3rd Workshop on Formal Semantics for the Future Enterprise (FSFE 2015)

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Organizers and Chairs | Program Committee | Workshop history

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers to share knowledge and experiences on formal aspects of the Future Enterprise, particularly pertaining to knowledge representation and how it can be employed to manage various facets of the enterprise, both at design-time (e.g. service and process descriptions) and at run-time (e.g. process execution, service discovery).

Current trends in manufacturing, supply chain management and product servitization systems indicate new emerging paradigms such as Factories of the Future, Virtual Enterprises, Smart Factories etc. The workshop aims to narrow down the characteristics of such relatively informal notions, to consolidate them under the umbrella term of Future Enterprise and to highlight their requirements with respect to capturing and processing their semantic aspects. Disciplines such as Enterprise Modelling, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Web Services or Linked Enterprise Data are expected to converge under the topics proposed by the workshop.

We invite papers which raise research questions and provide advanced formal approaches on enterprise-related semantics and enterprise virtualization. The workshop aims to attract contributions employing interdisciplinarity across fields such as Knowledge Management and Knowledge Engineering, aiming to bridge their inherent gaps in granularity and addressability. The proposed topics consider application scenarios for virtual enterprises and factories of the future and are an acknowledgment of the fact that the non-ambiguous representation of semantics can be tackled with a wide array of approaches (e.g. conceptual modeling, natural language, logics) and supported with heterogeneous technologies (e.g. ontologies, modeling tools, semantic lifting tools).

Topics of interest

  • Knowledge acquisition in virtual enterprises
  • Modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes for Factories of the Future
  • Description logics for decision support in virtual enterprises
  • Description, discovery and composition of semantic web services
  • Description and execution of semantic business processes
  • Data semantization and semantic lifting methodologies
  • Formal methods for enterprise modeling
  • Context-aware enterprise information systems
  • Ontology engineering for Factories of the Future
  • Computational semantics and natural language processing for business documents
  • Semantic support for collaborative business networks
  • Semantics of cyberphysical systems in Factories of the Future
  • Reasoning and automated decision making in virtual enterprises
  • Data linking and federation in collaborative networks
  • Security and access control semantics for virtual enterprises

Submission guidelines

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

The workshop will accept papers of up to 12 pages formatted according to the Springer LNBIP template. The initial submission must be in the PDF format. For accepted papers, subsequent instructions will be distributed via e-mail. Post-conference final submissions (for publication) must include feedback from workshop discussions.

The papers are expected to be original work presented as full papers and must not be currently under review in another conference. Papers will be peer-reviewed on technical merit, originality and relevance to the topics of interest. Papers approved for presentation at FSFE 2015 will be published in the BIS 2015 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 10, 2015 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 20, 2015
  • Submission of final papers: Jun 1, 2015
  • Workshop: Jun 24-26, 2015
  • Submission of final papers for publication (including revisions based on workshop feedback): July 10, 2015

Organizers and Chairs

Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Business Information Systems Department

  • Robert Buchmann
  • Razvan Petrusel
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi

Program Committee

  • Alvaro E. Arenas, IE Business School Madrid, Spain
  • Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Liviu Gabriel Cretu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
  • Boudewijn van Dongen, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Robert Buchmann, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Florin Dumitriu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
  • Marin Fotache, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
  • Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
  • Daniel Mican, Babes Bolyai University, Romania
  • Adrian Munteanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
  • Syed Naqvi, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Ioan Petri, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Razvan Petrusel, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Paul Pocatilu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
  • Cristian Toma, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Ioan Toma, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Irene Vanderfeesten, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Claudiu Vinte, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Workshop history

  • 2nd Edition: FSFE 2013 in conjunction with BIS 2013
  • 1st Edition: FSFE 2012 in conjunction with BIS 2012