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OE-HICSS 2010 : HICSS-43 - Organizational Engineering Minitrack


When Jan 5, 2010 - Jan 8, 2010
Where Hawaii, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2009
Notification Due Aug 15, 2009
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2009
Categories    enterprise architecture   engineering   information systems   software engineering

Call For Papers

Dominated by the behavioral science approach for a long time, information systems research increasingly acknowledges design science research as a complementary approach. The systematic design of artifacts is not restricted to information systems components. Being the conceptual foundations for information systems requirements, artifacts on the strategic and organizational levels have to be engineered as well.

Organizational engineering aims at researching concepts, methods and technology in order to understand, model, develop and analyze all-important aspects of changing organizations.
As a whole, it focuses on understanding the relationships and dependencies between strategy, organizational structuring, business processes, information flows and the supporting software systems. It encompasses several multi-disciplinary topics, including modeling business goals and processes, formalizing enterprise ontologies, identifying services and analyzing best practices and patterns.

The focus of this minitrack is on approaches that deal with relating both business and technological aspects of an organization. The organizational engineering minitrack provides an opportunity for researchers, academics or practitioners interested in organizational modeling, methodologies and tools to present their solutions, exchange their ideas and discuss open issues and future directions.

The organizational engineering minitrack will provide a space for theoretical and applied research studies on organizational engineering. The three main topics are (1) Enterprise Modeling, (2)Business Process Engineering and (3) Enterprise Integration.

(1) Enterprise Modeling

* Enterprise modeling, including modeling of business processes, goals, strategy, information entities, business structure, support systems, skills and people.
* Enterprise modeling notations, including formal modeling methods and notations.
* Dynamics of enterprise modeling. Approaches for handling the continuous update and evolution of enterprise models.
* Temporal aspects of enterprise modeling, including modeling of dynamic processes and explicit modeling of time within the enterprise.
* Enterprise alignment. Methodologies and conceptual frameworks for analyzing, creating and maintaining the alignment between enterprise concepts such as strategy, business processes, information, actors and the support systems and technology.
* Automatic and assisted generation of enterprise models. Includes bottom-up, top-down and middle-out methods, models and tools for assisting the generation of enterprise models.
* Enterprise model mining, including business process mining and business information mining.
* Frameworks and tools for the deployment, execution, simulation, assessment and performance analysis of enterprise models.
* Enterprise ontologies.
* Enterprise model analysis, verification and validation.

(2) Business Process Engineering

* Business process re-engineering, business process patterns and process reference modeling.
* Business process analysis and simulation.
* Analysis and design of process-oriented software implementations.
* Specification of intra- and inter-organizational collaborations and contracts.

(3) Enterprise Integration

* Business integration and enterprise application integration.
* Service design. Process services, enterprise services and application services.

Accepted papers will be published in the HICSS proceedings and in the IEEE Xplore library. HICSS is a refereed conference and each paper will be blindly reviewed by three referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their relevance, rigour, style and clarity. Detailed instructions for Authors are available at

Authors can optionally send us an abstract via email until 1 June 2009 for guidance and indication of appropriate paper content.

Do not hesitate contacting us anytime for questions or problems via e-mail to

Robert Winter, Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
José Tribolet, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Artur Caetano, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

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