Organizing Committee

General Co-chairs

  • KJ Lin

    University of California, Irvine, USA

    Since 1993, KJ Lin has been a Professor in the EECS Department at the University of California, Irvine. He is an IEEE Fellow and Editor-In-Chief of the Springer journal on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications. He is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Software Publication Track of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering. He was the Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS) 2003-2011. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2002-2006, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, 1996-2000. He is a Principal Scientist of the Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center which is a collaborative effort between Intel and National Taiwan University for the development of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies. He has organized many international conferences, most recently as conference chairs of CEC 2012 and SOCA 2011, program vice-chairs of ICPP 2010 and ICPADS 2011. His research interest includes service-oriented computing, sensor systems, enterprise system middleware, real-time systems, and distributed computing.

  • Stéphane Marchand-Maillet

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Stéphane Marchand-Maillet is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College UK. He is the founding leader of the Viper Research group on Information Retrieval and Machine Learning. His research interests are related to Information Mining, Recommendation and Retrieval applied to Multimedia, Business and e-Learning data. He is involved in several international scientific committees, including as Chair of the Technical Committee 12 of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. He was general co-chair of the ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (ACM CIVR 2009) and ACM SIGIR Conference on R&D on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR 2010).

PC Co-chairs

  • Erik Proper

    Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

    Prof.dr. Henderik A. Proper, Erik to friends, is a senior research manager at the Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. He also holds a chair in Information Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Erik currently leads the Enterprise Engineering research team involving researchers from these two institutions. His Luxembourg based team works on three large FNR (Luxembourgish research funding agency) funded research projects. Erik is driven by the desire to create theories that work. Therefore, he has always mixed his work in academia with work in industry, by working for consultancy firms. He co-authored two books on enterprise architecture, and provided substantial contributions to two other books on this topic. Erik is one of the co-initiators of the development of the ArchiMate language for Enterprise Architecture. He is also an editor in-chief of a book series on Enterprise Engineering, published by Springer.

  • Jolita Ralyté

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Jolita Ralyté is senior researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Services Science at the University of Geneva. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne, France. The research areas of Jolita include situational method engineering, methods and tools for engineering information systems and services, information systems evolution and interoperability, requirement engineering, and services science. She recently co-authored a book on situational method engineering. Jolita is active in research coordination and organisation of scientific events. Currently she is Vice-Chair of the IFIP WG 8.1 and she has been involved in the organisation of many international conferences. In particular, she has served as Program Chair of CAiSE’12, General Chair of IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference ME’11 and Program Chair of IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference ME’07. Jolita is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Systems Modeling and Design and the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector.

Workshop Chair

  • Sybren de Kinderen

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Dr. Sybren de Kinderen (1982) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg and in extenso part of the FNR PEARL funded ee-team ( His research interests are mainly focused on the pragmatics of conceptual modeling techniques (modelling economics, purpose driven language design, etc.)
    Prior to his work as a postdoctoral researcher, Sybren did his PhD on the topic of “service bundling”. As indicated by the thesis’ title “Needs-driven service bundling in a multi-supplier setting – the computational e3-service approach” this work was largely interdisciplinary, in that it combined work from marketing (“needs-driven service bundling”) with work from computer science (“the computational e3-service approach”).

Publication Chair

  • Birgit Hofreiter

    Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    Birgit Hofreiter is head of the Informatics Innovation Center (i2c) of the Faculty of Informatics at Vienna University of Technology. After her PhD, Birgit spent two years as post doctoral research fellow at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) based on her research work in the field of inter-organisational systems which has been awarded with an Erwin Schrödinger grant (J2634-N15) by the Austrian Science Fund. Before she returned to Vienna, Birgit was assistant professor at the BPM Group at University of Liechtenstein. Birgit has a long time working experience in Business-to-Business and e-Government interoperability by working for the United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN/CEFACT) to develop standards and recommendations for interoperability used in inter-organizational projects. She has been on the organizing committee of several major e-business related conferences and is executive member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Business Informatics Systems (TC BIS). Additionally, Birgit is on the editorial board of community related journals and editor-in-chief of the IEEE Letter on Business Informatics.

Local Organization Chair

  • Hasmik Osipyan

    University of Geneva, Switzerland


Cap Gemini
Swiss National Science Foundation
Conference Univseritaire de Suisse Orientale
Republique et Canton de Genève
University of Geneva