Author Archives: Robert Pergl

“The Two Pillars” — IC3K 2019 Keynote Speech

Interested in the foundations of conceptual modelling? You may like to watch the keynote speech of Robert Pergl given in Vienna, September 2019.


In this keynote, I discuss two pillars of intellectual human endeavour: naming and hierarchies. I dig into the essence of these corner-stones of conceptualisation and explore their presence, significance and forms in various disciplines. Challenges of naming and hierarchies in engineering disciplines are discussed and lessons learned are formulated.

A half-round EOMAS workshop took place

International Workshop on Enterprise & Organizational Modeling and Simulation (EOMAS) is a workshop that has been organized by CCMi for several years in partnership with its partners. This year, his 15th edition was held in Rome, again as a co-located event with the renowned CAiSE conference.

This year’s event was very successful, EOMAS enjoyed plentiful participation and interest, and very interesting and lively discussions took place. In this year’s edition, a considerable number of contributions from CCMi members were present: Marek Suchánek, Vojtěch Knaisl, Jan Slifka and David Šenkýř presented their contributions.

The participants also heard a very engaging and inspiring keynote by prof. Jan Verelst of the University of Antwerp, who lectures our popular subject MI-NSS.

This year’s novelty was a “Master & Doctoral Consortium”, which also gives skilful Master and Doctoral students the opportunity to present their results and, in particular, get feedback from prominent experts.

The organizing team is already looking forward to the EOMAS 2020. So, see you in Grenoble, France!

Interesting Ph.D. topic from our allied institute

** PhD Position in Value Co-Creation at the **
** Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) **

As a key player in research and innovation in Luxembourg, the
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST,
covers with its 630 employees the domains of materials, environment
and IT. As an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) and with
its interdisciplinary impact-driven approach, LIST contributes to
the development of Luxembourg’s economy and society.

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We visited Formetis Consultants

FormetisFormetis Consultants, our Dutch industrial partner and sponsor invited our students working on enterprise engineering topics into their headquarters in Boxtel, The Netherlands. We presented our work, got valuable feedback and support from the CEO Steven van Kervel. Prof. Jan Dietz also came to see our progress. The involved topics were:

  • The CIAO! App – a diploma thesis of Bc. Roman Lánský focused on designing a simple messaging and task management application based on the PSI theory and implementing a prototype.
  • Transformation of DEMO models into BPMN – a diploma thesis of Bc. Ondřej Mráz, which continues the work of Štěpán Heller, MSc.: an effort to bring the DEMO rigour into the BPMN world and vice versa: providing an intuitive visualisation of DEMO transactions.
  • Ongoing work on the Action Model in Formetis DEMO Engine done by Bc. Marek Skotnica as his diploma thesis.
  • Bc. Peter Uhnák presented our DynaCASE project and we discussed the synergies with the DEMO Engine.



We also had a very nice social event with great Belgium beer! :-). Thank you, Formetis, for your kind support and hospitality!

Interested? Check the offered topics and/or contact