EmpER'21 will be held in conjunction with ER 2021 from October 18th to 21st.
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:
- Complete, on-going or planned empirical studies in Conceptual Modeling
- Literature Reviews on empirical research in Conceptual Modeling
- Theoretical/philosophical positions on empirical Conceptual Modeling
- Discussions/positions on statistical and methodological issues
- Lessons learned from past studies
We solicit three types of papers:
- Full study papers describing a completed study, including negative results and early exploratory efforts.
- Work-in-progress papers describing a planned study or study in progress.
- Position, vision and lessons papers about the use of empirical methods for conceptual modelling.
Paper submission: 9 July 2021
Author notification: 6 August 2021
Camera-ready Version: 20 August 2021
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.
Please submit your paper through EasyChair (Link).
The EmpER’21 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.
Maximum length for submissions is 14 LNCS pages max including references.
- João Araujo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
- Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Austria
- Miguel Goulão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Program Committee (tentative)
- Robert Buchmann (Babeş-Bolyai University – Romania)
- Javier Cánovas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – Spain)
- Michel Chaudron (University of Gothenburg – Sweden)
- Nelly Condori-Fernandez (VU University Amsterdam – The Netherlands)
- Marian Daun (Universität Duisburg-Essen – German)
- Sepideh Ghanavati (University of Maine – USA)
- Catarina Gralha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Portugal)
- Jens Gulden (Utrecht University – The Netherlands)
- Irit Hadar (University of Haifa – Israel)
- Jennifer Horkoff (University of Gothenburg – Sweden)
- Katsiaryna Labunets (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
- Judith Michael (RWTH Aachen – German)
- Geert Poels (Ghent University - Belgium)
- Iris Reinhartz-Berger (University of Haifa – Israel)
- Ben Roelens (Open University of the Netherlands – The Netherlands)
- Zahra Shakeri (University of Calgary – Canada)
- Manuel Wimmer (JKU Linz – Austria)