I-WEST 2008
Second International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology

23rd of May, 2008, Enschede, The Netherlands
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Keynote Lecturer
Bart Nieuwenhuis
Background and Goals

I-WEST is an initiative of IICREST, the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology. I-WEST aims at providing a platform to researchers from academia and industry for discussing challenges, solutions, ideas and experiences related to the broad field of enterprise systems and technology.

Each year, a special theme is chosen within this broad field, in order to make presentations and discussions more focused. The theme of I-WEST 2008 was:

Design of complex enterprise systems and aligned IT services.

The past decade has witnessed important advances in both design approaches and technology-driven system capabilities. On the one hand, modeling approaches such as SOA and MDA have been complemented with techniques for expressing design intent at higher abstraction levels and keeping abstract models in sync with implementation-oriented models, thus increasing control over the design process. On the other hand, wireless networks, mobile computing, sensor networks and agent technologies created new application opportunities, primarily aiming at increasing availability, ease-of-use and sophistication of system capabilities, but at the same time leading to more complex systems with corresponding complex design processes.

Hence, the goal of I-WEST 2008 was to look at issues related to designing complex enterprise systems and aligned IT services. We were particularly interested in application opportunities offered by context-awareness, the design challenges that the incorporation of such properties in distributed environments might bring, and how these challenges could be addressed in the design of enterprise systems that would exploit these opportunities and IT services that would provide appropriate support. I-WEST 2008 also had the intention to bring together researchers from various communities, including researchers working on enterprise computing, context-aware systems, IT infrastructures, model-driven development and service-oriented architectures.


The topics of I-WEST 2008 were as follows:
- enterprise engineering
    - requirements elicitation and enterprise architectures
    - business-IT alignment and traceability
    - business-driven service specification
    - useful abstraction levels and language support
    - model synchronization
- model-driven service-oriented design
    - model-driven architecture
    - computation-independent, platform-independent and platform-specific models
    - meta-models and transformations
    - service-oriented computing
    - service publication, discovery, and composition
- context-aware systems
    - modeling of context and management of context information
    - modeling of context-aware applications
    - context-driven application adaptation
    - context-aware middleware and platforms
    - interoperability and mobility issues

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chairs
José Cordeiro (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC / IICREST, Portugal)
Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente / CTIT / IICREST, The Netherlands)
Boris Shishkov (IICREST / University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Program Committee
Dumitru Dan Burdescu (University of Craiova, Romania)
Kuo-Ming Chao (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
Samuel Chong (Atos Origin, United Kingdom)
Jan Dietz (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC / IICREST, Portugal)
Alexandre Girardi (Multitel ASBL, Belgium)
Markus Helfert (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Ilian Ilkov (IBM Nederland B.V, The Netherlands)
Ivan Ivanov (SUNY Empire State College, United States)
Dimitri Konstantas (University of Geneva / IICREST, Switzerland)
Kecheng Liu (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
Dimitris Mitrakos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / IICREST, Greece)
Erik Proper (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Dick Quartel (Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands)
Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm, Germany)
Alexander Verbraeck (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Workshop Format

The workshop was for one day with a Keynote Lecture, Oral Presentations, and Discussion Sessions.    


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