Call For Participation: 3rd International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise (VORTE 2007 at EDOC)

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		     Call for Participation

		  3rd International Workshop on

       Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise
                          (VORTE 2007)

            Annapolis, Maryland, USA, October 15, 2007

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that foundational and domain ontologies play in the conceptual development and implementation of next generation tools for enterprise computing. The VORTE workshop covers research topics relevant to description formalisms for enterprise application architectures, services, content, and regulations. Since enterprise vocabularies and ontologies, as well as business rules do not exist in isolation but serve to support business processes, this year a special emphasis is on business process modelling and management. Fundamental research aspect covered by the workshop includes ontological evaluation of enterprise systems and their interoperability, and ontological analysis of business process modelling. Applied research aspect includes enhancing business rule engines and business process management systems by ontologies. In the area of modelling, our topics include how process modelling and execution languages, such as Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), relate to business ontologies. The workshop also covers ontology-based service description technologies for inter-enterprise collaboration like extensions to UDDI or OWL-S.

This definitely promises a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to meeting you in Annapolis. Please, do not forget to register at

Workshop Program

Session 1: Introduction, Keynote, and Process Modeling

– Introduction  
– Keynote: Prof. Marcus Spies - An ontology modelling perspective on business reporting languages
– Michael zur Muehlen, Jan Recker and Marta Indulska, Less is Sometimes More: Are Process Modeling Languages Overly Complex? 


Section 2: Ontologies and Rules: Tools and Evaluation

– Jennifer Fang and Joerg Evermann, Evaluating Ontologies: Towards a Cognitive Measure of Quality 
– Leo Ferres, Michel Dumontier and Natalia Villanueva-Rosales, An OWL Ontology of Time-Series Data Graphs in the Statistical Domain: Semantic Annotation of N-Variable Line Graphs 
– Mark Linehan, Ontologies and Rules in Business Models
– Aqueo Kamada and Manuel Mendes, Business Rules in a Model Driven Service Environment

– Mini-panel – paper presenters in Sessions 1 and 2 answer to additional questions


Session 3: Applications

- Luis Alvarez Sabucedo and Luis Anido-Rifσn, An Ontology Based Architecture for eGovernment Environments 
– Nikolaos Loutas, Vassilios Peristeras, Sotirios Goudos and Konstantinos Tarabanis, Facilitating the Semantic Discovery of eGovernment Services: The SemanticGov Portal 
– Suzette Stoutenburg and Leo Obrst, Ontologies and Rules for Rapid Enterprise Integration and Event Aggregation 
– Frederick Yip, Alfred Ka Yiu Wong, Nandan Parameswaran and Pradeep Ray, Towards Robust and Adaptive Semantic-Based Compliance Auditing
– Mini-panel – paper presenters from Session 3 answer to additional questions


Session 4: Enterprise knowledge modeling languages 

– Mounira Harzallah, Giuseppe Berio and Andreas L. Opdahl, Incorporating IDEF3 into the Unified Enterprise Modelling Language (UEML) 
– Reyes Grangel, Ricardo Chalmeta and Cristina Campos, Using UML Profiles for Enterprise Knowledge Modelling 
– Michael zur Muehlen, Marta Indulska and Gerrit Kamp, Business Process and Business Rule Modeling: A Representational Analysis
– Mini-panel – paper presenters from Session 4 answer to additional questions
– Final discussion and workshop summary

Looking forward to meeting you in Annapolis.

Best reagards,

Kuldar Taveter	   University of Melbourne, Australia
Dragan Gasevic     Athabasca University, Canada

Received on Monday, 8 October 2007 09:22:35 UTC