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Subject: VORTE 2012 - Last CFP

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS  ( Deadline April 15th 2012)

The 7th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise (VORTE 2012)

Co-located with the 16th IEEE International EDOC Conference, Beijing, China, 10th-11th September, 2012


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 advancement 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 lifecycle of enterprise systems.

Examples of topics covered by VORTE research contributions include the development and adaptation of foundational, business and domain ontologies for the enterprise, the use of ontologies and rules in all aspects of enterprise modelling such as business process management and services, the enhancement of rules and services with formal semantics, and the evaluation of such systems and approaches. The workshop is also a forum for the discussion of ontology-based knowledge management issues, interoperability issues and ontology engineering issues, and covers various application domains relevant for organizations (such as e-government and e-commerce). The workshop also welcomes contributions on open linked data initiatives for the enterprise and empirical studies on the use of ontologies and rules in the enterprise system development lifecycle.


Vocabularies and Ontologies for the enterprise:

- Ontology-driven representation of products, services, functionalities, design, processes;

- Ontologies for the know-how;

- Ontologies for corporate knowledge;

- Upper-level ontologies in the enterprise;

Knowledge management:

- Ontology and ontological methodologies in knowledge management and integration;

- Adaptation of ontologies for companies and organizations;

- Ontology engineering, learning and maintenance within organizations;

- Ontology integration and alignment within organizations;

- Ontology effectiveness and evaluation in organizations;

Conceptual and Enterprise Modeling:

- Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Meta-modeling 

- Ontology Design and maintenance for Conceptual Model Integration;  

- Ontology-Based Conceptual Modeling Tools and Environments 

- Ontologies and Enterprise Architecture Modeling

- Ontologies and Business Process Modeling

- Ontologies and Goal-Based Modeling 

- Ontologies and Business Rules 

Enterprise Semantic Interoperability:

- Web services, Semantic services 

- Composition and Modularity

- Merging, Mapping and Alignment 

- Ontology Language Interoperability

- Open linked data publishing and exploitation

Problems and case studies in ontology application:

- Practical issues in using ontologies in enterprises

- Real cases of successful/unsuccessful use of ontology in business

- From legacy systems to the new ontology-driven systems


We solicit two types of papers:

- Short papers (4 pages) discussing controversial issues in the field or describing interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not yet fully developed; and

- Full papers (8-10 pages) describing more mature results

All submissions MUST conform to the two-column format of IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings (http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting) and include the author's name, affiliation, and contact details.

Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vorte2012 

All papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere.

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2012 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 2012) and present their papers at the workshop.  

Post-conference Journal Publication

For previous editions of the workshop, special issues have been published in journals such as Applied Ontology (2007), IJBPIM (2007), Elsevier's Information Systems (2008, 2010), and Journal of Research Practice in Information Technology (2009).

This year, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for consideration for a special issue of the Applied Ontology Journal http://www.iospress.nl/journal/applied-ontology/.




Workshop paper submissions: April 15, 2012

Workshops paper acceptance notifications: May 28, 2012

Camera-ready papers due: June 15, 2012

Workshop: September 10 or 11, 2012




Workshop Chairs:

João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil, jpalmeida@ieee.org

Roberta Ferrario, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, CNR, Trento, Italy, roberta.ferrario@cnr.it

Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College of Canada, Athabasca University, Queen’s University, Canada, amal.zouaq@rmc.ca

Steering Committee:

Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória, Brazil

Gerd Wagner, Institute of Informatics, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany


Program Committee:

Uwe Assmann, TU Dresden, Germany

Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany

Ebrahim Bagheri, Athabasca University, Canada

Emanuele Bottazzi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Trento, Italy

Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA

Robert Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia

Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva, BiZZDesign, The Netherlands

Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand

Sergio Espana, Polytechnic University of Valencia

Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil

Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia

Pierre Grenon, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil

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

Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway

Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany

Florian Probst, SAP Research Darmstadt, Germany

Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France

Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Csaba Veres, University of Bergen, Norway

Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia

Ron Weber, Monash University, Australia

Hans Weigand, Faculty of Economics of Tilburg University, Netherlands 


VORTE2012 web site: http://nemo.inf.ufes.br/vorte2012

EDOC2012 web site: http://edocconference.org 

EasyChair submissions:


Formatting guidelines: http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting

Amal Zouaq
Professeure adjointe | Assistant Professor
Département de mathématiques et d'informatique|
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Collège militaire royal du Canada | Royal Military College of Canada
CP 17000, Succursale Forces, Kingston ON CANADA K7K 7B4
Office | Bureau Girouard 320
Telephone | Téléphone 613-541-6000 # 6478
Fax | Télécopieur 613-541-6584

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