OrgML – A domain specific language for organisational decision-making

The on-going collaborative research with TCS Research Labs and Prof. Tony Clark at Aston University is reported in the 13thedition IFIP WG 8.1 working conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modelling (PoEM) – The conference is online this year and free. There are some great papers being presented.

Our paper focuses on the design of a domain specific modelling language that form the basis for simulation-based evidence driven organisational decision-making. In essence, such a modelling language can be foundational technology for digital twins for organisation representation. We intend to use this language for addressing complex organisational domains such as digitalisation of higher education.


Effective decision-making based on precise understanding of an organisation is critical for modern organisations to stay competitive in a dynamic and uncertain business environment. However, the state-of-the-art technologies that are relevant in this context are not adequate to capture and quantitatively analyse complex organisations..

This paper discerns the necessary information for an organisational decision-making from management viewpoint, discusses inadequacy of the existing enterprise modelling and specification techniques, proposes a domain specific language to capture the necessary information in machine processable form, and demonstrates how the collected information can be used for a simulation-based evidence-driven organisational decision-making.

The full paper and the proceedings are currently available at:

The paper will also be available on the Middlesex University Repository: