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

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Oct 10 07:31:14 UTC 2007

Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 18:19:23 +1000
From: Kuldar Taveter <kuldar at>
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Please, sorry for cross and multiple posting. 


		     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-Rifón, 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


Session 4: Enterprise knowledge modeling languages 

- Mounira Harzallah, Giuseppe Berio and Andreas L. Opdahl,
  Incorporating IDEF3 into the Unified Enterprise Modelling Language
- 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
- 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

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