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IWEI 2011 : International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability


Conference Series : International Workshop on Enterprise Interoperability
When Mar 23, 2011 - Mar 24, 2011
Where Stockholm, Sweden
Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2010

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability (IWEI 2011)

"Interoperability and Future Internet for next-generation enterprises"

March 23-24, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden

Organised by IFIP Working Group 5.8 on Enterprise Interoperability In cooperation with INTEROP-VLab


One of the characteristics of our economy today is that enterprises increasingly (need to) compete and collaborate in a global market, using the internet and other technical means to overcome the traditional barrier of geographical distribution. Another characteristic is continuous and rapid change and innovation, which may be internal or external to individual enterprises, but anyway affecting the way these enterprises can perform in relation to other enterprises and their market environment. The success of an enterprise therefore more and more depends on its ability to seamlessly interoperate with other agile enterprises, and be able to adapt to actual or imminent changes, instead of making some product or providing some service in the most efficient way.

The role of the current internet for enterprise interoperability is essential but at the same time very limited in the light of its potential. The Future Internet should be much more than a universal access and communication infrastructure. It should be able to empower enterprises to innovate by creating new business value in competition and together with other enterprises, based on relevant knowledge about each other and the market. It should do so in a sustainable and socially responsible fashion, making efficient use of physical resources with a minimal environmental footprint. The current internet should evolve into a universal business support system in which enterprises enjoy interoperability services that can be invoked on the fly according to their business needs. Such interoperability services may require physical sensing capabilities as well as extensively exploiting knowledge assets.

This working conference aims at identifying and discussing challenges and solutions with respect to enterprise interoperability, both at the business and the technical level, with a special focus on the use and realization of the Future Internet vision. The conference promotes the development of a scientific foundation for specifying, analysing and validating interoperability solutions; an architectural framework for addressing interoperability challenges from different viewpoints and at different levels of abstraction; a maturity model to evaluate and rank interoperability solutions with respect to distinguished quality criteria; and a working set of practical solutions and tools that can be applied to interoperability problems to date.


Original submissions, with explicit contributions to Enterprise Interoperability, are invited from both researchers and practitioners in the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

? Knowledge-oriented business collaboration; ? Interoperability service utility; ? Science base for enterprise interoperability; ? Future Internet enterprise systems; ? Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and enterprise interoperability; ? Interoperability through service discovery and composition; ? Orchestration of services; ? Mediation between services; ? Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and enterprise interoperability; ? Model Driven Interoperability (MDI); ? Computation-independent interoperability models; ? Platform-independent interoperability models; ? Model-to-model transformations; ? Cloud Computing; ? Other reference models and architecture approaches; ? Open Distributed Processing (ODP) and enterprise interoperability; ? Enterprise architecture and enterprise modelling; ? Business ecosystem modeling & simulation ? Middleware and infrastructure approaches to facilitate and enhance interoperability; ? Business-IT alignment for interoperability; ? Reference ontology and mapping mechanisms; ? Self-organisation and adaptation for interoperability; ? Semantic annotations for information interoperability; ? Coordination and negotiation in networks of businesses; ? Cross-organizational business processes; ? Maturity models and quality criteria for evaluating interoperability solutions; ? Modelling, analysis and validation of interoperability; ? Non-functional aspects of interoperability, such as privacy, QoS, and reputation; ? Interoperability requirements, approaches and solutions in specific sectors; ? Case studies and experience reports on interoperability solutions.

IMPORTANT DATES (provisional)

Paper submission due: November 1, 2010
Notification to authors: December 13, 2010 Camera ready due: January 3, 2011
Conference: March 23-24, 2011


The workshop welcomes submissions of full papers (8 to 14 pages long) and position papers (around 4 pages). Submitted papers should describe original results or ideas, or new insights gained from cases studies or applications, and should not be submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Submitted papers must be in English and should comply with the Springer LNCS format guidelines (see author instructions on Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the IWEI 2011 conference system hosted by EasyChair ( All submitted papers will be formally peer reviewed by at least three reviewers.


The working conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series (under consideration).

Authors of selected best papers will be invited to prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for publication in a journal special issue (details to be announced later).


Organising Committee
General Chair: Pontus Johnson, KTH, Sweden Program Chair: Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands IFIP Liaison: Guy Doumeingts, INTEROP-VLab/GFI, France Local Organisation: Joakim Lillieskj?ld, KTH, Sweden

International Program Committee (provisional) Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Khalid Benali, LORIA - Nancy Universit?, France Peter Bernus, University Griffith, Australia Ricardo Chalmeta, University of Jaume I, Spain David Chen, Universit? Bordeaux 1, France Antonio DeNicola, LEKS-IASI-CNR, Italy Guy Doumeingts, INTEROP-VLab/GFI, France Yves Ducq, Universit? Bordeaux 1, France Ip-Shing Fan, Cranfield University, UK Ricardo Goncalves, New University of Lisbon, UNINOVA, Portugal Claudia Guglielmina, TXT e-solutions, Italy Sergio Gusmeroli, TXT e-solutions, Italy Axel Hahn, University of Oldenburg, Germany Jenny Harding, Loughborough University, UK Roland Jochem, University of Kassel, Germany Paul Johannesson, KTH, Sweden Leonid Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation Bernhard Katzy, University of Munich, Germany Kurt Kosanke, CIMOSA Association, Germany Jean-Pierre Lorre, PEtALS Link, France Michiko Matsuda, Kanagawa Inst. of Technology, Japan Kai Mertins, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany J?rg M?ller, Technische Universit?t Clausthal, Germany Philipp Offermann, Deutche Telecom T-Labs, Germany Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway Angel Ortiz, Polytecnic University of Valencia, Spain Herv? Panetto, UHP Nancy I, France Herv? Pingaud, Ecole des Mines Albi Carmaux, France Raul Poler, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain Raquel Sanchis, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain Ulrike Steffens, OFFIS, Germany Raymond Slot, Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands Bruno Vallespir, Universit? Bordeaux 1, France Alain Wegmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland Xiaofei Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


Pontus Johnson, Ph. D
Industrial Information and Control Systems KTH - Royal Institute of Technology 10044, Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 790 6825
Cellular: +46 70 337 0824
Fax: +46 8 790 6839

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