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BMSD 2021 : 11th Int. Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design


Conference Series : Business Modeling and Software Design
When Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 7, 2021
Where Sofia, Bulgaria
Submission Deadline Apr 16, 2021
Notification Due Apr 26, 2021
Final Version Due May 11, 2021
Categories    business modeling   information systems   enterprise engineering   software engineering

Call For Papers

Dear Colleague,

The submission deadlines for BMSD 2021 (11th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design) were extended to: April 16 / April 20 - you may have a look at the BMSD'21 website (; and also:

Further, as it concerns COVID-19, we are carefully monitoring the situation and we would adapt the arrangements accordingly if needed. We look forward to meeting you physically in Sofia but for those who are restricted to travel, a Zoom presentation would be an option.

Find below actual information concerning BMSD 2021:


Call for Papers

BMSD 2021 - 11th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

5-7 July 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Shishkov, IICREST / ULSIT / IMI-BAS, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


BMSD - the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BUSINESS MODELING AND SOFTWARE DESIGN, is a leading international discussion and knowledge dissemination forum that brings together Researchers and Practitioners interested in:
(i) Modeling in general and in particular - Conceptual Modeling, Goal Modeling, Value Modeling, Business/Enterprise Modeling, Process Modeling, Model-Driven Engineering;
(ii) Enterprise Engineering and its relation to Software Generation;
(iii) Information Systems Architectures and Design;
(iv) Data Analytics and its relevance to Enterprise (Information) Systems;
(v) "Hot" topics relevant to Business Modeling and Software Design, such as Blockchain Technology and Internet-of-Things.

Adequate business models are of huge importance not only for understanding and (re-)engineering an organization but also for automating (part of) its processes by means of software systems. Not grasping correctly and exhaustively an enterprise system would inevitably lead to consequent software failures. It is therefore claimed that software generation should essentially have its roots in corresponding enterprise engineering models.


In 2021, BMSD will be held in SOFIA, BULGARIA, following previous events in Germany (Berlin, 2020), Portugal (Lisbon, 2019), Austria (Vienna, 2018), Spain (Barcelona, 2017), Greece (Rhodes, 2016), Italy (Milan, 2015), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, 2014), The Netherlands (Noordwijkerhout, 2013), Switzerland (Geneva, 2012), and Bulgaria (Sofia, 2011).


We welcome paper submissions from but not limited to the following areas and topics:

enterprise systems
enterprise system environments and context
construction and function
actor roles
signs and affordances
business processes
business process coordination
business process optimization
business process management and strategy execution
production acts and coordination acts
regulations and business rules
enterprise (re-) engineering
enterprise interoperability
inter-enterprise coordination
enterprise engineering and architectural governance
enterprise engineering and software generation
enterprise innovation

essential business models
re-usable business models
business value models
business process models
business goal models
integrating data analytics in business modeling
semantics and business data modeling
pragmatics and business behavior modeling
business modeling viewpoints and overall consistency
business modeling landscapes
requirements elicitation
domain-imposed and user-defined requirements
requirements specification and modeling
requirements analysis and verification
requirements evolution
requirements traceability
usability and requirements elicitation

enterprise engineering and service science
service-oriented enterprises
from business modeling to service-oriented solutions
business modeling for software-based services
service engineering
business-goals-driven service discovery and modeling
technology-independent and platform-specific service modeling
re-usable service models
business-rules-driven service composition
web services
autonomic service behavior
context-aware service behavior
service interoperability
change impact analysis and service management
service monitoring and quality of service
services for IoT applications
service innovation

enterprise engineering and software development
model-driven engineering
co-design of business and IT systems
business-IT alignment and traceability
alignment between IT architecture and business strategy
business strategy and technical debt
business-modeling-driven software generation
normalized systems and combinatorial effects
software generation and dependency analysis
component-based business-software alignment
objects, components, and modeling patterns
generic business modeling patterns and software re-use
business rules and software specification
business goals and software integration
business innovation and software evolution
software technology maturity models
domain-specific models
croscutting concerns - security, privacy, distribution, recoverability, logging, performance monitoring

enterprise architectures
service-oriented computing
software architectures
cloud computing
autonomic computing (and intelligent software behavior)
context-aware computing (and adaptable software systems)
affective computing (and user-aware software systems)
aspect-oriented computing (and non-functional requirements)
architectural styles
architectural viewpoints

