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9th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation
of Enterprise Information Systems - MSVVEIS 2011

In conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2011

Manuel I. Capel-Tuñón
University of Granada

Chunping Li
Tsinghua University
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 and quality assurance testing. 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, security and performance issues, as well as integrating web services and agent technologies, 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 quality and reliability on the overall business process, for example through the analysis of workflows. In recent years an emerging trend claims that, to cope with this complexity, systems should focus on the customer essential needs, those needs that really deliver value to the customer. This trend, sometimes called agile or lean.

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. 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.

This is the ninth edition of this workshop, and one of the aims of it 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 the following topics of interest.
Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

› Application integration
› Application of objects, components and agents
› Business / IT alignment
› Business and industry applications
› Business process modelling, simulation, analysis and design
› Business services
› Case studies
› Combination of verification systems
› Consistency checking and data integrity
› Deductive systems
› e-Government
› Finite-state abstractions of infinite-state systems
› Formal methods
› Information systems modelling and design
› Requirements priorization
› Large scale component based development
› M&S, V&V as part of the software lifecycle
› Model checking
› Modelling and simulation to increase software reliability
› Modelling guidelines integration of modelling and specification
› Notation standards (UML, XML, BPMN, etc.)
› Organization / self-organization of complex systems
› Petri nets
› Process algebra
› Quality control and assurance
› Release definition
› Requirements specifications
› Reuse of specifications and proofs
› Safety critical systems
› Software architecture
› Software process modelling and simulation
› Technical frameworks and tool support
› Testing
› Use cases
› Validation and certification
› Web services and agent technologies integration in Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)
› Workflow modelling, simulation and verification, and quality assessment
› Working product evaluation
Workshop Program Committee
C. Badica, U. of Craiova, Romania
G. Botterweck, Lero, Ireland
D. Bustard, U. of Ulster, U.K.
M. Capel-Tuñón, U. Granada, Spain
V. Chapurlat, LG12P, France
W. Chen, Tsinghua University, China
L. K. Dillon, Michigan State University, U.S.A.
J. Figueiredo, U. Campina Grande, Brazil
A. Finkelstein, U. College London, U.K.
J. Garbajosa, U. P. de Madrid, Spain
K. Havelund, NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab., U.S.A.
M. Köhler, U. Hamburg, Germany
L. Leth Thomsen, Aalborg U., Denmark
C. Li, Tsinghua University, China
S. Liao, Tianjing University, China
Y. Liu, Tsinghua University, China
G. Luo, Tsinghua University, China
D. Méndez Fernández, TU München, Germany
P. Merino Gómez, U. de Málaga, Spain
D. Moldt, U. of Hamburg, Germany
M. Paolucci, ISTC-CNR, Rome
M. A. Pérez de Ovalles, U. Simön Bolívar, Venezuela
J. A. van der Poll, University of SA, South Africa,
A. Sharpanskykh, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
I. Timm, University of Trier, Germany
L. Yeung, Lingnan U., Hong Kong
J. Zao, MathWorks, Inc., U.S.A.
B. Zhuang, MathWorks, Inc., U.S.A.
Y. Zhu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Steering Committee
D. Moldt, Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
J. C. Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, United Kingdom
U. Ultes-Nitsche, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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 (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).