EMISA 2018 - May 24-25, 2018
Rostock, Germany

9th International Workshop on
Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures


We are very pleased to announce Mathias Weske and Janis Stirna as the keynote speakers at EMISA 2018.


Detailed registration information will follow soon.


Detailed programme information will follow soon.

Keynotes: Mathias Weske and Janis Stirna

Mathias Weske: Rethinking BPM Concepts for Cases and Decisions

Recently, the scope of research in business process management has widened considerably. In this talk, two key areas will be investigated, case management and decision management. While case management has been discussed for a while, it has not yet found its way into practice, the lack of an established syntax and of a concise semantics being among the reasons. This talk sketches a novel approach to case management, which is based on dynamically combining process fragments as required by knowledge workers. The conceptual results are prototypically implemented in the Chimera platform. Decision management is a recent research area with massive interest by the financial industry in its quest to support compliance and auditing requirements. While the principles of combining process and decision models are well understood and even standardized, a number of conceptual issues remain open. We have investigated the classic soundness property of processes in presence of decision models . With decision soundness, a novel correctness criterion is introduced, which takes into account decision logic when analysing behavioural properties of business processes. The talk concludes with thoughts on research in business process management and the role of the BPM conference.

Janis Stirna: Lessons from Facilitating Participatory Enterprise Modeling

Enterprise Modeling (EM) has become a widespread activity in enterprises. Strategy development, business process mapping, requirements engineering, product development, enterprise architecture management, information system design are just a few examples of organizational activities that benefit from a model-based way of working and knowledge representation in the form of models. EM helps addressing organizational development from a number of perspectives, such, strategy (goals, challenges, opportunities, capabilities), business operations (processes, actors, resources), information (business concepts, products), information technology (requirements, components), etc. However, to develop efficient solutions and to ensure their fit in the organization all of these perspectives need to be analyzed in an integrated way. Furthermore, EM activities often require involving groups of people, i.e. the models are created in a participatory way. To be efficient, such participatory EM sessions need the support of dedicated persons who know how to organize a modeling project and modeling sessions, how to manage discussions during a modeling session, and what aspects influence the success and efficiency of modeling in practice. This talk will address a number of lessons learned from managing modeling projects and facilitating participatory EM sessions. More specifically, we will focus on the critical success aspects of the EM process, stereotypes of actor behavior in modeling sessions and modeling projects, as well as, patterns and anti-patterns of EM project management.



The strategic importance of enterprise modelling has been recognized by an increasing number of companies and public agencies. Enterprise modelling delivers the ‘blueprints’ for co-designing and aligning business and enterprise information systems such that they complement each other in an optimal way. As example consider the support of business processes by process-aware information systems. Achieving such interplay requires a multi-perspective approach taking organizational, economic, and technical aspects into account. In a world of cloud, social and big data, additional challenges for enterprise modelling and the design of information systems architectures are introduced, e.g., in respect to the design of data-driven processes or processes enabling cross-enterprise collaboration. To deal with these challenges, a close cooperation of researchers from different disciplines such as information systems, business informatics, and computer science will be required.

Subject and Topics

EMISA 2018 is the ninth international workshop in a series that provides a key forum for researchers and practitioners in the fields of enterprise modelling and the design of information system (IS) architectures. The workshop series emphasizes a holistic view on these fields, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate business processes, business people and information technology. The workshop is open for a broad range of subjects. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise modelling: languages, methods, tools
  • Patterns for enterprise modelling
  • Patterns for information systems architectures
  • Model life cycle management
  • Model evolution
  • Model configuration and model variants
  • Model quality: metrics, case studies, experiments
  • Process modelling and process-aware information systems
  • Collaborative enterprise modelling
  • Model-driven architectures
  • Model-driven IS development
  • Component- and service-oriented software architectures
  • Service engineering and evolution
  • Service composition, orchestration and choreography
  • Complex event processing and event-driven architectures
  • Human aspects in enterprise modelling
  • Modelling social information and innovation networks
  • Information systems in the cloud
  • Mobile enterprise services


The workshop is organized by the GI Special Interest Group on Design Methods for Information Systems (GI-SIG EMISA www.emisa.org), which provides a forum for researchers from various disciplines who develop and apply methods to support the analysis and design of information systems..


Submission types

EMISA 2018 calls for submissions in the following categories:
  1. PhD Research Proposals:

    EMISA 2018 invites PhD students to submit research proposals. There will be a dedicated slot in the program to discuss PhD research proposals including the current status and the further plan of the research work. PhD research proposals shall be submitted as a short paper of 5 pages.
  2. Current Research Talk Proposals:

    EMISA 2018 invites proposals for scientific talks of international excellence. Eligible are proposal submissions that are based on published or accepted papers from international conferences or journals. Proposals for research talks shall be submitted as an extended abstract of up to 2 pages.
  3. Novel Directions Talk Proposals:

    EMISA 2018 invites proposals for talks that motivate a novel research direction, outline the research gaps to address, and carve out major challenges. These talks shall serve as a stimulus for discussions as part of a dedicated slot in the workshop program. Novel directions talk proposals shall be submitted as a short paper of 5 pages.

All accepted submissions (PhD Research, Current Research Talk, Novel Directions Talk) will be published in the next print edition of EMISA Forum. The short papers proposing PhD Research or a Novel Directions Talk will also be published as an electronic CEUR proceedings volume.

All submissions have to strictly follow the formatting guidelines of LNI. Template and explanations can be found at the GI website. Submissions have to be made via easychair.org.

Submit your Proposal

Important dates

Submission of proposals

Notification of acceptance

Final version of extended abstracts (LNI 2 pages) and short papers (LNI 5 pages) due



Program Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee

  • Patrick Delfmann, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Jörg Desel, University of Hagen
  • Dirk Fahland, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University
  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Bamberg
  • Agnes Koschmider, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany
  • Ralf Laue, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
  • Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Judith Michael, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg
  • Markus Nüttgens, University of Hamburg
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Hansjuergen Paul, Institute for Work and Technology
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna
  • Ulf Seigerroth, Jönköping University
  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen
  • Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark
  • Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam