IEEE EDOC 2018 is the twenty-second conference in a series that provides the key forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of enterprise computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of models, methodologies, and engineering technologies contributing to intra- and inter-enterprise software application systems. Since 1997, EDOC has brought together leading computer scientists, software engineers, IT decision makers, enterprise architects, solution designers, and practitioners to discuss enterprise computing challenges, models and solutions from the perspectives of academia, industry, and government. The IEEE EDOC conference series emphasizes a holistic view on enterprise applications engineering and management, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate business processes, people, software, and technology. EDOC’18 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as experience papers on enterprise computing from industry. Expert panel discussions and keynotes will address current topics and issues in this domain.


The IEEE EDOC conference seeks high-quality contributions addressing the domains, life-cycle issues, and realization technologies involved in building, deploying and operating enterprise computing systems. Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:

Enterprise Architecture

  • Enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)
  • Enterprise modeling
  • Enterprise architecture analysis, assessment and prediction
  • Enterpriseinteroperability, collaboration and its architecture
  • Machine learning and enterprise architecture
  • Cloud computing and the evolution of enterprise architectures
  • Digitization and Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Capability-driven Enterprise Architecture

Service-Oriented Architectures

  • Service engineering
  • Semantics-based service engineering
  • Service composition, orchestration and choreography
  • Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
  • Governance in Service-oriented architectures
  • Service policies, contract definition and enforcement

Software Architecture and Engineering 

  • Software engineering methods for enterprise computing applications
  • Software architecture modeling approaches for enterprise-wide systems
  • Software architecture analysis techniques for non-functional requirements
  • Software architectures for cyber-physical systems
  • Security in software intensive enterprise-systems

Model-Driven Engineering

  • Model-driven architectures and model-driven software development
  • Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
  • Domain specific reference models
  • Approaches based on reference architectures

Enterprise Security

  • Enterprise threat modeling
  • Enterprise attack simulation
  • Enterprise access control
  • SOA security
  • Intrusion detection

Business Process Management

  • Business process modeling, verification, configuration and implementation
  • Process mining and its application in business analytics
  • Distributed and cross-organizational business processes
  • Cloud impact on BPM, business processes in the cloud
  • Business process agility and decision management
  • Blockchain and business process management

Business Rules

  • Business rule languages and engines
  • Relation between business rules and business processes
  • Business rules and service computing
  • Business rules and compliance management, business process compliance

Semantics and Information Management

  • Business object modeling methodologies and approaches
  • Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
  • Enterprise ontologies
  • Internet of Things
  • Master data management, data mining and (real-time) data warehousing
  • Complex event processing and event-driven architectures
  • Data quality and trustworthiness

Post Conference Publication

The authors of a small collection of best papers will be recommended to prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for inclusion in a special issue of Information Systems (IS).

Important dates

  • Conference paper abstract submissions (optional): May 4, 2018
  • Conference full paper submissions: Extended to May 25, 2018 (formerly May 11, 2018)
  • Conference paper acceptance notifications: June 29, 2018
  • Conference camera ready papers due: August 3, 2018
  • Conference: October 16-19, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Two types of paper submissions are solicited: a) scientific research papers, and b) industry experience reports or case studies. Scientific research papers should describe original results not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated based on their scientific and technical contribution, originality, and relevance. In turn, industry experience reports should provide new insights gained in case studies or when applying enterprise computing technology in practice; industry experience reports shall further provide important feedback about the state of practice and pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance, and clarity.

Submissions should be full papers with 8-10 pages. All submissions must be made in PDF format and comply with the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines.

They should be made via the electronic submission system of the EDOC Conference Management system hosted on EasyChair.

All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the international program committee. The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.