The first workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontologies (VMBO) was arranged by SYSLAB and took place in February in Kista. The second VMBO workshop will take place in Amsterdam on Dec 21 – 22 2009.
From the Call of Papers:
The importance of modeling the essence of enterprises on a level that abstracts from business process details is increasingly recognized. Two recognized approaches are 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.