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SoEA4EE 2021 : 13th Workshop on Service oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering


When Oct 25, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021
Where Gold Coast, Australia
Submission Deadline Jun 18, 2021
Notification Due Jul 16, 2021
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2021
Categories    enterprise engineering   enterprise architecture   digital enterprise

Call For Papers

In conjunction with EDOC 2021

The 13th Workshop on Service oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering
For engineering service-oriented enterprises in the era of cloud computing could EA notations be a lingua franca?


October 25, 2021, Gold Coast, Australia

Enterprise Engineering (EE) is the application of engineering principles to the design of Enterprise Architectures. It enables deriving the Enterprise Architecture from the enterprise goals and strategy and aligning it with the enterprise resources that also may be in the cloud or on the edge. Enterprise architecture is used to map the enterprise goal and strategy to the enterprise’s resources (actors, assets, IT supports) and to support the evolution of this mapping. It also provides documentation on the assignment of enterprise resources to the enterprise goals and strategy, e.g. for establishing new business models such as platforms. There are different paradigms for creating enterprise architecture. The most important is to encapsulate the functionalities of IT resources as services. By this means, it is possible to clearly describe the contributions of IT both in terms of functionality and quality and to define a service-oriented enterprise architecture (SoEA). The goal of the workshop is to develop concepts and methods to assist the engineering and the management of service oriented enterprise architectures (SoEA) and the software systems supporting them.

Topics for Discussion

During the workshop we will discuss the following topics:

1. Digital enterprises, Industry 4.0 and Platforms
- New trends in digitization for enterprise architecture and enterprise engineering e.g. Industry 4.0, platforms - Impacts of digitized products on enterprise architecture
- Enterprise architecture - contributions and challenges for digital transformation, Industry 4.0 and platforms

2. SoEA and influence of Artificial Intelligence, social information systems and big data in Enterprise Engineering - Trends in SoEA to use the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence, social information systems and big data (volume, variety, velocity, veracity)
- Impacts of Artificial Intelligence, social information systems and big data on the SoEA

3. SoEA with cloud- and edge-computing
- Fitting SoEA with cloud and edge computing
- Concepts and methods for mapping enterprise services to cloud- and edge-based resources
- Concepts and methods for mapping non-functional requirements to cloud- and edge-based resources

4. Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategy with the SoEA
- Interdependencies between services and business goals
- Concepts and methods to align services with the business strategy
- New potentials and trends created by services to reengineer business processes
- Quality issues and non-functional requirements for SoEA
- Coherence of services with compliance requirements (among others, GDPR, ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002, ISO 15408)

5. Design of SoEA
- Specifications of business, software, platform and infrastructure services
- Matching business services with business processes
- Lifecycle of business, software, platform and infrastructure services
- Data-driven monitoring of the fulfilment of non-functional requirements (big data, IoT, …)
- Benchmarks and key performance indicators for services
- Approaches the continual improvement of services

6. Governance of SoEA
- Impacts of SoEA on the compliance and governance requirements
- Meta-services for business, software, platform and infrastructure services
- Building service (value) nets -consisting of business, software, platform and infrastructure services
- Meta-services for cloud-environments
- Impacts of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) on the governance of EA

Full papers (8-10 pages in the IEEE-CS format) describing mature results are sought. In addition, short/position papers (4-6 pages in the IEEE-CS format) may be submitted to facilitate discussion of recent research results and ongoing projects. Industry experience reports provide new insights gained in case studies or when applying service-oriented EA for enterprise engineering are also welcome. The paper selection will be based upon the relevance of a paper to the main topics, as well as upon its quality and potential to generate relevant discussion. All contributions will be peer reviewed based on the complete version, being full or short.
Please note that all submissions should be made in PDF format and comply with the [IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines] ( The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and be made accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library.
Please submit your paper to Easychair at
At least one author of each accepted workshop paper will have to register for the whole EDOC 2021 conference and attend the workshop to present the paper. Covid19 pandemic and the related Australian border restrictions place a number of constraints on the physical attendance of international delegates at the EDOC 2021. Thus, the participation to SoEA4EE 2021 will be remote for non-Australian delegates. The registration fee will be adapted to the situation.

Analogously to previous years, there will be no workshop-only registration at EDOC 2021. If a paper is not presented in the workshop, it will be removed from the workshop proceedings published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. The SoEA4EE workshop has been a full day workshop in conjunction with EDOC’09 in New Zealand, with EDOC’10 in Brasil, EDOC’11 in Finland, EDOC 2012 in China, EDOC’2013 in Canada, EDOC’2014 in Germany, EDOC’2015 in Australia, EDOC’2016 in Austria, EDOC’2017 in Canada, EDOC’2018 in Stockholm, EDOC’2019 in Paris, and EDOC’2020 virtually in Eindhoven. The programs of the previous editions can be reached from the portal of the SoEA4EE series:
Expected results

All papers will be published in the workshop wiki ( before the workshop, so that everybody can learn about the problems that are important for other participants. The workshop will consist of long and short paper presentations, brainstorming sessions and discussions. Workshop papers will be published in a second volume of the EDOC 2021 conference proceedings.

Important dates
Workshop paper submission: June 18th, 2021
Workshop paper notification: July 16th, 2021
Workshop camera-ready paper due: July 30th, 2021

Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt – Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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