The 12th IEEE International

EDOC Conference (EDOC 2008)


The Enterprise Computing Conference

15-19 September 2008, München, Germany

EDOC 2008 Conference Program

EDOC 2008 Industry Track Sessions

The EDOC 2008 industry tracks will focus on the business view of enterprise computing and will cover enterprise computing topics with high industry impact.

Large scale adoption of enterprise computing technologies is still lagging behind the technological potential, especially in public administrations and small to medium sized enterprises. We will discuss adoption and business model strategies enabling organizations to implement leading edge solutions and infrastructures.

Every track will include expert presentations, workshops or application labs for demonstrating enabling technologies, business concepts and scenarios. Leading edge researchers and industry representatives will present keynote speeches covering hot topics and important business issues in the software and services areas.

As initial suggestions, the organizers propose industry tracks covering or related to the following thematic areas--

Business Process Management (BPM) Standardization Pathways
While BPMN and WS-BPEL are increasingly accepted across multiple BPM tools and and platform vendors, additional specifications addressing human task issues (e.g., BPEL4PEOPLE) or relating to non-functional properties and semantics are being developed. How will they affect next generation BPM products and services? The focus of this track will be to bring together industry experiences and expectations for BPM tools based on existing and emerging standards.
SOA Registries
While UDDI-based service registries are increasingly becoming adopted for company internal service infrastructures, many expectations of global service discovery for open interoperable services have not been fulfilled. -- The purpose of this track is to discuss industry experiences and expectations regarding service registry and discovery in practice and the implications for extended registry standards.
Service Engineering -- From models to flexible business applications
In many research projects, the paradigm of web services is being extended to a more general notion of services for different platforms, with more complex business models and more comprehensive use cases including dynamic service compositions. New model based development methods and tools enable fast development and update cycles. -- The purpose of this track is to discuss industry experiences and expectations w.r.t. to service engineering focusing on new software development models and enabling flexibility in business applications.
Software as a service (SaaS)
The vision of a service based infrastructure with services being "mashed-up" across service "clouds" is often seen as the future of information technologies. In practice, however, many inhibitors, e.g. privacy concerns or legal issues related to digital rights management,limit the business impact of the SaaS approach. -- The purpose of this track is to discuss industry experiences and expectations w.r.t. software service related business models (like QoS tiered services etc) for telecommunications and software industries.
Enterprise Component Frameworks
Enterprise components (e.g., EJB 3.x and related) are essential architecture elements for large scale high performance distributed enterprise applications. Despite the growing ease of use of the component frameworks for developers there is still a lack of adoption of them in deployed enterprise applications. -- In this industry workshop, essentials for using enterprise components and best practices for design and deployment are discussed based on real world business examples. The track includes a focus on new model driven and aspect based modeling techniques.
Enterprise computing is increasingly facing challenges implied by integrated application infrastructures covering end user desktop management and including service or application provisioning. Virtualization software is becoming wide spread in data centers supporting large enterprise IT infrastructures. -- This industry workshop will look at design, migration and management issues w.r.t. virtualization infrastructures in enterprises and public organizations.
IT Services Governance and Life Cycle Management
As integrated services are more and more prevailing in the enterprise application architectures, issues relating to service management and applications analytics are becoming increasingly important to SW vendors and customer enterprises. -- In this track, we discuss industry experiences and expectations regarding service management and governance issues across the entire application life cycle.

Industry track session proposals

Different forms of industry track or track sessions proposals are welcome --
Moderation of an entire track (duration up to one day, comprising up to four sessions)
Please submit a short description of your proposed track's subject and the presentations and / or demonstrations you will give or invite.
Industry presentations or keynote speeches related to a specific track
Please submit an extended abstract (approx. 1 page) and a short bio of the speaker you propose. Duration of a presentation should be max 30 minutes, of a keynote speech max 45 minutes.
Application labs
Please submit a short description of the subject area and the structure (including number of sessions) of your lab.
Organization of an industry panel session
Please submit a short description of the subject and a tentative list of names (with affiliations) of the panelists you intend to invite.
Industry track session proposals should be sent to the EDOC Industry Liaison Chair, Uwe Zeithammer of Fujitsu Services, Munich before May 19 2008. Notification of proposal acceptance is due June, 10. Uwe Zeithammer
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