With the advent of new sensor technologies and data processing capabilities, new potentials for tackling the challenges of today’s business world arise. These potentials might help enterprises to better cope with increased customer demands, lack of resources, environmental changes, political crises, and ever changing social systems. To realize the potentials, concepts for smart processes and systems such as “Cyber-physical Systems”, “Industry 4.0”, “Internet of Things” or the “Sensing Enterprise” have been coined. Using these concepts in the enterprise and supporting them by enterprise computing systems might lead to what we call “Smart Industry”. However, making these concepts a reality requires handling complexity (due to e.g. diversity and amount of distributed sensors, data and stakeholders) and change (due to continuous evolution of processes and systems). In the light of these requirements, models may play a vital role to handle such complexities and master the dynamics of enterprise systems in Smart Industries. Up to now, little is known about the systematic creation and use of models to represent, configure and control (i.e. act as a proxy for) processes and systems in Smart Industries.

The workshop intends to solicit work from researchers working at the intersection of Conceptual Modeling and emerging concepts for enterprise systems in Smart Industries. It hence targets a wide spectrum of contributions and a large audience.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures for model-based systems and processes in Smart Industries
  • Models and conceptual studies on using models in Smart Industries
  • Core enabling technologies and concepts for models to act as proxies for systems and processes
  • Technologies such as intelligent agents and smart objects in conjunction with models
  • Design theories and methods for modeling in Smart Industries
  • Modelling of human aspects such as work organization, distribution of knowledge and collaboration
  • Modelling how processes in Smart Industries affect the environment and the community
  • Modelling and analyzing business models that arise from Smart Industries
  • Case studies demonstrating the practical use of models in Smart Industries
  • Empirical research on adoption and acceptance models in Smart Industries
  • Utility, benefit and profitability analyses for modelling in Smart Industries
  • Integrating complex event processing and big data analytics with conceptual modeling
  • Model-based dependable computing and communications, security aspects

Submission Handling and Publication
The workshop papers will be peer-reviewed. Papers have to be anonymized before submitting them. Accepted papers are planned be published as part of the EDOC Workshop Proceedings. Two kinds of contributions are sought: short position papers including tool presentation papers (not to exceed 6 pages) describing particular challenges or experiences relevant to the scope of the workshop, and full research papers (not to exceed 12 pages) describing novel solutions to the scope of the workshop. Formatting of the papers should conform to the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines. All submissions should be in English and papers have to be anonymized before submitting them via Easy Chair.

Workshop organizers:

Key dates:

  • Workshop Paper Submission: April 15, 2016 NEW April 26, 2016
  • Workshop Paper Notification: June 13, 2016
  • Workshop Camera Ready: July 1, 2016
  • Workshop Dates: September 6, 2016

Program Committee:
Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock
Meike Ullrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Peter Fettke, DFKI Saarbrücken
Werner Schmidt, Technical University of Applied Science Ingolstadt
Frank J. Rump, University of Applied Science Emden/Leer
Susanne Leist, University of Regensburg