The 14th IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC 2010)

25-29 October 2010

Vitória, ES, Brazil

About the Conference

The IEEE EDOC Conference is the key annual event in enterprise computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of engineering technologies and methods contributing to intra- and inter-enterprise distributed application systems. EDOC 2010 will be the fourteenth event in the series of conferences. Since 1997, EDOC has brought together leading computer science researchers, IT decision makers, IT architects, solution designers and practitioners to discuss enterprise computing challenges, models and solutions from the perspectives of academia, industry and government.

Enterprise computing is based on a wide (and ever growing) range of methods, models, tools and technologies. The resulting applications also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains and industry segments, from electronic and mobile commerce to real-time business applications for collaborating enterprises. In recent years, technologies related to business processes integration, management, execution and monitoring have become some of the top areas of interest in enterprise computing. Today, the creation, operation and evolution of enterprise computing systems create challenges that range from high-level requirements and policy modeling to the deployment and maintenance of solutions in and across customer businesses.

The IEEE EDOC Conference emphasizes a holistic view on enterprise applications engineering and management, fostering integrated approaches that can address and relate processes, people and technology. The themes of openness and distributed computing, based on services, components and objects, provide a useful and unifying conceptual framework.

IEEE EDOC 2010 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as papers on enterprise computing industry experiences. Expert panel discussions and keynotes will address hot topics and issues in the domain.

IEEE EDOC 2010 will be realized in Vitória, ES, Brazil. Vitória is one of the three island capitals of Brazilian states, and is located in the Southeastern region, the most developed of Brazil. The city lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra do Mar mountain range and is strategically located close to the big urban centres of the country and is, on average, an hour by plane from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.


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

Enterprise Application Architecture and Enterprise Architecture

  • Model based approaches
  • Model driven architectures (MDA) and model driven software development
  • Recent UML based approaches
  • Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
  • Reference architecture based approaches
  • Standards for enterprise application architecture and enterprise architecture
  • Enterprise modeling
  • Collaborative development and cooperative engineering issues
  • Organization and principles of software factories
  • Service oriented architectures (SOA) and enterprise service architectures (ESA)
  • Evolution of service engineering specifications
  • Semantics based service engineering
  • Enterprise service bus approaches
  • Event driven architectures
  • Service oriented architecture governance
  • Service policies and contract definitions and enforcement
  • Security policy definition and description languages
  • Security policy interoperability
  • Business process management (BPM)
  • Business process models and metamodels
  • Business process monitoring and intelligence
  • Dynamically configurable business processes
  • People integration in BPM systems
  • Cross-organizational business processes
  • Business rules
  • Business rules languages and inference systems
  • Business rules components
  • Rule driven business process engines
  • Information integration and interoperability
  • Business object model methodologies and approaches
  • Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
  • Master data management, data mining and (real-time) data warehousing

Networked Enterprise Solutions

  • Enterprise interoperability, collaboration and its architecture
  • Virtual organisations, including multiagent system support
  • Digital ecosystems
  • Trust management

Enterprise Applications Implementation and Management

  • Enterprise applications deployment and governance
  • Maturity models for enterprise applications
  • Performance and operational risk prediction and measurement
  • Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
  • Total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise scale solutions
  • Management and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
  • Information assurance
  • Human and social organizational factors in enterprise computing
  • State of the art in distributed enterprise applications
  • 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
  • Social information and innovation networks

Enterprise Computing Infrastructures

  • Autonomic computing and self-managing platforms
  • Grid computing approaches
  • Mobile enterprise services
  • Identity management and distributed access control

Submission Guidelines

Two types of paper submissions will be accepted a) scientific research papers, and b) industry experience reports or case studies.
Scientific research papers should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated for scientific or technical contribution, originality, appropriateness and significance.
Experience reports should describe new insights gained from case studies or the application of enterprise computing technology in practice, contribute important feedback about the state of practice and how current research is applied, and pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance and clarity.

All papers should be limited to 10 pages in length. All submissions must comply with the IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings format guidelines ( (please use the latest template as there have been updates recently). Submissions must be in English.
Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the electronic submission system of the EDOC Conference Management system (hosted at 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 will be accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Post Conference Publication

The authors of a set of selected papers will be invited to prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for publication in a special journal issue (details will be announced later). In previous years, selected papers from EDOC have been published in Springer’s Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), and International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS). Additionally, selected papers will be considered for publication of an extended version in a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) under the title “Trends in Enterprise Application Architecture”.

Workshop Proposals

We are inviting proposals for workshops on innovative research and industry-related topics. Workshops provide organizers and participants an opportunity to discuss current topics in enterprise computing in a small and interactive atmosphere. Proposals should include the workshop title, the names and a brief (200-word) biography for each organizer and a summary of the workshop contents (approximately 1-2 pages, i.e. 500-1000 words).
Further information about workshop proposal submissions can be found in the call for workshops at

Important Dates

Paper abstract submission 10 March 2010
Full paper submission due 17 March 2010
Paper acceptance notifications 28 May 2010
Camera ready papers due 16 June 2010
Workshop Proposal Submissions 10 December 2009
Workshop acceptance notification 17 December 2009

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • João Paulo A. Almeida (Fed. Univ. of Espirito Santo, Brazil)

Program Chairs

  • Giancarlo Guizzardi (Fed. Univ. of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
  • Lea Kutvonen (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Workshops Chair

  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Finance Chair

  • Roberta Lima Gomes (Fed. Univ. of Espirito Santo, Brazil)

Publicity Chairs

  • José Raúl Romero (University of Cordoba, Spain)
  • Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada)

Steering Committee

  • Colin Atkinson, Chair (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Barrett Bryant (University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA)
  • Dirk Draheim (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Keith Duddy (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Patrick C. K. Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
  • Peter F. Linington (University of Kent, UK)
  • Zoran Milosevic (Deontik, Australia)
  • Donald W. Sparrow, Jr. (MITRE Corporation, USA)
  • Marcus Spies (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany)
  • Maarten Steen (Novay, Netherlands)
  • Marten J. Van Sinderen (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Gerald Weber (University of Auckland, New Zealand)