The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. Two established enterprise modeling approaches are value modeling and business ontology. Value modeling is a business modeling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks. Business ontology provides abstract descriptions of enterprises in their business context, focusing on what is needed to create and transfer value. Research in these fields is conducted using instruments like the REA Ontology (Resources, Events, Agents), the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO), the Business Model Canvas, the e3value toolset, the Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML), and the Enterprise Engineering framework.
The goal of the VMBO workshop series is two-fold. First, it aims to bring together researchers with an interest in value modeling and business ontology to present and discuss the current state of the art. Second, it aims to identify key areas for further research.
• Link: https://vmbo2022.github.io/
• Chairs: Paul Johannesson, Hans Weigand, and Tiago Prince Sales
It is necessary to continuously seek opportunities for business model and business process innovations and develop digital technologies to realize those opportunities. Our workshop is aimed at discussing the ways of achieving digital innovations through agility in the design of new business models, business processes, and digital technologies. We focus on the interrelations between business model engineering, business process management (BPM), and requirements engineering (RE) to develop digital technologies.
Scientific communities on business models, business process management, and requirements engineering work rather isolated from each other. However, our experiences confirm that digital innovation in today’s environments requires the integration of approaches and practices from these fields. When business models are innovated, business processes need to be transformatively redesigned, and requirements for digitizing those processes need to be analyzed. The aim of our workshop is to bring experts together and examine the ways of filling this gap.
• Link: https://www.rebpm.org/events/caise2022/
• Chairs: Banu Aysolmaz, Ralf Laue, Felix Reher, and Rüdiger Weißbach
• Link: TBA
• Chairs: Eduard Babkin, Joseph Barjis, Russell Lock, Pavel Malyzhenkov, Vojtěch Merunka, and Robert Pergl
The manufacturing industry is entering a new digital era in which advanced information systems and especially (big) data-driven methods and Artificial Intelligence techniques allow companies to move beyond distributed and supervisory control systems to support significant operational improvements and allow dynamic adaptability. Moreover, human-centered trustworthy AI systems provide the ability to augment human work and extend human capabilities in order to solve problems and achieve goals that were unreachable by either humans or machines alone. Such efforts may allow the manufacturing industry in the post-COVID to “go back to normal” and optimize, scale and ensure their processes and services towards a circular and resilient economy. The goal of this workshop is to attract high quality research papers focusing on advanced information systems for digital factories and smart manufacturing.
• Link: https://sites.google.com/view/ket4df2022
• Chairs: Federica Mandreoli, Giacomo Cabri, Gregoris Mentzas, and Karl HribernikI
Digital transformation becomes omnipresent and covers different fields of Human life. New Information and Communication technologies contribute to a Smarter Life. The holistic vision provided by approaches based on Information Systems has a particular and growing role in digitalization. The goal of the ISESL workshop is to discover this role within digitalization of various aspects of life and includes the following topics: Artificial Sentience and Artificial Intelligence, Machine consciousness, Cognitive spaces, Patient experience design and health, Point-of-care diagnosis, E-Health, Digital heritage, Sustainable development, Responsible ICT, Digital education and teaching experience design for World Wide audience, Smart Home, Smart Buildings, Smart Roads, Smart Cities, Cyber warfare, Digitalization in law enforcement, and Ethical and philosophical aspects of new technologies usage with Humans.
• Link: http://isesl22.cnam.fr/
• Chairs: Elena Kornyshova, Eric Gressier Soudan, John Murray, and Sjaak Brinkkemper
According to Immanuel Kant, ethics is concerned with the question, “What ought I to do?”, as opposed to the other three basic questions “What can I know?”, “What can I hope?”, and “What is human?”. “What ought I to do as a Business Informatics researcher?” therefore is the central question of the theme “Ethics and Morality in Business Informatics”. As this question is fundamentally philosophical in nature, it does not only concern judgments about proper conduct in specific situations. Instead, the questions invites reflections at a higher level of abstraction, enabling a critical reflection about methodological principles of our discipline from a distinctively philosophical outlook.
For example, it is possible to examine how basic principles and concepts of Business Informatics are related to more encompassing concepts of human life in general. In this vein, concepts like process, architecture, decision model, algorithm, and organizational rule can be studied against the backdrop of concepts like Weltanschauung, human rights, and values. The workshop “Ethics and Morality in Business Informatics” is meant to address questions of this kind.
