I-WEST 2011
Fifth International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology

29-30 June, 2011, Setúbal, Portugal
Organized by

In cooperation with

Keynote Lecturer
Jan Dietz
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 2011 was:

Intelligent, Adaptable, and Interoperable Systems.

Current Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) are to be intelligent, adaptable, and interoperable, in order to fit adequately in broader collaborative environments: (i) EIS are to be intelligent, in order to be capable of acting autonomously; (ii) EIS are to be adaptable, in order to be capable of providing the best service in the particular context; (iii) EIS are to be interoperable, in order to be capable of collaboratng with other systemsg. This requires sometimes �externalized� IT systems and services as a potential cost-savings advantage by moving internally hosted IT services to external providers. We need to take a closer look into the main technical foundations and related challenges concerning EIS, taking into consideration also the applicability in domains of high societal relevance. The two-day I-WEST event is to bring together researchers, academics and innovators to discuss the latest EIS-related innovations intended to improve quality of life, create business opportunities, and stimulate economic growth.

Hence, the goal of I-WEST 2011 was to look at issues related to advancing collaborative 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 2011 has as well 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 2011 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)
Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC / IICREST, Portugal)
Boris Shishkov (IICREST, Bulgaria)

Program Committee
Dumitru Dan Burdescu (University of Craiova, Romania)
Kuo-Ming Chao (Coventry University, United Kingdom)
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)
Bart Nieuwenhuis (University of Twente / Exser, The Netherlands)
Erik Proper (Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente / CTIT / IICREST, The Netherlands)

Workshop Format

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


IICREST Events - I-WEST 2011