Conference is the primary
annual event focusing on the convergence of the paradigms, technologies and
methods involved in enterprise computing. EDOC
is the tenth event in the series
of conferences, which since 1997
brought together leading researchers, policy makers, architects and
practitioners from academia, industry and government to discuss enterprise
computing challenges, models and solutions.
Today the creation, operation and
evolution of enterprise computing systems raise concerns that range from
high-level requirements and policy modelling through to the deployment of
specific implementation technologies and paradigms, and involve a wide (and ever
growing) range of methods, models, tools and technologies. They also cover a
broad spectrum of vertical domains and industry segments, from electronic and
mobile commerce to real-time business applications for the extended enterprises,
e.g., business processes integration, management, execution and monitoring.
The EDOC Conference emphasizes the
integration and management of enterprise computing research and development
results, fostering an enterprise and social organizational engineering approach
that can address and relate business, application, middleware and technical
levels. The themes of openness and distributed computing, based on services,
components and objects, provide a useful and unifying conceptual thread for this
The first EDOC conference took place
in 1997 on the Gold Coast, Australia. The aim was to focus on topics related to
the Enterprise Viewpoint of the Open Distributed Processing (ODP) standard for
which there were no conferences at the time. EDOC
1997 was hosted by the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC),
an Australian Cooperative Research Centre, founded through Commonwealth
Government's CRC Programme, in 1992. The General Chair of the conference was Dr.
Zoran Milosevic, who is currently serving on the Steering Committee of this
conference. Following the huge success of the first event, it was decided to
hold a subsequent conference (EDOC 1998)
in La Jolla, USA, hosted by MCI Systemhouse and chaired by Dr. Cris Kobryn.
EDOC 1999 then went on to Europe; hosted
by the University of Mannheim and Fraunhofer Institute (General Chairs were
Prof. Colin Atkinson and Prof. Martin Schader). This established the pattern for
successive events. EDOC 2000 was hosted
by Fujitsu Labs (General Chair was Dr. Sanya Uehara) in Japan; while
crossed the Pacific to Seattle where it was hosted by Boeing (General Chair was
Dr. Guijun Wang). EDOC
2002 went to Europe again in 2001, being
hosted by EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (General Chair was Prof. Alain Wegmann).
was hosted by DSTC again in Brisbane, Australia (General Chair was Prof. Keith
Duddy) and EDOC
2004 was held in Monterey, US, hosted by
University of Alabama at Birmingham (General Chair was Prof. Barrett Bryant).
was hosted by the University of Twente, The Netherlands (General Chairs were
Prof. Marten J. van Sinderen, Prof. Maarten W.A. Steen and Prof. Marc M.