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CfP: 4th Int'l Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2009)

From: Dragan Gasevic <dgasevic@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 17:20:02 -0700
Message-ID: <c73fb4880905261720i66c573c3ma6574bd1ea1be25@mail.gmail.com>

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


Selected papers will be published in the ISI-indexed JRPIT journal

Keynote speaker: John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand


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

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 papers..

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:


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
VORTE2009 RSS: http://groups.google.com/group/vorte2009/feed/atom_v1_0_msgs..xml
EDOC2009 web site: https://www.se.auckland.ac.nz/conferences/edoc2009/
EasyChair submissions: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vorte2009
Formatting guidelines:
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