EMISA Special Issue 2008

Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures – An International Journal

Call for Papers – Special Issue on “Process Modelling”


Michael Rosemann
Queensland University of Technology
Faculty of Information Technology
Business Process Management Cluster
126 Margaret Street
Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

Michael zur Muehlen
Stevens Institute of Technology
Howe School of Technology Management
Center of Excellence in Business Process Innovation
Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ, 07030, USA

Description of Special Issue

Process modelling is increasingly accepted across organizations of all sizes and industries. It is driven by a wide variety of objectives covering classical process documentation and improvement, process compliance and the need to capture process requirements as part of software development projects, among others. The emerging area of service-oriented architecture accelerates the demand for executable process models that facilitate the orchestration and choreography of services.
The quick uptake of process modelling leads to entirely new challenges, including managing very large process model landscapes, managing process variants in global projects, process modelling governance, model maintenance management and an overall demand for more comprehensive process modelling methodologies.

To date, academic research has traditionally focused on syntactical aspects of process modelling. The main deliverables so far have been a sizable set of process modelling techniques, corresponding modelling tools, meta models and notations.
This Special Issue is dedicated to capturing the current-state-of-the art in the area on process modelling with a focus on the emerging challenges of process modelling. We strongly encourage submissions that go beyond ‘yet another modelling technique’.

It is expected that the submissions are based on sound theoretical, conceptual-analytical and, where appropriate, empirical methods.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Process modelling paradigms
• Process model architectures
• Process modelling methodologies
• Collaborative (open) process modelling
• Process modelling guidelines
• Process model lifecycle and maintenance management
• Process model variant management
• Process model version and release cycle management
• Process model quality management
• Process modelling governance
• Process modelling in the large
• Process modelling for IT management
• Process modelling for compliance management
• Process modelling within enterprise architectures
• Reference process models and model patterns
• Process modelling standards
• Philosophical foundations of process modelling
• Process modelling notations and creative process visualizations
• Comparison of process models, modelling techniques, notations, tools
• User acceptance of process modelling
• Critical success factors and measures of process modelling
• Process and service modelling
• Process model-driven development

Submission deadline: 28 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2008
Camera-ready papers deadline: 30 June 2008
Publication Fall 2008

The review process is double blind and will involve the associate editors of this journal as reviewers. Guidelines for authors, including a Word template, are available on the journal’s web page (http://www.wi-inf.uni-duisburg-essen.de/MobisPortal, select ‘Journal’).

The Journal Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures is the official journal of the Special Interest Group on Modelling Business Information Systems within the German Informatics Society (GI SIG-MoBIS). SIG-MobIS provides a forum to foster the exchange on theoretical and prac¬tical aspects of enterprise models. The journal is dedicated to promote the study and application of methods and languages for enterprise mod¬elling – bridging the gap between theoretical foundations and real world requirements. While most Information Systems journals stress empirical methods, Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures is intend¬ed to represent an alternative for those who prefer a design-oriented ap¬proach. It is not only aimed at researchers and students in Computer Science and Information Systems, but also at information systems pro¬fessionals in industry, commerce and public administration who are in¬terested in innovative concepts.

Editor in Chief
Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen

Associate Editors
Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology
Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim
Jörg Becker, University of Münster
Martin Bertram, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt
Jörg Desel, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Werner Esswein, Dresden University of Technology
Martin Glinz, University of Zürich
Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Oldenburg
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney
Stefan Jablonski, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Manfred Jeusfeld, Tilburg University
Thomas Kühne, Darmstadt University of Technology
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna
Roland Kaschek, Massey University
Gerhard Knolmayer, University of Bern
John Krogstie, University of Trondheim
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart
Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt
Klaus-Walter Müller, BearingPoint GmbH, München
Markus Nüttgens, University of Hamburg
Andreas Oberweis, University of Karlsruhe
Erich Ortner, Darmstadt University of Technology
Oscar Pastor López, Universidad Politècnica de València
Erik Proper, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Michael Rebstock, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
Manfred Reichert, University of Twente
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology
Matti Rossi, Helsinki Business School
Elmar J. Sinz, University of Bamberg
Friedrich Steimann, University of Hagen
Bernhard Thalheim, University of Kiel
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, University of Jyväskylä
Klaus Turowski, University of Augsburg
Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam
Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen
Heinz Züllighoven, University of Hamburg