4th International Workshop on Practicing Open Enterprise Modeling within OMiLAB

Call for Papers (PDF Format)

The digital transformation opens new research fields such as Internet of Things, Factories of the Future and Cyber-Physical Systems. Thereby enterprises face information systems with increasing scope, flexibility and distribution. At the same time, enterprises rely on highly flexible, tightly integrated business processes, which enforce the integration of the underlying information systems. Conceptual models, aiming to simplify complexity, are eligible instruments for designing and managing such complex systems.

OMiLAB (Open Models Initiative Laboratory, [1]) is a scientific experimentation space for the conceptualization, development, and deployment of modeling methods and the models designed with them. Thereby, the term “open” in OMiLAB reflects that the initiative is open for any modeling approach. Besides the physical OMiLABs in Austria and South Korea there is a virtual OMiLAB accessible at www.omilab.org which allows scientists from all over the world to join this initiative.

In this context, the workshop focuses on how open enterprise models, enterprise modeling methods and enterprise modeling tools are: (1) used, (2) adopted, and (3) evaluated in education, industry, and research in the scope of the aforementioned challenges. Contributions to the workshop may be based on existing OMiLAB projects, or propose a path toward a new OMiLAB project. Moreover, we solicit submissions with a focus on open enterprise modeling in one or more of the following aspects (but are not limited to them):


  • Domain-specific modeling methods
  • Enterprise ecosystem modeling
  • Sharing of enterprise modeling patterns and experiences
  • Innovative modeling tools or prototypes including light-weight and cloud-based tools
  • Laboratories and communities for conducting metamodeling and conceptual modeling
  • Integration of Design- and Run-Time Models
  • Enterprise modeling in domains such as Machine Learning, Big Data, Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, Factory of the Future, and Internet of Things


  • Teaching cases related to models, modeling methods and modeling tools
  • Experience reports on using enterprise modeling in education
  • Innovative didactical and pedagogical approaches in teaching in relation to models, modeling methods or modeling tools
  • Usability analysis or enhancements of modeling methods and tools


  • Industry project experiences (e.g. EU funded projects)
  • Industry related enterprise modeling methods and tools
  • Industry related case studies of enterprise modeling
  • Best practices and experience reports


For the workshop, we solicit novel high quality contributions in the form of papers according to the Springer LNBIP format (papers: from 8 to 12 pages including references, figures and appendices). Please assess relevance of your contribution by having a look at the OMiLAB [1] and previous editions of the workshop [2].


  1. Bork, D., Buchman, R.A., Karagiannis, D., Lee, M., Miron, E.-T. (2019): An Open Platform for Modeling Method Conceptualization: The OMiLAB Digital Ecosystem, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 44, pp. 673-697
  2. Proceedings of the PrOse’2017, 2018, and 2019 workshops, CEUR-WS, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1999/http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2238/http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2499/


Papers shall be submitted via EasyChair. The paper has to follow the LNBIP guidelines and must be submitted in PDF format.
Proceedings will be published together with a joint PoEM 2020 workshop proceedings edition.