8th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontology

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8th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontology


      with a special track on the Pragmatic Web


       Berlin, Germany, March 2-3, 2014



The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. 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 such as Business Model Generation, the REA (Resources, Events, Agents) ontology, Enterprise Ontology and the e3-value tool set.


The goal of VMBO is 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. This year, VMBO will include a Pragmatic Web track. Under the Pragmatic Web (http://www.pragmaticweb.info) label we subsume both the pragmatics of ontologies (e.g. ontology development in communities) and the ontology of pragmatics (e.g. semantics of communicative action and context). Pragmatic web technologies include e.g., rule-based systems and tools for knowledge management and for social web analysis.


If you are interested in joining, please submit a short paper (maximum of five pages) describing your main ideas. We encourage you to focus on ideas in progress for which you would like to get feedback from other workshop participants.


Note that submitted papers will be only evaluated for their potential to enable substantive research discussions. The program committee will use the papers to put together a final program; the aim is to accommodate all relevant papers. If necessary, a selection will be made in such a way that an overall good balance is achieved.


Program Committee

Hans Weigand (chair)                                  

Paul Johannesson (chair)

Adrian Paschke (chair)                                

Jan Dietz

Pavel Hruby    

Nicola Guarino

Yao-Hua Tan                                                    

Maria Bergholtz

Christian Huemer                                                          

Bill McCarthy

Geert Poels                                                                     

Erik Proper

Aldo de Moor                                                 

Pieter de Leenheer


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to


- Value modeling/Business ontology fundamentals

- Value modeling/Business ontology applications and experiences

- Enterprise Ontology – theory and practice

- Semantic Service Modeling and the Service-Oriented Semantic Enterprise

- Role of business ontology in enterprise architecture

- Ontology-driven enterprise system development

- Business ontology / value models for planning, auditing and control

- Business ontology / value models for strategy exploration


For the Pragmatic Web track:

- Corporate Semantic Web

- Rules, Agents and Norms

- Distributed Rule-Based Systems, Business Rule languages and standards

- Ontology-based and rule-based interoperability

- Community-based ontology and rule development

- Communication and collaboration patterns

- Organizational Semiotics


Important dates


Jan 7, 2014          Paper submission deadline

Jan 31, 2014       Notification of acceptance

Feb 14, 2014     Registration deadline

March 2-3, 2014   VMBO Workshop, Berlin, Germany


How to submit


Please submit your short paper preferably in PDF format and following the (Proceedings) style of Springer LNCS using easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vmbo2014


Workshop co-chairs – Local organization

Adrian Paschke (FU Berlin)

Zhili Zhao (FU Berlin)


More information

Hans Weigand, H.Weigand@uvt.nl


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