Workshops 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

iStar’19 (Mercado Modelo I)

4:00 – 4:15The JGOOSE tool. Gustavo Cesar Lopes Geraldino and Victor Francisco Araya Santander.

4:15 – 4:30iStar for Safety-Critical Systems. Moniky Ribeiro, Jaelson Castro and João Pimentel.

4:30 – 4:45 – Creating Modelling Tools for i* Language Extensions. João Pimentel, Jaelson Castro, Sarah Moniky Ribeiro, Alberto Souza and Breno Ramos.

4:45 – 5:00 – Closing

5:00 – 6:00 – Keynote Speech – Inter-Organizational Data Sharing: From Goals to Policies to Code. prof. Matthias Jarke. (Co-located MREBA)



MREBA (Mercado Modelo II)

4:00 – 4:30Creation of Multiple Conceptual Models from User Stories: A Natural Language Processing Approach. Abhimanyu Gupta, Geert Poels, and Palash Bera.

5:00 – 6:00 – Keynote Speech – Inter-Organizational Data Sharing: From Goals to Policies to Code. prof. Matthias Jarke. (Co-located iStar Mercado Modelo I)


EmpER (Mercado Modelo II)

4:30 – 5:00Exploiting Conceptual Modeling for Searching Genomic Metadata: a Quantitative and Qualitative Empirical Study. Anna Bernasconi, Arif Canakoglu, and Stefano Ceri.

5:00 – 5:30What are Real JSON Schemas like? An empirical Analysis of Structural Properties. Benjamin Maiwald, Benjamin Riedle, and Stefanie Scherzinger.

5:30 – 6:00Getting to Win-Win in Inter-organizational Relationships through Customer Segmentation. Vik Pant and Eric Yu.




MoBiD (Mercado Modelo III)

4:00 – 420Data Capture and Analyses from Conversational Devices in the Homes of the Elderly. Sandeep Purao and Chenhang Meng.

4:20 – 4:40Towards Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Residential Care Facilities Using Process Mining. Jelmer Jan Koorn, Xixi Lu, Henrik Leopold and Hajo A. Reijers. 

4:40 – 5:00 –  Facilitating Data Exploration in Industry 4.0. Victor Julio Ramirez-Duran, Idoia Berges and Arantza Illarramendi.

5:00 – 5:50 – Keynote – Ana León Palacio, From Big Data to Smart Data in the Context of Genomic Information Systems.
5:50 – 6:00 – Closing – The MoBiD’19 Organizers.

Workshops 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

iStar’19 (Mercado Modelo I)

2:00 – 2:15Using the iStar Framework for Planning and Monitoring Sprints in Scrum Projects: An Experience Report. Renato Mesquita, Rafael Nascimento, Márcia Lucena and Luana Souza.

2:15 – 2:30 Towards the Analysis of Components Interoperability by means of i*. Karina Abad, Wilson Pérez and Juan Pablo Carvallo.

2:30 – 2:45Analyzing psychological goals in gamified applications using i*. Luiz Ferreira, Marcello Bax and Eric Yu.

2:45 – 3:00Challenges in Modeling Non-Functional Requirements Collaboratively. Roxana Portugal and Julio Cesar Sampaio Do Prado Leite.

3:00 – 3:15Case of use: Aplying modelling techniques for the development of a strategic plan in a large corporation. Jaume Devesa Llinares and Oscar Pastor López.

3:15 – 3:30A Metamodel for iStar-p: Requirements Prioritization with Goal Models. Maria Lencastre and João Pimentel.


MREBA (Mercado Modelo II)

2:00 – 2:30 Early Identification of Potential Distributed Ledger Technology Business Cases Using e3value Models. Geert Poels, Fadime Kaya, Michael Verdonck, and Jaap Gordijn

2:30 – 3:00Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture. Engelsman, R.J. Wieringa, M. van Sinderen, J. Gordijn, and T. Haaker

3:00 – 3:30Towards a Catalog of Goals for Strategic Coopetition. Vik Pant and Eric Yu



OntoCom (Mercado Modelo III)

2:00 – 3:00A Comparative Analysis of Foundational Ontologies: Practical modelling and discussion.


MoBiD (Mercado Modelo III)

3:00 – 3:10 – Workshop Presentation – The MoBiD’19 Organizers

3:10 – 3:30On Complex Value Relations in Hive. Matthieu Pilven, Stefanie Scherzinger and Laurent D’Orazio.

Workshops 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

iStar’19 (Mercado Modelo I)

10:30 – 10:45 – Opening

10:45 – 11:00 Using GORO to provide ontological interpretations of iStar constructs. César Bernabé, Pedro Negri, Vitor E. Silva Souza, Renata Guizzardi and Carla Silva.

11:00 – 11:15 – Star2.0-OWL: an Operational Ontology for iStar. Camilo Almendra, Carla Silva, Vitor Souza, Renata Guizzardi and César Bernabé.

11:15 – 11:30Algebraic Definition of iStar2.0 Models. Xavier Franch, Lidia Lopez and Jordi Marco.

11:30 – 11:45 Using i* to reason about Employee Behavior on Public Social Media. Vik Pant and Eric Yu

11:45 – 12:00On the meaning and use of contribution links. Sotirios Liaskos, Norah Alothman, Alexis Ronse and Wisal Tambosi.

12:00 – 12:15 Addressing Symbol Redundancy Representations in iStar Extensions. Enyo Gonçalves, Camilo Almendra, João Araujo, Jaelson Castro and Miguel Goulão.

12:15 – 12:30A critical view over iStar visual constructs. Romeu Ferreira Oliveira, Adilaraima Martínez Barrio, Jonatham Petzold De Souza Santos, Antonio De Padua Albuquerque Oliveira and Julio Cesar Sampaio Do Prado Leite.


FAIR (Mercado Modelo II)

Towards a Core Ontology for Scientic Research Activities
Patricia M. C. Campos, Cássio C. Reginato, and João Paulo A. Almeida

Aligning DMBOK and Open Government with the FAIR Data Principles
Glaucia Botelho de Figueiredo, João Luiz Rebelo Moreira, Kelli de Faria Cordeiro, and Maria Luiza Machado Campos

Exploring Reproducibility and FAIR Principles in Data Science Using Ecological Niche Modeling as a Case Study
Maria Luiza Mondelli, A. Townsend Peterson, and Luiz M. R. Gadelha Jr.



OntoCom (Mercado Modelo III)

10:30 – 10:40 – Introduction to OntoCom 2019. OntoCom Organizers.

10:40 – 11:00Exploring Semantics in Clinical Data Interoperability. Jacqueline Midlej do Espírito Santo, Erich Vinicius de Paula, and Claudia Bauzer Medeiros.

11:00 – 11:20Domain Ontology for Digital Marketplaces. Thomas Derave, Tiago Prince Sales, Michaël Verdonck, Frederik Gailly, and Geert Poels.

11:20 – 11:40GORO 2.0: Evolving an Ontology for Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering. César Bernabé, Vítor E. Silva Souza, Ricardo de Almeida Falbo, Renata S. S. Guizzardi, and Carla Silva.

11:40 – 12:00Using Ontologies for Comparing Modeling Techniques: Experience Report. Ilia Bider, Erik Perjons, and Paul Johannesson.

12:00 – 12:15 – An Ontology to Model the Research Design Process in Information Systems. Alan Serrano.

12:15 – 12:30 – Contextual Extraction from Conceptual Ontologies. Mike Bennett.


CCM (Castro Alves)

CCM 2019 will be a hands-on, interactive workshop where (1) you can learn about how others characterize research in the field of conceptual modeling, and (2) you can contribute to the effort to improve the techniques we use for such characterization. Join us to help explore approaches to describing, comparing, and categorizing conceptual modeling research.  See where your research fits, and help others characterize your work accurately.  This is the third in a series of interactive workshops started at ER2017.

