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The submission deadlines for BMSD 2021 (11th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design) are approaching: March 15 / March 29 - you may have a look at the BMSD'21 website (; and also:

Further, as it concerns COVID-19, we are carefully monitoring the situation and we would adapt the arrangements accordingly if needed. We look forward to meeting you physically in Sofia but for those who are restricted to travel, a Zoom presentation would be an option.

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BMSD'21 - 11th International Symposium on
 Business Modeling and Software Design
 5-7 July 2021 | Sofia, Bulgaria
 Organized by: Institute IICREST
 In Cooperation with: TU Delft, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, BPM-D

BMSD - the International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, is a leading international discussion and knowledge dissemination forum that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in: (i) MODELING in general and in particular - conceptual modeling, goal modeling, value modeling, business/enterprise modeling, process modeling, situation modeling, data-analytics-driven modeling, predictions-based modeling, model-driven engineering; (ii) ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING and its relation to SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION; (iii) INFORMATION SYSTEMS architectures and design. Each year, a special theme is chosen, for making presentations and discussions more focused. The theme of BMSD 2021 is: TOWARDS ENTERPRISES AND SOFTWARE THAT ARE RESILIENT AGAINST DISRUPTIVE EVENTS.

Adequate enterprise models are of huge importance  not only for understanding and (re-)engineering an organization but also for adequately automating (part of) its processes by means of software. Not grasping correctly and exhaustively an enterprise system would inevitably lead to consequent software failures. It is therefore claimed that SOFTWARE GENERATION should essentially have its roots in corresponding enterprise engineering models.

In 2021, BMSD will be held in SOFIA, BULGARIA, following previous events in Germany (Berlin 2020), Portugal (Lisbon 2019), Austria (Vienna 2018), Spain (Barcelona 2017), Greece (Rhodes 2016), Italy (Milan 2015), The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourg 2014), The Netherlands (Noordwijkerhout 2013), Switzerland (Geneva 2012), and Bulgaria (Sofia 2011).


Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Shishkov, Bulgaria (University of Library Studies and Information Technologies | IMI - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences | Institute IICREST)

Keynote Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau, Germany (University pf Potsdam)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Verbraeck, The Netherlands (Delft University of Technology)


Publication: The BMSD'21 Proceedings will be published by Springer (LNBIP) and indexed by Scopus, Web of Science, EI, ISI, and DBLP.



enterprise systems
enterprise system environments and context
construction and function
actor roles
signs and affordances
business processes
business process coordination
business process optimization
business process management and strategy execution
production acts and coordination acts
regulations and business rules
enterprise (re-) engineering
enterprise interoperability
inter-enterprise coordination
enterprise engineering and architectural governance
enterprise engineering and software generation
enterprise innovation

essential business models
re-usable business models
business value models
business process models
business goal models
integrating data analytics in business modeling
semantics and business data modeling
pragmatics and business behavior modeling
business modeling viewpoints and overall consistency
business modeling landscapes
requirements elicitation
domain-imposed and user-defined requirements
requirements specification and modeling
requirements analysis and verification
requirements evolution
requirements traceability
usability and requirements elicitation

enterprise engineering and service science
service-oriented enterprises
from business modeling to service-oriented solutions
business modeling for software-based services
service engineering
business-goals-driven service discovery and modeling
technology-independent and platform-specific service modeling
re-usable service models
business-rules-driven service composition
web services
autonomic service behavior
context-aware service behavior
service interoperability
change impact analysis and service management
service monitoring and quality of service
services for IoT applications
service innovation

enterprise engineering and software development
model-driven engineering
co-design of business and IT systems
business-IT alignment and traceability
alignment between IT architecture and business strategy
business strategy and technical debt
business-modeling-driven software generation
normalized systems and combinatorial effects
software generation and dependency analysis
component-based business-software alignment
objects, components, and modeling patterns
generic business modeling patterns and software re-use
business rules and software specification
business goals and software integration
business innovation and software evolution
software technology maturity models
domain-specific models
croscutting concerns - security, privacy, distribution, recoverability, logging, performance monitoring

enterprise architectures
service-oriented computing
software architectures
cloud computing
autonomic computing (and intelligent software behavior)
context-aware computing (and adaptable software systems)
affective computing (and user-aware software systems)
aspect-oriented computing (and non-functional requirements)
architectural styles
architectural viewpoints

data modeling in business processes
data flows and business modeling
databases, OLTP, and business processes
data warehouses, OLAP, and business analytics
data analysis, data semantics, redundancy, and quality-of-data
data mining, knowledge discovery, and knowledge management
information security and business process modeling
categorization, classification, regression, and clustering
cluster analysis and predictive analysis
ontologies and decision trees
decision tree induction and information gain
business processes and entropy
machine learning and deep learning - an enterprise perspective
uncertainty and context states
statistical data analysis and probabilistic business models

smart contracts
blockchains for business process management
blockchain schemes for decentralization
the blockchain architecture - implications for systems and business processes
blockchains and the future of enterprise information systems
blockchains and security / privacy / trust issues

the IoT paradigm
IoT data collection and aggregation
business models and IoT
IoT-based software solutions
IoT and context-awareness
IoT and public values
IoT applications: smart cities, e-Health, smart manufacturing.

The symposium is organized and sponsored by the international institute IICREST and technically co-sponsored by BPM-D. Cooperating organizations are: AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology, CTIT - the U-Twente Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, SIKS - the Nederlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems, and AMAKOTA Ltd. 


Key dates
Regular Paper submission deadline: 15 March 2021
Position Paper submission deadline: 29 March 2021
Notification of acceptance: 26 April 2021
Final paper submission: 11 May 2021..

Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about and issue
Invited Papers - submitted by best paper authors and BMSD former / future Keynote Lecturers.

Paper formats concerning the symposium proceedings
Full Papers should be no less than 13 and no more than 15 pages (oral presentation)
Short Papers should be no less than 6 and no more than 8-pages (oral presentation)
Posters (NOT published in the Springer Proceedings) - 4 page limit (poster presentation).

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 4 and no more than 12 pages (Springer LNCS format)
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to: secretariat [at] by March 15, putting in the Subject: "BMSD 2021, Regular / Position Paper".

Program Committee 

Boris Shishkov, University of Library Studies and Information Technology / IMI-BAS / IICREST, Bulgaria

Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany 
Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands 
Amr Ali-Eldin, Mansoura University, Egypt 
Apostolos Ampatzoglou, University of Macedonia, Greece 
Paulo Anita, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Juan Carlos Augusto, Middlesex University, UK 
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 
Saimir Bala, WU Vienna, Austria 
Boyan Bontchev, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria 
Jose Borbinha, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
Frances Brazier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Bert de Brock, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 
Barrett Bryant, University of North Texas, USA 
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK 
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 
Samuel Chong, Fullerton Systems, Singapore 
Dimitar Christozov, American University in Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 
Jose Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal 
Robertas Damasevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania 
Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan, Canada 
Claudio Di Ciccio, Sapienza University, Italy 
Jan L. G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Aleksandar Dimov, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria 
Teduh Dirgahayu, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia 
Dirk Draheim, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia 
John Edwards, Aston University, UK 
Hans-Georg Fill, University of Fribourg, Switzerland 
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Veska Georgieva, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria 
J. Paul Gibson, T&MSP - Telecom & Management SudParis, France 
Rafael Gonzalez, Javeriana University, Colombia 
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany 
Clever Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Jens Gulden, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
Ilian Ilkov, IBM, The Netherlands 
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, USA 
Desislava Ivanova, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria 
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Gabriel Juhas, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic 
Dmitry Kan, AlphaSense Inc., Finland 
Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria 
Michal Krcal, Masaryk University, Czech Republic 
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India 
John Bruntse Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China 
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, UK 
Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany 
Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University, Australia / University of Economics, Poland 
Somayeh Malakuti, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany 
Jelena Marincic, ASML, The Netherlands 
Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia 
Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria 
Heinrich Mayr, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria 
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK 
Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria 
Michele Missikoff, Institute for Systems Analysis and Computer Science, Italy 
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 
Ricardo Neisse, European Commission Joint Research Center, Italy 
Bart Nieuwenhuis, University of Twente, The Netherlands 
Olga Ormandjieva, Concordia University, Canada 
Paul Oude Luttighuis, Le Blanc Advies, The Netherlands 
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands 
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain 
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 
Prantosh K. Paul, Raiganj University, India 
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Doncho Petkov, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA 
Gregor Polancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia 
Henderik Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 
Mirja Pulkkinen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland 
Ricardo Queiros, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal 
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland 
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria 
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria 
Jose-Angel Rodriguez, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 
Wenge Rong, Beihang University, China 
Ella Roubtsova, Open University, The Netherlands 
Irina Rychkova, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France 
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia 
Stefan Schoenig, University of Bayreuth, Germany 
Andreas Sinnhofer, Graz University of Technology, Austria 
Valery Sokolov, Yaroslavl State University, Russia 
Richard Starmans, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
Hans-Peter Steinbacher, FH Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences, Austria 
Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden 
Coen Suurmond, Cesuur B.V., The Netherlands 
Adel Taweel, Birzeit University, Palestine 
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Jose Tribolet, IST - University of Lisbon, Portugal 
Roumiana Tsankova, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria 
Damjan Vavpotic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Martin van den Berg, De Nederlandsche Bank, The Netherlands 
Han van der Aa, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany 
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands 
Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands 
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands 
Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Shin-Jer Yang, Soochow University, Taiwan 
Benjamin Yen, University of Hong Kong, China 
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, USA 
(list not yet complete)




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