EmpER'23 will be held in conjunction with ER 2023 from November 6th to 9th.

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Conceptual modeling has enjoyed substantial growth over the past decades in fields ranging from Information Systems Analysis to Business Process Engineering. A plethora of conceptual modeling practices (languages, frameworks, methods, etc.) have been proposed, promising to facilitate activities such as communication, design, or decision-making. Success in adopting a conceptual modeling practice is, however, predicated on convincingly demonstrating that it indeed successfully supports these activities. 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.

Furthermore, the act of building conceptual models is ideally informed by empirical evidence that is nowadays abundant in the form of digital data. This overabundance of data, combined with the advent of advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, introduces major opportunities and challenges in an empirically-informed conceptual modeling practice.

Aim and Topics

We aim at bringing together researchers with an interest in the empirical investigation of conceptual modeling practices, as well as with the study of a data-driven, evidence-based conceptual modelling practice. Contributions include but are not limited to:


Monday, November 6th, 2023

Session 1: 14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: 16:00 - 17:30

Important Dates

Regular Papers

Short Presentation Proposals

Paper Submission

We solicit three types of papers:

Papers shall be limited to no more than 10 pages in LNCS format. The EmpER’23 accepted papers will be published within the ER Workshop proceedings, in the Springer LNCS Series.

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. For submitting your paper, please use the ER 2023 EasyChair installation and select the Workshop on Empirical Methods in Conceptual Modeling track.

The EmpER’23 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.

NEW! Short Research Presentations

For EmpER 2023, we offer, for the first time, the opportunity of short research presentations. This format is aimed at providing researchers with the possibility to share their newest research ideas and receive early feedback from our community.

To be considered for a short research presentation, potential speakers should submit a short research presentation proposal. The proposal should follow the LNCS format and not exceed two (2) pages (all inclusive). We will then apply a lightweight review and aim at accepting all submissions that fall within the scope of EmpER and might spark discussions.

Short research presentations can be submitted any time until September, 29th. We will notify all authors soon (~ 1 week) after the submission of their proposal. Submitted proposals will intentionally not be published; this format is meant to provide feedback for informing future papers.

To submit your short research presentation please email any or all organizers (Dominik, Miguel, and/or Sotirios) with subject line: "EmpER'23: short research presentation submission".

Program Committee

Workshop Organizers

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: