Appel: VORTE 2013

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sun Apr 14 13:23:40 UTC 2013

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:19:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Srecko Joksimovic <sreckojoksimovic at>
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The 8th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for
the Enterprise and Beyond (VORTE 2013)

Co-located with the 17th IEEE International EDOC Conference?
Vancouver, BC, 9th-13th September, 2013


The VORTE series of workshops is traditionally devoted to the topics of
vocabularies, ontologies and rules in the context of enterprise
systems. This year, the workshop takes a broader view and does not
target only enterprise systems, but also systems managing data on the
Web. In fact, there is a need to exploit unstructured data in the
enterprise, and on the Web in general, as the majority of Web content
and enterprise content remains unstructured. Thus, the challenge of
managing, extracting and structuring data is common to both worlds, and
solutions in one community will benefit the other.

Examples of topics covered by traditional 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 modeling such as business process management
and services, the enhancement of rules and services with formal
semantics, and the evaluation of such systems and approaches.

This year, the workshop is also a forum for the discussion of
ontology-based knowledge management issues, interoperability issues and
ontology engineering issues. The workshop also welcomes contributions on
initiatives related to semantic annotation, open linked data,
information extraction, ontology learning and update and ontology-based
knowledge management as well as empirical studies on these areas.


Knowledge management:
- Ontology and ontological methodologies in knowledge management and
- Ontology engineering, learning and maintenance;
- Ontology integration and alignment;
- Ontology effectiveness and evaluation;

Web of Data:
- Ontology-based Semantic annotation
- Linked data-based semantic annotation
- Knowledge extraction including entity extraction and relationship
- Knowledge retrieval based on Open linked data

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;
- Adaptation of ontologies for companies and 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

Case studies and Evaluation:
- 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
- Practical issues in knowledge extraction and annotation
- Semantic annotation evaluation
- Ontology learning evaluation


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
( and include the
author's name, affiliation, and contact details.

Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair at

All papers must not have been previously published or submitted

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2013 Workshops will be published along
with EDOC proceedings 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 2013)
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 of their papers for consideration for a special issue of a
reputable journal. The journal is to be determined.




Workshop paper submissions: April 22, 2013
Workshops paper acceptance notifications: May 31, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: June 21, 2013
Workshop: September 9, 10 or 11, 2013?


Workshop Chairs:
Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada, amal.zouaq at
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada, bagheri at
Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil,
rguizzardi at

Steering Committee:
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES),
  Vitória, Brazi
- Gerd Wagner, Institute of Informatics, Brandenburg University of
  Technology at Cottbus, Germany
- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

Program Committee:
- Emanuele Bottazzi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies,
  CNR, Trento, Italy
- Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA
- Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
- Faezeh Ensan, University of New Brunswick, Canada
- Sergio España, Polytechnic University of Valencia
- Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Ricardo Falbo, Universidade Federal do Esprito Santo, Brazil
- Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Michel Gagnon, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
- Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus,
- Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
- Peter Green, University of Queensland, Australia
- Pierre Grenon, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group
  (NEMO)/Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
- Brian Henderson Sellers, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Florian Matthes, University of Munich, Germany
- Andreas L Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
- Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Florian Probst, SAP Research Darmstadt, Germany
- Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
- Marco Rospocher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Csaba Veres, University of Bergen, Norway
- Hans Weigand, Faculty of Economics of Tilburg University, Netherlands


VORTE2013 web site:
EDOC2013 web site:
EasyChair submissions:
Formatting guidelines:

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