3rd International Workshop on Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE 2011) | EDOC 2011

3rd International Workshop on Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE 2011)

The SoEA4EE workshop is organized in conjunction with the Fifteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2011), "The Enterprise Computing Conference", 29th August - 2nd September 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.


Call for papers

For engineering service-oriented enterprises in the era of cloud computing, could EA notations be a lingua franca or modern hieroglyphs?



The PDF version of the Call for papers is downloadable at http://crinfo.univ-paris1.fr/users/nurcan/SoEA4EE_2011/SoEA4EE_2011_flyer.pdf



Workshop description

There is a more and more common understanding, that not the ownership of information technology resources but their management is the foundation for sustainable competitive advantage. According to Ross et al., smart companies define how they (will) do business (using an operating model) and design the processes and infrastructure critical to their current and future operations (using an enterprise architecture).

The management of information technology resources should be done with the application of engineering principles, called enterprise engineering. Enterprise Engineering allows deriving the Enterprise Architecture from the enterprise goals and strategy and aligning it with the enterprise resources as shown in figure 1, but it may also be supported by the Enterprise Architecture if the latter is documented. Enterprise architecture aims (i) to understand the interactions and all kind of articulations between business and information technology, (ii) to define how to align business components and IT components, as well as business strategy and IT strategy, and more particularly (iii) to develop and support a common understanding and sharing of those purposes of interest. Enterprise architecture is used to map the enterprise goal and strategy to the enterprise’s resources (actors, assets, IT supports) and to take into account the evolution of this mapping. It also provides documentation on the assignment of enterprise resources to the enterprise goals and strategy. To this end, advantageous patterns (best practices) can be reused and alternative design solutions can be compared. Furthermore, enterprise architecture may be checked for compliance with laws, regulatory rules etc. Finally, enterprise architecture facilitates the measurement the performance and efficiency of the resources used.

There are different paradigms for creating enterprise architecture. The most important regarding the purpose of this workshop is to encapsulate the functionalities provided by IT resources as services, as shown in figure 2. By this means, it is possible to clearly describe the contributions of IT resources both in terms of functionality and quality and to define a service-oriented enterprise architecture. Service-oriented enterprise architecture easily integrates wide-spread technological approaches such as SOA or emerging ones as the cloud computing because they also use service as structuring paradigm. Service-oriented enterprise engineering further develops the enterprise engineering approach selecting service as governing paradigm. The enterprise goals and strategies are mapped to a service-oriented enterprise architecture, as shown in figure 1.

 Service-oriented Enterprise Engineering

Figure 1: Service-oriented Enterprise Engineering.


Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture


Figure 2: Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture.

Service-oriented enterprise architecture differentiates four layers of services, as shown in figure 2. Thus, its scope is much broader than the scope of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) and also includes services not accessible through software such as business and infrastructure services. Services of different layers may be interconnected in service (value) nets to provide higher level services.

  1. Business services are services, which directly support business processes. Business processes can also be developed dynamically (on-the-fly) using business services which are available in a repository for a given business domain. An example is call-centre services provided by an external service provider.

  2. Software services exist as two types: (i) human-oriented applications, which are provided as Software as a Service, (ii) application services which are part of so-called Service-Oriented-Architectures that are a popular paradigm for creating enterprise software.

  3. Platform Services provide support of the development of applications. They provide services for the execution of applications, middleware stacks, web servers etc.

  4. Infrastructure services are more hardware-flavoured services, which are provided using computers. They may have a human addressee but contain many infrastructure services such as providing computing power, storage etc. They are an important topic in management and practice collections such as ITILV3 or standards such as ISO/IEC 20000 have gained a high popularity.


Goals and Objectives

The goal of the workshop is to develop concepts and methods to assist the engineering and the management of service-oriented enterprise architectures and the software systems supporting them. Especially three themes of research shall be pursued:

  1. Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategies with the service-oriented enterprise architecture

  2. Design of the service-oriented enterprise architecture

  3. Mapping of service-oriented enterprise architecture to enterprise resources


Topics for discussion

During the workshop we will discuss the following topics:

1. Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategy with the service-oriented enterprise architecture

  • Which interdependencies exist between services and business strategy?
  • Which concepts and methods are necessary to align services with the business strategy?
  • Which new potentials to reengineer business processes are created by services?
  • How are non-functional requirements derived from enterprise goals and strategy?
  • How are services aligned with non-functional requirements?
  • How are services aligned with compliance requirements?
  • Are the compliance and governance requirements enforced using service-oriented enterprise architectures?

