Semantic-based Modeling Framework for Information Systems

Keywords: Ontologies, OWL, Semantic annotation, Semantic-based Modelling

Affiliation: Hans-Georg Fill, University of Fribourg



  1. H-G Fill, Visualisation for Semantic Information Systems, Gabler (2009).

Master and PhD Theses:

  • Katerina Dimitraki (2017): Semantic Annotations for BPMN models : extending SeMFIS for supporting ontology reasoning and query functionalities, Post-graduate Thesis, University of Crete (Permanent Link, PDF).


  1. Fill, Hans-Georg (2017): SeMFIS: A Flexible Engineering Platform for Semantic Annotations of Conceptual Models, Semantic Web (SWJ), Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 747-763 (PDF with permission from IOS Press). The publication is available at IOS Press through
  2. Fill, Hans-Georg (2016): Semantic-based Modeling for Information Systems using the SeMFIS Platform, accepted for Informatik'2016.
  3. Fill, Hans-Georg (2014): On the Social Network based Semantic Annotation of Conceptual Models, in: Buchmann, R., Kifor, C.V., Yu, J. (2014): Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management - 7th International Conference, KSEM 2014, Sibiu, Romania, October 16-18, 2014, pages 138-149, Springer. (pdf)
  4. Fill, Hans-Georg (2012): An Approach for Analyzing the Effects of Risks on Business Processes Using Semantic Annotations, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS'2012), Barcelona, Spain. (pdf)
  5. Fill, Hans-Georg (2012): SeMFIS: A Tool for Managing Semantic Conceptual Models, in: Störrle, H. et al.: ECMFA 2012 - Joint Proceedings Co-located Events at the 8th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, Technical University of Denmark, 229-240, Lyngby, Denmark. (pdf)
  6. Fill, Hans-Georg (2011): On the Conceptualization of a Modeling Language for Semantic Model Annotations, in: Salinesi, C., Pastor, O. (2011): Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops, CAiSE 2011, LNBIP Vol. 83, Part 2, 134-148, Springer. (pdf)
  7. Fill, Hans-Georg (2009): Design of Semantic Information Systems using a Model-based Approach, AAAI Spring Symposiu (pdf)
  8. Fill, Hans-Georg, Burzynski, P. (2009): Integrating Ontology Models and Conceptual Models using a Meta Modeling Approach, 11th International Protégé Conference, Amsterdam. (pdf)
  9. Fill, Hans-Georg, Reischl, I. (2009): An Approach for Managing Clinical Trial Applications using Semantic Information Models, 3rd International Workshop on Process-oriented information systems in healthcare (ProHealth ’09) in conjunction with 7th Int'l Conf. on Business Process Management (BPM 2009), Ulm, Germany (2009). (pdf)
  10. Fill, Hans-Georg (2008): Basic Considerations of Semantics in Visual Models, in: Schweighofer, E., Geist, A., Heindl, G., Szücs, C. (2008): Komplexitätsgrenzen der Rechtsinformatik, Richard Boorberg Verlag, 548-556.