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VORTE 2013 : The 8th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise and Beyond


When Sep 9, 2013 - Sep 13, 2013
Where Vancouver, BC
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2013
Notification Due May 31, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2013
Categories    knowledge management   web of data   vocabularies and ontologies fo   conceptual and enterprise mode

Call For Papers


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 integration;
- 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 extraction
- 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 elsewhere.

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 15, 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,
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada,
Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil,

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

Program Committee 2012 (Tentative 2013):
- Uwe Assmann, TU Dresden, Germany
- Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
- Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada
- Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Emanuele Bottazzi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Trento, Italy
- Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA
- Robert Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
- Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva, BiZZDesign, The Netherlands
- Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
- Faezeh Ensan, Athabasca University, Canada
- Sergio España, Polytechnic University of Valencia
- Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
- Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
- Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
- Pierre Grenon, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
- 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
- Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
- Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany
- Florian Probst, SAP Research Darmstadt, Germany
- 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
- Hans Weigand, Faculty of Economics of Tilburg University, Netherlands
- Michel Gagnon, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada


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