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Re: CFP BuRO 2010: Workshop on Business Models, Business Rules and ?Ontologies, co-located with RR 2010

From: Jie Bao <baojie@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 23:05:49 -0400
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To: Stijn Heymans <heymans@kr.tuwien.ac.at>
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From: Stijn Heymans <heymans@kr.tuwien.ac.at>
Date: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 6:27 AM
Subject: CFP BuRO 2010: Workshop on Business Models, Business Rules and
Ontologies, co-located with RR 2010
To: semantic-web@w3.org

***************************** Call for Papers

                               BuRO 2010
               1st International Workshop on Business Models,
                       Business Rules and Ontologies
                        Bressanone/Brixen, Italy

                       co-located with the
    4th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2010)
                      September 22-24 2010

It is a challenge in a business to enable the right people to interact in
own way with the right part of their business application. We distinguish
between three views on the business organization: (1) the view of the
analyst using a formal and validated business model; (2) the view of the
knowledge engineer via ontologies and rules, and (3) the view of the IT
department via an operationalization in applications. We can glue these
together via an end-to-end point solution: (1) conceptualization and where
possible acquisition of business models and their transformation into
ontologies and rules; (2) their management and maintenance, and (3) the
transparent operationalization in IT applications.

The vision at the heart of the Semantic Web is of high relevance in a
setting as well. The proposed workshop addresses the different issues that
arise in a business that wishes to have a transparent and where possible and
useful a semi-automatic transfer of knowledge present in business documents
expressing, e.g., policies, to an IT operationalization. Moreover, the
tackles these issues from an holistic perspective, raising awareness for the
overall picture, instead of focusing on stand-alone issues. E.g., although
is well-investigated it is unclear how business knowledge expressed in SBVR
be mapped to it. Another example is the W3C's RIF effort: although based on
well-investigated rule paradigms, it is less well-connected to upper
layers: how to go from a formal business model to RIF rules and how to
with derived ontologies?

During the ONTORULE project which shares a similar vision on a business, it
been recognized that this holistic view goes beyond the results attainable
within the project and that much more discussion and exchange is needed. As
such the workshop wants to create awareness with researchers in stand-alone
fields like ontology acquisition, business modeling, integration of
and rules, implementations of rule/ontology engines, that there is a bigger
picture that can and should be used to extract requirements on the one hand
to provide output that is fine-tuned for other fields on the other hand.


Suggested topics include the following (but are not limited to):

* the acquisition of ontologies and rules from unstructured text via Natural
Language Processing (NLP) techniques

* the development of a complete, formal and validated business model, taking
all possible inputs into account (people and documents, structured and
unstructured, some of which as output from an NLP phase), using the
of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR)

* transformation from structured business representations, from SBVR, to
RDF/OWL and/or rules

* the management and maintenance of business models, ontologies and rules,
e.g., consistency maintenance and the integration of rules and ontologies
(semantics, algorithms)

* implementations of such management systems

* use cases and field reports


We invite full papers up to 14 pages length. The workshop content will be
available in separate workshop proceedings. Please use the Springer LNCS
for the papers. Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of
the program committee. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF
For paper submission we use the EasyChair conference management system:


* Submission deadline: Aug 6, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: August 20, 2010
* Camera-ready paper submission: September 3, 2010
* Workshop: September 21, 2010


* Thomas Eiter, TU Vienna, Austria
* Adil El Ghali, IBM, France
* Sergio Fernßndez, Fundaciˇn CTIC, Spain
* Stijn Heymans, TU Vienna, Austria
* Franšois LÚvy, UniversitÚ Paris 13, France
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