International Workshop on

Modeling Inter-Organizational Systems

Interoperability of Enterprise Software and Applications

October 31 - November 1, 2005
Agia Napa, Cyprus

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

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Interoperability Research for Networked Enterprises Applications and Software - IST 508011,
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Modern enterprises face a strong economical pressure to increase competitiveness, to operate on a global market, and to engage in alliances of several kinds. Agility thus has become the new guiding principle for enterprises. This requires flexible organizational structures and business processes, as well as flexible supporting information systems and a flexible ICT-infrastructure. In addition, an enterprise needs to be able to easily expand or shrink, beeing it through collaborations with other enterprises, through mergers or acquisitions, or through insourcing or outsourcing of services.

In order to meet these economical requirements, enterprises rely increasingly on the benefits of modern information and communication technology (ICT). However, the appropriate knowledge to deploy this technology as needed, and in an effective and efficient way, is largely lacking, particularly knowledge regarding the collaboration of enterprises and knowledge regarding the interoperability of their software and applications.

The focus of interoperability of enterprise software and applications (IESA) in the MIOS-INTEROP workshop is set on architectures, enterprise modeling and ontologies. We define interoperability as the ability of enterprise software and applications to interact. Interaction takes place at data, application and business levels considering both syntax and semantics. It implies communication and transaction support between different organizations based on shared business references and application semantics.

Interoperability sets the scientific challenges of the MIOS-INTEROP workshop. A lot of pioneering work still needs to be done in coping with these challenges in an appropriate and integrated way. Unlike ordinary conferences, the MIOS-INTEROP workshop will be a real workshop, providing ample time for discussions, during one and a half day. Consequently, the paper presentations will be short, covering only the highlights and preferably arranged around a number of themes or topics.


The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers working on topics concerning cross-enterprise collaboration and concerning the interoperability of enterrprise software and applications, covering issues like business process modeling, information systems modeling, enterprise and system ontology, enterprise and system architecture, and standards regarding the integration of business processes and application systems. The goal of the workshop is to present innovative research issues, and to facilitate in-depth discussions about them, lead by the next questions:

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:


We are looking for articles on current or recently finished research projects as well as articles from practitioners. Papers should contain 3000 - 5000 words and should be submitted in PDF format. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions which can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at:

Accepted papers will be published along with the OTM 2005 Workshop Proceedings on Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Failure to commit to presentation at the workshop automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.

The authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to send an extended version of the paper to be published in the Journal of Enterprise Information Management. For information about the journal please refer to:



Program Co-Chairs

Program Committee Members