VMBO 2021
15th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies
A Fully Virtual Conference

March 4th and 5th, 2021


We are delighted to invite you to attend the 15th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies

The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from operational details is increasingly recognized. 
Two established enterprise modeling approaches are value modeling and business ontology. 

Business ontology provides abstract descriptions of enterprises in their business context, 
focusing on what is needed to create and transfer value. 

Value modeling is a business modeling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks. 

Business ontology and value modeling research are conducted using instruments like REA (Resources, Events, Agents), 
the Business Model Canvas, the e3value toolset, VDML, and the Enterprise Engineering framework.

The goal of the VMBO workshop series is two-fold: 

(i) to bring together researchers with an interest in value modeling and business ontology to present and discuss the current state of enterprise 
or business modeling; and 

(ii) to identify key areas for further research.



Please note that registration is mandatory in order to participate, and it is ** free **. 

The instructions for the registration are here:




We are delighted to announce the speakers at VMBO 2021:

Keynote: Joăo Paulo A. Almeida
The impact of an Ontological Theory of Relations in Enterprise Modeling
Thursday March 4th, 13:30 - 14:30h

The Business Architecture Guild: Mike Rosen
The BIZBOK®? Guide: Open Challenges and Collaboration Opportunities
Thursday March 4th, 16:00 - 17:00h

Keynote: Prof. Daniel Amyot
Contract Specification and Verification: Experience with the Symboleo Language
Friday March 5th, 13:30 - 14:30h


The full program of the conference is now online on the VMBO website: https://vmbo2021.events.unibz.it/program/


We look forward to an exciting VMBO 2021 with a new format but the same amazing community!

Please feel free to contact the chairs (cristine.griffo@unibz.it or vmbo2021@unibz.it) in case of any questions or suggestions.

Best regards,

Giancarlo Guizzardi – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Tiago Prince Sales – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Cristine Griffo – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Mattia Fumagalli – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy