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Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

July 8-10, 2013, in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands

Editor: Boris Shishkov

Affiliation: IICREST, Bulgaria

ISBN: 978-989-8565-56-3

Conference Link: http://www.is-bmsd.org

Foreword: This book contains the proceedings of BMSD 2013 – the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, on July 8 – 10, 2013. The proceedings consists of 33 high-quality research and experience papers that have not been published previously. These papers have undergone a detailed peer-review process and were selected based on rigorous quality standards. The symposium has been organized and sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology (IICREST), in cooperation with the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS), the Center for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), and AMAKOTA Ltd. The third edition of BMSD has been inspired by two previous very successful editions of the symposium, namely BMSD 2011 (Sofia, Bulgaria) and BMSD 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland). We have all succeeded in establishing and maintaining high scientific quality and stimulating collaborative atmosphere. Touching upon business modeling and its relation to software design, BMSD is characterized by a high level of interaction among leading scientists, engineers, and practitioners in the area. The gap between information systems and underlying business models continues to pose challenges to systems engineers, IT architects, and software developers. The scientific areas of interest to BMSD 2013 are: (i) Business Models and Requirements; (ii) Business Models and Services; (iii) Business Models and Software; (iv) Information Systems Architectures. Each year, a specific theme is chosen, for making presentations and discussions more focused. The theme of BMSD 2013 is: Enterprise Engineering and Software Generation. Business / Enterprise models and architectures are in the focus of a great number of researchers and practitioners not only because enterprise complexity increases but also because it is becoming more and more evident that information systems development failures would be inevitable without adequate underlying business models. Within the last 15 years, numerous research activities have been devoted to bringing together Business Modeling and Software Design – we saw Enterprise Ontology, Model-Driven Engineering, and so on. This impacted the Requirements Engineering discipline. All those efforts have aimed at closing the gap between business and IT systems, acknowledging that not grasping correctly and exhaustively a business system would inevitably lead to consequent software failures. Recently, Service-Orientation + Cloud Computing as well as Autonomic Computing + Context-Aware Computing have appeared as promising paradigms in this regard. Nevertheless, the software development Community still misses a practically usable and widely accepted business-IT alignment methodology that is theoretically rooted. BMSD 2013 has addressed this and other related challenges, by considering a large number of research topics: from more conceptual ones, such as enterprise engineering and business - IT alignment, business process (workflow) modeling and modeling languages, business process verification and execution, maturity models, value modeling, normalized enterprise systems, intelligent systems, ontology reasoning and Semiotics, to more technical ones, such as software specification, use cases, (web) services - choreography modeling and variability issues, database clusters, and 'e-applications' (in Healthcare and Transport), from more business-oriented ones, such as enterprise architecture management, enterprise resource planning, and requirements specification, key performance indicators to IT architectures –related topics. We believe that all these research contributions highlight challenging (technical) problems and present innovative solutions relevant to the above-mentioned scientific areas. The 33 published papers (including several Invited Papers) were selected from 56 submissions (compared to 46 submissions in 2012 and 58 submissions in 2011) and 13 of these papers were selected for a 30-minutes oral presentation (Full Papers); in addition, 20 papers were selected for a 20-minutes oral presentation (Short Papers and Special Sessions Papers). Hence, the full-paper acceptance ratio of 23% shows a high level of quality which we intend to maintain and reinforce in the following editions of the symposium. Further, the BMSD’13 authors are from: Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and United Kingdom (listed alphabetically); this makes 14 countries in total (compared to 11 countries having been represented in 2012 and 10 countries – in 2011); 7 countries, nevertheless, have been represented in all 3 BMSD editions so far, these are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, and United Kingdom. This clearly indicates for a strong European influence which we aim at maintaining and developing further while at the same time adding more countries and regions to the ‘BMSD Map’. The current proceedings' Publisher is SCITEPRESS and we deliver not only printed proceedings but also an electronic version of the proceedings - all presented papers will be made available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library by September, 2013. Furthermore, the proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP (Computer Science Bibliography). Finally, the authors of around ten selected papers presented at BMSD 2013 will be invited by Springer-Verlag to submit revised and extended versions of their papers for publication in a Springer LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing) Series book. The high quality of the BMSD 2013 program is enhanced by three Keynote Lectures, delivered by distinguished guests who are renowned experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Marco Aiello (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Kecheng Liu (University of Reading, United Kingdom), and Leszek Maciaszek (Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland). In addition, the Keynote Speakers and other BMSD’13 participants will take part in a panel discussion and also in informal discussions focused on community building and project acquisition. These high points in the symposium program would definitely contribute to maintaining the event’s high quality and its stable and motivated Community; probably it would be interesting mentioning that two thirds of those who attended BMSD 2012 are among the BMSD’13 participants. Building an interesting and successful program for the symposium required the dedicated efforts of many people. Firstly, we must thank the Authors, whose research and development achievements are recorded here. Secondly, the Program Committee members each deserve credit for the diligent and rigorous peer-reviewing and paper selection process. Further, we appreciate the willingness of SCITEPRESS to publish the current proceedings and we turn especially to Vitor Pedrosa with sincere words of gratitude for his brilliant collaboration and perfect work with regard to the proceedings preparation. We would also like to compliment the excellent organization provided by the IICREST team; it did all necessary preparations for a stimulating and productive event, supported by its logistics partner, AMAKOTA Ltd. Last but not least, we thank the Keynote Speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks. We wish you all an inspiring symposium and an enjoyable stay in the beautiful Noordwijk area in The Netherlands. We look forward to seeing you next year in Luxembourg, for the Fourth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design (BMSD 2014), details of which will be made available at http://www.is-bmsd.org. (More)


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