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First edition at PoEM 2023

29 November 2023, Vienna

We aim to foster a dialogue-driven workshop, encouraging submissions that showcase ongoing or planned research related to the workshop's themes. However, our call for submissions goes beyond the traditional academic papers, in order to broaden the community and eliminate unnecessary thresholds.

We are opening the call towards practitioners as well. If you have applied a model or approach in practice or have conducted a case study, we encourage you to submit your idea for a presentation, an extended abstract, or a whitepaper.

Call for contributions


We invite submissions of presentation ideas, encompassing topics, cases, or studies that are ongoing. Additionally, we welcome presentations about recently published papers in conference proceedings or journals (Published since 1 January 2022). We aim for a maximum of 7 slides, not including the title slide, agenda/structure of the presentation slide, references slide(s) and contact information slide.


For those working on a broader, less academic level, we invite you to submit a whitepaper of up to 5 pages that explains a concept, argues a point, or proposes a solution related to the workshop's themes.*

Extended Abstracts

If it's too early for a full paper on your study, we welcome extended abstracts of 1-2 pages that summarize your research's goals, methods, and perhaps preliminary findings.*

Position or Short Papers

We encourage submissions of position papers of up to 5 pages that present your viewpoint on a relevant issue or problem, or an innovative idea in the field of capability mapping. Short papers, presenting a study in a condensed manner, are encouraged as well.*

Full Papers

We absolutely do welcome traditional academic papers with a maximum of 10 pages that delve deeply into a particular area of capability mapping research.*

*all paper formats, including extended abstracts, should be submitted according to the CEUR-WS 1 column template. The exact format can be downloaded from

Workshop format and review of contributions

All contributions will be uploaded on the EasyChair platform. Each submission will be subjected to an evaluation process. Contributions will receive a basic review to ensure their relevance and clarity and receive feedback from the reviewers. Papers aiming to be published in the CEUR-WS proceedings, will be peer reviewed, as required by the CEUR preconditions for publishing (

Regardless of the submission type, our primary focus is on relevance to the workshop's themes and the clarity of the presentation, rather than the completeness or correctness of the research. Authors of accepted submissions, across all categories, will be invited to deliver a short presentation during the workshop (10 to 15 minutes), the duration of which will depend on the number of accepted submissions and allocated time slots.

The workshop sessions will be focused on discussing these presentations, providing feedback to the presenters, and generating ideas for future research. We will conclude with a plenary discussion, where we aim to collate the insights gathered from the presentations, fostering a shared understanding of enterprise capability and the technique of capability mapping. The goal of this discussion is to build a shared understanding of the concept of enterprise capability and the technique of capability mapping, uncovering common ground among varied perspectives. By embracing this inclusive approach, we aim to stimulate a collective conversation that will help shape the future direction of the community's work in defining and understanding capability mapping and its applications in various contexts.


The topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Ontological Understanding of Capabilities: Papers exploring the inherent nature, structure, and characteristics of capabilities, particularly in the context of Enterprise Architecture.

  • Development of a Capability Meta-model: Research delving into the development of a robust meta-model that serves as a framework for understanding, mapping, and implementing capabilities.

  • Defining Capabilities: Studies that propose or analyze various definitions of capabilities, with an aim to consolidate a standard definition that can be universally adopted in capability mapping practice.

  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Capability Mapping: Papers that explore the theoretical basis of capability mapping, its origins, evolution, and current standing within the realm of enterprise modeling.

  • Aligning Visions in Capability Mapping: Studies that propose ways to reconcile diverse research perspectives on capability mapping and strive for a common understanding that can guide future research.

  • Capabilities and Business Process Management: Papers that discuss the relationship between capabilities and business processes, and how understanding this relationship can enhance capability mapping.

  • Capability Mapping in Enterprise Architecture: Empirical studies that shed light on the application, impact, and challenges of capability mapping in the realm of Enterprise Architecture.

  • Capabilities in Business Transformations: Papers presenting case studies or experiences of capability mapping in guiding and implementing business transformations.

  • ESG Initiatives and Capabilities: Research that investigates the role, influence, and potential of capability mapping in driving and managing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives (e.g., sustainability analysis, ESG reporting, circularity analysis).

  • Capability Modelling in Practice: Studies that provide an in-depth look at how capability modelling is carried out in real-world situations, including the tools, techniques, and methodologies used.

  • Measuring the Impact of Capability Mapping: Papers that propose or analyze methods for assessing the impact and effectiveness of capability mapping in various contexts.

  • Overcoming Challenges in Capability Mapping: Case studies or research that focus on the practical difficulties faced in capability mapping and propose solutions or strategies to overcome these challenges.

  • Innovative Applications of Capability Mapping: Studies showcasing novel or highly effective applications of capability mapping in various domains or industries.

Intended outcomes

The intended outcome of the workshop will be two-fold:


Accepted short/position and full papers will be published in the online CEUR-WS proceedings (which is not mandatory, but rather an option offered to those who wish to formalize their contribution). This will provide a comprehensive documentation of the rigorous academic discourse and innovative ideas explored during the workshop. These proceedings will serve as a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in capability mapping, Enterprise Architecture, transformations, and ESG initiatives.

Workshop Report

We aim to co-create a workshop report post-event with the participants. This collaborative document will capture the nuanced discussions, key insights, and shared understanding developed during the workshop. Our objective is to collectively articulate a vision for Capability Mapping research, incorporating perspectives from both academia and industry. The report will aim to detail an aligned view of capability mapping's current state and its potential future trajectories, with the intent to serve as a future research agenda. The possibility of this report taking the form of a collaborative paper will be explored, ensuring its scholarly value and potential for wide distribution. The form should allow different parties to contribute, effectively underwriting the collective vision.

Important Dates

  • Workshop paper/contribution submission deadline: 20 September 2023, Extended deadline: 23/10/2023*

  • Workshop author notification: 11 October 2023*

  • Workshop author registration: 30 October 2023*

  • Workshop day: 29 November 2023

  • Workshop preface and camera-ready papers: 15 December 2023


*For the papers submitted after the original deadline, the notification and other key dates dates will be decided on an individual basis.​

Program Committee members

  • Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University

  • Rainer Schmidt, Hochschule München

  • Asif Gill, University of Technology Sydney

  • Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University

  • Dominik Bork, TU Wien

  • José Borbinha, Universidade de Lisboa

  • Martin Henkel, Stockholm University

  • Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University

  • Ben Roelens, Open University of the Netherlands

  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente

  • João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espirito Santo

  • Florian Matthes, Technical University of Munich

  • Rogier van de Wetering, Open University of the Netherlands


Emerging technology calls for a systemic view on military capability
Kent Andersson, Jan Lundberg, Janis Stirna
Green Enterprise Architecture (GREAN)—Leveraging EA for Environmentally Sustainable Digital Transformation
Niels Vandevenne
Can an Enterprise Model Help in Mapping Capabilities?
Ilia Bider, Erik Perjons
Modeling Competences in Enterprise Architecture: From Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes to Organizational Capabilities
Rodrigo Fernandes Calhau
A Synthesis of Diverse Business Capability Typologies and Classifications
Georgios Koutsopoulos
Discussion & active workshop session: On the definitions, Classifications and Typologies of Capabilities
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Discussion & active workshop session: Applications of Capabilities/Capability-Based Management & documenting these (45')
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Discussion & active workshop session: Future research agenda: a letter from the community (45')
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BUFFER for continuation of the active workshop
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BUFFER for continuation of the active workshop
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BUFFER for continuation of the active workshop
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