CFP: 6th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2011)

6th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The
Enterprise (VORTE 2011)

Supported by the International Association for Ontologies and Applications

The VORTE workshop is organized in conjunction with the Fifteenth IEEE
International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2011),
"The Enterprise Computing Conference", 29th August - 2nd September 2011 in
Helsinki, Finland.

Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 15 March 2011.

Call for papers

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 2011 is the 6th 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

Important dates and submission guidelines

All workshops follow the same schedule and submission guidelines. Please
refer to the workshop summary page.

We invite 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 ( and include the
author's name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be submitted as
PDF files using EasyChair at

Papers cannot have been previously submitted or published elsewhere.

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2011 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 2011) and present their
papers at the workshop. The registration needs to be done via the EDOC 2011

Post-conference Journal Publication: We are planning to invite selected
papers for publication in a well-known international journal.


To be announced.

Workshop organization

Workshop chairs

Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada,dgasevic [AT]
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória,
Brazil, gguizzardi [AT]
Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway,Andreas.Opdahl [AT]

Steering Committee

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

Workshop program committee (to be completed)

Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christoph Bussler, Xtime, Inc., USA
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Sergio Espańa, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
Sven Hartmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Florian Matthes, University of Munich, Germany
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Ron Weber, Monash University, Australia

Received on Thursday, 3 March 2011 14:42:31 UTC