2nd Workshop on Ontologies and Information Systems

in conjunction with 13th International Conference on Business Informatics Research, BIR 2014

Ontologies specify knowledge about entities, and their relationship and interactions. In conjunction with evolving semantic technologies for ontology engineering, representation and query, new ways open up for ontologies and information systems (IS) integration, combination and use.

In the structural perspective, ontologies can provide means to structure, store and access generic IS content. In the temporal perspective, ontologies can guide the development of new IS. They may help to choose appropriate processes, algorithms, rules, and software components depending on the requirements.

For both perspectives, a couple of research questions arise. Starting with the question for methods to structure IS content by the use of ontologies - What entities should be captured how in which context? – the range reaches to questions of knowledge discovery through ontology mining, and the use of ontologies for organisational design. And there are numerous other questions.

This workshop aims to bring together people who have strong interest in the use of ontologies in the context of enterprise information systems. We invite researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia to submit original results of their completed or on-going projects. We encourage broad understanding of possible approaches and solutions for the application of ontologies in information systems and systems development. Specific focus will be on practices and experiences, i.e. we encourage submission of case study and experiences papers, and of contributions bringing together business cases and enabling technologies.

Workshop Topics

The following topics are of relevance for the workshop:

• Challenges in ontology use in information systems

• Literature surveys and systematic literature analyses

• IS concepts and architectures including ontologies or semantic technologies

• Business ontologies

• Application ontologies

• Ontology based interoperability solutions

• Application of ontologies in Enterprise Modeling

• Ontology Design Patterns

• Knowledge Management

• Economic effects and relevance (business cases)

• Active information systems

• Ontology engineering

• Ontology based systems engineering

• Knowledge fusion

• Ontology based knowledge discovery

• Experience reports about and show cases of ontology use

• Practices of ontology use

• Value modeling using ontologies

• Ontology based interoperability and integration solutions

• Ontology based competence modelling for human resource management system

Program Committee

Program committee chairs

• Birger Lantow, University of Rostock (Germany) (chair)

• Vladimir Tarasov, Jönköping University (Sweden) (co-chair)

Program committee (preliminary)

• He Tan, Jönköping School of Engineering (Sweden)

• Karl Hammar, Jönköping School of Engineering (Sweden)

• Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock (Germany)

• Tatiana Levashova, St. Petersburg Institute Inform. & Autom. (Russia)

• Nikolay Shilov, St. Petersburg Institute Inform. & Autom. (Russia)

• Ralf D. Kutsche, TU Berlin (Germany)

• Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)

• Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University (Latvia)