BMSD 2023

13th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

3-5 July 2023, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Shishkov
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics - BAS / University of Library Studies and Information Technologies / IICREST

Keynote Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

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 2023 is:


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 2023, BMSD will get back to The Netherlands (10 years after BMSD-Noordwijkerhout-2013) - BMSD'23 will go to Utrecht, following previous events in Bulgaria (Sofia 2021), Germany (Berlin 2020), Portugal (Lisbon 2019), Austria (Vienna 2018), Spain (Barcelona, 2017), Greece (Rhodes, 2016), Italy (Milan, 2015), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, 2014), The Netherlands (Noordwijkerhout, 2013), Switzerland (Geneva, 2012), Bulgaria (Sofia, 2011), and Switzerland (Fribourg, 2022).

The symposium is organized and sponsored by the international institute IICREST, being co-organized by the Open University of the Netherlands, and technically co-sponsored by BPM-D and Cesuur B.V. Cooperating organizations are: AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology, DSI - the U-Twente Digital Society Institute, 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 2022 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:

enterprise systems
enterprise system environments and context
construction and function
actor roles
signs and affordances
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

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
augmented and virtual-reality-based enterprise modeling
requirements elicitation
domain-imposed and user-defined requirements
requirements specification and modeling
requirements analysis and verification
requirements evolution
requirements traceability
usability and requirements elicitation

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

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

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

data modeling in business processes
data flows and business modeling
databases, OLTP, and business processes
data warehouses, OLAP, and business analytics
data analysis, data semantics, redundancy, and quality-of-data
data mining, knowledge discovery, and knowledge management
information security and business process modeling
categorization, classification, regression, and clustering
cluster analysis and predictive analysis
ontologies and decision trees
decision tree induction and information gain
business processes and entropy
machine learning and deep learning - an enterprise perspective
uncertainty and context states
statistical data analysis and probabilistic business models

smart contracts
blockchains for business process management
blockchain schemes for decentralization
the blockchain architecture - implications for systems and business processes
blockchains and the future of enterprise information systems
blockchains and security / privacy / trust issues

the IoT paradigm
IoT data collection and aggregation
business models and IoT
IoT-based software solutions
IoT and context-awareness
IoT and public values
IoT applications: smart cities, e-Health, smart manufacturing.

Other Information

BMSD 2023 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: 24 April 2023 (extended deadline)
Position Paper submission deadline: 1 May 2023 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2023 / 3 May 2023
Final paper submission: 8 May 2023.

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 concerning the symposium proceedings
Full Papers should be no less than 13 and no more than 18 pages (oral presentation)
Short Papers should be no less than 6 and no more than 10 pages (oral presentation)
Posters (NOT published in the Springer Proceedings) - 4 page limit (poster presentation).

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 4 and no more than 12 pages (Springer LNCS format)
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 (
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] by April 24 (extended deadline), putting in the Subject: "BMSD 2023, Regular / Position Paper".

Accepted papers, except for the ones accepted for poster presentation, will be orally presented at BMSD 2023 and included in the symposium proceedings, published by Springer and indexed by: SCOPUS, WEB OF SCIENCE, and DBLP. The authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers in a a special issue of a journal.

Symposium Format

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

Contact Information

Write to us at: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (BMSD 2023 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
Call us on:i+35928553179
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