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Fifteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2011)

"The Enterprise Computing Conference"

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society

In cooperation with ACM, ACM SigApp, ACM SigSoft

29.8.-2.9. 2011, Helsinki, Finland &


About the conference

The IEEE EDOC Conference is the key annual event in enterprise computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of engineering technologies and methods contributing to intra- and inter-enterprise distributed application systems. EDOC 2011 will be the fifteenth event in the series of conferences. Since 1997, EDOC has brought together leading computer science researchers, IT decision makers, enterprise architects, solution designers and practitioners to discuss enterprise computing challenges, models and solutions from the perspectives of academia, industry and government.

Enterprise computing is based on a wide (and ever growing) range of methods, models, tools and technologies. The resulting applications also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains and industry segments, from electronic and mobile commerce to real-time business applications for collaborating enterprises. In recent years, technologies related to enterprise architecture and business processes management have become some of the top areas of interest in enterprise computing. Today, the creation, operation and evolution of enterprise computing systems create challenges that range from goal and policy modeling through
functional and non-functional requirements to the deployment and maintenance of solutions in and across customer businesses.

The IEEE EDOC Conference emphasizes a holistic view of enterprise applications engineering and management, fostering integrated approaches that can address and relate processes, people and technology. Openness and distributed computing, based on services, components and objects are important themes.

IEEE EDOC 2011 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as papers on enterprise computing industry experiences. Expert panel discussions and keynotes will address hot topics and issues in the domain. 



The IEEE EDOC conference seeks high-quality contributions addressing the domains, the life-cycle issues and the realization technologies involved in building, deploying and operating enterprise computing systems. Suggested areas include, but are not limited to --

Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Application Architecture

  •   Enterprise architecture frameworks
  •   Enterprise architecture analysis, assessment and prediction
  •   Enterprise ontologies
Model based approaches
  •   Model driven architectures (MDA) and model driven software development
  •   Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
  •   Reference architecture based approaches
  •   Collaborative development and cooperative engineering issues
Service oriented architectures (SOA) and enterprise service architectures (ESA)
  •   Evolution of service engineering specifications
  •   Semantics based service engineering
  •   Enterprise service bus approaches
  •   Event driven architectures
Service oriented architecture governance
  •   Service policies and contract definitions and enforcement
  •   Security policy definition and description languages
  •   Security policy interoperability
Business process management (BPM)
  •   Business process models and metamodels
  •   Business process monitoring and intelligence
  •   Dynamically configurable business processes
  •   Cross-organizational business processes
Business analytics
  •   Modeling and Predictive analytics
  •   Data-Driven Strategy
  •   Collaboration platform
Business rules
  •   Business rules languages and inference systems
  •   Business rules components
  •   Rule driven business process engines
Information integration and interoperability
  •   Business object model methodologies and approaches
  •   Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
  •   Master data management, data mining and (real-time) data warehousing
Networked Enterprise Solutions
  •   Enterprise interoperability, collaboration and its architecture
  •   Virtual organizations, including multiagent system support
  •   Digital ecosystems
  •   Trust management
Enterprise applications deployment and governance
  •   Performance and operational risk prediction and measurement
  •   Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
  •   Management and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
  •   Information assurance
  •   Human and social organizational factors in enterprise computing
State of the art in distributed enterprise applications
  •   Industry specific solutions, e.g. for aerospace, automotive, finance, logistics, medicine and telecommunications
  •   Research and public sector collaboration, e.g. in e-health, e-government, e-science
  •   Social information and innovation networks
Enterprise Computing Infrastructures
  •   Autonomic computing and self-managing platforms
  •   Cloud infrastructure
  •   Mobile enterprise services


Submission guidelines

Two types of paper submissions will be accepted a) scientific research papers, and b) industry experience reports or case studies.

Scientific research papers should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated for scientific or technical contribution, originality, appropriateness and significance.

Experience reports should describe new insights gained from case studies or the application of enterprise computing technology in practice, contribute important feedback about the state of practice and how current research is applied, and pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance and clarity.

All papers should be limited to 10 pages in length.  All submissions must comply with the IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings format guidelines ( Submissions must be in English. Only the cameraready needs to be validated through IEEE's PDF Xpress; for submissions it is sufficient that the papers are prepared with the help of the provided formatting packages.

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the electronic submission system of the EDOC Conference Management system (hosted at Registration for the EasyChair system does not require that you have registered for the conference; it is free of charge. All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the international program committee. 


The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.


Post conference publication

The authors of a set of selected papers will be invited to prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for publication in a special journal issue (details will be announced later). In previous years, selected papers from EDOC have been published in Springer's Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), and International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS). A special issue with selected and extended papers of EDOC 2010 will appear at the Enterprise Information Systems journal (published by Taylor & Francis, with an impact factor of 2.809 in JCR 2009).