Theme and Topics
Important Dates
Travel Information
Programme Committee
Open INTEROP Workshop On

"Enterprise Modelling and Ontologies for Interoperability"

  Co-located with CaiSE'04 Conference
Riga ( Latvia), 7-8 June 2004

For info: interop-wsp@iasi.cnr.it


    INTEROP is a Network of Excellence, aiming at creating a Europe-wide research network on the themes supporting solutions for enterprise interoperability, from the technological, to methodological, organizational, and cultural perspectives.
    World-class competitiveness of European enterprises, including SMEs, strongly will depend, in the future, on their ability to concretise massively and rapidly on networked dynamic organisations. New Technologies and Methodologies for Interoperability, within and between enterprises, have to emerge to radically solve the recurrent difficulties - largely due to the lack of conceptual approaches - encountered to structure and interlink enterprises' systems (information, decision, action, production).
    Today, research on interoperability of enterprise applications does not exist as a defined discipline. INTEROP, that has been launched as a result of IST Thematic Network IDEAS, the roadmap for interoperability research, emphasises the need for integrating three key thematic areas:

  • Ontology to identify interoperability semantics in the enterprise

  • Enterprise Modelling to define interoperability requirements and models

  • Architectures and Enabling technologies to provide implementation frameworks

    Within this frame, we wish to call papers for a Workshop co-located with CaiSE'04. It will have a double nature: firstly, it will be an open event where on going research on the above areas, with a special focus on modelling for interoperability, will be presented and confronted; secondly, it will reserve a space for the presentation of activities carried out within the INTEROP NoE, and in particular for the research areas of Enterprise Modelling and Ontologies


Main topics

    The topics of the workshop will be mainly those coming from the promoting Workpackages of INTEROP Network of Excellence, that is:

WP 1: Knowledge map for Enterprise Modeling, Ontology, Architecture and Platform for interoperability
WP 5: Common Enterprise Modelling Framework-UEML V2.0
WP 8: Ontology-based integration of Enterprise Modelling and Architecture & Platforms

    Furthermore, we wish to emphasise that this is an Open Workshop, therefore we wish to invite contributions addressing the main theme of the CAiSE conference, in the light and with the specificity of the workshop: Enterprise Modeling and Ontologies foe Interoperability.

    In particular we invite paper that address (but not exclusively) the following topics:

  • Requirements Engineering for ontologies

  • Methodologies, Models, and Tools for ontology building

  • Enterprise Modelling Methods and Tools, in light of achieving interoperability

  • Interoperable Inter-enterprise Workflow Systems

  • Knowledge Management, Metadata and Ontologies

  • Semantic annotation

  • Enterprise Application Analysis and semantic divergence detection

  • Languages and Protocols for ontology-based interoperability

  • Semantic Web and its impact to interoperability



    The workshop will last two days, with the aim of allowing a wide and open debate on new, emerging ideas to take place in the cross-fertilizing area of ontology and enterprise modelling. The workshop will be organised in four sections, suitably balanced, with different aims:

  • Tutorial session: that will consist of two presentations focused on Ontologies and Enterprise Modelling

  • Full papers session

  • Poster session

  • Panel session


Important dates


  • Full papers, with a maximum length of 12 pages, before March 17th 2004

  • Poster presentation, 4 pages length, before April 18th 2004. Poster papers will be submitted in final form. If accepted, they will be published as submitted.

    Papers should be sent to: interop-wsp@iasi.cnr.it

Notification of acceptance:

  • Full papers: April 8th 2004

  • Poster presentations: May 2nd 2004, accepted poster presentations will be published as submitted (no second round is foreseen)

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  • Full Papers: May 2nd 2004

Note: All papers should be edited in Springer Verlag Format



    Scientific Committee
Giuseppe Berio (University of Torino, Italy)
Christoph Bussler (DERI, Ireland)
Michele Missikoff (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Michael Petit (University of Namur, Belgium)
Yves Pigneur (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

    Reviewers Committee
Jean Bezivin (University of Nantes, France)
Nacer Boudjlida (LORIA - UHP Nancy 1, France)
Giorgio Callegari (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Giovanni Camponovo (HEC - University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Pat Croke (HP, Ireland)
Fulvio D'Antonio (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Antonio De Nicola (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Antonio Di Leva (University of Torino, Italy)
Eric Dubois (Henri Tudor Public Research Center - Luxembourg)
Johann Eder (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Vincent Englebert (University of Namur, Belgium)
Thibault Estier (HEC - University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Jerome Euzenat (INRIA Rh?ne-Alpes, France)
Manfred Jeusfeld (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Paul Johannesson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Christian Koncilia (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Kurt Kosanke (Cimosa Association, Germany)
John Krogstie (SINTEF, Norway)
Holger Lausen (DERI, Austria)
Maurizio Lenzerini (University of Rome, Italy)
Andreas Opdahl (University of Bergen, Norway)
Alexander Osterwalder (HEC - University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Horst Pichler (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Chris Preist (HP Labs-Bristol, United Kingdom)
Gil Regev (EPFL, Switzerland)
Federica Schiappelli (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Pierre-Yves Schobbens (University of Namur, Belgium)
Francesco Taglino (LEKS, IASI-CNR, Italy)
Philippe Thiran (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Laurentiu Vasiliu (DERI, Ireland)
Francois Vernadat (European Commission)
Eric Yu (University of Toronto, Canada)
Michal Zaremba (DERI, Ireland)

The EMOI Workshop is promoted by INTEROP - Interoperability Research for Networked Enterprises Applications and Software, and in particular by:
WP1: Knowledge map for EM, Ontology, Architecture and Platform for interoperability
WP5: Common Enterprise Modelling Framework-UEML V2.0
WP8: Ontology-based integration of Enterprise Modelling and Architecture & Platforms
In cooperation with WP11: Dissemination and Communication