4th Workshop on Formal Semantics for the Future Enterprise (FSFE 2016)

– workshop cancelled –

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

The goal of the 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., descriptions of services, processes, business context) and at run-time (e.g., process execution, service discovery).

Current trends in manufacturing, supply chain management and product servitization systems are stimulated by emerging paradigms such as Factories of the Future, Virtual Enterprises, Smart Factories etc. The workshop aims to narrow down and crystallize 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 semantic information systems. Disciplines such as Enterprise Modeling, 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 semantic approaches on challenges pertaining to next-generation enterprise information systems and enterprise virtualization. The workshop aims to attract interdisciplinary contributions that are rooted in areas such as Knowledge Management and Knowledge Engineering, while providing value and advancement opportunities for future enterprises. The proposed array of topics is an acknowledgment of the fact that non-ambiguous representation and processing of semantics can be tackled with a wide range of approaches (e.g. conceptual modeling, natural language, logics, knowledge discovery) and supported by heterogeneous technologies (e.g. ontologies, modeling languages, semantic lifting tools, information retrieval algorithms).

Topics of interest

  • Semantic support for collaborative business networks
  • Cloud management and semantics for product-service systems
  • 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
  • Methodologies and technologies for the semantic lifting of legacy enterprise systems
  • Formal methods for enterprise modeling
  • Context-awareness in Enterprise Information Systems
  • Computational semantics and natural language processing for business documents
  • Reasoning for automated decision making in virtual enterprises
  • Data linking and ontology management in collaborative business networks
  • Semantics of cyberphysical systems in Factories of the Future
  • Security and access control semantics for virtual enterprise resources

Submission guidelines

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.

Accepted papers will be published in the „BIS 2016 workshops” post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 1, 2016 Deadline extension: May 5, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 19, 2016
  • Submission of final papers for presentation (including revisions based on reviewer comments): Jun 1, 2016
  • Workshop: Jul 6-8, 2016
  • Submission of final papers for publication (including revisions based on workshop feedback): Jul 20, 2016

Organizers and Chairs

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

  • Robert Buchmann, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Razvan Petrusel, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Committee

  • Alvaro E. Arenas, IE Business School Madrid, Spain
  • Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Boudewijn van Dongen, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Catalin Boja, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
  • Catalina Cocianu, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
  • Florin Dumitriu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Ioan Petri, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Ioan Toma, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Irene Vanderfeesten, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
  • Liviu Gabriel Cretu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
  • Mihaela Muntean, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Paul Pocatilu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
  • Razvan Petrusel, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Robert Buchmann, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Syed Naqvi, Birmingham City Univeristy, UK