Organizers: Lois M. L. Delcambre, Stephen W. Liddle, Oscar Pastor and Veda C. Storey.

Doctoral Symposium #2

Tuesday, November 5th – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

(session chair: Mirella Moro)
(Mercado Modelo III)

Title: The OntoOO-Method: An ontology-driven conceptual modeling approach for evolving the OO-Method.
Author: Beatriz Franco Martins, Universitat Politècnica de Valência, Spain.

Title: A Reference Architecture for Customizable Marketplaces.
Author: Thomas Derave, Ghent University, Belgium.

Title: Framework for Construction and Incremental Maintenance of High-Quality Linked Data Mashup.
Author: Narciso Arruda Jr, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil.

Doctoral Symposium #1

Tuesday, November 5th – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

(session chair: Mirella Moro)
(Mercado Modelo III)

Title: Representing the Filter Bubble: Towards a Model to Diversification in News.
Author: Gabriel Machado Lunardi, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Title: Stochastic Models to improve E-News Recommender Systems.
Author: Bráulio Veloso, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil.

Title: Keyword Search Algorithm over Large RDF Datasets.
Author: Yenier Torres Izquierdo, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TS #10 Model unification, #11 Big data technology III, #12 Requirements modeling

Session 10. Model unification

(Chair: Ricardo Torlone)
(Mercado Modelo I)

Title: HIKE: A Step Beyond Data Exchange
Authors: Sergio Greco, Elio Masciari, Domenico Sacca’ and Irina Trubitsyna

Title: Unified Management of Multi-Model Data
Authors: Irena Holubova, Martin Svoboda and Jiaheng Lu

Title: Schema Validation and Evolution for Graph Databases
Authors: Angela Bonifati, Peter Furniss, Alastair Green, Russ Harmer, Eugenia Oshurko and Hannes Voigt

Title: Grounding for an Enterprise Computing Nomenclature Ontology
Authors: Chris Partridge, Andrew Mitchell and Sergio de Cesare

Session 11. Big data technology III

(Chair: Maria Luiza Campos)
(Mercado Modelo II)

Title: Events as Entities in Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling
Authors: Joao Paulo Almeida, Ricardo A. Falbo and Giancarlo Guizzardi

Title: Parallel Clique-like Subgraph Counting and Listing
Authors: Yi Yang, Da Yan, Shuigeng Zhou and Guimu Guo

Title: Modal Schema Graphs for Graph Databases
Authors: Stephan Mennicke

Title: A Systematic Approach to Generate Diverse Instantiations for Conceptual Schemas
Authors: Loli Burgueño, Jordi Cabot, Robert Clarisó and Martin Gogolla

Session 12. Requirements modeling

(Chair: Renata Guizardi)
(Mercado Modelo III)

Title: Factors affecting comprehension of contribution links in goal models: an experiment.
Authors: Sotirios Liaskos and Wisal Tambosi

Title: iStar-p: A Modelling Language for Requirements Prioritization Cinthya
Authors: Cinthya Flório, Maria Lencastre, João Pimentel and João Araujo

Title: On the Use of Requirement Patterns to Analyse Request for Proposal Documents
Authors: Dolors Costal, Xavier Franch, Lidia Lopez, Cristina Palomares and Carme Quer

Title: iStar4RationalAgents: Modeling Requirements of Multi-Agent Systems with Rational Agents
Authors: Enyo Gonçalves, Joao Araujo and Jaelson Castro

TS #7 Domain specific models II, TS #8 Decision making, TS #9 Complex Systems Modeling / Posters & Demos Session

Session 7. Domain specific models II

(Chair: Mirella Moro)
(Mercado Modelo I)

Title: A Unifying Model of Legal Smart Contracts
Authors: Jan Ladleif and Mathias Weske

