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EMISA 2015 - September 3-4, 2015
Innsbruck, Austria

6th International Workshop on
Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures

EMISA 2015

Submission deadline:



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 2015 is the sixth international workshop in a series that provides a key forum for researchers and practitioners in the fields of enterprise modeling 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. EMISA 2015 will provide an international forum to explore new avenues in enterprise modeling and the design of IS architectures by combining the contributions of different schools of Information Systems, Business Informatics, and Computer Science.

The EMISA 2015 workshop is open for a broad range of subjects and welcomes scientific submissions as well as experience papers on enterprise modeling and information systems architectures.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise modelling: languages, methods, tools
  • Patterns for enterprise modelling and information systems architectures
  • Model life cycle management and model evolution
  • Model configuration and management of model variants
  • Model quality: metrics, case studies, experiments
  • Process modelling and process-aware information systems
  • Collaborative enterprise modeling
  • Model-driven architectures and 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 modeling
  • Modeling social information and innovation networks
  • Information systems in the cloud
  • Mobile enterprise services
  • Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and beyond


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

Process Model Matching Contest

As a special event, the second Process Model Matching Contest takes place under the umbrella of EMISA 2015. The goal of the workshop is to compare in an experimental evaluation existing methods and systems with the help of a rich set of various process model matching problems. At the workshop the most important results and insight of this event will be presented in a special session.


EMISA 2015 will be co-located with the 13 th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2015). Both events will be hosted by the University of Innsbruck and BPM Research Cluster, and will take place in Innsbruck - also called “The Capital of the Alps”. Innsbruck is rich in traditions and open to the world. The Tyrolean capital has always been a city of many faces: the imperial monuments and contemporary urban design, the Olympic records and opulent past splendour.

Paper submission

Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and extended abstracts. Both will be printed in the proceedings volume.

  • Full papers: Authors are invited to submit full papers limited to 14 pages in length (in English). Full papers are expected to present original contributions that have not yet been published.
  • Extended Abstracts: Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of already published journal articles as a one pager. For the format, please have a look at as an example. The title of the extended abstract is the title of the original article with the extension “(Extended Abstract)”. The original article has to be referenced as a footnote and must have been published in 2014 or 2015.

Submit your paper

Papers have to be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) style guide (see Document templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available (see Accepted papers will be published in the GI LNI series. Furthermore, selected papers will be invited to a Special Issue of the Journal Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA). Authors must register for the EMISA workshop and present their paper at the event in Innsbruck. Full papers will have a 20 minutes presentation slot (with additional 10 minutes of discussion). Extended abstracts will be presented in a Pecha Kucha session (see ).

Important dates

Submission of papers


Notification for authors

Final version of accepted papers due



Local Organization Chair

Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee

  • Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen
  • Jörg Becker, European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS)
  • Patrick Delfmann, European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS)
  • Jörg Desel, Fernuniversität in Hagen
  • Michael Fellmann, University of Osnabrueck, Institute of Information Management and Corporate Governance
  • Fernand Feltz, Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann
  • Ulrich Frank, Universität of Duisburg Essen
  • Andreas Gadatsch, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University
  • Reinhard Jung, University of St. Gallen
  • Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna
  • Stefan Klink, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
  • Agnes Koschmider, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
  • Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany
  • Susanne Leist, University of Regensburg
  • Peter Loos, IWi at DFKI, Saarland University
  • Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
  • Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg
  • Bernd Mueller, Fachbereich Informatik, Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel
  • Bela Mutschler, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
  • Markus Nüttgens, Universität Hamburg
  • Andreas Oberweis, Universitaet Karlsruhe
  • Sven Overhage, University of Bamberg
  • Hansjuergen Paul, Institut Arbeit und Technik
  • Henderik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna
  • Peter Rittgen, University of Borås
  • Andreas Schoknecht, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Stefan Strecker, Universität Duisburg Essen
  • Oliver Thomas, Universität Osnabrück
  • Klaus Turowski, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
  • Gottfried Vossen, ERCIS Muenster
  • Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck
  • Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam