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AEM 20171st International Workshop on Advanced Enterprise Modelling
Chair(s): Aurona Gerber, Knut Hinkelmann, Paula Kotze, Ulrich Reimer and Alta van der Merwe

APIS 20171st International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization in Information Systems (Cancelled)
IVM 20173rd International Workshop on Information Value Management - Challenges in an Area of Digitalisation and Big Data (Cancelled)

1st International Workshop on
Advanced Enterprise Modelling
 - AEM 2017

Paper Submission: February 23, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017 (expired)


Aurona Gerber
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Knut Hinkelmann
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern FHNW
Paula Kotze
South Africa
Ulrich Reimer
University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
Alta van der Merwe
University of Pretoria
South Africa

The operating environment of most organizations or enterprises today is increasingly complex and changing rapidly. Leading technology discussions today often refer to the emerging and disruptive technology trends that would dramatically alter our socio-technical and socio-economic landscape in the near future. Technologies, techniques and methodologies that can assist enterprises with not only positioning for disruptive environments but also harnessing of potential benefits provided by the fast changing operating environment, such as included in enterprise architecture and engineering, are increasingly important. A core component of any enterprise approach are the models that need to be developed in order to understand, organize, simulate, design, communicate, implement and integrate all aspects of the enterprise that are embodied in its elements (people, processes, applications, etc.), their relationships to each other and to the environment, and the principles guiding its design and evolution.

1st International Workshop on
Adaptation and Personalization in Information Systems
 - APIS 2017



Patrick Albers
ESEO - École Supérieure d'Électronique de l'Ouest
Oriana Licchelli
ESSCA, School of management
Isabel Seruca
Universidade Portucalense

During the last two decades, an intensive research activity has been developed around the two strategic paradigms of Adaptation and Personalization in numerous application domains such as education, e-commerce, health, tourism, advertising and social media.
Advanced information systems are typically designed to satisfy the average user. But a system may provide its services in different ways (e.g., with respect to presentation, filtering, ordering of the results). The aim of adaptation and personalization is to customize as much as possible a service or an application in order to increase its relevance. This customization should be done with as little human intervention as possible.
Adaptation is more general than personalization. On the one hand, adaptation relies on the notion of context (including static user profiles, additional inputs e.g. measures, sensors), and on the other hand, personalization is based on user-specific information (i.e. dynamic user profiles). The main goal of personalization is satisfying the needs and preferences of a specific user (or a specific group of users) of a particular information system.
Generally, an adapted and personalized system relies on a measurement infrastructure, which enables it to retrieve information in order to have a real representation of the user’s environment. With this information, the system should make decisions for personalizing the services. The concepts of user profiles, preferences, and more generally context are the centrepieces to achieve adaptation and personalization.
This workshop aims at fostering the further development of adaptation and personalization techniques and platforms, from measurement infrastructures to decision support within different application domains.

3rd International Workshop on
Information Value Management - Challenges in an Area of Digitalisation and Big Data
 - IVM 2017



Mouzhi Ge
Markus Helfert
Dublin City University

Recent advances in technology such as Internet of Things, Analytics and Big Data lead not only a technology revolution but also offer a magnitude of business benefits. With the arrival of Industry 4.0, the Big Data created within the Internet of Things is so enormous that it cannot be fully processed in conventional databases. Thus new challenges in an area of Digitalisation and Big Data have created opportunities to explore the information value using data analytics. In order to drive the next horizon of operational effectiveness, Big Data solutions are used to optimize business processes and reduce decision-making time etc.. Given the complex nature of the information, Big Data and IoT are demanded to address the interaction and flexibility issues among the new intelligent objects.

By providing increasing access to Data and advanced capabilities to analyse large amounts of data we need to re-examine the value contribution of insights and impacts these technologies offer to business. With this workshop we aim to provide an international forum that explores various business benefits of data and information. Information creates not only value in financial terms but also in terms of operational and strategic advantages. Thus exploring the value of information and its management is crucial to the success of world-leading organizations. The value of information can be determined by its importance to and the impact information has on the business operations such as decision making, strategy development or optimizing supply chains. However, the issue of how to manage the value of information is still challenging and research so far could only address limited aspects. It has been argued that if information result in enhanced business value, the focus needs to shift from project based cost/benefit analysis to managing the overall value creation of information. Furthermore, over the last decade a move from solely technical aspects to a combination of multiple contextual factors such as technology, sector, organizational culture, and management style can be observed. The information systems literature has consistently emphasized the need for alignment of information systems with organizational goals and strategies and its impact on organizational performance. One of the key challenges and subject of continuous debate focuses on how to achieve, measure, increase and manage information and the value it creates to organisations. It has been concern to researchers and management for many years and the difficulty in measuring less tangible benefits has been emphasized.