[AISWorld] Call for papers 12th International Workshop On Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO), VUA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gordijn, J. j.gordijn at vu.nl
Thu Oct 19 14:46:11 EDT 2017

Call for papers 12th International Workshop On Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO), VUA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See also: https://vmbo2018.e3value.com/

Special theme: Value-aware design of information systems

Increasingly, information systems have a business and consumer value aspect. For example, end-user services such as Netflix and Spotify actually are information systems that produce economic value directly. In this edition of VMBO, we are seeking contributions that discuss the influence of new business insights (e.g. service-dominant logic) on information system design and the other way around.
The importance of modelling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. Two recognized enterprise modelling approaches are value modelling and business ontologies. Business ontologies provide abstract descriptions of enterprises in their business context, focusing on what is needed to create and transfer value. Value modelling is a business modelling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks. Business ontology and value modelling research is conducted using instruments like REA (Resources, Events, Agents), the Business Model Canvas, the e3value tool set, VDML and the Enterprise Engineering framework.

The goals of the VMBO workshop series are to bring together researchers with an interest in value modelling and business ontology in order to present and discuss the current state of enterprise or business modelling and to identify key areas for further research. The theme of this year's workshop is value aware design of information system, but other papers are welcome as well.

If you are interested in joining, please submit a paper in the following categories:
* full paper (maximum of eight pages), which describes original research contributions, present problems or challenges encountered in practice or report industrial cases and practices;
* short discussion paper (maximum of four pages), which describe your main ideas. We encourage you to focus on ideas in progress for which you would like to get feedback from other workshop participants.

Full papers will be published with CEUR proceedings. Also, the best full papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of Organisational Design & Enterprise Engineering (Springer). We also support the submission of VMBO papers (both short and full) afterwards to a special issue of a journal, e.g. the Journal of Applied Ontology (JAO) or the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA).

Note that papers submitted as short papers will be reviewed only marginally. The program committee will use the papers to put together a final program; the aim is to accommodate all relevant papers with sufficient quality.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
* Service ontology for business
* Service-oriented view of business ontology
* Enterprise Engineering
* Business modelling of service exchanges
* Value modelling fundamentals
* Value modelling applications and experiences
* Business ontology fundamentals
* Business ontology applications and experiences
* Role of value modelling in enterprise architecture
* Ontology-driven enterprise system development
* Ontology-aware enterprise systems
* Pragmatic Web Ð theory and applications
* Ontological representations of aggregated data
* Business ontology / value models for auditing
* Business ontology / value models for managerial decision making
* Business ontology / value models for strategy exploration
* Business ontology / value models for business process management

Important dates
* Jan 7, 2018 Paper submission deadline
* Jan 21, 2018 Notification of acceptance
* Feb 7, 2018 Camera ready for full papers
* Feb 7, 2018 Registration deadline
* Feb 26-27, 2018 VMBO Workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

How to submit
Submit your paper preferably in PDF format and following the proceedings style of Springer LNCS on Easychair

The workshop is organized in cooperation with SIKS (Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems). SIKS-PhD-students can participate for free, but there is a limited number of seats available. SIKS PhD candidates are strongly encouraged to participate. They can include participation in the workshop in their educational program.

VMBO 2018 will be held at the VUA Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The VUA campus is just one train stop away from Schiphol airport. Moreover, the Thalys (international high speed train) also stops at Schiphol airport. There are hotels in the neighbourhood of the university campus (walking distance). If participants want to stay in the city centre in Amsterdam that is also possible. The VU campus can be reached by metro or tram from the city centre.

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