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VORTE 2007 Follow-up: Journal special issue

From: Diaconescu Mircea <M.Diaconescu@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:34:22 +0100
Message-ID: <47A052AE.8080307@tu-cottbus.de>
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Call for Papers
Journal: Information Systems
Special Issue on "Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for Enterprise and 
Business Process Modeling and Management"

Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules are key components of a 
model-driven approach to enterprise computing in a networked economy. 
Enterprise vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules do not exist in 
isolation but serve to support business processes. While many have 
recognized the importance of vocabularies, ontologies, and business 
rules in business process modeling and management, there are many open 
research challenges to be addressed. These challenges can be approached 
from different perspectives. Fundamental research explores ontological 
foundations and languages and methods for enterprise and business 
process modeling. It also covers ontological evaluation of enterprise 
systems and their interoperability, and ontological analysis of business 
process modeling. Applied research looks into enhancing business rule 
engines and business process management systems by ontologies. Business 
process modeling research aims to define how process modeling and 
execution languages, such as Business Process Modeling Notation and 
Business Process Execution Language, relate to business ontologies and 
rules. Enterprise integration and collaboration research addresses 
ontology-based service description technologies for inter-enterprise 
collaboration. This special issue solicits papers focussed on the 
described research areas. The topics to be covered by submissions 
include but are not limited to the following:

o Conceptual modeling
o Ontological foundations for enterprise and business process modeling
o Languages and methods for business vocabularies, terminologies, and 
o Modeling of enterprise information integration and interoperability     
o Languages for conceptual modeling (for example, OWL and UML)  
o Agent-oriented conceptual modeling
o Business rule and business process modeling
o Analysis of and experiences with OMG's Semantics of Business 
Vocabularies and Rules (SBVR)
o Rule modeling and rule markup
o Rule-based approaches to Web service policies and choreographies
o Agent-based business rule and process management
o Integrating business rules with business process modeling and 
execution languages (for example, BPMN and BPML)
o Ontologies for enterprise systems
o Ontological approaches to content and knowledge management
o Ontologies for e-business registries/repositories
o Web service ontologies
o Ontological evaluation of enterprise systems
o Ontology-based enterprise architectures
o Ontology-based software engineering for enterprise solutions
o Model-driven engineering approaches in enterprise systems
o Modeling and architecture frameworks
o Domain engineering
o Domain-specific business information and system engineering
o Model transformations in enterprise and business process modeling

Important Dates

Submission Deadline    May 1st, 2008
Reviews Completed:    September 1st, 2008
Major Revisions Due:   October 15th, 2008
Re-reviews Completed:   December 1st, 2008
Final recommendations:   January 1st, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due:    February 1st, 2009
Publication Date:   TBD (2009)

Guest editors
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of EspĂ­rito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Kuldar Taveter, University of Melbourne, Australia
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

Submission Guidelines

All manuscripts should be compliant with the submission guidelines and 
policies of the Information Systems journal 
(http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infosys). All manuscripts will be 
subject to the high standards of peer review. All the papers must be 
submitted via the online submission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/is 
(by selecting "SI Business Proc. Modelling" during the submission process).

BTU Chair of Internet Technology 
Web page : http://oxygen.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/~mdiaconescu/
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