Title: Formal Specification of Environmental Aspects of a Railway Interlocking System Based on a Conceptual Model Authors: Dalay Israel de Almeida Pereira, Sana Debbech, Matthieu Perin, Philippe Bon and Simon Collart-Dutilleul

Title: From a Conceptual Model to a Knowledge Graph for Genomic Datasets
Authors: Anna Bernasconi, Arif Canakoglu and Stefano Ceri

Session 8. Decision making

(Chair Jolita Ralyté)
(Mercado Modelo II)

Title: Decision-making in Knowledge-intensive Processes: The Case of Value Ascription and Goal Processing
Authors: Pedro Richetti, Fernanda Araujo Baiao and Maria Luiza M. Campos

Title: Conceptualization, Design, and Implementation of EconBPC – A Software Artifact for the Economic Analysis of Business Process Compliance
Authors: Stephan Kuehnel, Simon T. N. Trang and Sebastian Lindner

Title: DEMOS: A Participatory Design Approach for Democratic Empowerment of IS Users
Authors: Raphaëlle Bour, Chantal Soule-Dupuy and Nathalie Vallès-Parlangeau

Session 9. Complex Systems Modeling

(Chair Geert Poels)
(Mercado Modelo III)

Title: Finding Preferred Objects with Taxonomies
Authors: Paolo Ciaccia, Davide Martinenghi and Riccardo Torlone

Title: Generic Negative Scenarios for the Specification of Collaborative Cyber-physical Systems
Authors: Viktoria Stenkova, Jennifer Brings, Marian Daun and Thorsten Weyer

  • Posters, Demos & Forum Session – Minute Madness
  1. Comprehensive Process Drift Analysis with the Visual Drift Detection Tool
    Anton Yeshchenko, Claudio Di Ciccio, Jan Mendling, Artem Polyvyanyy
  2. chor-js: A Modeling Framework for BPMN 2.0 Choreography Diagrams
    Jan Ladleif, Anton von Weltzien, Mathias Weske
  3. DejaVu: Recycling Tuning Setups in Hive Query Compilation
    Edson Ramiro Lucas Filho, Eduardo Cunha de Almeida, Stefanie Scherzinger
  4. ER4ML: An ER Modeling Tool to Represent Data Transformations in Data Science
    Dihia Lanasri, Carlos Ordonez, Ladjel Bellatreche, Selma Khouri
  5. Crumbs4Cube: Turning Breadcrumbs into Smart Enriched Data Cubes
    Dihia Lanasri, Selma Khouri, Roaya Saidoune, Kamila Boudoukha, Ladjel Bellatreche
  6. Toward Creating a General Ontology for Research Validity
    Roman Lukyanenko, Kai R. Larsen, Jeffrey Parsons, David Gefen, Roland M. Mueller
  7. Let’s Automate! Making Use of a Learning Ontology for Conceptual Data Modelling
    Daria Bogdanova and Monique Snoeck
  8. OntoVal: A Tool for Ontology Evaluation by Domain Specialists
    Caio Viktor S. Avila, Gilvan Maia, Wellington Franco, Tulio Vidal Rolim, Artur O. R. Franco, and Vania M.P. Vidal
  9. Virtualized Ontology Query By Example
    Lucas Peres, Ticiana L. Coelho da Silva, Jose Macedo, and David Araujo
  • ER Forum
  1. Towards Checking Dynamic Controllability of Processes with Temporal Loops
    Marco Franceschetti, Johann Eder
  2. A Conceptual Vision Toward the Management of Machine Learning Models
    Daniel N. R. da Silva, Adolfo Simões, Carlos Cardoso, Douglas E. M. de Oliveira, João N. Rittmeyer, Klaus Wehmuth, Hermano Lustosa, Rafael S. Pereira, Yania Souto, Luciana E. G. Vignoli, Rebecca Salles, Heleno de S.C. Jr, Artur Ziviani, Eduardo Ogasawara, Flavia C. Delicato, Paulo de F. Pires, Hardy Leonardo da C. P. Pinto, Luciano Maia, Fabio Porto
  3. Integration and Analysis of Clinical and Genomic Data of Neuroblastoma applying Conceptual Modeling
    Sipan Arevshatyan, José Fabián Reyes Román, Verónica Burriel, Adela Cañete, Victoria Castel, Óscar Pastor
  4. LabDER – Relational Database Virtual Learning Environment
    Adriano Lino, Álvaro Rocha, Luís Macedo, Amanda Sizo
  5. Using the Fractal Enterprise Model for Inter-organizational Business Processes
    Martin Henkel , Georgios Koutsopoulos, Ilia Bider, Erik Perjons
  6. Towards Goal Modeling and Analysis for Networks of Collaborative Cyber-Physical S/Nystems
    Jennifer Brings , Marian Daun
  7. Inferring Structure for Design: An Inductive Approach to Ontology Generation
    Alfred Castillo, Arturo Castellanos, Debra Vandermeer
  8. Exploring the Concept of “Tiers-Lieu” for Information Services: The Value of Conceptual Modeling
    Jolita Ralyté, Michel Léonard

