CIAO!: Advances in Enterprise Engineering



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Event When Where Deadline
CIAO! 2009 Cooperation and Interoperability - Architecture and Ontology
Jun 8, 2009 - Jun 9, 2009 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Feb 22, 2009 (Feb 15, 2009)

Present CFP : 2009

5th International Workshop on

Cooperation & Interoperability - Architecture & Ontology
(CIAO! 2009)

08 - 09 June 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

To be held in conjunction with the
CAiSE 2009 conference

Proceedings published in
Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Modern enterprises face a strong economical pressure to increase competitiveness, to operate on a global market, and to engage in alliances of several kinds. Agility thus has become the new guiding principle for enterprises. This requires flexible organizational structures and business processes, as well as flexible supporting information systems and a flexible ICT-infrastructure. In addition, an enterprise needs to be able to easily expand or shrink, be it through cooperation with other enterprises, through mergers or acquisitions, or through insourcing or outsourcing of services.

In order to meet these economical requirements, enterprises rely increasingly on the benefits of modern information and communication technology (ICT). However, the appropriate knowledge to deploy this technology as needed, and in an effective and efficient way, is largely lacking, particularly knowledge regarding the cooperation in and between enterprises and knowledge regarding the interoperability of their information systems.

Focus and Goal
The CIAO! workshop is a leading workshop in the emerging field of Enterprise Engineering, which is based on the notions of Enterprise Ontology and Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Ontology is conceptually defined as (the understanding of) the essence of an enterprise. Operationally, it is its highest-level constructional model, completely independent on the way in which it is implemented. Enterprise Architecture is conceptually defined as the normative restriction of design freedom. Operationally, it is the set of design principles that are applicable to the (re)design of the enterprise's business processes, organization, information systems, etc.

The goal of the workshop is to gather academics and practitioners in order to share innovative research issues and practical experiences, and to facilitate profound discussions about these issues, in particular about the application of the notions of architecture and ontology in dealing with inter- and intra-organizational business processes and the interoperability of supporting information systems.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Modeling (cross-enterprise) business processes
* Reference models for (cross-enterprise) business processes
* Cooperation theories (e.g., the language-action-perspective)
* Domain reference ontologies
* Enterprise ontologies
* Enterprise architectures
* Business rules
* Information system ontologies
* Information system architectures
* Component-based system development
* Ontology-based web services
* Interoperability testing and verification
* Service Oriented Architecture

Organization of the Workshop
The CIAO! 2009 workshop is the 5th workshop of a series of successful workshops. (CIAO!'08, MIOS-CIAO'06, MIOS-INTEROP'05, MIOS'04) held at the CAiSE and OTM
Federated conferences so far.

We are looking for articles on current or recently finished research projects as well as articles from practitioners. Based on our inspiring experience of the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 workshops, the CIAO! 2009 workshop is planned again to be a real workshop, providing ample time for discussions and group works, during two days. Consequently, the paper presentations will be short, covering only the highlights. In addition, the focus of discussion will be on CIAO: the problems areas Cooperation and Interoperability, and the application of Architecture and Ontology in dealing with them.

Submission Conditions
Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must
be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions
must conform to Springer's LNBIP format and should not exceed 15
pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices.
Submissions not conforming to the LNBIP format or exceeding 15 pages
will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNBIP
format can be found at Springer LNBIP Web page (

Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated
at the end of the abstract.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission: February 15, 2009
Paper Submission: February 22, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: March 14, 2009
Camera Ready Paper Due: April 21, 2009
CIAO! 2009 Workshop: June 08-09, 2009
CAiSE 2009 Conference: June 08-12, 2009

Program Chairs
Antonia Albani (
Chair of Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Jan L.G. Dietz (
Chair of Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Committee
Wil van der Aalst Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Joseph Barjis Delft University of Technology
Bernhard Bauer University of Augsburg, Germany
Emmanuel delaHostria Rockwell Automation, USA
Johann Eder University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Joaquim Filipe School of Technology of Set?bal, Portugal
Rony G. Flatscher Vienna University of Economics and
Business Administration, Austria
Jan Hoogervorst Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands
Christian Huemer Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Peter Loos University of Saarland, Germany
Graham Mcleod University of Kaapstad, South Africa
Aldo de Moor CommunitySense, The Netherlands
Hans Mulder University of Antwerp, Belgium
Moira Norrie ETH Z?rich, Switzerland
Erik Proper Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Gil Regev ?cole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL),
Itecor, Switzerland
Pnina Soffer MIS department, Haifa University, Israel
Pedro Sousa University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jos? Tribolet INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jan Verelst University of Antwerp, Belgium
Robert Winter University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


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