Modelling Symposium
         Co-located with

          Jaipur, India,
         February, 2017

Prof. Erik Proper


Head of Academic Affairs
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Title of the talk: Integrated Modelling Landscapes – What is realistic?
Abstract: This presentation aims to explore some of the promises and challenges of integrated modelling landscapes. One can observe how, during an enterprise and / or informations systems (re)engineering effort, a wide range of models is produced. This typically includes, strategy models, value models, service models, (business) process models, application architectures, etc. This results in a rather heterogenous and disconnected modelling landscape. One can also see the potential benefits of having a more explicitly managed / ensured integration between these models, and their associated modelling languages. It brings the potential of more coherence, consistency, and transparency. Such anticipated benefits also act as important drivers towards the creation of standards such as UML and ArchiMate. Potentially, such standardisation and integration indeed results in a more integrated modelling landscape.
Bio: Prof.dr. Henderik A. Proper, Erik to friends, is Head of Academic Affairs of at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in Luxembourg, and senior research manager within IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department of LIST. He also holds a chair in Information Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Furthermore, he chairs the Enterprise Engineering research network involving researchers from a.o. these two institutions. Erik has a mixed background, covering a variety of roles in both academia and industry. His professional passion is the further development of the field of enterprise engineering and enterprise architecture. His long experience in teaching and coaching a wide variety of people enables him to involve and engage others in this development. He has co-authored several journal papers, conference publications and books. His main research interests include enterprise architecture, enterprise engineering, enterprise modelling, systems theory, business/IT alignment and conceptual modelling.

Prof. Ulrich Frank

Invited talk#1

Chair of Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling
University of Duisburg-Essen

Title of the talk: Designing Models and Dashboard Systems for IT Management. Prospects of Multilevel Modeling and Software Development
Abstract: In the past, IT management was primarily focussed on technical aspects of IT infrastructures. In recent years, more and more organizations became aware of the pivotal relevance their IT infrastructures has for staying competitive. Therefore, IT managers are expected to not only provide IT services, but also to justify investments and costs with respect to the benefit the IT creates. On the one hand this responsibility demands for methods that allow for reducing the complexity of both, the IT infrastructure and the business. On the other hand, it is required accounting for interdependencies between these two areas. Enterprise architectures or enterprise models address this task by integrating models of the IT infrastructure and of enterprise software systems with models of the organizational action system. This talk will at first describe principle challenges of designing and (re-) using languages for enterprise modeling and outline why a multilevel language architecture is suited to cope with these challenges. Against this background, specific requirements of modeling for IT management will be looked at in more detail. It will then be shown how a multilevel language architecture does not only enable to satisfy these demands, but also to develop powerful tools to support IT management that are based on a common representation of models and code.
BIO: Ulrich Frank holds the chair of Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling at the Institute of Computer Science and Business Information Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His main research topic is enterprise modelling, i.e. the development and evaluation of modelling languages, methods and corresponding tools. In recent years, he focused especially on multilevel DSMLs and corresponding tools. Further areas of research include method engineering, models at run time, methods for IT management and research methods.

Dr. R K Amit

Invited talk#2

Department of Management Studies
IIT Madras

Title of the talk: Modeling Cooperation
Abstract: In various multiagent settings, agents can increase their payoffs by cooperating—forming coalitions to pool their efforts and resources to achieve an efficient outcome. The is true for situations when the agents have shared collective goals (group-mode cooperation), as well as for selfish agents when the agents cooperate to increase their own payoffs (individual-mode cooperation). The talk will present the state-ofthe-art modeling of both types of cooperation, and the research directions, especially in cooperation with externalities and overlaps.
BIO: Dr. R K Amit is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. His main research and teaching interests are in game theory and decision theory, and their applications in operations management. He completed his both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at IIT Kanpur and Doctorate degree from IISc Bangalore. His research has published in European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, International Journal of Production Economics, International Game Theory Review.