The 21st IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC 2017)

The 21st IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC 2017)

Québec City, Canada

October 10-13, 2017

About the Conference

IEEE EDOC 2017 ( is the twenty-first conference in a series that provides the key forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of enterprise computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of models, methodologies, and engineering technologies contributing to intra- and inter-enterprise application systems. Since 1997, EDOC has brought together leading computer scientists, IT decision makers, enterprise architects, solution designers, and practitioners to discuss enterprise computing challenges, models and solutions from the perspectives of academia, industry, and government. The IEEE EDOC conference series emphasizes a holistic view on enterprise applications engineering and management, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate business processes, people and technology. EDOC’17 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as experience papers on enterprise computing from industry


The IEEE EDOC conference seeks high-quality contributions addressing the domains, life-cycle issues, and realization technologies involved in building, deploying and operating enterprise computing systems. Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:

Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Application Architecture

  • Enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Enterprise architecture analysis, assessment and prediction
  • Cloud computing and the evolution of enterprise architectures
  • Enterprise ontologies
  • Innovative approaches to architecture management

Model-based Approaches

  • Model-driven architectures and model-driven software development
  • Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
  • Approaches based on reference architectures
  • Collaborative development and cooperative engineering issues

Service-oriented Architectures (SOA) and Enterprise Service Architectures (ESA)

  • Service engineering and evolution of related specifications
  • Semantics-based service engineering
  • Service composition, orchestration and choreography
  • Governance in Service-oriented Architectures
  • Service policies, contract definition and enforcement
  • Security/privacy policy interoperability

Business process management (BPM)

  • Business process modeling, verification, configuration and implementation
  • Process-aware information systems (PAIS), Human-centric PAIS, Social BPM
  • Managing business process variability, adaptation and evolution in PAIS
  • Process mining and its application in business analytics
  • Distributed and cross-organizational business processes
  • Data-intensive processes
  • Cloud impact on BPM, business processes in the cloud
  • Adaptive case management, data-driven processes)

Business analytics

  • Modeling and predictive analytics for enterprise computing
  • Data-driven enterprise strategy
  • Collaboration enterprise analytic platforms
  • Business process intelligence (e.g., process performance management)
  • Continuous, online analytics for big data in the enterprise
  • Natural language processing in enterprise systems

Business rules

  • Business rule languages and engines
  • Relation between business rules and business processes
  • Business rules and service computing
  • Business rules and compliance management, business process compliance

Information integration and interoperability

  • Business object modeling methodologies and approaches
  • Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
  • Master data management, data mining and (real-time) data warehousing
  • Flexible information models and systems (e.g., object-driven processes)
  • Data quality and trustworthiness
  • Complex event processing and event-driven architectures

Networked Enterprise Solutions

  • Enterprise interoperability, collaboration and its architecture
  • Virtual organizations, including multi-agent system support
  • Cross-enterprise collaboration in a world of cloud, social and big data
  • Digital platforms and ecosystems
  • Trust management

Enterprise applications deployment and governance

  • Performance and operational risk prediction and measurement
  • Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
  • Management and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
  • Information assurance
  • Human and social organizational factors in enterprise computing

Emerging trends in distributed enterprise applications

  • Social information and innovation networks, social media impact on the enterprise
  • People-centric collaboration systems, people-centric services
  • Private and public cloud computing Infrastructures
  • Idea management and crowdsourcing
  • Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and beyond
  • Mobile enterprise services
  • Industry specific solutions (e.g. for aerospace, automotive, finance, logistics, medicine and telecommunications)
  • Research and public sector collaboration (e.g. in e-health, e-government, e-science)

Submission Guidelines

Two types of paper submissions are solicited: a) scientific research papers, and b) industry experience reports or case studies.Scientific research papers should describe original results not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated based on their scientific and technical contribution, originality, and relevance. In turn, industry experience reports should provide new insights gained in case studies or when applying enterprise computing technology in practice; industry experience reports shall further provide important feedback about the state of practice and pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance, and clarity.

Submissions should be full papers with 8-10 pages. All submissions must be made in PDF format and comply with the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines (

They should be made via the electronic submission system of the EDOC Conference Management system hosted on EasyChair:

All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the international program committee. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and be made accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library.

Post Conference Publication

The authors of a collection of selected papers will be invited to prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for publication in a special journal issue. The journal will be announced in due course.

Important Dates

Conference paper abstract submission (optional) April 30, 2017
Conference full paper submission due May 7, 2017
Conference paper acceptance notifications June 25, 2017
Conference camera ready papers due August 6, 2017
Workshop proposal submissions February 19, 2017
Workshop proposal acceptance notification March 5, 2017
Workshop paper submissions May 7, 2017
Workshops paper acceptance notifications July 16, 2017
Workshops camera-ready papers due August 6, 2017
Conference October 10-13, 2017

EDOC 2017 Committee

General Chair

  • Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada

Program Committee Chairs

Workshop Chairs

Demo Chair

  • Raphaël Khoury, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada

Web and Publicity Chair

EDOC Steering Committee


Committee Members