BMSD 2020 : 10th Int. Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 16 Mar 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020
Conference Address Berlin, Germany
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Conference Call for Papers


Call for Papers

BMSD 2020 – 10th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

6-8 July 2020

Berlin, Germany



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Shishkov, IICREST / ULSIT / IMI-BAS, Bulgaria


Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany


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;

(iv) Data Analytics and its relevance to Enterprise (Information) Systems;

(v) \”Hot\” topics relevant to Business Modeling and Software Design, such as Blockchain Technology and Internet-of-Things.

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 an enterprise 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 2020, BMSD will be held in BERLIN, GERMANY, following previous events in 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), and Bulgaria (Sofia, 2011).


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

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.


Key dates

Paper submission deadline: 16 March 2020

Notification of acceptance: 27 April 2020

Final paper submission: 12 May 2020


Types of contributions

Regular Papers – presenting research that is completed or almost finished

Position Papers – presenting an arguable opinion about an issue

Invited Papers – submitted by best papers\’ authors and former / future BMSD Keynote Speakers

Paper formats

Full Papers – 18-page limit in the Springer symposium proceedings (oral presentation)

Short Papers – 10-page limit in the Springer symposium proceedings (oral presentation)

Posters – 4 page limit, published separately (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 the 16th of March, putting in the Subject: \”BMSD 2020, Regular / Position Paper\”



The BMSD\’20 Proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed by:






Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Paulo Anita, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Dimitar Birov, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

Frances Brazier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Barrett Bryant, University of North Texas, USA

Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK

Samuel Chong, Capgemini, UK

Dimitar Christozov, American University in Bulgaria – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Jose Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal

Claudio Di Ciccio, WU Vienna, Austria

Jan L. G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Teduh Dirgahayu, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia

John Edwards, Aston University, UK

Hans-Georg Fill, University of Vienna, Austria / University of Bamberg, Germany

Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

J. Paul Gibson, T&MSP – Telecom & Management SudParis, France

Rafael Gonzalez, Javeriana University, Colombia

Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany

Clever Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ilian Ilkov, IBM, The Netherlands

Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, USA

Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Gabriel Juhas, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic

Dmitry Kan, AlphaSense Inc., Finland

Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Michal Krcal, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria

John Bruntse Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, UK

Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University, Australia / University of Economics, Poland

Jelena Marincic, ASML, The Netherlands

Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Heinrich Mayr, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria

Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK

Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria

Michele Missikoff, Institute for Systems Analysis and Computer Science, Italy

Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ricardo Neisse, European Commission Joint Research Center, Italy

Bart Nieuwenhuis, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Olga Ormandjieva, Concordia University, Canada

Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Prantosh K. Paul, Raiganj University, India

Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Doncho Petkov, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA

Gregor Polancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Henderik Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Ricardo Queiros, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria

Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Wenge Rong, Beihang University, China

Ella Roubtsova, Open University, The Netherlands

Irina Rychkova, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France

Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia

Stefan Schoenig, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Andreas Sinnhofer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Valery Sokolov, Yaroslavl State University, Russia

Richard Starmans, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Hans-Peter Steinbacher, FH Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Coen Suurmond, RBK Group, The Netherlands

Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Roumiana Tsankova, Technical University – Sofia, Bulgaria

Damjan Vavpotic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Han van der Aa, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Shin-Jer Yang, Soochow University, Taiwan

Benjamin Yen, University of Hong Kong, China

Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, USA

(list not yet complete)



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