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EASE 2007 Call for Papers


Workshop on Enterprise Architecture for Service Enablement (EASE 2007)
at The Eleventh IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)
in Annapolis, MD, USA on 15 October 2007

Paper submission: 7 July 2007
Author notification: 11 August 2007
Camera-ready: 20 August 2007
Workshop date: 15 October 2007

Service enabled enterprises have a competitive edge in the market- place due
to their increased agility and responsiveness. For these organizations, the
combination of loosely coupled services coordinated via well defined
processes provides an enabling execution framework. These organizations
embrace a Service Oriented Computing (SOC) perspective, which harnesses the
interoperability of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), the flexibility of
Business Process Management (BPM) and the efficient tooling related to
Service Oriented Development of Applications (SODA). While many
organizations have conceptually accepted SOC, transitioning to a service
oriented model across the enterprise can be a daunting undertaking.

Architecture is "the fundamental organization of a system, embodied in its
components, their relationships to each other and the environment, and the
principles governing its design and evolution" (ANSI/IEEE Std 1471-2000).
The increasing maturity of SOA standards and infrastructure is accelerating
the adoption of SOC strategies in diverse industry segments like insurance,
finance, healthcare, hospitality, et al. In this environment, the importance
of enterprise architecture has increased due to the realization that a
collection of well engineered siloed applications need a unifying vision to
become a service enabled product suite.

SOC has increased the importance of Enterprise Architecture (EA). As noted
in the book titled, Enterprise Architecture as Strategy (Ross, Weill,
Robertson), EA unites the core business processes and IT infrastructure to
construct a foundation for business execution. For this reason, some
communities are promoting the idea of using EA to help manage the transition
from an enterprise-wide perspective. Although logical, best practice has yet
to emerge to help guide the enterprise architect in this journey.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to share
experiences in developing enterprise-wide SOC solutions and/or strategic
plans for enterprise migration toward SOC. The workshop intends to address
questions about the nature and features of service-oriented architectures,
business process management systems and the challenges of adopting these
technologies in an enterprise-wide program.

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Leadership lessons conveying SOC tenants to the enterprise and decision
* Identification and establishment of EA competencies in a services world
* Organizational lessons learned in transitioning to SOA/BPM solutions
* The impact of SOC on the management and constructions of EAs
* EA's role in creating the business case for SOC
* EA's role in communicating and coordinating business and infrastructure
* The role of EA in establishing a governance framework
* Enterprise security and identity management in service infrastructure
* Information Services as a data integration backplane
* The design of applications and services for Business Process Management
* Operation, administration, and management of SOC solutions
* Guidelines for measurement and use of Service-Oriented Maturity Models

The duration of the Workshop is one day. The Workshop will be divided into
two main sessions (morning and afternoon). The first session will be
dedicated to the brief presentation of papers, initial discussions, and the
joint identification of specific issues that participants consider to be of
particular relevance and deserving further joint analysis. These issues will
be discussed in groups during the afternoon, closing the Workshop with one
hour wrap-up session dedicated to drawing the Workshop's conclusions,
identifying the open issues, and outlining some future work.

Submission Guidelines and Workshop Format To enable lively and productive
discussions submission of a paper or a position statement is required. All
submissions will be formally peer reviewed.

Contributions to the workshop should be 4 to 8 pages long in IEEE Computer
Society format and include the author's name, affiliation and contact
details. A package with formatting instructions and a template for Word and
style files for Latex is available at:

Submissions should be prepared in PDF format and be submitted via the
workshop's submission page at:

At least one author of accepted papers is expected to participate in the

John A. Anderson, Mitre Corporation (USA) M. Brian Blake, Georgetown
University (USA) Paul Buhler, College of Charleston (USA) Michael Huhns,
University of South Carolina (USA) Steven Robbins, Benefitfocus.com (USA)

(to be announced)

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