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From: Jens Dietrich <j.b.dietrich@massey.ac.nz>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:10:22 +1300
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The 4th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for 
The Enterprise (VORTE 2009)

Co-located with the 13th IEEE International EDOC Conference
Auckland, New Zealand, August 31st, 2009


The VORTE series of workshops is devoted to the topics of vocabularies, 
ontologies and rules in the context of enterprise systems. The 
complexity of enterprise systems; the increasing needs for advanced 
collaboration between various systems within one institution or among 
many collaborating parties; and the velocity of organizational, policy, 
structural and market changes strongly call for immediate mobilization 
of the research community to develop more flexible and reliable 
technologies for the development of enterprise systems. Trying to 
respond to this urgent research need, the VORTE series of workshops has 
been established in order to bring together researchers and 
practitioners that are looking into the topics of ontologies and rules 
in enterprise system development from different yet complementary 
perspectives. The major objective is to provide a research forum for 
exchanging ideas and results covering the use of ontologies and rules in 
various stages of the development lifecycle of enterprise systems. 
Examples of topics covered by VORTE fundamental research contributions 
include the ontological evaluation of enterprise systems and their 
interoperability and the investigation of the use of ontologies and 
rules in business process modelling. Applied research contributions 
include enhancing business rule engines and business process management 
systems by ontologies and formal semantics for rules. From the 
enterprise system development perspective research topics are focused on 
relations of process modelling and execution languages with business 
ontologies and rules, and how business ontologies and rules used in 
enterprise models are further propagated into technologies (e.g., 
semantic web) and architectures (e.g., service-oriented architectures) 
that enable collaboration between heterogeneous enterprise systems. The 
workshop also welcomes experience reports and empirical studies that are 
reporting on the use of ontologies and rules in the enterprise system 
development lifecycle.

VORTE 2009 is the 4th workshop associated with the EDOC conference 
series that intends to bring together researchers and practitioners in 
areas such as philosophical ontology, enterprise modelling, information 
systems, semantic web, model-driven engineering, business rules, and 
business process management. The goal of the workshop is to discuss the 
role that (foundational and domain) ontologies/vocabularies and business 
rules play in the conceptual design and implementation of next 
generation enterprise solutions.


We solicit two types of papers:

- short papers (4 pages) discussing controversial issues in the field or 
describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not yet fully 
developed; and

- full papers (8-10 pages) describing more mature results than short 

All submissions MUST conform to the two-column format of IEEE Computer 
Society conference proceedings 
(http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/cscps/cps/cps_forms.html) and 
include the author's name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers must 
be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair at 

All papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere..

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2009 Workshops will be published after 
the workshop with an ISBN in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least 
one of the authors for each accepted paper must register for the main 
conference (there will be no workshop-only registration at EDOC 2009) 
and present their papers at the workshop. The registration needs to be 
done via the EDOC 2009 website 

Post-conference Journal Publication

We are planning to invite selected papers for publication in the 
ISI-indexed JRPIT journal (http://www.acs.org.au/jrpit/, subject to the 
final approval). Status updates will be announced on the web site and in 
the VORTE2009 Google group (http://groups.google.com/group/vorte2009) 
(RSS: http://groups.google.com/group/vorte2009/feed/atom_v1_0_msgs.xml).


John Hosking from the University of Auckland has agreed to be the 
keynote speaker. The title of John's presentation is "Supporting model 
driven engineering using the Marama meta toolset".

Paper Submission: May 31st, 2009
Paper Notification: July 12th, 2009
Camera Ready Copy Due: July 27th, 2009
Workshop: August 31, 2009 (tentative)


Workshop Chairs:
  Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
  Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

Steering Committee:

  Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), 
Vitória, Brazil
  Gerd Wagner, Institute of Informatics, Brandenburg University of 
Technology at Cottbus, Germany

Program Committee:
  Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
  Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA
  Robert Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia
  Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  Sergio España, Polytechnic University of Valencia
  Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
  Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
  Sven Hartmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
  Mustafa Jarrar, STARLAB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany
  Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  Peter Rittgen, University College of Borås, Sweden
  Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
  Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  Marcus Spies, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  Csaba Veres, University of Bergen, Norway
  Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia


VORTE2009 web site: http://oxygen.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/VORTE/?q=node/14
VORTE2009 google group: http://groups.google.com/group/vorte2009
EDOC2009 web site: https://www.se.auckland.ac.nz/conferences/edoc2009/
easy chair submissions: 
formatting guidelines: 
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