I-WEST 2009
Third International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology

29-30 July, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria
Organized by

In cooperation with

Keynote Lecturer
Marten van Sinderen
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 2009 was:

Emerging Enterprise Technologies: Catalyst for Creativity.

Emerging Enterprise Technologies are profoundly changing the way we think of IT - from economics and efficiency to process and usage models. Many organizations look to the �externalized� IT systems and services as a potential cost-savings advantage by moving internally hosted IT services to external providers. Other organizations view the �external� IT as potential disaster recovery systems or as on-demand capacity to boost business continuity and customer service levels. We need to take a closer look, discerning what emerging enterprise technologies are and how they can catalyze creativity and produce a competitive advantage. The two-day I-WEST event brought together researchers, academics and innovators to discuss the transformative technological innovations intended to better our lives, create business opportunities, and stimulate economic growth.

Hence, the goal of I-WEST 2009 was to look at issues related to advancing enterprise technologies and applying them in new ways, to create solutions for the dynamic and networked enterprises of the future. Spontaneous collaboration, context awareness, economic sustainability, and adaptive behavior are just some desirable properties of future enterprise systems, which have to be realized in distributed, heterogeneous and dynamic environments, and for which creative solutions grounded in enterprise technologies have to be developed. I-WEST 2009 also made efforts to unite researchers from various communities, including researchers working on enterprise computing, enterprise interoperability, context-aware systems, IT infrastructures, model-driven development and service-oriented architectures.


The topics of I-WEST 2009 were as follows:
- enterprise engineering
    - context-aware enterprises
    - process-aware enterprises
    - enterprise interoperability
    - economic value modelling
    - business goal modeling
    - requirements elicitation
    - enterprise architectures
    - business-IT alignment and traceability
    - maturity models
    - consistency validation and enforcement
- 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
- externalization of enterprise IT systems and services
    - �external� IT: cloud/grid/utility computing, SaaS, hosting and outsourcing
    - business drivers and models for �externalized� IT
    - interoperability, mobility and security issues

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chairs
José Cordeiro (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC / IICREST, Portugal)
Ivan Ivanov (SUNY Empire State College, United States)
Boris Shishkov (IICREST / Delft University of Technology, 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 L.G. 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)
Dimitri Konstantas (University of Geneva / IICREST, Switzerland)
Kecheng Liu (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
Dimitris Mitrakos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / IICREST, Greece)
Bart Nieuwenhuis (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Erik Proper (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Dick Quartel (Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands)
Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm, Germany)
Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente / CTIT / IICREST, The Netherlands)
Alexander Verbraeck (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Workshop Format

The workshop was a two-day event with a Keynote Lecture, Oral Presentations, and Discussion Sessions.    


IICREST Events - I-WEST 2009