In computer science and information systems development, enterprise modelling (EM) is used for different purposes, like representing requirements, visualising established work processes, specifying system design, expressing information structures, formalising the relationships between organisational structures and IT landscapes and many more. Despite this large spectrum of Modelling purposes and use cases, the value of Modelling in general and of enterprise models in particular is still subject of research.
The 1st VEnMo Workshop invites researchers and practitioners with strong interest in the value of EM to discuss approaches and experiences in measuring, assessing, evaluating, and improving the value of enterprise related models like enterprise models, enterprise architecture models, or business process models. While it is common sense that EM adds value to organisations, existing research is still vague regarding how this value manifests. Therefore, the workshop aims to shed light on existing as well as new theories, concepts and frameworks for describing, understanding and measuring the benefit of EM.
One important aspect in this context may be the quality of EM, as only models of an adequate quality with respect to their intended purpose allow organisations to exploit the full value of EM. Therefore, the workshop further encourages researchers and practitioners to report on insights or approaches how to assess the quality of enterprise models. Contributions may span from generic methods and appropriate quantifiable quality metrics to studies that investigate what makes an enterprise model of high quality from the perspective of relevant stakeholders.
However, we support a broad interpretation of the topics "value" and "quality" and encourage submissions also in related areas.