Posters, Demos & Forum papers will be presented during the coffee break



TS #4 Query approaches, #5 Big data technology II, #6 Domain specific models I

Session 4. Query approaches

(Chair: Sven Hartman)
(Mercado Modelo I)

Title: Negation in Relational Keyword Search
Authors: Qiao Gao, Mong Li Lee and Tok Wang Ling

Title: Answering GPSJ Queries in a Polystore: a Dataspace-Based Approach
Authors: Hamdi Ben Hamadou, Enrico Gallinucci and Matteo Golfarelli

Title: Ontology-Schema Based Query by Example
Authors: Lucas Peres, Ticiana L. Coelho da Silva, David A. Abreu and Jose Macedo

Title: Query Rewriting for Continuously Evolving NoSQL Databases
Authors: Mark Lukas Möller, Meike Klettke, Andrea Hillenbrand and Uta Störl

Session 5. Big data technology II

(Chair: Juan Carlos Trujillo)
(Mercado Modelo II)

Title: Relaxed Functional Dependency Discovery in Heterogeneous Data Lakes
Authors: Rihan Hai, Christoph Quix and Dan Wang

Title: An Ontological Perspective for Database Tuning Heuristics
Authors: Ana Carolina Almeida, Sergio Lifschitz, Rafael Oliveira, Fernanda Baião, Daniel Schwabe and Maria Luiza Campos

Title: SkipSJoin: A New Physical Design for Distributed Big Data Warehouses in Hadoop
Authors: Yassine Ramdane, Nadia Kabachi, Omar Boussaid and Fadila Bentayeb

Title: Learning k-Occurrence Regular Expressions from Positive and Negative Samples
Authors: Yeting Li, Xiaoying Mou and Haiming Chen

Session 6. Domain specific models I

(Chair: Sergio de Cesare)
(Mercado Modelo III)

Title: What Rocks Are Made of: Towards an Ontological Pattern for Material Constitution in the Geological Domain
Authors: Luan Fonseca Garcia, Joel Luis Carbonera, Fabrício Henrique Rodrigues, Cauã Roca Antunes and Mara Abel

Title: Role-Based Clustering for Collaborative Recommendations in Crowdsourcing System
Authors: Qiao Liao, Xiangmin Zhou, Daling Wang, Shi Feng and Yifei Zhang

Title: A Reference Conceptual Model for Virtual Network Function Online Marketplaces
Authors: Renata Guizzardi, Anderson Bavalheri, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Tiago Prince Salles and Dimitra Simeonidou

Title: Intuitive Understanding of Domain-specific Modeling Languages: Proposition and Application of an Evaluation Technique
Authors: Dominik Bork, Christine Schrüffer and Dimitris Karagiannis

TS #1 Conceptual Modeling, #2 Big data technology I, #3 Process modeling and analysis

