The 20th IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC 2016)

The 20th IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC 2016)

September 5-9, 2016

Vienna, Austria

About EDOC 2016

IEEE EDOC 2016 is the twentieth 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 EDOC conference series emphasizes a holistic view on enterprise applications engineering and management, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate business models, business processes, people and technology.

EDOC 2016 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as experience papers on enterprise computing from industry. The main theme of EDOC 2016 is ”Enabling innovative business models in the enterprise of the future” and seeks to explore innovative approaches synthesizing concepts of (1) data science, (2) enterprise computing and (3) social computing.

Expert panel discussions and keynotes will address current topics and issues in this domain.


The EDOC 2016 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 ArchitecturesService 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 and 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)

Important Dates

Due to numerous requests with reference to Easter holidays around the first deadline, we offer a final extension of the submission deadline.

Abstract submission (Mandatory) April 13, 2016
Paper submission April 17, 2016
Notification May 30, 2016
Camera-ready papers due July 1, 2016

General Chair

PC Chairs

Workshop Chairs

Demo Chairs

Publicity Chair

Local Organization Chair

Web Chairs


  • João Paulo A. Almeida (chair), Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Committee Members

Advisory Board