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LABEM 2014 : 1st International Workshop: Lowering the Adoption Barrier of Enterprise Modelling, in conjunction with CBI 20114


When Jul 14, 2014 - Jul 17, 2014
Where Geneva, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Mar 16, 2014
Notification Due Apr 30, 2014
Final Version Due May 15, 2014
Categories    flexible modelling   enterprise modelling   human-model interaction   collaborative modelling

Call For Papers

*** Deadline extension ***
Due to the main conference (CBI 2014) deadline Extension the Workshop deadline has been extended
Call for Papers - Lowering the adoption barrier of enterprise modelling (LABEM)

This workshop aims to raise the awareness on human dimensions immanent to enterprise modelling, and to underline the need for their better support by modelling technologies.

The success of an enterprise modelling effort heavily depends on the involvement and participation of a broader stakeholder group (e.g. process owners, domain experts, key decision-makers). In this context, models could be considered to act as boundary objects between different participants’ communities – typically, but not limited to – stakeholders, on one side, and modelling experts on the other.

To allow for better involvement of such audience in the enterprise modelling effort, the means used for modelling (i.e. primarily methods, modelling languages and tools) should be intuitive and as non-intrusive as possible. It is, however, a common observation in practice that standard modelling notations and dedicated tools offer unsatisfactory support with this regard, as they are rather focused on more technical aspects of modelling. This not only creates burden to stakeholder involvement, but also slows down the maturation of enterprise modelling practices.

Effectively supporting these, inherently human, aspects of modelling is a tremendous challenge. Nonetheless, there is a growing research interest in this topic across different research communities, in particular in software engineering, information systems, and human-computer interaction. With this respect, LABEM workshop aims to explore, discuss and elaborate on challenges related to including human aspects of modelling into enterprise modelling research agenda.

The workshop is conceived as platform to interactively discuss how this dimension should be addressed from the epidemiological, methodological, as well as technological perspective. We also aim to discuss design-oriented approaches having the potential to lower down the barrier to enterprise modelling.

Given a cross-disciplinary nature of the topic, we hope to attract research contributions drawing on the surrounding disciplines, such as computer science, information systems, management science, cognitive science, linguistics, etc. In doing so, our ambition is to foster the development of a cross-disciplinary community around this research topic.


We encourage both academics and practitioners to share their ongoing research, reflections as well as their insights from practical experiences. The suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Philosophical, cognitive and linguistic aspects of conceptual/enterprise modelling

Adaptability, configurability, extensibility of modelling languages,

Flexibility of modelling tools

Non-intrusive and intuitive modelling support

Man-model interaction, e.g. tangible modelling, cognitive aspects of interaction, etc.

Combined use of imprecise and/or incomplete models with more structured and precise models

Challenges of dealing with incomplete and imprecise models, relaxed conformance, etc.

Approaches to foster stakeholder involvement, participation and collaboration in conceptual/enterprise modelling

Case studies, return on experiences

Event description
LABEM is intended as a highly interactive event and will be co-located with the 16th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2014) in Geneva, Switzerland on July 14-17, 2014.
As it aims to be an interactive workshop, a short time will be given to paper presentations. The presentations should preferably aim at discussion, presenting the problems and issues related to lowering the adoption barrier of enterprise modelling.

Paper types
The submissions should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to the LABEM topics as listed. We strongly encourage submissions adopting a cross-disciplinary perspective on the topic. Paper submissions from industry as well as from young researchers (MSc or PhD researchers) are also welcomed.

Two types of submissions are invited: regular papers (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages).
Submission guidelines
All papers must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE camera-ready and should be submitted in PDF format. Work submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. At least one author of accepted papers is expected to present the results at the LABEM workshop.

The workshop proceedings will be included in the IEEE library alongside the CBI conference proceedings.

Advisory board:
Henderik A. Proper, CRP Tudor, Luxembourg and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Program committee (to be completed):
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Jelena Zdravković, Stockholm University, Sweden
Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany
Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
Sybren de Kinderen, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Miguel Goulão, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Jean-Marie Favre, Université de Grenoble, France
Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Agnes Nakakawa, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda
Ivano Malavolta, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Albert Fleischmann, Metasonic AG, Germany
Valérie Maquil, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Dirk van der Linden, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Richard F. Paige, University of York, United Kingdom
Ginta Stale, Technical University Riga, Latvia

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