2. Design of service-oriented enterprise architecture

  • How are business, software, platform and infrastructure services defined?
  • How are business services assigned to business processes?
  • How are business services assigned to non-functional requirements?
  • How are service (value) nets -consisting of business, software, platform and infrastructure services- created?
  • How does service-oriented enterprise architecture interrelate with cloud computing?
  • How do meta-services differentiate for business, software, platform and infrastructure services?
  • How are appropriate meta-services designed?
  • Which phases do the lifecycle of business, software, platform and infrastructure services contain?
  • How can the fulfilment of non-functional requirements be monitored?
  • Which benchmarks and key performance indicators should be applied to services?
  • Which approaches exist for the continual improvement of services?

3. Mapping of service-oriented enterprise architecture to enterprise resources

  • Which resources are relevant for Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture?
  • How are services mapped to enterprise resources?
  • Which approaches exist to map services to resources?
  • Which information system architectures are adequate for services?
  • How can non-functional requirements be mapped to capacity planning of resources?

Authors of papers dealing with Enterprise Architecture without any link to service orientation in its widest sense are invited to submit these papers to the TEAR workshop.



Important dates and submission guidelines

All workshops follow the same schedule and submission guidelines. Please refer to the workshop summary page.



Full papers (8-10 pages in the IEEE-CS format) describing mature results are sought. In addition, short papers (4 pages in the IEEE-CS format) may be submitted to facilitate discussion of recent research results and ongoing projects. 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.

All papers published in the EDOC 2011 workshop proceedings must be in the IEEE Computer Society format (http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting). It is strongly recommended that all papers are already in this format when they are first submitted to workshops. This gives precise picture of the paper length and avoids rework if the paper is accepted.

Please submit your paper to nurcan@univ-paris1.fr.

At least one author of each accepted workshop paper will have to register for the whole EDOC 2011 conference and attend the workshop to present the paper. Analogously to previous years, there will be no workshop-only registration at EDOC 2011. 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 and with EDOC’10 in Brasil. The link for the proceedings of EDOC 2009 Workshops is:

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=5331971&isYear=2009 , the link for the proceedings of EDOC 2010 Workshop is: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5626915



Expected results

All papers will be published in the workshop wiki (www.soea4ee.org) 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. A workshop report will be created collaboratively using the workshop wiki.



Workshop chairs

Selmin Nurcan is an associate professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a researcher at the ‘Centre de Recherche en Informatique’ (CRI). She has a Ph.D and an engineering degree in Computer Science. Her research activities include enterprise computing, business process management, change modelling, and business/IS alignment, IS governance, process (re)engineering and IS engineering and CSCW. She has actively participated in research projects in collaboration with the industry. Selmin Nurcan is co-organizer of the BPMDS series at CAISE, the BPMS2 workshop series at BPM, the SoEA4EE workshop series at EDOC, and member of IFIP WG 8.1. She is acting as a program committee member of a number of international conferences and workshops and she is serving on the editorial board of International Journal of Innovation and Learning, International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences, on the editorial advisory board of the Advances in End-User Computing Book Series, and she is the associate editor of the e-journal on Advances in Enterprise Systems.

Rainer Schmidt is a professor for business information systems at Aalen University. He has a Ph.D. and an engineering degree in Computer Science. His current research areas include service science, enterprise computing, business process management, social software, business/IS alignment and the integration of these themes. He has industrial experience as management consultant and researcher. Rainer Schmidt is co-organizer of the BPMDS working conference at CAISE, the BPMS2 workshop series at BPM'08, BPM'09, BPM’10, the SoEA4EE workshop series and member of the program committee of several workshops and conferences. Rainer Schmidt is serving on the editorial boards of International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector and International Journal on Advances in Internet Technology. Rainer Schmidt applies his research in a number of projects and cooperation with industry.



Workshop program committee

João Paulo A. Almeida - Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Judith Barrios - Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Khalid Benali - Loria, Nancy, France
Ilia Bider - IbisSoft, Sweden
Joao Falcao e Cunha, University of Porto, Portugal
Chiara Francalanci - Politechnico Milano, Italy
Xavier Franch - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Francois Habryn - KSRI, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Sung-Kook Han - Won Kwang University, South Korea
Ron Kenett - KPA Ltd., Israel
Peter Kueng - Crédit Suisse, Switzerland
Marc Lankhorst - Novay, The Netherlands
Michel Léonard University of Geneva - Switzerland
Lin Liu - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Hui Ma - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Florian Matthes - Technical University Munich, Germany
Selmin Nurcan - Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Erik Proper - Public Research Centre, Henri Tudor, The Netherlands
Gil Regev - EPFL & Itecor, Switzerland
Sebastian Richly - University Dresden, Germany
Dominique Rieu - LIG, UniversiteĢ de Grenoble, France
Colette Rolland - Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Michael Rosemann - Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Shazia Sadiq - University of Queensland, Australia
Gerhard Satzger - Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, Germany
Rainer Schmidt - Aalen University, Germany
James C. Spohrer - IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA
Michael zur Muehlen - Stevens Institute of Technology, USA