SYSLAB will organise a workshop on value modeling and business ontologies in Stockholm, Feb 9 – 10, 2009. At this International Workshop, two major approaches will meet: value modeling and REA. The REA (Resources, Events and Agents) model originating from the accounting domain is maturing to a conceptual framework and ontology for Enterprise Information Architectures in general. Value modeling is a business modeling approach that focuses on the value objects exchanged in business networks and that is supported by the e3-value tool set. Although the two approaches differ with respect to their main application areas, their ontologies have a lot in common.
The goals of this VMBO workshop are to bring together researchers with an interest in value modeling, REA systems, or the combination of the two, in order to present and discuss the current state of business modeling and to identify key areas for further research.