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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 8th Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontology, 2-3 Mar 2014, Berlin, GERMANY

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 
([[][]) 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 

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 
??aria Bergholtz
Christian Huemer 
??ill McCarthy
Geert Poels 
Erik Proper
Aldo de Moor 
??ieter 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

??or 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[]

Workshop co-chairs ? Local organization
Adrian Paschke (FU Berlin)
Zhili Zhao (FU Berlin)

More information
Hans Weigand,[]