Welcome to the site of the 9th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontology. The workshop is held in Tilburg, the Netherlands, February 23-24, 2015. This edition’s special theme is Business Ontologies in the Big Data Era.

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The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. Two recognized enterprise modeling approaches are value modeling and business ontology. Business ontology provides abstract descriptions of enterprises in their business context, focusing on what is needed to create and transfer value. Value modeling is a business modeling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks. Business ontology and value modeling research is conducted using instruments like REA (Resources, Events, Agents), the e3-value tool set and the Enterprise Engineering framework.

The goals of this VMBO workshop are to bring together researchers with an interest in value modeling and business ontology in order to present and discuss the current state of enterprise or business modeling and to identify key areas for further research. The theme of this year’s workshop is the role of business ontologies in the new era of Big Data, but other papers are welcome as well. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Value modeling
    • fundamentals
    • applications and experiences
  • Business ontology
    • fundamentals
    • applications and experiences
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Service ontology for business
  • Service-oriented view of business ontology
  • Business modeling of service exchanges
  • Role of value modeling in enterprise architecture
  • Business ontology/value models for
    • auditing
    • managerial decision making
    • strategy exploration
    • business process management
  • Ontology-driven enterprise system development
  • Ontology-aware enterprise systems
  • Ontological representations of aggregated data
  • Pragmatic Web – theory and applications

If you are interested in joining, please submit a short paper (maximum of four pages) describing your main ideas. We encourage you to focus on ideas in progress for which you would like to get feedback from other workshop participants. We support the submission of VMBO papers afterwards to a special issue of a journal, e.g. Journal of Applied Ontology (JAO) or Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA), if possible. Note that submitted papers will be reviewed only marginally. The program committee will use the papers to put together a final program; the aim is to accommodate all relevant papers with sufficient quality.

How to submit

Submit your short paper preferably in PDF format and following the (Proceedings)
style of Springer LNCS to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vmbo2015