• Link: https://sites.google.com/view/EMoBI2022
• Chairs: Jens Gulden, Alexander Bock, and Sergio España Cubillo
As of the growing interest in gestating digital twins for planning and operating long-living, complex cyber-physical assets, information systems research is now faced with new challenges to develop applicable and profitable methodologies and frameworks for engineering and maintaining these virtual replicas of cyber-physical assets for various industrial domains. A potential remedy lies in tight collaboration with industrial and economic stakeholders for devising tangible application scenarios to drive the actual gestation of digital twins by providing a basis for practical requirements elicitation. The goal of this workshop thence is to provide a seminal platform for discussing current progress and state-of-the-art in digital twin engineering and emerging application areas as well as challenges ahead as of the ongoing digitalization of our society and industry.
• Link: https://dt-engineering.uibk.ac.at/
• Chairs: Vinay Kulkarni, Ruth Breu, Philipp Zech, and Souvik Barat
• Link: TBA
• Chairs: Andrea Tagarelli and Ester Zumpano
Blockchain technology supports the execution and storage of transactions in a decentralized, transparent and immutable fashion. Cryptocurrencies represented the first major application of blockchain. Then, the development of smart contracts has provided the opportunity to manage other types of assets and to implement business logic running on blockchain platforms. Finally, the era of broader applications of blockchain technology beyond currencies, finance and markets has emerged.
The opportunities related to the evolution of blockchain technology, along with their challenges have generated a strong and continuously growing interest from industry and academia in the engineering of blockchain-based systems, and more particularly, in the engineering of blockchain-based solutions for Business Process Management (BPM). Beside classical engineering questions, new and specific challenges arise for blockchain-based information systems, to which conceptual modeling, databases, ontology engineering, business process management and information systems communities could provide relevant answers.
BC4IS is an academic workshop which aims to bring together researchers in these domains with business analysts, developers, managers, and consultants involved in the definition of requirements for, development, use, and evolution of blockchain-based solutions.
• Link: http://www.bc4is.com
• Chairs: Victor Amaral de Sousa, Sarah Bouraga, and Corentin Burnay
The Quantitative Aspects of Process Mining workshop provides a forum that welcomes process mining contributions, specifically including quantitative process mining experiments. This purpose is multi-faceted: on the one hand is the relevance of the analyses’ results in itself, while on the other hand is the significance of methodological and technical best practices..
Over the past decades, there have been many developments of new techniques in the field of process mining, ranging from process discovery algorithms, conformance checking metrics, to predictive process monitoring models. As the field matures, there is a clear need to compare and evaluate different approaches, and examine how they react to certain phenomena, like noise or exceptional behaviour.
Despite their relevance, setting up large scale experiments is not straightforward, and the efforts to do so have been limited. The challenges faced by researchers are technical, i.e., which tooling can support large quantitative experiments in a feasible manner, as well as methodological, i.e., what are the best practices with respect to experimental design and statistical rigour.
• Link: https://qapm.github.io/
• Chairs: Josep Carmona, Gert Janssenswillen, and Sebastiaan J. van Zelst
The practice of Information Systems Engineering (ISE) has evolved substantially as a result of the advent and increasing adoption of agile methods. These agile methods for ISE focus on continuous and iterative improvement of usable/deployable releases, often driven by the actual user/customer experience with the IS. An iteration within this development process includes requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, and customer acceptance, with the aim of continuous enhancement of the delivered features.
This workshop focuses on methods, artifacts, and techniques that are used in agile IS engineering, such as User Stories, Epics, Themes, Behavior-Driven Development, Product/Sprint Backlogs, Features, Scenarios, and Kanban. The theme we wish to discuss at the workshop is: How can agile methods, artifacts, and techniques, and their use in ISE be improved to make them more effective in supporting the Information Systems development processes and delivering high-quality systems? We intend to discuss this question primarily, but not exclusively, from the perspective of novel digital technologies and data-driven approaches (e.g., AI, NLP, ML, etc.).
• Link: https://agilise.github.io/2022/
• Chairs: Palash Bera, Yves Wautelet, and Fabiano Dalpiaz
• Link: https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/amise/2022/
• Chairs: Lucinéia Heloisa Thom, Gregor Polančič, and Encarna Sosa Sánchez