4th Workshop on Formal Semantics for the Future Enterprise (FSFE 2017)

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

Current trends in manufacturing, supply chain management, enterprise architecture management and product servitization are stimulated by emerging paradigms such as Factories of the Future, Smart Enterprises, Industry 4.0 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 technologies and semantic information systems.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers to share knowledge and experiences regarding formal aspects of Future Enterprise information systems, particularly pertaining to knowledge representation, discovery and how machine-readable knowledge can be employed to manage various facets of the enterprise, both at design-time (e.g., descriptions of services, business processes, business context) and at run-time (e.g., workflow execution, service discovery). Disciplines such as Enterprise Modeling, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Web Services and Linked Enterprise Data are expected to converge under the topics proposed by the workshop.

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 enterprise modeling, knowledge management and discovery, natural language processing, logics) and supported by heterogeneous technologies (e.g. ontologies, modeling languages, semantic lifting tools, process mining and information retrieval algorithms). Therefore, we invite papers which employ such enablers to address challenges pertaining to next-generation enterprise information systems and enterprise virtualization, thus providing opportunities for advancing various facets of Future Enterprises.

Topics of interest

  • Knowledge acquisition and management in virtual enterprises
  • Modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes for Factories of the Future
  • Cloud management and semantics
  • Semantics for product-service systems
  • Formal methods for enterprise modeling
  • Semantic support and context-awareness for collaborative business networks
  • Description logics for decision support in virtual enterprises
  • Description, discovery and composition of Semantic Web Services
  • Description and execution of Semantic Business Processes
  • Semantic lifting for legacy enterprise systems
  • Computational semantics and natural language processing for document-based management
  • Reasoning for automated decision making in virtual enterprises
  • Linked Data and ontology engineering for collaborative business networks
  • Semantics of cyberphysical systems in Factories of the Future
  • Security and access control semantics for virtual enterprise resources

Submission guidelines

To be announced…

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 20, 2017
  • Submission of final papers for presentation (including revisions based on reviewer comments): Jun 1, 2017
  • Workshop: Jun 28-30, 2017
  • Submission of final papers for publication (including revisions based on workshop feedback): July 20, 2017

Organizers and Chairs

Business Informatics Research Center, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Robert Buchmann
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi
  • Razvan Petrusel

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

To be extended…