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VORTE 2011 : The 6th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise


When Aug 29, 2011 - Sep 2, 2011
Where Helsinki, Finland
Submission Deadline Mar 29, 2011
Categories    ontology

Call For Papers


The 6th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2011)

Co-located with the 15th IEEE International EDOC Conference
Helsinki, Finland, August 29-September 2, 2011


Paper Submission: March 29th, 2011
Paper Notification: May 7th, 2011
Camera-Ready Copy Due: June 1st, 2011
Workshop: August 29th-September 2nd, 2011


The VORTE series of workshops is devoted to the topics of vocabularies, ontologies and rules in the context of enterprise systems. The complexity of enterprise systems; the increasing needs for advanced collaboration between various systems within one institution or among many collaborating parties; and the velocity of organizational, policy, structural and market changes strongly call for immediate mobilization of the research community to develop more flexible and reliable technologies for the development of enterprise systems. Trying to respond to this urgent research need, the VORTE series of workshops has been established in order to bring together researchers and practitioners that are looking into the topics of ontologies and rules in enterprise system development from different yet complementary perspectives. The major objective is to provide a research forum for exchanging ideas and results covering the use of ontologies and rules in various stages of the development lifecycle of enterprise systems. Examples of topics covered by VORTE fundamental research contributions include the ontological evaluation of enterprise systems and their interoperability and the investigation of the use of ontologies and rules in business process modelling. Applied research contributions include enhancing business rule engines and business process management systems by ontologies and formal semantics for rules. From the enterprise system development perspective research topics are focused on relations of process modelling and execution languages with business ontologies and rules, and how business ontologies and rules used in enterprise models are further propagated into technologies (e.g., semantic web) and architectures (e.g., service-oriented architectures) that enable collaboration between heterogeneous enterprise systems. The workshop also welcomes experience reports and empirical studies that are reporting on the use of ontologies and rules in the enterprise system development lifecycle.

VORTE 2011 is the 6th workshop associated with the EDOC conference series that intends to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as philosophical ontology, enterprise modelling, information systems, semantic web, model-driven engineering, business rules, and business process management. The goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that (foundational and domain) ontologies/vocabularies and business rules play in the conceptual design and implementation of next generation enterprise solutions.


We invite two types of papers:

- short papers (4 pages) discussing controversial issues in the field or describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not yet fully developed; and

- full papers (8-10 pages) describing more mature results than short papers.

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

Papers cannot have been previously submitted or published elsewhere.

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2011 Workshops will be published after the workshop with an ISBN 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 2011) and present their papers at the workshop. The registration needs to be done via the EDOC 2011 website.

Post-conference Journal Publication: We are planning to invite selected papers for publication in a well-known international journal.


To be announced.


Workshop Chairs
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada,
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Esp�rito Santo (UFES), Vit�ria, Brazil,
Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway,

Steering Committee
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Esp�rito Santo (UFES), Vit�ria, Brazil
Gerd Wagner, Institute of Informatics, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

Program Committee

Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christoph Bussler, Xtime Inc., USA
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Sergio Espa�a, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Lu�s Ferreira Pires,University of Twente, The Netherlands
Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
Sven Hartmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Brian Henderson Sellers, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Florian Matthes, University of Munich, Germany
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Csaba Veres, University of Bergen, Norway
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Ron Weber, Monash University, Australia


EDOC 2011 web site:
VORTE 2011 web site:
EasyChair submissions:
Formatting guidelines:

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