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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we are organizing a workshop on  
Business-Driven Enterprise Application Design & Implementation during
IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'08) and Enterprise  
Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE '08).

Please, see more information below.

Best regards,
Kenia Sousa

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Apologies for cross-postings. Please share with colleagues and
prospective interested parties.

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C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S


Workshop on Business-Driven Enterprise Application Design &  
Implementation
Cristal City, Washington D.C., USA, July 21, 2008

during IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'08) and  
Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE '08).
Cristal City, Washington D.C., USA, July 21-24, 2008


The workshop web site is:
http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/stolze.BusinessDrivenEA.html

The conference web site is:
http://cec2008.cs.georgetown.edu/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop papers due: April 14, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2008
Camera-ready version: May 15, 2008

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MOTIVATION

A critical success factor for Enterprise Application development is to
get the systems specifications validated early in the planning and
development process. Specification errors that are identified early on
in the process are easier and less costly to fix. However, all too
frequently business users only discover the impact of specifications
once a system is deployed. It is therefore important to provide
business users with representations of the future system that enable
them to quickly catch the ramifications of current application
specifications.

Enterprise applications supporting a given business process need to be
able to react quickly to changes in market, operational and legal
requirements. Therefore, it is insufficient to rely on an early or even
periodic synchronization of system specifications with business needs.
Rather development methods must support a continuous validation and
traceability of system specifications against business needs. This in
turn requires an enhancement of current system specification techniques
such as business process modeling, service modeling (SOA), data
modeling, use case modeling,and user interface design in order to
support continuous validation. For some application domains end-user
driven development with situational applications and mash-ups builders
will enable rapid synchronization of IT systems and business needs.

Another critical success factor is ensuring that Enterprise
Applications are business-aligned. This can be achieved when models of
business strategy and business operations are at the right level of
abstraction to support efficient analysis of current business
operations, applications and IT infrastructure. Business subject matter
experts, transformation specialists and IT specialists are then able to
engage in meaningful analysis of changes to business operations
reflected in current and future state scenarios. Thus, current
techniques for business and IT modeling need to support efficient
analysis of business strategy and operations, and application
architecture.

This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners to share
knowledge and experience on solutions for current challenges on
modeling techniques and tools that support the early, precise, and
continuous validation of application specifications by business users,
and on aligning applications with business needs in an effective
manner. Foremost, we intend to strengthen the foundations of this
emerging area by merging the scientific and industry points of views.
We explicitly welcome the submission of case studies, and empirical
studies that show how tools and modeling techniques impact the ability
of business users to validate Enterprise Applications specifications
early in the development cycle and support the continuous traceability
of business needs.

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TOPICS

The topics include, but are not limited to:

- Software development and evolution in the perspective of enterprise  
modeling and alignment.
- Methodologies and frameworks for creating and maintaining enterprise  
application alignment.
- Business process alignment and SOA.
- Business-driven requirements elicitation and traceability
- Business process modeling
- Business operations simulation
- Enterprise application mapping
- Enterprise Architecture and Application Design
- Agent- and Goal Oriented Modeling
- Representation of architectural and business constrains
- Business-driven specification languages, methods, processes, and tools
- Business process reengineering and application alignment
- Case studies and experiences with business-driven enterprise  
applications
- Innovative solutions for the business-driven enterprise applications  
lifecycle
- Business driven design and implementation of social software
- Situational applications and Enterprise Mash-up

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PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers  
that are not being considered in
another forum. Manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE style) pages.  
Please follow the IEEE Computer
Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines
(http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/menuitem.02df7cde46985ea21618fc2e6bcd45f3/index.jsp?&pName=cscps_level1&path=cscps/cps&file=cps_forms.xml&xsl=generic.xsl& 
<http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/menuitem.02df7cde46985ea21618fc2e6bcd45f3/index.jsp?&pName=cscps_level1&path=cscps/cps&file=cps_forms.xml&xsl=generic.xsl& 
 >)
to prepare your papers with 8.5'' x 11'', two-column format.

Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF) is required. All papers  
selected for this workshop are
peer-reviewed and will be published in the regular conference  
proceedings by the IEEE Computer
Society Press.

Submissions should be made electronically as PDF documents before the  
submission deadline to the workshop co-chairs
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At least one author is required to attend the conference and present  
the paper.

Please do not hesitate contacting us anytime for paper content  
guidance, questions or problems.

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TRACK CO-CHAIRS

Markus Stolze
IBM Watson Research Center
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Joseph Kramer
IBM Watson Research Center

Jean Vanderdonckt
Université catholique de Louvain
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Kênia Sousa
Université catholique de Louvain
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-- 
Kênia Sousa
PhD Researcher

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Belgian Laboratory of Computer-Human Interaction (BCHI)
Place des Doyens, 1 (office B102)
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve - Belgium

http://www.isys.ucl.ac.be/bchi/members/kso


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