Joint workshop and call for papers

Joint workshop

This year VMBO will be held together with the workshop on “Understanding the Notion of Value in the Service Economy“.


Call for paper

The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. Two recognized enterprise modeling approaches are value modeling and business ontology. Business ontology provides abstract descriptions of enterprises in their business context, focusing on what is needed to create and transfer value. Value modeling is a business modeling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks. Business ontology and value modeling research is conducted using instruments like REA (Resources, Events, Agents), the e3-value tool set, VDML and the Enterprise Engineering framework.

The goals of this VMBO workshop are to bring together researchers with an interest in value modeling and business ontology in order to present and discuss the current state of enterprise or business modeling and to identify key areas for further research. The theme of this year’s workshop is the ontological foundations of value and service modeling, but other papers are welcome as well.

If you are interested in joining, please submit a paper in the following categories:

  • full paper (maximum of eight pages) – describe original research contributions, present problems or challenges encountered in practice or report industrial cases and practices;
  • short discussion paper (maximum of four pages) – describe your main ideas. We encourage you to focus on ideas in progress for which you would like to get feedback from other workshop participants.

Full papers will be published with CEUR proceedings.

We support the submission of VMBO papers (both short and full) afterwards to a special issue of a journal, e.g. Journal of Applied Ontology (JAO) or Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA), if possible.

Note that papers submitted as short papers will be reviewed only marginally. The program committee will use the papers to put together a final program; the aim is to accommodate all relevant papers with sufficient quality.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Service ontology for business
  • Service-oriented view of business ontology
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Business modeling of service exchanges
  • Value modeling fundamentals
  • Value modeling applications and experiences
  • Business ontology fundamentals
  • Business ontology applications and experiences
  • Role of value modeling in enterprise architecture
  • Ontology-driven enterprise system development
  • Ontology-aware enterprise systems
  • Pragmatic Web – theory and applications
  • Ontological representations of aggregated data
  • Business ontology / value models for auditing
  • Business ontology / value models for managerial decision making
  • Business ontology / value models for strategy exploration
  • Business ontology / value models for business process management

Important dates

  • Jan 10, 2016 Jan 24, 2016 Paper submission deadline **EXTENDED**
  • Feb 2, 2016   Notification of acceptance
  • Feb 20, 2016 Camera ready for full papers
  • Feb 20, 2016 Registration deadline
  • March 10-11, 2016 VMBO Workshop, Trento

How to submit

Submit your short paper preferably in PDF format and following the (Proceedings) style of Springer LNCS on Easychair


Additional information

A PhD Position in Value Co-Creation is available at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). More info here.


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