Session 1. Conceptual Modeling

(Chair: Jeffrey Parsons)
(Mercado Modelo I)

Title: OOC-O: a Reference Ontology on Object-Oriented Code
Authors: Camila Z. Aguiar, Vítor E. Silva Souza and Ricardo de Almeida Falbo

Title: Relations in Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling
Authors: Claudenir Fonseca, Daniele Porello, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Joao Paulo Almeida and Nicola Guarino

Title: Capturing Multi-Level Models in a Two-Level Formal Modeling Technique
Authors: Joao Paulo Almeida, Fernando Musso, Victorio Albani Carvalho, Claudenir Fonseca and Giancarlo Guizzardi

Title: An SQLo front-end for Non-Monotonic Inheritance and De-referencing
Authors: Hasan Jamil and Joel Oduro-Afriyie


Session 2. Big data technology I

(Chair: Mathias Jarke)
(Mercado Modelo II)

Title: Modeling Data Lakes with Data Vault: Practical Experiences, Assessment, and Lessons Learned
Authors: Corinna Giebler, Christoph Gröger, Eva Hoos, Holger Schwarz and Bernhard Mitschang

Title: Requirements-Driven Visualizations for Big Data Analytics: a Model-Driven approach
Authors: Ana Lavalle, Alejandro Maté and Juan Trujillo

Title: Don’t Tune Twice: Reusing Tuning Setups for SQL-on-Hadoop Queries
Authors: Edson, Ramiro Lucas Filho, Eduardo Cunha De Almeida and Stefanie Scherzinger

Title: A Graph Model for Taxi Ride Sharing supported by Graph Databases
Authors: Dietrich Steinmetz, Felix Merz, Hui Ma and Sven Hartmann


Session 3. Process modeling and analysis

(Chair: Eric Yu)
(Mercado Modelo III)

Title: Comprehensive Process Drift Detection with Visual Analytics
Authors: Anton Yeshchenko, Claudio Di Ciccio, Jan Mendling and Artem Polyvyanyy

Title: A Probabilistic Approach to Event-Case Correlation for Process Mining
Authors: Dina Bayomie, Claudio Di Ciccio, Marcello La Rosa and Jan Mendling

Title: DCR-KiPN: a Hybrid Modeling Approach for Knowledge-intensive Processes
Authors: Flavia Santoro, Tijs Slaats, Thomas Hildebrandt and Fernanda Baião

Title: Exploring the Modeling of Declarative Processes Using a Hybrid Approach
Authors: Amine Abbad Andaloussi, Jon Buch-Lorentsen, Hugo A. Lopez, Tijs Slaats and Barbara Weber

The ER Papers notification was published

A total of 142 papers were submitted from which only 22 full papers (acceptance rate of 15.5%) and 22 short papers (overall acceptance rate of 31%) were accepted.

If your paper was not selected we know this is not the outcome you were hoping for, we trust that you will find the enclosed reviews useful as you continue your research endeavors. However, we encourage you to submit it to either (i) one of the workshops (of your choice) or (ii) to the forum. The deadline for submission is July 14.

We invite you to take into consideration the comments of the reviewers for improving your paper.

You can find below the contact details of the Workshop Chairs and the Forum Chairs so that you can directly contact them for any question. You can also access the Web Site ( to obtain further information on these events to help you take your final decision.

For information about the eight workshops please visit:

The ER 2019 Forum aims to create a platform for presenting and discussing novel research ideas addressing any of the ER 2019 conference topics as well as new emerging topics related to the conceptual modeling field. In this track, innovation prevails over maturity. The main goal of the ER Forum 2019 is to facilitate the interaction, discussion and exchange of ideas among presenters and participants.

The call for Forum is available at:

Workshop Chairs:

  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen
  • Frederik Gailly, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel, UFBA – Federal University of Bahia

Forum Chair:

  • Ignacio Panach Navarrete, Universitat de València, Spain

Thank you very much for your submission, and we hope to see you in Salvador to participate in the discussions.