EmpER'20 will be held in conjunction with ER 2020 from November 3rd to 6th.


Conceptual modeling has enjoyed substantial growth over the past decades in diverse fields such as Information Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis and Business Process Engineering. A plethora of conceptual modeling languages, frameworks and systems have been proposed promising to facilitate activities such as communication, design, documentation or decision-making. Success in designing a conceptual modeling system is, however, predicated on demonstrably attaining such goals through observing their use in practical scenarios. At the same time, the way individuals and groups produce and consume models gives raise to cognitive, behavioral, organizational or other phenomena, whose systematic observation may help us better understand how models are used in practice and how we can make them more effective.

Aim and Topics

We aim at bringing together researchers and practitioners with an interest in the empirical investigation of conceptual modeling systems and practices. The workshop invites both reports on specific finished, on-going, or proposed empirical studies, as well as theoretical, review, and experience papers about empirical research in conceptual modeling. Examples of contributions include but are not limited to:

Accepted papers

This is the list of accepted papers for EmpER'20:

Important Dates

Paper submission: 27 July 2020

Author notification: 17 August 2020 extended: 24 August 2020

Camera-ready Version: 7 September 2020

Paper Submission

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Papers must adhere to the length restrictions above (including figures, references, etc.) and must use the LNCS template. Submissions are handled in EasyChair.

The EmpER’20 accepted papers will be published within the ER Workshop proceedings, in the Springer LNCS Series. At least one of the authors for each accepted paper must be registered and attend the conference for paper presentation.

Workshop Organizers

Program Committee

Previous editions

Previous editions of EmpER have been also co-located with the ER conference. Please consider looking at previous papers to get an idea of the scope of the workshop: