VMBO 2023

17th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies

In conjunction with the 35th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2023), Zaragoza, Spain, 12-16 June, 2023.

Call for Papers


The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. Abstraction is needed for achieving interoperability and data integration, for instance. Ontological inquiry has received renewed interest because of the advent of complex information systems which rely on robust and coherent, formal representations of their subject matter. Two established enterprise modeling approaches are value modeling and business ontology. Value modeling is a business modeling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks. Business ontology provides abstract descriptions of enterprises in their business context, focusing on what is needed to create and transfer value. Research in these fields is conducted using instruments like the REA Ontology (Resources, Events, Agents), the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO), the Business Model Canvas, the e3value toolset, the Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML), and the Enterprise Engineering framework.

The goal of the VMBO workshop series is two-fold:

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should describe original research ideas or contributions, present problems or challenges encountered in practice, or report on industrial cases and practices.

We encourage authors to submit papers for which they would like feedback from other participants of the workshop.

Submissions should:

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Accepted papers will be published with CEUR-WS.org online proceedings, if desired by the authors, under the series of the International Association by Ontology and its Applications (IAOA).

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.