BMSD 2018



Eighth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design


2-4 July 2018, Vienna, Austria








Chair:
Dr. Boris Shishkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG) / TU Delft (NL) / IICREST (BG)

Keynote Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria
(Title: BLOCKCHAINS FOR BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES)
Prof. Dr. Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany
(Title: To be announced).



General Information

BMSD - the International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, is a leading international discussion and knowledge dissemination forum that brings together Researchers and Practitioners interested in: (i) Modeling in general and in particular - Conceptual Modeling, Goal Modeling, Value Modeling, Business/Enterprise Modeling, Process Modeling, Model-Driven Engineering; (ii) Enterprise Engineering and its relation to Software Generation; (iii) Information Systems Architectures and Design. Each year, a special theme is chosen, for making presentations and discussions more focused. The theme of BMSD 2018 is:

ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR THE FUTURE.


Adequate business models are of huge importance not only for understanding and (re-)engineering an organization but also for automating (part of) its processes by means of software systems. Not grasping correctly and exhaustively a business system would inevitably lead to consequent software failures. It is therefore claimed that software generation should essentially have its roots in corresponding enterprise engineering models.

In 2018, BMSD will be held in Vienna, Austria, following previous events in Spain (Barcelona, 2017), Greece (Rhodes, 2016), Italy (Milan, 2015), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, 2014), The Netherlands (Noordwijkerhout, 2013), Switzerland (Geneva, 2012), and Bulgaria (Sofia, 2011).

The symposium is organized and sponsored by the international institute IICREST, being co-organized by WU Vienna and technically co-sponsored by BPM-D. Cooperating organizations are: AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology, CTIT - the U-Twente Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, SIKS - the Nederlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems, and AMAKOTA Ltd.



Goals and Topics

BMSD aims at addressing the above-mentioned challenges, by contributing to the dissemination of research results and also by leading and inspiring open discussions focused on the wider applicability of business models. In addressing all this, BMSD 2018 is considering a large number of research topics: from more abstract ones, such as essential business models to more technical ones, such as software specification, from more business-oriented ones, such as business process management and coordination, and requirements specification to IT architectures -related topics. Hence, we welcome paper submissions from but not limited to the following areas and topics:


1. BUSINESS PROCESSES AND ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING
enterprise systems
enterprise system environments and context
construction and function
actor roles
signs and affordances
transactions
business processes
business process coordination
business process optimization
business process management and strategy execution
production acts and coordination acts
regulations and business rules
enterprise (re-) engineering
enterprise interoperability
inter-enterprise coordination
enterprise engineering and architectural governance
enterprise engineering and software generation
enterprise innovation

2. BUSINESS MODELS AND REQUIREMENTS
essential business models
re-usable business models
business value models
business process models
business goal models
integrating data analytics in business modeling
semantics and business data modeling
pragmatics and business behavior modeling
business modeling viewpoints and overall consistency
business modeling landscapes
requirements elicitation
domain-imposed and user-defined requirements
requirements specification and modeling
requirements analysis and verification
requirements evolution
requirements traceability
usability and requirements elicitation

3. BUSINESS MODELS AND SERVICES
enterprise engineering and service science
service-oriented enterprises
from business modeling to service-oriented solutions
business modeling for software-based services
service engineering
business-goals-driven service discovery and modeling
technology-independent and platform-specific service modeling
re-usable service models
business-rules-driven service composition
web services
autonomic service behavior
context-aware service behavior
service interoperability
change impact analysis and service management
service monitoring and quality of service
services for IoT applications
service innovation

4. BUSINESS MODELS AND SOFTWARE
enterprise engineering and software development
model-driven engineering
co-design of business and IT systems
business-IT alignment and traceability
alignment between IT architecture and business strategy
business strategy and technical debt
business-modeling-driven software generation
normalized systems and combinatorial effects
software generation and dependency analysis
component-based business-software alignment
objects, components, and modeling patterns
generic business modeling patterns and software re-use
business rules and software specification
business goals and software integration
business innovation and software evolution
software technology maturity models
domain-specific models
croscutting concerns - security, privacy, distribution, recoverability, logging, performance monitoring

5. INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURES AND PARADIGMS
enterprise architectures
service-oriented computing
software architectures
cloud computing
autonomic computing (and intelligent software behavior)
context-aware computing (and adaptable software systems)
affective computing (and user-aware software systems)
aspect-oriented computing (and non-functional requirements)
architectural styles
architectural viewpoints

6. DATA ASPECTS IN BUSINESS MODELING AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
data analytics and quality of data
data-flow analysis
data semantics
knowledge identification
data modeling in business processes
data management
knowledge management
ontologies
statistical analysis and context states
data distributions and occurrence probabilities.



Other Information

BMSD 2018 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions.

Key dates
Regular Paper submission deadline: 12 March 2018
Position Paper submission deadline: 26 March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 23 April 2018
Final paper submission: 7 May 2018.

Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about and issue
Invited Papers - submitted by best paper authors and BMSD former / future Keynote Lecturers.

Paper formats
Full Papers - 10-page limit in the symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Short Papers - 6-page limit in the symposium proceedings (oral presentation)
Posters - 4 page limit in the symposium proceedings (poster presentation).

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 3 and no more than 8 pages
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (http://www.is-bmsd.org)
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to: secretariat [at] iicrest.org by March 12, putting in the Subject: 'BMSD 2018, Regular / Position Paper'.

Publication
Accepted papers will be presented at BMSD 2018 and included in the symposium proceedings, published by SciTePress. All presented papers will also be included in the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary) and SCOPUS-indexed. The BMSD'18 proceedings will be submitted for DBLP-indexation. Finally, the authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers in a Springer LNBIP Revised Selected Papers book.



Symposium Format

The symposium will be a three-day event with a Panel Discussion, Keynote Lectures, and oral / poster presentations.    
            


Contacts

Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (BMSD 2018 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
e-Mails: Symposium ChairSecretariat
URL: http://www.is-bmsd.org