PRET: Practice-Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation



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Event When Where Deadline
PRET 2010 The 2nd Practice-driven Research on Enterprise Transformation working conference
Nov 11, 2010 - Nov 11, 2010 Delft, Zuid Holland, The Netherlands Jun 27, 2010 (Apr 30, 2010)

Present CFP : 2010

Although the current set of submitted papers already covers a broad area of enterprise transformation topics, some topics are not addressed. Therefore we have decided to open a second tranche to submit an extended abstract on one of the topics listed below!

Important dates
30 April 2010, abstract submission deadline
27 June 2010, paper submission deadline
15 August 2010, notification of acceptance
29 August 2010, camera-ready copy
11 November 2010, conference

Aims and objectives

Modern day enterprises are in a constant state of flux. New technologies, new markets, globalisation, mergers, acquisitions, etcetera are among the "usual suspects" which require enterprises to transform themselves to deal with these challenges and new realities. Most information systems practitioners will find themselves working in a context of enterprise transformation. One could even go as far as to claim that a business oriented perspective on information systems is really about enterprise transformation, where enterprise transformation involves the use of methods and techniques from enterprise engineering, enterprise modelling, enterprise architecture, and information systems engineering. As a field of study, enterprise transformation requires a close interaction between practice and academia. What works and does not work requires validation in real-life situations. Conversely, it is in industrial practice where challenges can be found that may fuel and inspire researchers. The PRET working conferences are set up as a one day event in such a way that it attracts an audience from both industry and academia. PRET 2010 is a continuation of the PRET 2009 working conference.The PRET 2010 working conference will be organised as part of the enterprise engineering week, and will be co-located with PoEM 2010 and TEAR 2010 in Delft. The most up-to-date information about PRET can always be found at:

Topics relevant for submissions are the following: Architecture governance, Business-IT alignment, Cultural aspects of transformation, Design and implementation of CIO Offices, Enterprise architecture management, Enterprise engineering , Enterprise modelling , Enterprise modelling languages, Enterprise ontologies, Enterprise splitting and allying, ERP implementation, Design authorities, IT-enabled business transformation, Managing/governing enterprise evolution, Organisational change, Outsourcing of business and/or IT processes, Project Portfolio Management, Psychological and philosophical aspects, Requirements management , Roles and skills in enterprise transformation, Simulation of enterprise designs and models, Stakeholder management, Management of transformation, programs and projects.

Event Format

PRET is a highly interactive event. The conference will be organized at a venue that stimulates discussion and open exchange of ideas and experiences. In addition to highly interactive paper sessions the event will include a number of parallel think-tank sessions focusing on various topics, aiming for further development of issues and directions shared between practice and academia.

Paper types

Papers should reflect the mission of PRET, which is bringing together academia and the industry regarding the indicated topics. Papers should stimulate the discussion and the synergy between these two ?worlds?, with the ultimate objective of improving the field of enterprise transformation. Typical papers describe: real-life case studies, challenges from industry for the academic world, practical applications of theory and/or quantitative research results regarding enterprise transformation. Paper submission from industry as well as from young researchers (MSc. graduates, young PhD researchers) is strongly encouraged. Research results can be described in an elaborated way, since the typical paper length PRET is aiming for is 25-30 pages. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings as a chapter.

Submission guidelines
Extended abstracts of proposed chapters, as well as the final chapters, should be submitted in PDF format via the submission website: The typical length of an extended abstract is 3-4 pages. Chapter proposals should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to the PRET themes as discussed in the topics section. Work submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. All submissions should include title, authors, and full contact information. Detailed instructions for authors are available on the LNBIP website:


General Chair
Frank Harmsen, Ernst & Young Advisory and Maastricht University, the Netherlands

PC Co-chairs
Martin Op ?t Land, Capgemini, the Netherlands
Erik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg and Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Bas van der Raadt, Ernst & Young Advisory, the Netherlands
Frank Schalkwijk, Atos Origin, the Netherlands
Knut Grahlmann, Ernst & Young Advisory, the Netherlands

Steering Committee
Frank Harmsen, Ernst & Young Advisory and Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Erik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg and Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Programme Committee

Anne Persson, University of Sk�vde, Sweden
Antonia Albani, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Bas van Gils, BiZZdesign, the Netherlands
Bas van der Raadt, Ernst & Young, the Netherlands
Egon Berghout, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Erik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg and Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Frank Harmsen, Ernst & Young and Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Gregor Engels, Capgemini sd&m and University of Paderborn, Germany
Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Hans Mulder, VIA Groep and University of Antwerp, Belgium
Inge van de Weerd, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Jan Hoogervorst, Sogeti and University of Antwerp, the Netherlands
Jan Mendling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Johan Versendaal, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Marc Lankhorst, Telematica Instituut, the Netherlands
Marta Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Sietse Overbeek, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Stefan Strecker, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands


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