11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
6 - 10, May 2009            Milan, Italy
Workshops Deadlines
Regular Paper Submission: deadline expired
Authors Notification: deadline expired
Final Paper Submission and Registration: deadline expired

The 7th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification
and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems (MSVVEIS 2009)

6-7 May, 2009 - Milan, Italy

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2009)

Daniel Moldt
University of Hamburg

Juan C. Augusto
University of Ulster at Jordanstown

Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche
University of Fribourg

Background and Goals
One of the most important recurrent problems in any enterprise is how to ensure the reliability and correctness of the core processes and systems the company relies on.  This event focuses on the provision of methods and tools that can increase the level of confidence on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). 

Procedures to increase the quality of the outcome for an EIS can be exercised at different levels and this forum considers methodologies that can help, either at an organizational or at a software development level, to increase the level of confidence in the IS used and produced.  The complexity of modern companies, which are usually geographically distributed and support online simultaneous operations from many customers around the world, is reflected in complex operational procedures as well as in the sophisticated software that is needed to realize that operational structure.  Several methodologies have been developed to analyse and develop processes that whilst reflecting the complex operational contexts of modern companies are also reliable.  Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation are particularly connected with the responsible production of systems.  They can be connected to each other in order to explore the behaviour of a system under development and to evaluate how it relates to the intended implementation.

Continuous advances in the complexity of systems produced around the world relentlessly push ahead the boundaries uncovering new challenges as new application domains are considered and new technologies are combined or created.  Some characteristic problems faced by software developers in the area of EIS are the use of distributed resources interacting via synchronous or asynchronous communication, consistency of data, and security and performance issues, to mention a few.  At higher levels of granularity in the various IS co-existing in a company the fundamental procedures used to operate a business can be also subject of rigorous analysis and refinement to increase the reliability on the overall business process, for example through the analysis of workflows.

After several decades of sustained effort, many techniques and associated tools are now available to industry and business-related professionals to rigorously scrutinize the core processes and products of their operation.   Still the problems are numerous as systems grow and new technologies are considered. 

Topics of Interest
EIS are a continuous source of interesting challenges and to contribute to the progress of this area our workshop is annually organized in order to stimulate the exchange of ideas/experiences of practitioners, researchers, and engineers interested in the elaboration of more reliable systems.  Because one of the aims of the workshop is to stimulate dialogue between people working in the area from different perspectives, a wide range of contributions are welcomed, both practical and theoretical papers, including case studies, from areas such as:

  • Modelling and Simulation to increase software reliability
  • Software process modelling and simulation
  • M&S, V&V as part of the software Lifecycle
  • Business process modelling, simulation, analysis and design
  • Workflow modelling, simulation     and verification
  • Information systems modelling and design
  • Requirements specifications
  • Modelling guidelines integration of modelling and specification
  • Case studies
  • Petri nets
  • Application integration
  • Use cases
  • Technical frameworks and tool Support
  • E-Government
  • Application of objects, components and agents
  • Business services
  • Business / IT alignment
  • Organization / self-organization of complex systems
  • Business and industry applications
  • Model checking
  • Testing
  • Combination of verification systems
  • Consistency checking and data integrity
  • Large scale component based development
  • Notation standards  (UML, XML, etc.)
  • Reuse of specifications and proofs
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Software architecture
  • Validation and certification
  • Formal methods
  • Deductive systems
  • Safety critical systems
  • Finite-state abstractions of infinite-state systems
  • Process algebra

We aim at including papers on methods currently used in industry for EIS modelling, simulation, verification and validation as well as existing approaches in academic environments, hoping to benefit both practitioners and researchers.

Important Dates
Regular Paper Submission: deadline expired
Authors Notification: deadline expired
Final Paper Submission and Registration: deadline expired

Workshop Program Committee
C. Badica (U. of Craiova - Romania)
D. Bustard (U. of Ulster - UK)
M. Capel-Tuñón (U. de Granada - Spain)
M. V. Cengarle (TU München - Germany)
V. Chapurlat (LG12P - France) 
D. Crocker (Escher Technologies Ltd.)
D. Drusinsky (Time Rover, Inc.)
B. Farwer (Durham University - UK)
J. Figueiredo (U. Campina Grande - Brazil)
G. Franceschinis (U. Piemonte Orientale)
A. Finkelstein (U. College London - UK)
G. Gallasch (U. of South Australia)
J. Garbajosa (U. P. de Madrid - Spain)
R. Gomez (U. of Kent - UK)
A. Gravell (U. of Southampton - UK)
K. Havelund (NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab.)
X. He (Florida International U. - USA)
P. Heymans (FUNDP-Belgium)
C. Jonker (Technical University of Delft)
P. Loucopoulos (Loughborough U. - UK)
P. Merino Gómez (U. de Málaga - Spain)
A. Michlmayr (Vienna U. of T.  - Austria)
P. Mosterman (MathWorks, Inc. – USA)
A. Olivero (UADE - Argentina)
M. Paolucci (ISTC-CNR, Rome)
J. Van der Poll (U. of South Africa - SA)
V. Popova (U. DeMontfort (UK)
A. Sharpanskykh (Vrije, The  Netherlands)
L. Thomsen (Aalborg U. - Denmark)
I. Timm (Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt, Germany)
K. S. Trivedi (Duke University - USA)
D. Xu (North Dakota State U. - USA)
L. Yeung (Lingnan U. - Hong Kong)
C. Wang (NEC Labs America)
J. Wei (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Paper Submission
We seek reports on scientific advances from academy and industry, work in progress by Ph.D. students, and tool demonstrations. Accepted submissions will be then included in the proceedings and presented in one of the following categories: a) Regular papers (up to 10 pages), b) Short papers up to 8 pages, c) Poster presentations (with up to 6 pages) . Only full papers in English will be accepted.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the conference Paper Templates web page. Please also check the web page with the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris

In addition, an email must be sent to all workshop chairs including: title and an abstract of the submitted paper, three keywords from the list of interesting areas given above, category and authors' affiliation. Submissions not complying with the formatting guidelines will not be evaluated.

Workshop Format and Publication
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and in CD-ROM support.
The workshop will consist of oral presentations of peer-reviewed papers and invited keynote speeches. The different categories will get different kinds of presentation slots. The best oral and poster presentations will be awarded a prize during the workshop.

For the edition in 2008 best papers are selected for the Journal of Software and Systems Modeling, published by Springer Verlag. Similar actions will be taken for the 2009 edition.

Further Information
You can find both more general information about the workshop and more specific guidelines on the requirements for submissions at our MSVVEIS Portal (http://www.msvveis.org). We strongly advise to follow these guidelines as they are considered during the evaluation and selection of the submissions.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by March 17, 2009 the paper will not be published in the workshop proceedings book.

Secretariat Contacts
ICEIS Workshops - MSVVEIS 2009
e-mail: workshops@iceis.org


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