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Dear colleagues,

we are proud to inform you that the 4th issue of the International Journal of Interoperability in Business 
Information Systems (IBIS) online. The 4th issue is a Special Issue on Information Modeling and Ontologies.

The IBIS-journal is available free of charge at 
http://www.ibis-journal.net

IBIS aims in exchanging and presenting research activities in the area of creating interoperability in business 
information systems.


You may download the full PDF of this issue on our website. All articles are published under the Digital Peer 
Publishing Licence. This ensures free distribution and it also guarantees the authors' rights that no content is 
modified or reused without citing the names of authors and holders of rights and the bibliographical 
information used. 


Summary
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IBIS is an academically peer reviewed online journal aiming at publishing high quality articles. IBIS aims in 
exchanging and presenting research activities in the area of creating interoperability in business information 
systems. Ambition of this journal is to get an overview of current research activities as well as to offer a broad 
discussion in selected areas of the interoperability of heterogeneous information systems. It is proposed to 
connect research experts from this domain and to exchange ideas and approaches. It is our goal to connect 
latest research results with real-world scenarios in order to increase interoperability in business information 
systems.


Content of issue 4
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Special Issue on Information Modeling and Ontologies
Guest Editors: Frank Teuteberg and Frederik Ahlemann

This special issue of the International Journal of Interoperability in Business Information Systems (IBIS) 
focuses on new approaches for making ontologies useful for information modelling, and vice versa. It 
especially presents advances in the evaluation and specification of information models with the help of 
ontologies and in the design and step-wise improvement of ontologies.

In total, we have received 12 papers. Four papers were selected after a double-blind review process (three 
reviews for each paper). Thus, the acceptance quote is 33 %.

The special issue begins with a contribution by Peter Fettke and Peter Loos of the Institute for Information 
Systems at the Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany. The authors evaluate Scheer’s reference 
model for production planning and control systems from an ontological point of view. Several ontological 
anomalies are found in Scheer’s reference model based on the evaluation by means of the 
Bunge-Wand-Weber-ontology. The obtained knowledge is useful for selecting, applying and extending 
Scheer’s reference model.

The second paper by Oliver Thomas and Michael Fellmann of the German Research Center for Artificial 
Intelligence (DFKI), Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany provides a semantic extension of 
event-driven process chains. The presented approach allows specifying the semantics of individual model 
elements as it is indicated by their label in natural language using concepts of a formal ontology. 
Furthermore, the search and navigation in process databases can be improved and an advanced semantic 
validation of process models is possible by means of the proposed approach.

In the third paper, Jan Recker and Marta Indulska of Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 
Australia present a representational analysis of Petri nets using a representation model based on the well 
known Bunge ontology. The authors provide the first contribution towards a theoretically sound analysis of 
the representational capabilities of Petri nets. 

The final contribution by Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Tonio Wandmacher and Kai-Uwe Kühnberger of the 
Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany deals with terminological problems in 
ontology design. The authors propose an algorithmic solution that allows to automatically rewrite certain 
types of occurring inconsistencies in terminological hierarchies. Furthermore, an experimental evaluation of 
the proposed algorithm is given. 





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Best regards,

your IBIS-Editorial team

Sven Abels, Frederik Ahlemann, Axel Hahn, Kai Mertins, Frank Teuteberg and Mathias Uslar
(in alphabetical order)


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