Modern organizations are faced with the very challenging problem of rapidly responding to continual external business pressures in order to sustain their competitiveness or to effectively perform mission-critical services. Difficulties arise because the continual evolution of systems and operational procedures that are performed in response to the external pressures eventually leads to suboptimal configurations of the systems and processes that drive the organization.
The management of continuous business change is complicated by the current lack of effective mechanisms for rapidly responding to multiple change drivers. The use of inadequate change management methods and technologies introduces accidental complexities that significantly drive up the cost, risk, and effort of making changes. These problems provide opportunities for developing and applying organization modeling approaches that seek to improve an organization's ability to effectively evolve in response to changes in its business environment. Modeling an organization to better support organizational evolution leads to what we call a Model Driven Organization (MDO), where an MDO is an organization in which models are the primary means for interacting with and evolving the systems that drive an organization.
A Model Driven Organization uses models in the analysis, design, simulation, delivery, operation, and maintenance of systems to address its strategic, tactical and operational needs and its relation to the wider environment.
An organization's Enterprise Systems (ES) support a wide-range of business activities including planning, business intelligence, operationalization, and reporting. ES are thus pivotal to a company's competitiveness. Modelling technologies and approaches that address the development, analysis, deployment and maintenance of ES have started to emerge. Such technologies and approaches must support a much broader collection of use-cases than traditional technologies for systems design modeling. Current ES architectures do not adequately address the growing demands for inter-organisational collaboration, flexibility and advanced decision support in organizations.
Realizing the MDO vision will require research that cross-cuts many areas, including research on enterprise architectures, business process. and workflow modeling, system requirements and design modeling, metamodeling, and models@runtime. This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of MDD research domains to discuss the need, feasibility challenges and proposed realizations of aspects of the MDO vision.
The full-day workshop aims to provide a forum to report and discuss advances and current research questions in applying modelling technologies to organizations in order to substantially improve their flexibility and economics. The aim is to integrate various areas of research such as: models at runtime, (meta-) modelling, modelling tools, enterprise architecture, architecture modelling and business processes.
The workshop is a full-day and will include an invited speaker, paper presentations and a discussion on a research roadmap that will contribute to achieving Model Driven Organizations.
The workshop will include an invited talk by Desmond D'Souza:
Title: Goals, Domains, and Enterprise Architecture in the Model-Driven Organization
Abstract: In a Model-Driven Organization, all aspects of planning, designing, deploying, operating, and evolving the organization and its supporting infrastructure are based on interrelated models. This shift of focus from a single IT system to the enterprise with all of its supporting systems brings new perspectives, challenges, and opportunities. Levels of consideration span strategic, tactical, and operational. Initiatives range from IT or business transformations that might span multiple years, to much shorter projects. Domains span everything from the primary enterprise services and products, to the organizational and IT infrastructure domains, to regulatory, market, and other environmental forces.
Maintaining coherence and control across levels, initiatives, and domains become a significant challenge. In this talk, we will start with a general notion of goals as desired properties of domain elements. We discuss how models of interrelated goals, the underlying domain and its known or assumed properties, and the architectures that characterize the enterprise with its systems that purport to meet these goals, can help address this challenge, and can provide a “live dashboard” that is wired into the Model-Driven Organization and its environment.
Speaker Bio: Desmond D’Souza is the founder of Kinetium, Inc. He has worked with model-driven approaches since the early 1990’s, co-authored the book “Catalysis: Objects, Components, and Frameworks with UML”, was active in early stages of the OMG’s Model-Driven Architecture initiative where he lobbied for a computation-independent model, multiple modeling languages, and model transformations, and has applied a goal-based modeling approach to enterprise and software architecture in varied domains including financial services, customer relationship management, information security, and enterprise content management.
Submissions are solicited in areas that are related to this aim, and that address model-based approaches to the following non-exhaustive list of topics:
- Frameworks for the Model Driven Organization.
- Enterprise analysis including risk analysis and resource planning.
- Stakeholder support through multiple perspectives.
- Domain specific languages for enterprise modelling.
- Patterns and best practice for enterprise modelling.
- Modelling technologies for the Model Driven Organization.
- Case studies.
- Maturity models for the Model Driven Organization.
- Enterprise simulation.
- Enterprise-wide socio-technical issues.
- Applying information systems theory to the Model Driven Organization.
- Enterprise use-cases including:
- Business change.
- Regulatory compliance.
- Mergers and acquisitions.
- Business goal alignment.
- Business intelligence.
Submissions must be in the scope of the workshop as described above. Submission process will be managed by Easychair: Click here to access the submission site.
All submissions will be required to conform to LNCS format: click here to access information on the LNCS format.
Submissions are invited in the following categories Please note changes in page limitations:
- research papers reporting on completed research activities. Up to 10 pages
- short papers describing work in progress. Up to 6 pages
- position papers describing a new approach to a research question. Up to 6 pages
- case-study papers reporting on real-life case studies. Up to 6 pages
Publication of the accepted workshop papers will be organised via the MODELS workshop chairs in a formal digital library. In addition the workshop organisers are planning to invite selected papers to be extended and submitted to a publication (via collections such as LNCS or LNBIP) of selected works describing research contributing to the aim of the Model Driven Organization.
See the MODELS 2013 web site http://modelsconference.org/ for registration.
- Balbir Barn, Middlesex University, London, UK, http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/balbir-barn.aspx
- Tony Clark, Middlesex University, London, UK,
- Robert France, Colorado State University, Colorado, USA, http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~france
- Ulrich Frank, Universty of Dusibirg-Essen, Essen, Germany, http://www.wi-inf.uni-duisburg-essen.de/FGFrank/
- Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India
- Dan Turk, Colorado State University, Colorado, USA
Program Committee (partial list)
- Joseph Barjis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Philippe Collet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis - CNRS/I3S, France
- Maya Daneva, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
- Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
- Hassan Gomaa, George Mason University, USA
- Jeroen Van Grondelle, Be Informed, The Netherlands
- Jennifer Horkoff, DISI, University of Trento, Italy
- Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
- John Krogstie, IDI, NTNU, Norway
- Robert Lagerstrom, KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Marc Lankhorst, Novay, The Netherlands
- Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany
- John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
- Richard Paige, University of York, UK
- Erik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
- Kurt Sandkuhl, The University of Rostock
- Detlef Seese, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- Konstantinos Tarabanis, University of Macedonia and CERTH, Greece
- Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 22 July 2013
- Workshop Paper Notification to Authors: 23 August 2013
- Workshop Dates: 29 Sept
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