data modeling in business processes
data flows and business modeling
databases, OLTP, and business processes
data warehouses, OLAP, and business analytics
data analysis, data semantics, redundancy, and quality-of-data
data mining, knowledge discovery, and knowledge management
information security and business process modeling
categorization, classification, regression, and clustering
cluster analysis and predictive analysis
ontologies and decision trees
decision tree induction and information gain
business processes and entropy
machine learning and deep learning - an enterprise perspective
uncertainty and context states
statistical data analysis and probabilistic business models

smart contracts
blockchains for business process management
blockchain schemes for decentralization
the blockchain architecture - implications for systems and business processes
blockchains and the future of enterprise information systems
blockchains and security / privacy / trust issues

the IoT paradigm
IoT data collection and aggregation
business models and IoT
IoT-based software solutions
IoT and context-awareness
IoT and public values
IoT applications: smart cities, e-Health, smart manufacturing.


Key dates
Paper submission deadline: 16 April 2021 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 26 April 2021
Final paper submission: 11 May 2021


Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about an issue
Invited Papers - submitted by best papers' authors and former / future BMSD Keynote Speakers

Paper formats
Full Papers - 18-page limit in the Springer symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Short Papers - 10-page limit in the Springer symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Posters - 4 page limit, published separately (poster presentation)


How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 4 and no more than 12 pages (Springer LNCS format)
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to: secretariat [at] by the 16th of April (extended deadline), putting in the Subject: "BMSD 2021, Regular / Position Paper"


The BMSD'21 Proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed by:
- Ranked in the prestigious SCImago Ranking (Q3) with h-index = 44



Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Amr Ali-Eldin, Mansoura University, Egypt
Apostolos Ampatzoglou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Paulo Anita, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Juan Carlos Augusto, Middlesex University, UK
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Saimir Bala, WU Vienna, Austria
Jose Borbinha, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Frances Brazier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Bert de Brock, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Barrett Bryant, University of North Texas, USA
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Samuel Chong, Fullerton Systems, Singapore
Dimitar Christozov, American University in Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Jose Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Robertas Damasevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Claudio Di Ciccio, Sapienza University, Italy
Jan L. G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Aleksandar Dimov, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria
Teduh Dirgahayu, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia
Dirk Draheim, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
John Edwards, Aston University, UK
Hans-Georg Fill, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Veska Georgieva, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
J. Paul Gibson, T&MSP - Telecom & Management SudParis, France
Rafael Gonzalez, Javeriana University, Colombia
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany
Clever Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jens Gulden, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ilian Ilkov, IBM, The Netherlands
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, USA
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Gabriel Juhas, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Dmitry Kan, Silo AI, Finland
Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India
John Bruntse Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, UK
Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany
Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University, Australia / University of Economics, Poland
Somayeh Malakuti, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Jelena Marincic, ASML, The Netherlands
Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Heinrich Mayr, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria
Michele Missikoff, Institute for Systems Analysis and Computer Science, Italy
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ricardo Neisse, European Commission Joint Research Center, Italy
Bart Nieuwenhuis, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany
Olga Ormandjieva, Concordia University, Canada
Paul Oude Luttighuis, Le Blanc Advies, The Netherlands
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Prantosh K. Paul, Raiganj University, India
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Doncho Petkov, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
Gregor Polancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Henderik Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Mirja Pulkkinen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Ricardo Queiros, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Julia Rauscher, University of Augsburg, Germany
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Jose-Angel Rodriguez, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Wenge Rong, Beihang University, China
Ella Roubtsova, Open University, The Netherlands
Irina Rychkova, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Ronny Seiger, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
Andreas Sinnhofer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Valery Sokolov, Yaroslavl State University, Russia
Richard Starmans, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Hans-Peter Steinbacher, FH Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
Coen Suurmond, Cesuur B.V., The Netherlands
Adel Taweel, Birzeit University, Palestine
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Jose Tribolet, IST - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Roumiana Tsankova, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
Martin van den Berg, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Han van der Aa, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Damjan Vavpotic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Shin-Jer Yang, Soochow University, Taiwan
Benjamin Yen, University of Hong Kong, China
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, USA
(list not yet complete)

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