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1st International Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Modelling - AEM 2017

26 - 29 April, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

In conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2017


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
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern FHNW
Brief Bio
Prof Knut Hinkelmann is Head of the Master of Science in Business Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW and research associate at the University of Pretoria. At the University of Camerino he is permanent member of the PhD Committee. In 1988 he obtained a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern and in 1995a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Computer Science Department of the same university. From 1990 until 1998 he was researcher and 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 joined the FHNW in August 2000 as a professor for Information Systems. From 2002 to 2008 he was head of the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology.
Paula Kotze
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, where she focuses on enterprise systems engineering and socio-technical systems. She is also Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Her background is multidisciplinary combining computer science, information systems, industrial psychology, human-computer interaction and education. She holds a PhD in Computer Science with specialisation in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of York (UK), which she obtained in 1997. She is a specialist in human factors engineering, enterprise architecture and enterprise systems engineering, design thinking, design research and health informatics, as reflected in an extensive publication record. She is a National Research Foundation (NRF) B rated (internationally acclaimed) scientist, the recipient of various national and international awards. She serves on various international committees and advisory panels in the IT and research domains, including the executive committee of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 13, as council member of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), and was as co-founder of the Enterprise Architecture Research Forum (EARF).
Ulrich Reimer
University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
Brief Bio
Prof Dr Ulrich Reimer studied computer science and received his doctorate in 1987 at the Information Science Dept. of the University of Konstanz with a thesis on formal ontologies for natural language understanding. In 1992 he received his habilitation at the University of Konstanz. For more than 10 years Ulrich Reimer was head of the IT R&D group of Swiss Life and responsible for large-scale research projects. Since 2005 he has been with the Institute of Information & Process Management at the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen where his main research activities are in the areas of semantic technologies, behavioural change support systems, and model-driven development, primarily in the application area of eHealth.
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.


The operating environment of most organizations or enterprises today is increasingly complex and changing rapidly. 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. Technologies, techniques and methodologies that can assist enterprises with not only positioning for disruptive environments but also harnessing of potential benefits provided by the fast changing operating environment, such as included in enterprise architecture and engineering, are increasingly important. A core component of any enterprise approach are the models 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.), their relationships to each other and to the environment, and the principles guiding its design and evolution.

Topics of Interest
The 1st International Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Modelling (AEM 2017) aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share research and experiences and discuss emerging developments in advanced enterprise modelling. The Workshop Chairs therefore invite authors to submit original research and development papers on topics of interest in advanced enterprise modelling that include, but are not limited to:

Modelling approaches/methods:
  • Agile methods for enterprise modelling and enterprise architecture
  • Enterprise ontologies
  • Ontologies and enterprise 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 for specific domains/fields of study:
  • Modelling knowledge work
  • Decision modelling and decision management
  • Business capability modelling
  • Enterprise modelling for business-IT alignment
  • Enterprise interoperability
  • Interoperability in enterprise information systems
  • Conceptual modelling for enterprises and enterprise architecture
  • Modelling organisational change


Paper Submission: February 21, 2017
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017


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 complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference 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 a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


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