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1st International Workshop on The Social Enterprise - SE 2013

5 July, 2013 - Angers, France

In conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2013



Zakaria Maamar
University of Doha for Science and Technology
Brief Bio
Zakaria Maamar is a Professor in and the Dean of the College of Computing and IT at UDST in Doha, Qatar. His research interests are primarily related to service-oriented computing, social computing, and system interoperability. Dr. Maamar graduated for his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Laval University in Canada in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He was the organizer of several workshops in the past.
Youcef Baghdadi
Sultan Qaboos University
Brief Bio
Youcef Baghdadi holds a PhD from the University of Toulouse in France. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society. His research aims at bridging the gap between business and IT, namely in the areas of Information Systems (IS), Information and Technology (IT), Web Technologies, and e-business. He has published articles in journals such as the Information Systems Frontiers, Information Systems and e-Business, Electronic Business, Business Information Systems, Electronic Research and Applications, Web Grids and Services, and others.
Alfred Loo
Lingnan University
Hong Kong
Ejub Kajan
State University of Novi Pazar
Brief Bio
Ejub Kajan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia. His research interests include social computing, interoperability, service computing, business process management and decision support systems. He holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from University of Nis, Serbia, and diploma degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Split, Croatia. He is a Senior Member of ACM and a member of IEEE. In the past, he worked as a software engineer and general manager in the computer industry.
Noura Faci
Université Lyon 1


Today’s enterprises are caught in the middle of a major financial storm that is putting at risk their profit, growth, and even survival. To respond to this storm, the enterprises have launched different initiatives to improve their business processes and align their development strategies with market needs, for example.
Regular enterprise applications like Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management implement structured business processes in which the steps to perform are well defined. Basically there is little room for leadership and innovation during the completion of these processes without triggering a complex re-thinking process that usually takes time to implement and see its effects, which is sometimes late and inefficient due to business constant changes. Several decisions are to be made on the fly based on unstructured data that people receive from various sources. Some of these data are part of people's tacit knowledge.
This workshop focuses on online sources (with focus on social applications like social networks and blogs) that illustrate Web 2.0 widespread adoption. Social applications rely on users’ ability and willingness to interact, share, and recommend. However the richness and complexity of information in these applications pose challenges on how to capture and structure these information for future use while preserving user privacy and information sensitivity. Different studies encourage enterprises to allow their employees to embrace social applications in order to establish and foster contacts with their colleagues, customers, and suppliers.

Topics of Interest
This workshop aims at addressing the lack of techniques and guidelines that would enable enterprises to weave social relationships (e.g., collegiality, fairness, and supervision) into their operation. This should lead into business processes in the enterprise that reinforce the fact that employees establish and maintain social networks of contacts, rely on some privileged contacts when needed, and form with other peers strong and long lasting social collaborative groups. In today's economies, an enterprise's ability to sustain its growth and competitiveness depends on how well it socially manages its communications with various stakeholders for instance, customers, suppliers, competitors, and partners.

Specific possible topics include (but not limited to):

  • Service computing for the social enterprise
  • Standards for the social enterprise
  • Methods for designing the social enterprise
  • Semantic technologies for the social enterprise
  • Privacy and security in the social enterprise
  • Context management for the social enterprise
  • Case studies
Workshop Program Committee
Lam Alan, Lingnan University, HK
Yacine Atif, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, Lyon, France
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Chiu, Dickson, Dickson Computer System, HK
Chihab Hanachi, University of Toulouse I/IRIT, France
Naoufel Kraiem, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Ma Antonia Martinez Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
In Lee, Western Illinois University, US
Wathiq Mansoor, American University in Dubai, U.A.E
Felipe Meneguzzi, PUCRS, Brazil
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS Research Center, France
Alexander Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Carlos Pedrinaci, The Open University Walton Hall, United Kingdom
Milan Petkovic, Technical University Eindhoven and Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
Ho, Rosiah, Lingnan University, HK
Shayma Saad Abdulla Al Kobaisi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Maja Vukovic, IBM T.J. Watson Research, US
Leandro Krug Wives, UFRGS, Rio Grande, Brazil


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 and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (


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