Sensing Enterprise Systems

Date and Time: June 11 or 12, 2016, Half-Day Event, Room(TBA)


Organized by Rostock University, Germany, and ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia

In today's world, businesses are constantly challenged and have to change permanently due to economic and political crises, lack of resources, environmental changes, and ever changing social systems. Therefore enterprises need new ways to continuously be aware of changes and more quickly adapt to changing environments in order to remain competitive. The "Sensing Enterprise”concept has been coined as a vision towards enterprises that use new technologies and concepts to continuously track their business operations and become more responsive to changing demands and more resilient in regard to threats. Among enabling technologies for this are different kinds of sensors, intelligent agents, semantic technologies, smart objects, ad-hoc networking and technologies for cyber-physical systems. In order to leverage these technologies, new demands and challenges for enterprise information systems arise. In order to support and implement this vision of a continuously (self-)aware enterprise, they have to transform to "Sensing Enterprise Systems”. This transformation not only addresses technology, but also the way humans work together and even raises ethical questions. The workshop therefore provides a platform for a wide spectrum of contributions that provide novel ideas and studies in respect to the design and implementation as well as human-related and economic aspects of future Sensing Enterprise Systems.

Topics include but are not limited to the following

  • Architectures for Sensing Enterprise Systems  
  • Modelling and conceptual studies on Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Core enabling technologies and concepts such as sensors and Internet of Things
  • Additional technologies such as intelligent agents, smart objects, text analytics
  • Design theories and methods for developing Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Human aspects such as work organization, privacy and ethical questions
  • Neuro-IS topics such as stress detection to support Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Case studies demonstrating the practical use and efficacy of Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Empirical research on adoption and acceptance of Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Utility, benefit and profitability analyses for Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Cyber-physical systems in the context or as part of Sensing Enterprise Systems
  • Complex event processing and big data analytics related to proactive sensing systems

Submission Requirements

Submitted papers should not exceed a page limit of 16 pages. The reviewing process will follow a double-blind procedure. Papers have to be anonymized before submitting them. Submissions should be in PDF format only and submitted via EasyChair. The submission site of EasyChair is available at Formatting of the papers should conform to the Springer LNBIP templates available for Word or LaTeX. All submissions should be in English.

All accepted workshop papers will be published in CEUR proceedings. A selection of best papers will be invited to submit paper extensions for a special issue of the journal on Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly (CSIMQ).

Important Dates

Submisssion of Workshop Papers March 18, 2016
Notification of Decisions May 2, 2016
Final Version of Submissions May 23, 2016
Workshop date June 11 or 12, 2016

Workshop Chairs

  • Michael Fellmann (Rostock University, Institute of Computer Science)
  • Kurt Sandkuhl (Rostock University, Institute of Computer Science)
  • Alexander Smirnov (National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg)

Program Committee (tentative)

  • Arne Berre (NTNU Trondheim)
  • Michael Clauß (TU Chemnitz)
  • Michael Fellmann (Rostock University)
  • Pierre-Majorique Léger (HEC Montreal)
  • Pericles Loucoupoulus (Manchester University)
  • Adam Pawlak (Silesian University of Technology)
  • René Riedl (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and University of Linz)
  • David Romero (University and Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • Kurt Sandkuhl (Rostock University, Institute of Computer Science)
  • Alexander Smirnov (St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation)
  • Janis Stirna (Stockholm University)
  • Oliver Thomas (Osnabrück University)
  • Milan Zdravkovic (Univerity of Nis)

Prof. Alexander Smirnov is an affiliated Professor at the National Research University for IT, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Furthermore he is the Deputy Director of Research at St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academyof Sciences (SPIIRAS) and Head of Computer Aided Integrated Systems Laboratory at SPIIRAS.
Professor Dr. Alexander V. Smirnov (1956) received his PhD in Technical Cybernetics from St.Petersburg University of Electric Engineering (1984) and D.Sc. in Mathematical Modeling from SPIIRAS (1994), a Full Professor in 1998. He has extensive expertise in research, development, and design of computer-aided complex systems, mathematical modeling, knowledge management, decision support, and flexible supply chain management. He has worked on wide range problems such as corporate knowledge management, ontology-driven information integration, context management, operational decision support, virtual enterprises configuration, and dynamic logistics.

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Kurt Sandkuhl is Full Professor (with tenure) of "Wirtschaftsinformatik” (Business Information Systems) at the University of Rostock (Germany) and affiliated Professor of "Information Engineering” at School of Engineering, Jönköping University (Sweden). He received a diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) and a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in computer science from Berlin University of Technology in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Furthermore, he received the Swedish degree as "Docent” (postdoctoral lecturing qualification) from Linköping University, Institute of Technology, in 2005.
Kurt Sandkuhl's research interests include the fields of information logistics, enterprise modeling, ontology engineering, and model-based software engineering. He has published four books in the field of enterprise modeling and electronic publishing, and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in information logistics, enterprise knowledge management, CSCW, information services, and software architectures. At Rostock University, Kurt Sandkuhl is responsible for the BSc and MSc programs in Business Information Systems at Rostock University.

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Michael Fellmann is Assistant Professorof "Wirtschaftsinformatik” (Business Information Systems) at the University of Rostock (Germany) since June 2015. Before that, Mr. Fellmann worked as post-doctoral researcher and project leader at the Osnabrück University, Institute for Information Management and Corporate Governance. He has obtained a PhDfrom Osnabrück University in 2012 and a master's degree from Saarland University in 2008.

Research areas of Michael Fellmann include Business Process Management, Semantic Technologies and Service Science. He published his research in over 80 scientific publications, amongst others in Journals such as BISE, Decision Support Systems and as conference contributions to ICIS, ECIS, CAiSE, HICSS, BIS and WI conferences. In addition, he is speaker of the EMISA working group on "Semantic Technologies in Business Process Management” associated to the German Informatics Society (GI). He also organizes and chairs workshops in this context. Michael Fellmann received awards for the best paper presentation at the MoBIS-conference, a best paper nomination of the WI conference as well as an award from Osnabrück University for his achievements during the PhD phase.

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