CAiSE 2018 Workshops

We are excited to announce that 10 workshops will be held as a preamble to the CAiSE’2018 conference on 11-12 June 2018. Some of these workshops are well established, having been held already for several years in conjunction with previous editions of CAiSE. These workshops address long-standing IS engineering challenges such as enterprise modeling and simulation, service design, and socio-technical aspects in IS development. Several workshops however will be held for the first time. These latter workshops address emerging concerns related to the impact of business data analytics, fog computing, Internet of Things, and heightened needs to flexibility in the design and development of IS.

As in previous editions of CAiSE, the workshops will seek to promote preliminary or work-in-progress research that has not yet reached its full level of maturity, but that has a clear goal and approach, and provides promising insights or preliminary results.

In line with their open-ended nature, different workshops will put in place different submission rules and solicit different types of contributions. Prospective authors should check the individual workshop web pages for additional details. All workshops however share the same deadlines:

Workshop papers submission: 4 March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 6 April 2018
Camera-ready submission: 13 April 2018

The list of workshops and the links to their web sites follow.

Asdenca: The 5th Workshop on Advances in Services DEsign based on the Notion of Capability
Organisers: Jelena Zdravkovic, Oscar Pastor and Pericles Loucopoulosbr /> Homepage workshop:

The main purpose of 5th ASDENCA is to act as a forum for meeting researchers and practitioners interested for solving IS engineering problems on the basis of a capability-driven approach. The workshop will take focus on discussing a) business domain-related problems and b) data-management problems that could be solved by using the notion of capability to embody software solutions by integrating business architecturing with IS design able to cope with changes in the environment at the run-time. We encourage original research contributions exploring the challenges and solutions related to the meaning and usage of capability in Information Systems Engineering, as well as industrial case studies.

BDA: 1st International Workshop on Business Data Analytics: Techniques and Applications (BDA)
Organisers: Oliver Müller, Sherif Sakr, Matthias Weidlich
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The aim of this workshop is to discuss opportunities and challenges of applying data analytics in business. The workshop targets researchers interested in all aspects of developing effective data analytics solutions and evaluating applications in different business domains. The workshop invites original research contributions as well as reports on prototype systems from research communities and industry, dealing with different theoretical and applied aspects of business data analytics. Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution, and relation to previous research.

BIOC: 1st Workshop on Blockchains for Inter-Organizational Collaboration (BIOC’18)
Organisers: Alex Norta
, Dirk Draheim
, Benjamin Leiding
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This workshop scientifically addresses recent research efforts in the field of blockchain technology use for cross-organizational collaboration. The workshop focuses on the application of information and communication technology in order to enable organizational and governmental service provisions. The resulting technology-mediated processes are changing the delivery of private and public services as well as the broader interactions between citizens, governments and organizations. More and more countries are considering e-governance solutions as a tool to improve efficiency and transparency of their services. However, there exists a gap of understanding the support of trust and reputation via blockchain solutions that allow for immutable event traceability. The workshop aims for exploring systematic approaches for developing and interrelating blockchain-technology supported services as well as increasing issues concerning blockchain-tech enabled security and privacy of personal data use. In addition, technological advances in the field of big data analysis, blockchains for distributed application deployment, smart contracts, the Internet-of-Things, agent technologies, etc., offer new research directions in the blockchain-technology space for further improvements of existing solutions. The goal of this workshop is to promote, establish and speed up blockchain-technology related research, and identify future research questions. Contributions should focus on clearly stated research questions covering the topics mentioned below. The goal of this workshop is to promote, establish and speed up blockchain-technology related research, and identify future research questions. Contributions should focus on clearly stated research questions covering the topics mentioned below.

COGNISE: The 6th International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering
Organisers: Irit Hadar, Irene Vanderfeesten, Barbara Weber
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Cognitive aspects in information systems engineering (ISE) have been acknowledged to be as important as technical aspects, which have traditionally been in the center of attention. COGNISE brings together academics and practitioners from different communities, such as requirements engineering, software architecture, design, and programming, who share interest in cognitive aspects. It seeks a better understanding of the cognitive processes and challenges practitioners experience, when performing ISE activities, and enhanced development supporting tools and educational programs that better fit our natural cognition. The workshop aims at discussing the current state of ongoing research, industry needs, future trends, and sharing practical experiences.

Enterprise Modeling Workshop
Organisers: Dominik Bork, Hans-Georg Fill, Dimitris Karagiannis, Matti Rossi
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Enterprise modeling is today of primary importance to develop, analyze and deploy information systems that operate in today’s digitalized world. In this workshop the focus shall be on the foundations and applications in enterprise modeling, as well as on the model-based development and evolution of enterprise-wide information systems from a conceptual / business perspective. For the description of innovative and rigorously elaborated research results a wide variety of research methodologies are welcomed including but not limited to the use of modeling, simulation, transformation, case studies, and prototypes.

EOMAS: 14th International Workshop on Enterprise & Organizational Modeling and Simulation
Organisers: Robert Pergl
, Eduard Babkin, Russell Lock, Vojtěch Merunka
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The main focus of EOMAS is on the role, importance, and application of modeling and simulation within the extended organizational and enterprise context. This context implies that systems and software applications are designed to enable certain business processes, and to facilitate interaction of the actors, the system, and the environment. Thus, application of modeling and simulation in this extended context involves a number of socio-technical aspects (Information Systems (IS), Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), Software Systems, and Business Systems, Business Processes, Human Interaction, etc.), as well as technical challenges as security, big data, etc.

FAiSE: Flexible Advanced Information Systems
Organisers: Dimka Karastoyanova, Luise Pufahl
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Due to the recent developments of digital systems, IoT-technologies and the uptake of the digitalization wave in industries, massive amount of data and events are being continuously generated and are readily available. These data can be used by organizations to provide smarter and personalized services and products to people and organizations, as well as to improve the efficiency of their work and the value of their business models. The first workshop on Flexible Advanced Information Systems aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in the synergies of the IoT, innovative technologies, and advanced information systems in an effort to identify and define concepts and approaches exploiting the advances in IoT towards enabling flexible information systems.

STPIS: The 4th Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development
Organisers: Stewart Kowalski, Peter Bednar, Ilia Bider
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The main purpose of the workshop is to arrange discussions on using a socio-technical perspective in IS development, the long term goal being to make this workshop a meeting place for the community of IS researchers and practitioners interested in the socio-technical approach. Following the purpose, only part of the workshop is devoted to presentations, the rest is designated for collaborative work. This year we will be working on a real case from the industry to be prepared by our local chairs.


CAiSE 2018 Workshop co-chairs

Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands