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From: Kuldar Taveter <kuldar@csse.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:49:26 +1000
Message-ID: <468883D6.3000308@cs.mu.oz.au>
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There are FIVE DAYS LEFT until the submission deadline for VORTE 2007!
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The 3rd International Workshop on
VOCABULARIES, ONTOLOGIES AND RULES FOR THE ENTERPRISE
(VORTE 2007)

http://oxygen.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/VORTE/

In conjunction with the 11th IEEE International
EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)
"The Enterprise Computing Conference"
http://edoc.mitre.org/

15-19 October 2007, Annapolis, Maryland, USA


Selected papers accepted to the workshop to be invited for a
SPECIAL ISSUE in Elsevier’s ISI-indexed INFORMATION SYSTEMS journal
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infosys/
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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules are key components of a
model-driven approach to enterprise computing in a networked economy.
VORTE 2007 is the third workshop associated with an EDOC conference that
intends to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as
philosophical ontology, enterprise modelling, information systems,
Semantic Web, Model-Driven Architecture (MDA), business rules, and
business processes. The goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that
foundational and domain ontologies play in the conceptual development
and implementation of next generation tools for enterprise computing.
Since enterprise vocabularies and ontologies, as well as business rules
do not exist in isolation but serve to support business processes, THIS
YEAR WE ARE PLANNING TO PUT SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON BUSINESS PROCESS
MODELLING AND MANAGEMENT.

THEMES AND TOPICS

The workshop contributions will be organized along four major thematic
areas, under which the following topics of interest will be included,
but not limited to:

* Conceptual Modelling
- Business Vocabularies, Terminologies, and Taxonomies
- Ontological Approaches to Content and Knowledge Management
- Enterprise Information Integration and Interoperability
- Service Taxonomies and Service Registries (for example, UDDI-related
research)
- Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modelling
- Languages for Conceptual Modelling (for example, OWL and UML)
- Agent-Oriented Conceptual Modelling
* Business Rules and Business Process Semantics
- Semantic Web Services
- Service Ontologies (for example, research related to OWL-S)
- Business Rule Languages and Components
- Rule-based Approaches to Web Service Policies and Choreographies
- Ontologies for Business Process Management
- Agent-based Business Rule and Process Management
- Business Process Modelling and Execution Languages (for example, BPMN
and BPML)
* Ontologies for Enterprise Computing
- Foundational Ontologies and Enterprise Computing
- Ontological Evaluation of Enterprise Systems
- Ontologies for Interoperability of Enterprise Systems
- Ontology-based Enterprise Architectures
- Ontology-based Software Engineering for Enterprises
- Enterprise Components’ Modelling
* Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approaches to Enterprise Computing
- Modelling and Architecture Frameworks
- Domain Engineering
- Domain-specific Business Information and System Engineering
- Transformation between MDA layers

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
program committee. Submissions should be 6 to 8 pages long and MUST use
the two-column format of IEEE conference proceedings, which is
referenced on the workshop's web site, and include the authors’ name,
affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be submitted in the PDF
format using EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/VORTE2007. Authors
will be notified about the decision by the program committee by the 11th
of August 2007. At least one author of each accepted paper must
participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2007
Workshops will be published after the workshop with its own ISBN in the
IEEE Digital Library (pending approval by IEEE), which is accessible by
IEEE Xplore.

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE

A selection of the best papers accepted to the workshop and presented
there will be invited to the special issue of Elsevier ISI-indexed
Information Systems journal (subject to the second round of
peer-review).

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission: JULY, 7 2007
Author notifications: August 11, 2007
Camera-ready: August 20, 2007
Workshop: October 15, 2007

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Kuldar Taveter

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Dragan Gasevic

School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University
(SFU), Canada

STEERING COMMITTEE

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), ISTC-CNR,
Trento, Italy

Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Uwe Assmann, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christoph Bussler, BEA Systems, Inc., USA
Robert Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Joerg Evermann, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Fred Fonseca, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Fred Freitas, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Hele-Mai Haav, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of
Technology, Estonia
Terry Halpin, Neumont University, USA
Martin Hepp, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Mustafa Jarrar, STARLAB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, UK
Andrey Naumenko, Triune Continuum Enterprise, Switzerland
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Paula Patranjan, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Peter Rittgen, University of Borås, Sweden
Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Marcus Spies, University of Munich, Germany
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Andre Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA
Csaba Veres, The Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia

CONTACT

To contact the workshop organizers, please send an e-mail to
vorte2007@easychair.org


Best regards,

Kuldar Taveter, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Australia
Homepage: http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~kuldar/
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