SoEA4EE 2012: Service-oriented Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Engineering

SoEA4EE 2012


Fourth International Workshop on Service oriented Enterprise
Architecture for Enterprise Engineering (SoEA4EE’12)

in conjunction with EDOC 2012
September 11th, 2012, Beijing, China

Papers submission deadline: April 1, 2012

Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt – Aalen University, Germany


Several developments, such as the success of cloud-computing show that
not the ownership of IT 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).

Enterprise Engineering (EE) is the application of engineering principles
to the design of Enterprise Architectures. It allows deriving the
Enterprise Architecture from the enterprise goals and strategy and
aligning it with the enterprise resources as shown in Figure 1,
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.

There are different paradigms for creating enterprise architecture. The
most important is to encapsulate the functionalities of IT resources as
services. By this means, it is possible to clearly describe the
contributions of IT both in terms of functionality and quality and to
define a service-oriented enterprise architecture (SoEA). SoEA easily
integrates wide-spread technological approaches such as SOA or emerging
ones as cloud computing because they also use service as structuring and
governing paradigm. The enterprise goals and strategies are mapped to a

SoEA differentiates four layers of services. Thus, its scope is much
broader than the scope of 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 SOA  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.

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 four
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. SoEA and Cloud-Computing
4. Mapping of service-oriented enterprise architecture to enterprise

During the workshop we will discuss the following topics:

1. Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategy with the SoEA
– 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
– How are non-functional requirements derived from enterprise goals and
– How are services aligned with non-functional requirements?
– How are services aligned with compliance requirements?
– Are the compliance and governance requirements enforced using SoEA?

2. Design of SoEA
– 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 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
– Which approaches exist for the continual improvement of services?

3. SoEA and Cloud-Computing
– How does SoEA interrelate with cloud computing?
– How are Enterprise Architectures designed using cloud-services?
– How differ cloud-services from other kinds of services?
– How are Enterprise Architectures designed using cloud-environments?
– Which meta-services are necessary for cloud-environments?
– How are service (value) nets -consisting of business, software,
platform and infrastructure services- created?

4. Mapping of SoEA to enterprise resources
– Which resources are relevant for SoEA?
– 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

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 initiate discussion around ideas or preliminary
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. The review process for the two types of papers will be different
because of their distinct purposes.

All papers published in the EDOC 2012 workshop proceedings must be in
the IEEE Computer Society format
( 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 Easychair at

At least one author of each accepted workshop paper will have to
register for the whole EDOC 2012 conference and attend the workshop to
present the paper. Analogously to previous years, there will be no
workshop-only registration at EDOC 2012. 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, with EDOC’10 in Brasil and with EDOC’11 in Finland.
The link for the proceedings of EDOC 2009 workshops is:
The link for the proceedings of EDOC 2010 workshops is:
The link for the proceedings of EDOC 2011 workshops is:

All papers will be published in the workshop wiki (
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.

Submission due: April 1, 2012
Notification: May 28, 2012
Camera-ready paper due: June 15, 2012

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
Ayon Chakraborty – Queensland University of Technology, Australia
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
Heiko Ludwig – IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA
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
Colette Rolland – Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Shazia Sadiq – University of Queensland, Australia
Rainer Schmidt – Aalen University, Germany
James C. Spohrer – IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


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running for the last 14 years, a highly successful 2-year Masters
programme (SIC – apprenticeship) that is now open to Foreign students

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