Twelfth Enterprise Engineering Working Conference - Call for Papers

November 2nd – 4th (Leusden, the Netherlands)

 

Submission Dates (1st submission window):

  • July 18th: Abstract submission deadline (optional)
  • July 25th: Submission deadline for initial versions of papers
  • August 15th: Notification of acceptance

Submission Dates (2nd submission window):

  • August 29th: Abstract submission deadline (mandatory)*
  • September 5th: Submission deadline for initial versions of papers
  • September 26th: Notification of acceptance

The 2022 Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC 2022) will be the 12th working conference addressing the field of Enterprise Engineering, with main proceedings published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). The goal remains to gather academics and practitioners in order to share innovative research issues and practical experiences, balancing rigour and relevance, as well as to facilitate profound discussions on the discipline of enterprise engineering. More specifically, the plan is to have each paper go through the following process:

  1. Each submitted paper (via EasyChair) abiding the specifications will be reviewed by three reviewers. The reviewers will be asked to recommend acceptance of the paper as (full or short) paper in Springer EEWC proceedings; or as a paper in EEWC Forum CEUR proceedings. Papers that are selected as Short Papers for the Springer EEWC proceedings may still be accepted as full papers, provided they are considerably improved (see point 3).
  2. The authors will be requested to provide an updated version of their papers before the conference, taking into account the review comments, to be presented at the conference, by at least one of the authors. The papers (and presentations) will be discussed in more detail.
  3. Immediately after the conference, the chairs will take a decision on which short papers will be promoted to full and communicate it to the authors. All authors are then required to submit an updated version of their paper taking into account the discussions at the conference and chairs’ feedback. Papers accepted as full will have to include at least 3 pages of additional content.

This year, four types of papers can be submitted. Scientific long and short papers, case reports, tooling papers (model cases should be submitted via the models at work initiative route) and doctoral papers. The subjects of the papers can be finished work or preliminary work.

Proceedings

As in earlier years, the proceedings of EEWC 2022 containing the scientific papers will be published as post-conference proceedings in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

Case reports, tooling papers, doctoral papers and general submissions accepted as poster papers will be submitted for publication online in CEUR as part of EEWC Forum post-conference proceedings.

The use of post-conference proceedings enables the authors to update their submissions based on the feedback from reviewers, as well as the discussions during the conference, which truly underlines the working conference character of EEWC.

EEWC Forum

The EEWC Forum is a place within the Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC) for presentation and discussion of new and preliminary ideas, industry case reports and case studies from practice and tools related to enterprise engineering. Intended to serve as an interactive platform, the Forum aims at the presentation of emerging new topics and controversial positions, as well as demonstration of innovative systems, tools, applications and reports of application of enterprise engineering methods and tools. The Forum sessions at the EEWC conference aim to facilitate the interaction, discussion, and exchange of ideas among presenters and participants and integrate knowledge of academic and practitioner perspectives.

Topics and Submission

Guidelines, page limits, submission details and relevant topics are available for scientific long and short papers, case reports, tooling papers and doctoral papers. The four types of submissions are described shortly below (for detailed guidelines for each type of submission, follow the respective link):

  • Scientific papers share innovative research issues and practical experiences, mixing rigor and relevance, to facilitate profound discussions on the topics of EEWC.
  • Case Reports describe real world cases. These papers typically take a “practitioner’s” perspective, and tend not to use formal scientific protocols. These papers provide interesting starting points for discussion and reflection during the conference, typically in the industry track/sessions.
  • Tooling papers present modelling tools that have been or are being developed in an enterprise engineering environment.
  • Doctoral papers present ongoing Phd research work in the dedicated Doctoral Consortium session of EEWC.

It is necessary that at least one of the authors of accepted papers physically attends EEWC and presents it.

Papers submitted in the scientific category might be accepted for presentation and publication as a forum case report or poster paper, depending on their content, quality, and reviews. Poster papers are considered to present innovative research work, which is still at a relatively early stage and do not necessarily include a full-scale validation. Poster papers will be presented in dedicated sessions of the EEWC Program.

All papers must follow the Springer LNBIP format and should be restricted to the page limit, including all text, figures, references and appendices. The review process is double-blind except for doctoral and tooling papers. So papers not of these two types must be submitted in PDF format having no author information. Submissions are made through our Easychair conference management system. Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Information about the Springer LNBIP format can be found at Springer LNBIP web page. Submissions not conforming to the LNBIP format or exceeding the maximum pages will be rejected without review.

Topics of interest to for the EEWC include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific aspects of enterprises:
    • Business processes
    • Business rules
    • Information systems
    • Software architectures
  • Cross cutting concerns for enterprises:
    • FAIR principles on good data management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Sustainability
    • Cyber risks
    • Governance
    • Coherence
    • Resilience & antifragility
  • Specific activities within enterprise engineering:
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Transformation
    • Creation & use of reference models
    • Tool support for enterprise engineering
  • Foundations of enterprise engineering:
    • Cybernetics
    • Complex adaptive systems
    • Foundations of (conceptual) modelling
    • Fact-based thinking & modelling
    • Enterprise ontology
    • Normalised systems theory
    • Foundational ontologies
    • Collaborative & participatory modelling & design
  • Application of enterprise engineering:
    • Case studies in enterprise engineering
    • Application of enterprise engineering in specific sectors / industries

Important Dates

First window of submissions  
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 18-07-2022
Submission deadline for initial versions of papers: 25-07-2022
Notification of acceptance (full or short): 15-08-2022
Second window of submissions  
Deadline for submission of abstracts*: 29-08-2022
Submission deadline for initial versions of papers: 05-09-2022
Notification of acceptance (full or short): 26-09-2022
Paper presentation/discussion – on site
 
EEWC Conference: 02,03,04-11-2022
Post-conference versions of papers due: 17-11-2022
Final notification of acceptance to post-proceedings: 24-11-2022
Camera ready: 14-12-2022

* mandatory, but please submit an abstract as soon as possible so we can better organize the review process.