pages

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only papers in English will be accepted. Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template. Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. The title page must contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above, and an indication of the submission category (regular paper/position paper/tool report).

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

The paper selection will be based on the relevance to the main topics, as well as upon its quality and potential to generate relevant discussion. All the workshop papers will be published by Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Jun 5, 2016
  • Submission of final papers: Jun 13, 2016
  • Workshop: Jul 6-8, 2016

Organizers and Chairs

  • Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne, France
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Schmidt, MUAS (Munich University of Applied Sciences), Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University Germany

Program Committee (preliminary)

  • Said Assar, Institut Mines-Telecom
  • Lars Brehm, Munich University of Applied Science
  • Eman El-Sheikh, University of West Florida
  • Peter Mandl, University of Applied Sciences Munich
  • Michael Möhring, Aalen University
  • Selmin Nurcan, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne
  • Gunther Piller, University of Applied Sciences Mainz
  • Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock
  • Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • Samira Si-Said Cherfi, CEDRIC – Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
  • Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University

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