The EDOC Conference is the primary annual event focusing on the convergence
of the paradigms, technologies and methods involved in enterprise computing.
EDOC 2005 is the ninth event in the successful series of conferences, which
since 1997 has brought together leading researchers, architects and
practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss enterprise computing
challenges 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, tools and technologies.
They also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains and industry segments, from
electronic and mobile commerce to real-time applications for the extended
enterprise, e.g., business activity monitoring.
The EDOC Conference emphasises the integration of enterprise computing
research and development results, fostering an enterprise engineering approach
that can address and relate business, application and middleware levels. The
themes of openness and distributed computing, based on services, components and
objects, provide a useful and unifying conceptual thread for this purpose.