Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

July 4-6, 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland

Editor: Boris Shishkov

Affiliation: IICREST, Bulgaria

ISBN: 978-989-8565-26-6

Conference Link: http://www.is-bmsd.org

Foreword: This book contains the proceedings of BMSD 2012 - the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, held in Geneva, Switzerland (at the University of Geneva), on July 4 - 6, 2012. The proceedings consist of 18 high-quality research and experience papers that have not been published previously. These papers have undergone a detailed peer-review process and were selected based on rigorous quality standards. Being hosted by the University of Geneva, and particularly by its Institute of Services Science (ISS), the symposium was organized and sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology (IICREST), in cooperation with the Center for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), and Technical University of Sofia. Following its first edition in Sofia, Bulgaria, BMSD continues to be an inspiring symposium that touches upon business modeling and its relation to software design, with a high level of interaction among leading scientists, engineers, and practitioners. The gap between information systems and underlying business models continues to pose challenges to business architects, IT architects, software developers, and system analysts. The scientific areas of interest to BMSD 2012 are: (i) Business Models and Requirements; (ii) Business Models and Services; (iii) Business Models and Software; (iv) Information Systems Architectures. Each year, a special theme is chosen, for making presentations and discussions more focused. The theme of BMSD 2012 is: From Business Modeling to Service-Oriented Solutions. Even though software development has evolved significantly over the previous years, it is still a challenge very often to correctly and exhaustively derive functional requirements and this is one of the reasons for numerous software project failures. Deriving requirements in turn crucially relates to building adequate business models - this is needed firstly for understanding the considered organization (and/or reengineering it on top of that, if necessary) and secondly, as a basis for specifying an automation of (part of) its processes by means of software systems. Hence, not grasping correctly and exhaustively a business system would inevitably lead to consequent software failures - business demands and technology solutions have to be aligned. BMSD 2012 has addressed these challenges, by considering a large number of research topics: from more conceptual ones, such as enterprise engineering, value modeling, normalized enterprise systems, and rules mining to more technical ones, such as software specification, database clusters, IT services, and 'e-applications', from more business-oriented ones, such as enterprise architecture management, requirements specification, and enterprise interoperability to IT architectures –related topics. We believe that the current proceedings highlight challenging technical problems and present innovative solutions relevant to the mentioned topics. The 18 published papers (including several Invited Papers) were selected from 46 submissions and 9 of these papers were selected for a 30-minutes oral presentation (Full Papers); in addition, 9 papers were selected for a 20-minutes oral presentation (Short Papers and Special Session Papers). Hence, the full-paper acceptance ratio of 21% shows a high level of quality which we intend to maintain and reinforce in the following editions of this symposium. All presented papers will soon be available at the SciTePress digital library. Furthermore, the authors of around ten selected papers presented at BMSD 2012 will be invited by Springer-Verlag to submit revised and extended versions of their papers for publication in a Springer LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing) Series book, and the authors of around five selected papers presented at BMSD 2012 will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers for publication in a special issue of the international journal Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA). The high quality of the BMSD 2012 program is enhanced by four keynote lectures, delivered by distinguished guests who are renowned experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Jan L.G. Dietz (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Ivan Ivanov (SUNY Empire State College, USA), Dimitri Konstantas (University of Geneva, Switzerland), and Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente, The Netherlands). In addition, the keynote lecturers and other BMSD’12 participants will take part in a panel discussion and also in informal discussions focused on community building and project acquisition. These high points in the symposium program would definitely contribute to positioning BMSD as a high quality event driven by a stable and motivated community - evidence for this is the fact that many of those who attended BMSD 2011 are now attending BMSD 2012. Building an interesting and successful program for the symposium required the dedicated efforts of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development achievements are recorded here. Secondly, the program committee members each deserve credit for the diligent and rigorous peer-reviewing and paper selection process. Further, we appreciate the willingness of SciTePress to publish the current proceedings, expressing also special gratitude to Vitor Pedrosa for his excellent work and cooperation regarding the proceedings preparation. We would also like to compliment the excellent organization provided by the IICREST team; it did all necessary preparations for a stimulating and productive event. Last but not least, we thank the keynote lecturers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks. We wish you all an inspiring symposium and an enjoyable stay in the beautiful city of Geneva. We look forward to seeing you next year in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, for the Third International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design (BMSD 2013), details of which will be made available at http://www.is-bmsd.org. 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