The 19th IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC 2015)

September 22-25, 2015

Adelaide, Australia

About the Conference

IEEE EDOC 2015 is the nineteenth 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 2015 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as experience papers on enterprise computing from industry.The main theme of EDOC 2015 is ”Leveraging social phenomena and Big Data in the enterprise of the future” and seeks to explore innovative approaches synthesizing concepts of (1) data science, (2) enterprise computing and (3) social networks.

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


The IEEE EDOC 2015 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

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
  • Enterprise service bus
  • Complex event processing and event-driven architectures

Governance in Service-oriented Architectures

  • Service policies, contract definition and enforcement
  • Security/privacy policy definition and description languages
  • 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
  • Emerging BPM paradigms (e.g., 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

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

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 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:

  1. scientific research papers, and
  2. 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. All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore 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.

Paper abstract submission (optional) April 4, 2015
Full paper submission due May 5, 2015
Paper acceptance notifications June 19, 2015
Camera ready papers due July 31, 2015
Workshop Proposal Submissions February 2, 2015
Workshop proposal acceptance notification February 16, 2015
Workshop paper submissions July 6, 2015
Demo paper submission July 6, 2015
Workshop and demo paper acceptance notifications August 9, 2015
Camera-ready workshop and demo papers due August 20, 2015
Workshops September 22, 2015
Conference September 23-25, 2015

General Chairs

Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia

Email: aditya[at]

Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia

Email: georg[at]

Program Chairs

Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada

Email: shalle[at]

Wolfgang Mayer, University of South Australia

Email: wolfgang.mayer[at]

Workshop Chairs

Jens Kolb, Ulm University, Germany

Email: jens.kolb[at]

Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Demo Chairs

Matt Selway, University of South Australia

Email: matt.selway[at]

Chee-Fon Chang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Email: cfchang[at]

Publicity Chairs

Hoa Khanh Dam, University of Wollongong, Australia

Email: hoa[at]

Muzaffar Igamberdiev, University of South Australia

Email: muzaffar.igamberdiev[at]


Joao Paulo A. Almeida, University of Espirito Santo, Brazil

Committee Members

  • Chi Hung Chi, Shinghua University, China
  • Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Pontus Johnson, KTH, Sweden
  • Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Peter Linington, University of Kent, UK
  • Florian Matthes, TU Munich, Germany
  • Zoran Milosevic, Deontik, Australia
  • Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
  • Marcus Spies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
  • Gerald Weber, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Advisory Board

  • Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands