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EMISA 2016 - October 3-5, 2016
Vienna, Austria

7th International Workshop on
Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures

EMISA 2016

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The registration fee for EMISA members is 50 Euro, for non-members 150 Euro. You can also choose to become a member and pay the reduced price.

For a convenient stay next to the WU Campus, we recommend Austria Trend Hotel Messe Prater and Motel One Wien-Prater.








Process Execution

MON, 3 Oct, 9h - 10h30

Daniel Lübke and Tammo van Lessen

Modeling Test Cases in BPMN for Behavior-Driven Development



Dirk Fahland, Xixi Lu, Marijn Nagelkerke and Dennis van de Wiel

Discovering Interacting Artifacts from ERP Systems



Thomas Wagner and Daniel Moldt

Revisiting Workflow Interactions for Petri Net-Based Agents



Dirk Fahland, Andreas Meyer, Pufahl Luise, Kimon Batoulis and Mathias Weske

Automating Data Exchange in Process Choreographies


Coffee Break



PhD Research Proposals

MON, 3 Oct, 11h - 12h30

Nicolas Pflanzl

Gameful Business Process Modeling



Alexander Herwix

A Game Theoretic Perspective on Business Processes



Philipp Waibel

Elastic Process Optimization and Scheduling in the Cloud


Lunch Break



Modeling & Specification

MON, 3 Oct, 13h30 - 15h30

Dora Ori

Towards Detecting Misalignment Symptoms: An Alignment Perspective-Driven Architecture-Matching Framework



Henrik Leopold, Jan Mendling and Oliver Günther

Learning from Quality Issues of BPMN Models from Industry



Judith Michael and Heinrich C. Mayr

The Process of Creating a Domain Specific Modelling Method



Michael Fellmann, Novica Zarvic, Dirk Metzger and Agnes Koschmider

Requirements Catalog for Business Process Modeling Recommender Systems



Chiara Di Francescomarino, Chiara Ghidini and Marco Rospocher

Evaluating Wiki Collaborative Features in Ontology Authoring


Coffee Break




MON, 3 Oct, 16h - 17h30

David Knuplesch and Manfred Reichert

A Visual Language for Modeling Multiple Perspectives of Business Process Compliance Rules



Claudio Di Ciccio, Han van der Aa, Cristina Cabanillas, Jan Mendling and Johannes Prescher

Detecting Flight Trajectory Anomalies and Predicting Diversions in Freight Transportation



Michael Fellmann and Andrea Zasada

State-of-the-art of Business Process Compliance Approaches: A Survey



Christoph Czepa, Huy Tran, Uwe Zdun, Thanh Tran, Erhard Weiss and Christoph Ruhsam

Plausibility Checking of Formal Business Process Specifications in Linear Temporal Logic


MON, 3 Oct, 17h30 - 19h

Leitungsgremium EMISA

Sitzung des Leitungsgremiums


MON, 3 Oct, 19h

All participants

Dinner Schweizerhaus im Prater Wien

Process Analysis & Design

TUE, 4 Oct, 9h - 10h30

Stefan Schönig, Cristina Cabanillas, Stefan Jablonski and Jan Mendling

A Framework for Efficiently Mining the Organisational Perspective of Business Processes



Arik Senderovich, Matthias Weidlich, Liron Yedidsion, Avigdor Gal, Avishai Mandelbaum, Sarah Kadish, Craig A. Bunnell

Conformance Checking and Performance Improvement in Scheduled Processes: A Queueing-Network Perspective



Kathrin Figl and Jan Recker

Process Innovation as Creative Problem-Solving: An Experimental Study of Textual Descriptions and Diagrams



Agnes Koschmider and Stefanie Speidel

Predictive Behavior Analysis for Smart Environments


Coffee Break




TUE, 4 Oct, 11h - 12h30

Alexander Nolte, Eike Bernhard, Jan Recker, Fabian Pittke and Jan Mendling

Repeated Use of Process Models: The Impact of Artifact, Technological and Individual Factors



Boudewijn Van Dongen, Josep Carmona and Thomas Chatain

Alignment-based Quality Metrics in Conformance Checking



Andreas Rogge-Solti, Arik Senderovich, Matthias Weidlich, Jan Mendling and Avigdor Gal

In Log and Model We Trust?



Thomas Reschenhofer, Manoj Bhat, Adrian Hernandez-Mendez and Florian Matthes

Lessons Learned in Aligning Data and Model Evolution in Collaborative Information Systems


Lunch Break




TUE, 4 Oct, 13h30 - 14h30

Jan vom Brocke

10 Principles of Good Business Process Management (Keynote)


TUE, 4 Oct, 14h30 - 15h30

Hajo A. Reijers

Measuring the Organizational Impact of IT Innovations (Keynote)


Coffee Break




TUE, 4 Oct, 16h - 17h30

To be announced



Keynotes: Jan vom Brocke and Hajo A. Reijers

Jan vom Brocke
Jan vom Brocke (University of Liechtenstein)
10 Principles of Good Business Process Management
Abstract: Will Business Process Management still be present in five years time? Many organizations have been disappointed with the results BPM projects have delivered. New concepts are already on the horizon, such as business innovation, business transformation, and alike. Will these concepts replace BPM? This would be massive loss, considering the 20 to 30 years of research and practice in the field. Are we starting over again learning the foundations of new concepts even though these concepts also strongly relate to processes? Business process management has established as a matured discipline. It provides well-proven methods that build the core to master contemporary and future challenges in management. However, BPM has to develop, and it is often reduced to originating areas such as process modeling and workflow management systems. We believe that BPM failure is largely founded in the fact that the view on BPM is too limited and that essential principles of good process management are not considered. We therefore set out identifying principles of good BPM. We suggest that following basic principles, BPM is more likely to be successful. Considering these principles, BPM can provide a solid set of capabilities essential to master contemporary and future challenges, including business innovation and transformation as mentioned above. For academia, these principles are essential to further shape BPM as an academic discipline and to prove its value for economy and society.
Bio: Jan vom Brocke is head of the BPM group in Liechtenstein. He is Professor of Information Systems, the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management, Director of the Institute of Information Systems, Founder and Co-Director of the International Master Program in IT and Business Process Management, Director of the PhD Program in Information and Process Management, and Vice President Research and Innovation at the University of Liechtenstein. Jan has conducted over 300 studies in the area of IT and BPM, published in renowned outlets, including MIS Quarterly (MISQ), the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), and the Business Process Management Journal (BPMJ). He has authored and edited 29 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process Management, BPM: Driving Innovation in a Digital World and Green BPM: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Jan is an invited speaker and trusted advisor on BPM serving many organizations around the world. See Jan`s website for more information:
Hajo A. Reijers
Hajo A. Reijers (VU Amsterdam)
Measuring the Organizational Impact of IT Innovations
Abstract: The rate at which new IT solutions appear is unprecedented. Still, while they may be impressive from a technological perspective, it is often less clear what their bottom-line contribution is to the improvement of organizational performance. In this research keynote, I will explain an entirely new method to approach this issue and actually measure the impact. This method embraces simulation as a technique to neutralize the effects of developments that take place in parallel to the introduction of a new IT solution within a certain organizational context. I will illustrate how this method works through a study on workflow management systems, which was carried out for a period of over a decade. The illustration also shows the importance of additional, follow-up analyses that are more qualitative in nature. The talk should be of interest to any researcher who is concerned with demonstrating the value of organization-wide IT innovations.
Bio: Hajo Reijers is a full-time professor in Business Informatics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He also holds a part-time, full professorship in Business Process Technologies at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and teaches at the TIAS Business School in the Operational Excellence program. He is interested in both the organizational and technological sides of BPM topics, such as process modeling, workflow technology, process mining, and BPR. On these topics, he published over 150 scientific papers, chapters in edited books, and articles in professional journals. More information can be found on Hajo Reijers can be followed as @profBPM on Twitter.





The strategic importance of enterprise modeling has been recognized by an increasing number of companies and public agencies. Enterprise modeling delivers the ‘blueprints’ for co-designing and aligning business and enterprise information systems such that they complement each other in an optimal way. As example consider the support of business processes by process-aware information systems. Achieving such interplay requires a multi-perspective approach taking organizational, economic, and technical aspects into account. In a world of cloud, social and big data, additional challenges for enterprise modeling and the design of information systems architectures are introduced, e.g., in respect to the design of data-driven processes or processes enabling cross-enterprise collaboration.

To deal with these challenges, a close cooperation of researchers from different disciplines such as information systems, business informatics, and computer science will be required.

Subject and Topics

EMISA 2016 is the seventh international workshop in a series that provides a key forum for researchers and practitioners in the fields of enterprise modeling and the design of information system (IS) architectures. The workshop series emphasizes a holistic view on these fields, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate business processes, business people and information technology. EMISA 2016 will provide an international forum to explore new avenues in enterprise modeling and the design of IS architectures by combining the contributions of different schools of Information Systems, Business Informatics, and Computer Science.

The EMISA 2016 workshop is open for a broad range of subjects and welcomes scientific submissions as well as experience papers on enterprise modeling and information systems architectures.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise modeling: languages, methods, tools
  • Patterns for enterprise modeling and information systems architectures
  • Model life cycle management and model evolution
  • Model configuration and management of model variants
  • Model quality: metrics, case studies, experiments
  • Process modeling and process-aware information systems
  • Collaborative enterprise modeling
  • Model-driven architectures and model-driven IS development
  • Component- and service-oriented software architectures
  • Service engineering and evolution
  • Service composition, orchestration and choreography
  • Complex event processing and event-driven architectures
  • Human aspects in enterprise modeling
  • Modeling social information and innovation networks
  • Information systems in the cloud
  • Mobile enterprise services
  • Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and beyond


The workshop is organized by the GI Special Interest Group on Design Methods for Information Systems (GI-SIG EMISA, which provides a forum for researchers from various disciplines who develop and apply methods to support the analysis and design of information systems.


EMISA 2016 will take place at WU Vienna at the Galerie in the LC building (LC 0.004). You will find the Galerie on the ground floor of the LC building on the right side. The new and modern WU campus is directly located next to Prater park in the heart of Vienna. Wikipedia on the WU Campus. The campus can be easily reached within 30 minutes from the airport using train or bus connections.


Submission of Research Talk Proposals

EMISA 2016 invites proposals for scientific talks of international excellence. Eligible are proposal submissions that are based on published or accepted papers from international conferences or journals. Proposals can be submitted according to the following format:

  • Submit the abstract of your talk as a short paper of 4 pages plus the PDF of the original paper including information where it was accepted or published.
  • Proposals will be prioritized by the program committee based on their topical fit to the workshop and the reputation of the publication outlet of the corresponding paper. Based on this assessment, a selection will be made.
  • Authors of selected proposals are then required:
    • to register for the EMISA workshop,
    • to submit a short paper with the title “[original title] (extended abstract)” that summarizes the original paper, and
    • to present their paper at EMISA 2016.

All short papers have to strictly follow the formatting guidelines of LNI. Template and explanations can be found at Submissions have to be made via All short papers will be published as electronic CEUR proceedings and in the next print edition of EMISA Forum.

Submit your Proposal

Submission of PhD Research Proposals

EMISA 2016 invites PhD students to submit research proposals. There will be a dedicated slot in the program to discuss PhD research proposals including the current status and the further plan of the research work. Proposals can be submitted according to the following format:

  • Submit the research proposal of four pages in LNI format
  • Proposals will be prioritized by the program committee based on the originality of the described research, its potential for advancing the field, and whether the work is at a stage where the PhD candidate can benefit from participation in the consortium.
  • Authors of selected proposals are then required:
    • to register for the EMISA workshop
    • to submit a final version of four pages of their proposal, and
    • to present their proposal at EMISA 2016

All short papers have to strictly follow the formatting guidelines of LNI. Template and explanations can be found at Submissions have to be made via All short papers will be published as electronic CEUR proceedings and in the next print edition of EMISA Forum.

Submit your Proposal

Important dates

Submission of proposals

Notification of acceptance

Final version of short paper (LNI 4 pages) due



Local Organization Chair

Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee

  • Jörg Desel, Fernuniversität in Hagen
  • Dirk Fahland, TU Eindhoven
  • Michael Fellmann, University of Rostock
  • Stefan Klink, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
  • Agnes Koschmider, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
  • Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany
  • Henrik Leopold, VU Amsterdam
  • Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
  • Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg
  • Markus Nüttgens, Universität Hamburg
  • Andreas Oberweis, Universitaet Karlsruhe
  • Hansjuergen Paul, Institut Arbeit und Technik
  • Henderik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
  • Stefan Strecker, Fernuniversität in Hagen
  • Gottfried Vossen, ERCIS Muenster
  • Barbara Weber, ITU Copenhagen
  • Matthias Weidlich, HU Berlin
  • Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam