4th International Workshop on Information Logistics and Knowledge Supply for Viable Enterprises (ILOG 2011)



8.00 – 17.00   Registration (Meža 1)
9.00 – 10.30   Session 1 (Workshops and DC)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session 2 (Workshops and DC)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Session 3 (Workshops and DC)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session 4 (Workshops) - may be extended to 18:30


Session 1: Applications

Sven Meister. Usage of CEP and HL7 to solve information logistics problems in telemedicine

Ruediger Steffan and Harald Mumm. Database Design for Vehicle Routing Problems

Kurt Sandkuhl, Alexander Smirnov and Nikolay Shilov. Information Logistics in Engineering Change Management: Integrating Demand Patterns and Recommendation Systems


Session 2: Ontologies in Information Logistics

Karl Hammar. The State of Ontology Pattern Research

Tatiana Levashova. Ontology-based Context Reuse in Emergency Management Domain

Vladimir Tarasov and Andrew Krizhanovsky. Enrichment of Ontology-Based Competence Profiles with Semistructured Wiktionary Data


Session 3: Viable Enterprises and Enterprise Modeling

Marite Kirikova, Paolo Piciocchi, Clara Bassano, Janis Makna and Julija Stecjuka. IS Based Best Process Practices Propagation in Fractal Enterprises: a Viable Systems Perspective

Nadeem Ahmed Khan. Transformation of Enterprise Model to Enterprise Ontology

Janis Makna. Method of information system prospective changes modelling


Session 4: Evaluation and Business Models
Ulrike Borchardt. KMS Application and Perception in SME

Darek M. Haftor. Information Logistic Business Models: A New Direction for Research (Position Paper)





The aim and focus of the workshop

For viable enterprises, optimized information flow and efficient reuse of existing knowledge is part of the business strategy. In particular in knowledge-intensive industry and service sectors, information is a major factor in production processes, and knowledge reflects an important asset of the enterprise. Similarly, public organizations and governmental bodies are dependent on accurate and timely information supply for efficient and high quality processes and services. Intelligent information supply has become an important issue that is characterized by just-in-time, demand-oriented and context-sensitive information.

Experience shows that successful solutions for intelligent information supply involve several ingredients: a sound business case with clearly defined benefits and returns for the (networked) organization, a clear under¬standing of the user’s demand including the organizational context, and the right use of "enabling technologies” like semantic technologies, knowledge management or ubiquitous computing.

This workshop aims to bring together people who have strong interest in viable enterprises, information logistics and knowledge supply. We invite researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia to submit original results of their completed or ongoing projects. We encourage broad understanding of possible approaches and solutions for viable systems, information logistics and knowledge supply. Specific focus will be on practices of, i.e. we encourage submission of case study and experiences papers, and of contributions bringing together business cases and enabling technologies.

Workshop topics

  • Information logistics and knowledge supply in small and medium sized enterprises
  • Information logistics and knowledge supply in viable enterprises
  • Organisational implementations of information logistics and knowledge supply approaches
  • Concepts and architectures for intelligent information supply solutions
  • Modeling of information processes and user demands
  • Change management in fractal and networked organizations
  • Description languages for information demand and information services
  • Viable data, information, and knowledge architectures
  • Business processes in information and knowledge management
  • Economic effects and relevance (business cases)
  • Business models for just-in-time information supply
  • Metadata in information and knowledge management
  • Active, viable, and agile information systems
  • Models for location and context
  • Time based information delivery
  • Concepts for self awareness of information distribution
  • Location transparency
  • Information handling in process contexts
  • Infrastructures and approaches for knowledge supply
  • Information and knowledge feedbacks in viable systems
  • eMaintenance and Information Logistics
  • Experience reports about and show cases of information logistical applications
  • Practices of information logistics and knowledge supply

Paper Submission and Proceedings

 Submissions to ILOG 2011 have to be made by using the submission system EasyChair

Proceedings of ILOG 2011 workshop will be published as a part of BIR2011workshop proceedings with ISBN. Selected papers (may be extended) will be published by Springer as part of the BIR post-conference workshop proceedings in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.
Papers submitted need to follow LNBIP formatting guidelines. Papers shall not have more than eight pages (including figures, tables and appendices).

Important dates

  • Submission deadline (hard): July 15th
  • Notification of acceptance – August 15th
  • Camera ready deadline – August 30th
  • Workshop date – October 6

Program committee chairs

  • Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock (D) (co-chair)
  • Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University (LV) (co-chair)
  • Ulf Seigerroth, Jönköping University (SE) (co-chair)

Program committee

  • Clara Bassano, “Parthenope” University of Naples, (Italy)
  • Andreas Billig, Fraunhofer ISST Berlin (Germany)
  • Eva Blomqvist, CNR-ISTC (Italy)
  • Tobias Bucher, PHOENIX group (Germany)
  • Susanne Busse, FH Brandenburg (Germany)
  • Albertas Caplinskas Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Lithuania)
  • Barbara Dinter, University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) 
  • Henrik Eriksson, Univ. Linköping (Sweden)
  • Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University (Latvia)
  • Darek Haftor, Linnæus University (Sweden)
  • Yanbo Han, Inst. Computing Techn., Chin. Acad. of Science (China)
  • Tomasz Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
  • Mira Kajko-Mattsson, Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Ramin Karim, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
  • Peter Kawalek, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
  • Wolfgang Deiters, Fraunhofer ISST (Germany)
  • Ralf D. Kutsche, TU Berlin (Germany)
  • Tatiana Levashova, St. Petersburg Institute Inform. & Autom. (Russia)
  • Paolo Piciocchi, University of Salerno (Italy)
  • Ulf Seigerroth, Jönköping International Business School (Sweden)
  • Alexander Smirnov, St. Petersburg Institute Inform. & Autom. (Russia)
  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Vladimir Tarasov, Jönköping University (Sweden)
  • Jan Willem, Nashuatec/Ricoh Group (Netherlands)


Early registration fee EUR 100,-

One travel grant will be available for the author from Estonia, Lithuania, or Germany (with the support of The Baltic-German University Liaison Office).

Detailed registration information is available here


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