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2nd International Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Modelling and Management - AEM 2018

21 - 24 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2018


Aurona Gerber
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Brief Bio
Prof Aurona Gerber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria. She completed a bachelors and masters degree en electronic engineering and worked in industry for nearly 15 years before she completed a PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of South Africa in 2007. Her current research interests include advanced conceptual modelling and ontologies, as well as the application and integration of these models in information systems, systems architecture and development, and enterprise architecture and engineering. Prof Gerber is the current chair of the South African IEEE SMCS Chapter, and she participated in initiation of the international IEEE SMC Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture Technical Committee, where she acts as co-chair. She is a founding member and at-large director of the South African Chapter of the Association of Information Systems (AISSAC), a council member of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, SAICSIT, and a co-founder of the Enterprise Architecture Research Forum (EARF).
Knut Hinkelmann
FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Brief Bio
Prof Knut Hinkelmann is Dean of the Master of Science in Business Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW.  In 1988 he obtained a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern and a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the Computer Science Department of the same university in 1995. From 1990 until 1998 he was researcher and later head of the Knowledge Management research group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). From 1998 until 2000 he worked as product manager for Insiders Information Management GmbH. He joinded the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW in August 2000 as a professor for Information Systems. From 2002 to 2008 he was dean of the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology. He was supervisor and external examiner of several PhD Theses and guest lecturer at University of Vienna, University of Krems and University of Camerino. Furthermore he was CEO of the KIBG GmbH from 1996 until 1998; and from 2006 until 2012 he was Scientific Advisor of STEAG & Partner AG. For information on Prof Hinkelmann’s research, see:
Paula Kotzé
CSIR Meraka Institute and University of Pretoria
South Africa
Brief Bio
Prof. Paula Kotzé is Chief Researcher at the Meraka Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. She is also Professor Extraordinaire at the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Ulrich Reimer
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
Alta van der Merwe
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Brief Bio
Prof Alta van der Merwe is currently the Deputy Dean Teaching and Learning within the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Prof Alta van der Merwe focuses on the design of socio-technical solutions with research activities in enterprise architecture, data science and different theories supporting the successful use of technology in the organization. Her interest also includes the design of systems using innovative and new approaches such as crowdsourcing and content awareness. Prof van der Merwe is serving her second term as president of South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT). She is the founder and past chair of the South African IEEE SMCS Chapter, specialist editor of the SAIEE Journal (Software Engineering track) and co-founder and past chair of the Enterprise Architecture Research Forum (EARF). On International level she was involved in the proposal and acceptance of the IEEE SMC Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture Technical Committee, where she still acts as co-chair.


Enterprise architecture and engineering are receiving renewed interest because the operating environment of most organizations or enterprises today is increasingly complex and changing rapidly. Enterprise architecture and engineering are key approaches to assist businesses to transform themselves to meet changing business challenges. Leading technology discussions today often refer to the emerging and disruptive technology trends that would dramatically alter our socio-technical and socio-economic landscape in the near future. Enterprise architecture and engineering technologies and related techniques and methodologies are becoming increasingly important for harnessing potential benefits provided by the fast changing operating environment, and for positioning the enterprise to thrive in disruptive environments. A core component of any enterprise approach are the models and frameworks that need to be developed in order to understand, organize, simulate, design, communicate, implement and integrate all aspects of the enterprise that are embodied in its elements (people, processes, applications, etc.). Furthermore, the relationships of these aspects to each other, as well as to the business environment, need to be understood and properly represented. Besides the frameworks and models themselves, their management and evolution along their life cycle needs to be systematically addressed to ensure that they stay aligned with the goals and needs of an organization within its environment.

Topics of Interest
The 2nd International Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Modelling and Management (AEM 2018) aims to build on AEM 2017 and provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share research and experiences and discuss emerging developments in the area of advanced enterprise modelling and management. The Workshop Chairs therefore invite authors to submit original research, research in progress and industry examples or practices on topics of interest in advanced enterprise modelling and management that include, but are not limited to:

Modelling approaches/methods:
  • Enterprise architecture, digitization and disruption
  • Advanced modelling within enterprise architecture and engineering
  • Specific modelling requirements of digitalization and digital enterprises
  • Agile methods for enterprise modelling and enterprise architecture
  • Ontologies and enterprise modelling / enterprise ontologies
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Domain-specific modelling languages
  • Enterprise models with formal semantics
  • Rule systems in enterprise modelling
  • Meta-modelling for enterprises and enterprise information systems
  • Enterprise systems engineering
  • Interoperability of (models for) enterprise information systems.

Modelling and models for specific domains/fields of study:
  • Conceptual modelling for enterprises and enterprise architecture
  • Domain/service/business modelling
  • Business process modelling
  • Conceptual models for specific domains
  • Frameworks and models related to socio-technical or human factors in enterprise architecture and engineering
  • Modelling knowledge work
  • Decision modelling and decision management
  • Business capability modelling
  • Enterprise modelling for business-IT alignment
  • Enterprise interoperability
  • Interoperability in enterprise information systems
  • Modelling organisational change.


Paper Submission: January 12, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


ICEIS Workshops - AEM 2018