Workshop on

Engineering e-Business Systems

17-18th July 2001

hosted by

The Computing Laboratory, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Index | Programme | Speaker Biographies | Abstracts | Registration & Accomodation | Transport | Joining Instructions

*** copies of slides now available from Abstracts page***

*** Report on Future Trends Panel now available ***


Enterprises now rely on successful e-busines systems to implement their business strategies. A smart business idea converted into a global internet service may conquer the business world swiftly and reconfigure a whole business sector. Take Napster or B2B-marketplaces as examples. Ideally, e-business systems should be reliable, secure, scalable and adaptable. They should meet business needs and be delivered and evolved on a timescale that allows business opportunities to be fully exploited.

The premise of this workshop is that systems fall far short of this ideal. Its goals are twofold: to identify the problems underlying this premise, and explore potential solutions. To this end, the workshop brings together distinguished industrial and academic speakers, to present their experiences and ideas and to lead discussion amongst workshop participants. Speakers include:

Chris Winter Senior Consultant IT Architect, IBM Global Services The e-business project lifecycle - first hand experiences Tuesday am
Steve Cook Technical Director, IBM B2C Practice and Visiting Professor at UKC Model-driven approaches to large-scale e-business system development Tuesday am
Andrew Watson Technical Director, The Object Management Group Model Driven Architecture - coping with multiple platforms Tuesday pm
John Daniels Senior Consultant, Syntropy Ltd. From requirements to components Tuesday pm
Alan Cameron Wills Technical Director of Trireme International Ltd. and Visiting Professor at UKC XP meets UML Tuesday pm
Yves Deswarte Directeur de Recherche, LAAS/CNRS MAFTIA: a European project for dependable internet applications despite intrusions and accidental faults Wednesday am
Nigel Edwards HP Internet Security Solutions Division Practical application of secure operating systems in E-business Wednesday am
Morris Sloman Professor and Head of Distributed Software Engineering, Imperial College London Security policy and trust in internet applications Wednesday am
Derek Coleman Chief Technologist of RosettaNet (on loan from HP) and Visiting Professor at UKC The evolution of B2B standards: the survival of the fittest Wednesday pm
Keith Bennett Professor of Computer Science, University of Durham Panel: future trends Wednesday pm
Wolfgang Emmerich Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University College London Panel: future trends Wednesday pm
Jose Fiadeiro ATX Software and University of Lisbon Panel: future trends Wednesday pm
Stuart Kent Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, UKC Panel: future trends Wednesday pm

Registration and Accommodation

Registration can be completed online using the workshop registration form, which also allows participants to book accommodation on campus. Instructions are also provided on how to register by post or fax.


The workshop is being held at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Canterbury is a beautiful cathedral city, at the heart of the County of Kent, the so-called "Garden of England". It is south east of London and near to Ashford, with its international Eurostar train connections through the channel tunnel.

For details of the location of Canterbury see the location maps, and for the university see the campus guide. For more information about the City and local attractions, visit the City of Canterbury's website. Further information on transport is available here.


The workshop is being organised by the Software and Systems Engineering Group, in the Computing Laboratory at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. For more information contact:

Dr Stuart Kent
Computing Laboratory
University of Kent at Canterbury
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF, UK
Tel: +44 1227 827753
Fax: +44 1227 762811

Dr Rogerio de Lemos
Computing Laboratory
University of Kent at Canterbury
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF, UK
Tel: +44 1227 823628
Fax: +44 1227 762811