ER FORUM 2017 Conceptual Modeling: Research in Progress

The ER 2017 Forum aims to create a platform for presenting and discussing novel research ideas addressing any of the ER 2017 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 2017 is to facilitate the interaction, discussion and exchange of ideas among presenters and participants.

Important Dates

  • August 28, 2017


  • September 8, 2017


  • September 22, 2017


Author Guidelines

The rules for ER Forum paper submission are similar to those for the ER 2017 conference. Therefore, we invite two types of submissions: Full papers with a limit of 14 pages, and short papers with a limit of 8 pages. The papers must adhere to Springer’s LNCS submission formatting guidelines (for details see Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed and hence, they will be automatically rejected. A paper submitted to ER 2017 Forum must not be under review in any other conference or journal during the time it is being onsidered for ER 2017 Forum. The submissions are due in PDF format through the ER 2017 submission system hosted by EasyChair at

Publication and Presentation

All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee. The volume of accepted ER 2017 Forum papers shall be submitted to for online publication with the same submission format. In order to propel discussion and feedback opportunities instead of the usual paper presentation session, the ER 2017 Forum papers will be presented in a “World-Cafè” setting initiated by a short elevator speech by each author. Therefore, physical presence of at least one presenter for each ER 2017 Forum paper is mandatory.

Program Committee

Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, UK
Dolors Costal, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Giovanni Giachetti, Universidad Andres Bello, Chile
Giancarlo Guizzardi, UFES, Brazil
Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Beatriz Marín, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adia Universität, Austria
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Ravi Ramdoyal, CETIC, Belgium
Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany
Sagar Sen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Forum Chairs

Cristina Cabanillas
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


Sergio España
Utrecht University, Netherlands