26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

NGEBIS 2014 - New Generation Enterprise And Business Innovation Systems


Innovation is one of the key enablers for European enterprises to compete in global markets, especially in difficult economic periods.

An innovation process is different from a ‘usual’ business process we find in an enterprise that is normally well defined in its plans, activities, committed resources, etc. Innovation needs a creative behaviour to address ‘wicked problems’, i.e., problems difficult to solve because of incomplete, fuzzy, changing requirements.

The NGEBIS workshop intends to address the area of Innovation Management Systems that have that operate in a fuzzy and ill-defined problem space to be systematically tackled by using existing information systems and information engineering methods. NGEBIS 2014 intends to contribute to the development of methods to be used in the implementation of a new generation of information systems dedicated to business innovation, with particular attention to networked enterprises.

Final Program





Keynote. Chair: P. Johannesson

Michele Missikoff 


New  Frontiers of Innovation Management Systems


Coffee Break



Session 1. Chair: B. Knoke



Fabrizio Smith, Emanuele Storti and Francesco Taglino

Towards Semantic Collective Awareness Platforms for Business Innovation


Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena and Emanuele Storti

Data Mart Reconciliation in Virtual Innovation Factories


Nesat Efendioglu, Vedran Hrgovcic, Ronald Quirchmayr and Robert Woitsch

Cooperative Decision Making in Virtual Enterprises


Lunch Break



Session 2. Chair: J. Eder



Maria Taramigkou, Fotis Paraskevopoulos, Efthimios Bothos, Dimitris Apostolou and Gregoris Mentzas

Leveraging user inspiration with microblogging-driven exploratory search


Cristina Cristalli and Daniela Isidori

A methodology for the set-up of a Virtual Innovation Factory platform


Session 3. Chair: F. Smith



Fernando Gigante Valencia, Ali Anil Sinaci and Anil Pacaci

Preparation of BIVEE Validation Activities in Furniture Industry


Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena, Emanuele Storti and Haotian Zhang

An ontology-based data exploration tool for Key Performance Indicators


Coffee Break



Panel – Moderator: Massimo Canducci. Panelists: J.Eder, D. Isidori, D. Apostolous, D. Kargiannis, B. Knoke

Issues and perspectives of Innovation Management Systems


End of NGEBIS ‘14




The NGEBIS’14 Workshop will feature the following sections:

Presentation oriented section, with peer reviewed scientific papers, to be included in the official CAiSE Workshops proceedings (Published in one volume in the Springer LNBIP series)

Demo and Poster section, with (a) demos of new tools and systems, (b) posters. The D&P papers will be published as CEUR-WS e-Proceedings.

Knowledge Panel, that will freely discuss the 3 most hot topics that will emerge during a 2 months Online Forum. The outcome of the discussion will be published in the CEUR-WS e-Proceedings.

Online Workshop Forum, for online discussion that starts 2  months before the workshop, aiming at debating about the 3 hottest issue among NGEBIS topics that will be selected for the Knowledge Panel to be held on site.


The following is a suggested, but not exhaustive, list of topics of interest for papers to submit.

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Process innovation
  • Mixed process & product innovation
  • Collaborative Awareness Platforms for Innovation
  • Innovation lifecycle, value driven innovation
  • Open innovation and innovation communities
  • Creativity and Ideas management
  • Joint goods service innovation
  • Innovation in SMEs and business ecosystems
  • Distributed and networked innovation
  • Creating routes from ideas and research to solutions implementation and take-up
  • Design thinking for information systems innovation
  • Product and service innovation
  • Service design as a means of delivering innovation
  • Matchmaking of innovation needs and innovative solutions
  • Intellectual Property Rights in Open Innovation
  • Innovation by servitization: service bundling to goods
  • Assessing innovation
  • Key Performance Indicators in innovation
  • Scouting of technology innovation to be embedded in products, services, and production processes
  • Case studies and examples of innovation management and best practices


All submissions must be formatted according to Springer Verlag LNCS style and uploaded using Easychair

The best workshop papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design.

Scientific papers

Scientific papers will be published in the official CAiSE Workshops proceedings (Springer LNBIP series). The submission must not exceed 12 pages, but the Program Committee may decide that a regular paper will be accepted as a short paper (6 pages maximum) rather than a regular paper.  Authors would be informed in such a case. 

Demo and Poster papers

Demo and Poster papers will be published in the CEUR-WS Online Proceedings. The submission must be from 5 to 8 pages.   

Important dates

Scientific Papers

  • Submission: 2 March 2014 (extended deadline)
  • Notification to authors: 17 March 2014
  • Camera Ready: 30 March 2014

Demo & poster papers

  • Submission: 25 April 2014 (extended deadline)
  • Notification to authors: 5 May 2014
  • Camera Ready: 23 May 2014

Organizing Committee

  • Michele Missikoff (Uni Polytechnic Marche, IT) - Chair
  • Johann Eder (AAU, AT) – Co-Chair
  • Paul Johanneson (KTH, SE) – Co-Chair

Contact email : leks.cnr@gmail.com

Program Committee

  • Arne Berre (SINTEF, NO)
  • Gash Bhullar (TANet, UK)
  • Massimo Canducci (Engineering, IT)
  • David Chen (UB1, FR)
  • Martine Collard (Univ. Ag, FR)
  • Claudia Diamantini (University Pol. Marche, IT)
  • Asuman Dogac (SDRC, TR)
  • Anders Hjalmarsson (Victoria Institute, SE)
  • Nenad Ivezic (NIST, USA)
  • Bernhard Katzy (LIACS, NL)
  • Larry Kerschberg (GMU, USA)
  • Peter Lindgren (Uni Aalborg, DK)
  • Leszek Maciaszek (WUE, PL)
  • Simon Schlosser (U. Skt. Gallen, CH)
  • Fabrizio Smith (CNR, IT)
  • Erich Schwarz (AAU, AT)
  • Janis Stirna (KTH, SE)
  • Francesco Taglino (CNR, IT)
  • Konstantinos Zachos (City Univ London, UK)
  • Martin Zelm (CIMOSA, DE)
  • (* pending)
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