EMMSAD 2013 was organized in Valencia, Spain, in June, 2013, in conjunction with CAiSE'13.

The field of information systems analysis and design includes numerous information modeling methods and notations (e.g., ER, ORM, UML, Archimate, EPC, DEMO, DFDs, BPMN) that are typically evolving. Even with some attempts toward standardization (e.g., UML for object-oriented design), new modeling methods are constantly being introduced, many of which differ only marginally from existing approaches. These ongoing changes significantly impact the way information systems are being analyzed and designed in practice. EMMSAD focuses on exploring, evaluating, and enhancing current information modeling methods and methodologies. Though the need for such studies is well recognized, there is a paucity of such research in the literature.

The objective of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in modeling methods in systems analysis and design to meet and exchange research ideas and results. It also gives the participants an opportunity to present their research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions.

EMMSAD 2013 was the 18th in a series of events, previously held in Heraklion, Barcelona, Pisa, Heidelberg, Stockholm, Interlaken, Toronto, Velden, Riga, Porto, Luxembourg, Trondheim, Montpellier, Amsterdam, Hammamet, London and Gdansk. This year we had 27 papers submitted with authors from 18 countries and six continents. After an extensive review process by a distinguished international Program Committee, with each paper receiving at least three reviews, we accepted the 10 full papers and 2 short papers that appear in these proceedings. Congratulations to the successful authors!


Apart from the contribution by paper authors, the quality of EMMSAD 2013 depended in no small way on the generous contribution of time and effort by the Program Committee and the additional reviewers. Their work is greatly appreciated. We also express our sincere thanks to the CAiSE Organizing Committee.


  1. Henderik A. Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg, and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  2. Terry Halpin, INTI International University, Malaysia and LogicBlox, Australia
  3. John Krogstie, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway
  4. Khaled Gaaloul, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Advisory committee:

  1. Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA


The proceedings with the accepted papers are included in the LNBIP series of Springer.

Program Committee

  1. Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  2. Antonia Albani, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  3. Raian Ali, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland
  4. David Aveiro, Madeira University
  5. Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  6. Herman Balsters, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  7. Annie Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
  8. Giuseppe Berio, University of Torino, Italy
  9. Nacer Boudjlida, Loria, France
  10. Andy Carver, INTI International University, Malaysia
  11. Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  12. John Erickson, University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA
  13. Peter Fettke, Institute for Information Systems (IWi) at the DFKI, Germany
  14. Wided Guedria, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  15. Sérgio Guerreiro: Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal
  16. Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden
  17. Wolfgang Hesse, University of Marburg, Germany
  18. Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  19. Philip Huysmans, University of Antwerp
  20. Jon Iden, Norges Handelshøyskole, Bergen, Norway
  21. Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  22. Bogdan Lent, University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland
  23. Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, UK
  24. Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, US
  25. Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University Sydney, Australia
  26. Florian Matthes, Technical University München, Germany
  27. Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia
  28. Graham McLeod, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  29. Jan Mendling, Humboldt University, Berlin
  30. Wolfgang Molnar, Public Research Centre Tudor, Luxembourg
  31. Tony Morgan, INTI International University, Malaysia
  32. Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, UK
  33. Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  34. Sietse Overbeek, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  35. Hervé Panetto, University Henri Poincaré Nancy I, France
  36. Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  37. Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
  38. Michaël Petit, University of Namur, Belgium
  39. Nava Pliskin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  40. Paul Ralph, Lancaster University, UK
  41. Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  42. Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, USA
  43. Jan Recker, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  44. Colette Rolland, University of Paris 1, France
  45. Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  46. Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  47. Kurt Sandkuhl, Jönköping University, Sweden
  48. Peretz Shoval, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  49. Piotr Soja, Cracow Economic University, Poland
  50. Janis Stirna, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  51. Inge van de Weerd, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  52. Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands
  53. Dirk van der Linden, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  54. Johan Versendaal, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  55. Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
  56. Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University
  57. Martin Zelm, CIMOSA, Germany
  58. Iryna Zolotaryova, Kharkiv National University of Economics, Ukraine
  59. Pär Ågerfalk, Uppsala University, Sweden