AppEER 2013 was co-located with the CAiSE 2013 conference held from June 17-21 2013, in Valencia, Spain. 

Information systems are used in enterprises to support the human actors in their activities. Essentially, information systems amplify human information processing capabilities. When engineering such information systems one must therefore do so in full alignment with their human / organizational contexts. This involves the coherent engineering of a socio-technical system. Studying the engineering of such socio-technical systems has resulted in a wide range of disciplines, including Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Modeling, Enterprise Transformation, Business Engineering, Organizational Engineering, etc. As the overarching term we use will Enterprise Engineering (EE). 

The goal of this workshop is to provide a common platform for discussion and presentation of original work that describe the usage of different research approaches, such as: design science, interpretivism, positivism, criticism, etc., for doing EE research. By doing so, we want to create a stage, to organize and access its research approach knowledge base better. 
Moreover, the intended audience should involve people who have the ambition to bring "engineering rigour" to the design/development/creation of enterprises and their information-systems. Basically, how organisations currently deal/grapple with the task of designing/evolving themselves and their-ISs; how they currently use engineering-ish approaches in this; and how the design of engineering methods/techniques/approaches used to do/improve EE (e.g. this would involve design science)? Therefore, we encourage scholars and practitioners to submit, present and discuss their insights of different research approaches in their studies in the field of EE.

Workshop co-chairs

  • Wolfgang Molnar, CRP Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Khaled Gaaloul, CRP Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Advisory Board
  • Henderik Proper, CRP Tudor, Luxembourg and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Ulrich Frank, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
The proceedings with the accepted papers are included in the LNBIP series of Springer.