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.

Paper Submission

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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 http://emisa.org/images/Forum/2015-1/2015_01_abstract5.pdf 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.

Submissions can be made here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emisa2015

Papers have to be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) style guide (see http://www.gi-ev.de/fileadmin/redaktion/Autorenrichtlinien/guidelines.pdf). Document templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available (see http://www.gi.de/service/publikationen/lni.html). 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha).”

Key Dates

Submission of papers: 24 May, 2015
Notification of authors: 19 July, 2015
Final version of accepted papers due: 30 July, 2015
Workshop: 3-4 September, 2015

Local Organization Chair

Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Jens Kolb, University of Ulm
Henrik Leopold, WU Vienna
Jan Mendling, WU Vienna

Program Committee

Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen
Heinrich Mayr, University of Klagenfurt
Patrick Delfmann, University of Münster
Jörg Desel, Fernuniversität Hagen
Michael Fellmann, Universität Osnabrück
Fernand Feltz, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann
Andreas Gadatsch, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein Sieg
Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel
Reinhard Jung, University of St. Gallen
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna
Stefan Klink, Duale Hochschule Karlsruhe
Agnes Koschmider, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany
Susanne Leist, University of Regensburg
Peter Loos, Universität des Saarlandes
Daniel Moldt, Universität Hamburg
Bernd Müller, FH Wolfenbüttel
Bela Mutschler, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
Markus Nüttgens, Universität Hamburg
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie
Sven Overhage, University of Augsburg
Hansjürgen Paul, Institut Arbeit und Technik – Gelsenkirchen
Erik Proper, Henri Tudor – Luxembourg and Radboud University Nijmegen
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
Ulrich Reimer, FHS St. Gallen
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Vienna University
Peter Rittgen, University of Borås
Andreas Schoknecht, Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie
Stefan Strecker, University of Duisburg-Essen
Oliver Thomas, Universität Osnabrück
Klaus Turowski, Universität Magdeburg
Gottfried Vossen, Universität Münster
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck
Mathias Weske, HPI Potsdam


EMISA 2015 will be co-located with the 13th 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.

For more information please access the workshop’s website at


or contact the workshop chairs:

Jens Kolb, University of Ulm
E-Mail: jens.kolb@uni-ulm.de

Henrik Leopold, WU Vienna
E-Mail: henrik.leopold@wu.ac.at

Jan Mendling, WU Vienna
E-Mail: jan.mendling@wu.ac.at