3rd International Workshop on Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture (IDEA 2017)

In conjunction with

20th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS) 2017

28-30 June 2017, Poznan, Poland

Call for Papers (PDF)

Digitization and Digital Business

Digitization [1] is the use of digital technologies for creating innovative digital business models and transforming existing business models and processes. Information is captured and processed without human intervention using digital means. Digitization creates profound changes in the economy and society. Digitization has both business and technological perspectives. Digital business models and process are essential for many companies to achieve their strategic goals.

Digitization impacts both the product, customer and the value-creation perspective [2]. Digitized products are dynamic, their functionality can be extended on the fly by using external services. They are capable of reflecting on their own status and thus morph the selling of physical assets to services. Digitization changes the relationships with the customer significantly. Personal interaction is replaced by self-service and proactive action. The customer interacts with the enterprise using a multitude of implicit touchpoints created by the Internet of Things. Digitization fosters new models of value creation such as Service-Dominant Logic [3]. Value is also created by platform and network effects.

On a technological level, digitization embraces the automation of processes and decisions. Advanced analytics provides the automation of decisions hitherto made by human beings. Typical elements of digital enterprise architectures are the use of decision automation, predictive or even prescriptive analytics. In this way, digital technologies such as service-orientation, cloud computing, big data, mobile or the internet of things enable the creation of new options for enterprises and organizations.

Due to the high diversity of concepts, the complexity of systems involved and the heterogeneity of stakeholders, a methodological foundation is crucial to the success of digitization. Therefore, the workshop “Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture” integrates business with technological themes and applies methodical and engineering principles to the design of Digital Enterprise Architectures (EA). It strives for deriving the EA from the enterprise goals and strategy and aligning it with the enterprise resources. The workshop embraces concepts from Computer Science, Business Information Systems, and Business Administration.

Goal of the Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to identify challenges from digitization for enterprises and organizations and to advance Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture to cope with these challenges. The workshop shall identify and develop concepts and methods that assist the engineering and the management of digital enterprise architectures and the software systems supporting them.

Themes of the workshop

To achieve the goals of the workshop the following themes of research shall be pursued:

  • Methods for Engineering Digital Enterprises
  • Frameworks for the Design of Digital Enterprise Architectures
  • Alignment of the enterprise goals and strategies with the digital enterprise architecture
  • Design approaches for digital enterprise architecture
  • Architectural patterns for service-orientation, cloud-computing, big data, mobile or the internet of things
  • Mapping of digital enterprise architecture to cloud-based enterprise resources and big data
  • Management of digital enterprise architecture
  • Domain-specific application architectures
  • Architecture Management for the digitization of business models and business processes
  • Impact of digitization on society and economy
  • Security in Digital Architectures

Program 2016

09:00 – 10:30 First Session: Chair Rainer Schmidt

Welcome (Rainer Schmidt)

Rogier Van de Wetering and Rik Bos: A meta-framework for Efficacious Adaptive Enterprise Architectures

Alfred Zimmermann, Rainer Schmidt, Kurt Sandkuhl, Dierk Jugel, Justus Bogner and Michael Möhring: Multi-Perspective Digitization Architecture for the Internet of Things

09:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Second Session: Chair Alfred Zimmermann

Barbara Keller, Laura Di Pietro, Michael Möhring, Martina Toni and Rainer Schmidt: Data-Centered Platforms in Tourism: Advantages and Challenges for Digital Enterprise Architecture

Lars Brehm and Barbara Klein: Applying the Research on Product-Service Systems to Smart and Connected Products


[1] Rainer Schmidt and others, ‘Digitization –  Perspectives for Conceptualization’ (Taormina, Italy, 2015).

[2] Rainer Schmidt and others, ‘Digitization –  Perspectives for Conceptualization’ (Taormina, Italy, 2015).

[3] S. L. Vargo and R. F. Lusch, ‘Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for Marketing’, Journal of Marketing, 68.1 (2004), 1–17.