CfP: Workshop on "Enterprise Modeling and Ontologies for Interoperability" @ CAiSE'04

              (Sorry for possible double posting)

                                           **   Preliminary Call for 
Papers    **                 

                                              Open INTEROP Workshop On
          "Enterprise Modelling and Ontologies for Interoperability"
                         EMOI - INTEROP 2004

                    Co-located with CaiSE'04 Conference
                         Riga (Latvia), 7-8 June 2004


INTEROP is a Network of Excellence, aiming at creating a Europe-wide
research network on the themes supporting solutions for enterprise
interoperability, from the technological, to methodological,
organizational, and cultural perspectives.
World-class competitiveness of European enterprises, including SMEs,
strongly will depend, in the future, on their ability to concretise
massively and rapidly on networked dynamic organisations.
New Technologies and Methodologies for Interoperability, within and
between enterprises, have to emerge to radically solve the recurrent
difficulties - largely due to the lack of conceptual approaches -
encountered to structure and interlink enterprises' systems (information,
decision, action, production).
   Today, research on interoperability of enterprise applications
does not exist as a defined discipline. INTEROP, that has been launched
as a result of IST Thematic Network IDEAS, the roadmap for interoperability
research, emphasises the need for integrating three key thematic areas:

* Ontology to identify interoperability semantics in enterprises
* Enterprise Modelling to define interoperability requirements and models
* Architectures and Enabling technologies to provide implementation 

Within this frame, we wish to call papers for a Workshop co-located with
CaiSE'04. It will have a double nature: firstly, it will be an open event
where on going research on the above areas, with a  special focus on
modelling for interoperability, will be presented and confronted; secondly,
it will reserve a space for the presentation of activities carried out 
the INTEROP NoE, and in particular for the research areas of Enterprise
Modelling and Ontologies

Main topics
The topics of the workshop will be mainly those coming from the promoting
Workpackages of INTEROP Network of Excellence, that is:

WP 1: Knowledge map for Enterprise Modeling, Ontology, Architecture and
Platform for interoperability

WP 5: Common Enterprise Modelling Framework-UEML V2.0

WP 8: Ontology-based integration of Enterprise Modelling and Architecture &

Furthermore, we wish to emphasise that this is an Open Workshop, therefore
we wish to invite contributions addressing the main theme of the CAiSE
conference, in the light and with the specificity of the workshop:
Enterprise Modeling and Ontologies foe Interoperability.
  In particular we invite papers that address (but not exclusively) the
following topics:

* Requirements Engineering for ontologies
* Methodologies, Models, and Tools for ontology building
* Enterprise Modelling Methods and Tools, in light of achieving
* Interoperable Inter-enterprise Workflow Systems
* Knowledge Management, Metadata and Ontologies
* Ontology-based semantic annotation
* Enterprise Application Analysis and semantic divergence detection
* Languages and Protocols for ontology-based interoperability
* Semantic Web and its impact to interoperability

The workshop will last two days, with the aim of allowing a wide and
open debate on new, emerging ideas to take place in the cross-fertilizing
area of ontology and enterprise modelling. The workshop will be organised
in four sections, suitably balanced, with different aims:

* Tutorial session: that will consist of two presentations focused on
 Ontologies and Enterprise Modelling
* Full papers session
* Poster session
* Panel session

Important dates

* Full papers, with a maximum length of 12 pages, before March 10th 2004
* Poster presentation, 4 pages length, before April 18th 2004. Poster
 papers will be submitted in final form. If accepted, they will be
 published as submitted.

Papers should be sent to:

Notification of acceptance:
* Full papers: April 8th 2004
* Poster presentations: May 2nd 2004, accepted poster presentations will
 be published as submitted (no second round is foreseen)

Camera ready
* Full Papers: May 2nd 2004

Note: All papers should be edited in Springer Verlag Format


Scientific Committee:
Giuseppe Berio (University of Torino, Italy)
Christoph Bussler (DERI, Ireland)
Asunción Gómez-Pérez (University of Madrid, Spain)
Michele Missikoff (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Michael Petit (University of Namur, Belgium)
Yves Pigneur (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Reviewers Committee:
Will be announced soon

The EMOI Workshop is promoted by INTEROP - Interoperability Research for
Networked Enterprises Applications and Software, and in particular by:

WP1: Knowledge map for EM, Ontology, Architecture and Platform for
WP5: Common Enterprise Modelling Framework-UEML V2.0
WP8: Ontology-based integration of Enterprise Modelling and Architecture
    & Platforms
In cooperation with WP11: Dissemination and Communication

Michele Missikoff (Coordinator)
LEKS - Lab for Enterprise Knowledge and Systems
IASI - CNR, Viale Manzoni 30, 00185 Rome (Italy)
ph. +3906-7716422; fax: +3906-7716461; cel: +39335-8443646

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