Workshops

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International Workshop on Critical Issues in Conceptual Modeling (CICM 2011)

This workshop provides the forum for researchers and practitioners from industries, academia, and government agencies to discuss several critical issues in conceptual modeling. In the workshop this year, there are four panel discussion sessions focusing on the following topics: (1) SOA, C4ISR, Software Architecture, (2) Incorporating Security in Conceptual Modeling, (3) Web Service Design and Conceptual Modeling, (4) Searching of Entity-Relationship Data.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG).

Workshop chairs:

  • Arne Solvberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Peter Chen, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Leah Wong, Space and Naval Warfare Systems, USA

The Seventh International Workshop on Foundations and Practices of UML (FP-UML)

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has been widely accepted as the standard object-oriented (OO) modeling language for modeling various aspects of software and information systems. The UML is an extensible language, in the sense that it provides mechanisms to introduce new elements for specific domains if necessary, such as web applications, database applications, business modeling, software development processes, data warehouses. Furthermore, the latest version of UML 2.0 got even bigger and more complicated with more diagrams for some good reasons. Although UML providesdifferent diagrams for modeling different aspects of a software system, not all of them need to be applied in most cases. Therefore, heuristics, design guidelines, lessons learned from experiences are extremely important for the effective use of UML 2.0 and to avoid unnecessary complication. Also, approaches are needed to better manage UML 2.0 and its extensions so they do not become too complex too manage in the end. Already, the many UML extensions are not well integrated and the UML 2.0 metamodel has become very complex.

The Seventh International Workshop on Foundations and Practices of UML (FP-UML'11) intends to be a sequel to the successful BP-UML'05 – FP-UML'10 workshops held in conjunction with the ER'05 – ER'10 conferences. The objective of FP-UML'11 is to be an international forum for exchanging ideas on the latest and best practices of the UML in all aspects of software development. Papers focusing on the application of the UML in new domains; new experiences with UML 2.0; and foundations, theory, and UML 2.0 extensions will be highly encouraged. The workshop will be a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in the different facets related to the use of the UML for the development of software and information systems.

Workshop chairs:

  • Guido Geerts, University of Delaware, USA
  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University, Finland

Deadlines:

  • Paper submission: June 14th, 2011
  • Notifications sent: June 27th, 2011
  • Camera-ready papers: July 4th, 2011
  • Author registration: July 20, 2011
  • Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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The First International Workshop on Modeling and Reasoning for Business Intelligence (More-BI 2011)

MORE-BI will bring together researchers in conceptual modeling, ontology engineering, knowledge representation, and reasoning with business analysts, developers, managers, and consultants involved in the definition of requirements for, development, use, and evolution of Business Intelligence (BI) systems. The aim is to initiate discussions and studies in ontologies, modeling languages, and reasoning methods relevant for the engineering of requirements for, and the engineering and specification of BI systems. These modeling and reasoning techniques should provide more precise and rich information for the end-user, bridging the gap between technical and user-centric tools for Business Intelligence. The workshop is the first of its kind to provide a forum for both research and practice in the conceptual modeling and reasoning needed for the engineering of BI systems, and encourages interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of this field.

Workshop chairs:

  • Ivan Jureta - FNRS & Louvain School of Management, University of Namur, Belgium.
  • Stéphane Faulkner - Louvain School of Management, University of Namur, Belgium.
  • Esteban Zimányi - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: May 30, 2011
  • Paper submission: June 5th, 2011
  • Notifications sent: June 26h, 2011
  • Camera-ready papers: July 3rd, 2011
  • Author registration: July 20, 2011
  • Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling (Onto-Com 2011)

There has been a growing interest in the role played by formal ontology, as well as areas such as philosophical logics, cognitive sciences and linguistics, in the development of theoretical foundations for conceptual modeling. In particular, a number of ontological theories such as BWW, DOLCE, GFO and UFO have been successfully applied to the evaluation of conceptual modeling languages and frameworks (e.g., UML, ORM, ER, REA, TROPOS, ARIS, BPMN, RM-ODP, Archimate and OWL), and to the development of engineering tools (e.g., methodological guidelines, modeling pro?les, design patterns) that contribute to the theory and practice of this discipline. Additionally, there has been an increasing interest in the use of empirical studies to assess the impact of the application of these theoretical foundations to the design of conceptual modeling grammars and tools. The objective of this workshop is to collect innovative and high-quality research contributions regarding the role played by the aforementioned disciplines to the foundations of conceptual modeling. This workshop has been created as an official event of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling of the International Association for Ontologies and Applications (IAOA).

Workshop Chairs:

  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada

Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: May 27, 2011
  • Paper submission: June 3, 2011 (Extended Deadlne)
  • Notification: June 27, 2011
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 4, 2011
  • Author registration: July 20, 2011
  • Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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The Fifth International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS 2011)

The SeCoGIS workshop is intended to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in geographic information systems. The aim is to stimulate discussions on the integration of conceptual modeling and semantics into current geographic information systems, and how this will benefit the end users.

The workshop is particularly geared towards original research contributions and practical experiences of conceptual modeling and semantic web technologies for GIS, fostering interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of these two fields, and will highlight future trends in this area. The workshop will be organized in a way to highly stimulate interaction amongst the participants.

Workshop Chairs:

  • Roland Billen - Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Esteban Zimányi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Deadlines:

  • Paper abstract submission: April 8, 2011
  • Full papers: April 25, 2011
  • Notification: June 13, 2011
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 5, 2011
  • Author registration: July 20, 2011
  • Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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Workshop on Software Variability Management (Variability@ER'11)

As software requirements constantly increase in size and complexity, the need for methods, formalisms, techniques, tools and languages for managing and evolving software artifacts become crucial. One way to manage variability when dealing with a rapidly growing variety of software products is through developing and maintaining families of software products rather than individual products. Variability management is concerned with controlling the versions and the possible variants of software systems. Variability management gained a special interest in various software-related areas in different phases of the software development lifecycle. These areas include conceptual modeling, product-line engineering, feature analysis, software reuse, configuration management, generative programming and programming language design. The purpose of this workshop is to promote the theme of variability management from different perspectives. In particular, it aims at providing a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in software variability management, in order to identify possible points of synergy, common problems and solutions, and visions for the future of the area.

Workshop Chairs:

  • Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Department of Information Systems, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Arnon Sturm, Department of Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Kim Mens, Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium

Workshop Deadlines:

  • Intent to Submit: April 25, 2011 (via email to the workshop chairs)
  • Submission: May 2, 2011
  • Author notification: June 13, 2011
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 1, 2011
  • Author registration: July 20, 2011
  • Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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The Eighth International Workshop on Web Information Systems Modeling (WISM 2011)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, designers, and users of Web Information Systems (WIS) and discuss how specific issues of WIS design can be addressed by means of modeling. Specifically, we will discuss how the influence of Semantic Web technology can help in a model-driven WIS development. Thus, the workshop should enable a fruitful exchange of ideas in the state-of-the-art of WIS modeling.

Workshop Chairs:

  • Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Philippe Thiran, University of Namur, Belgium

Workshop Deadlines:

  • Paper submission: April 6th, 2011
  • Author notification: May 16th, 2011
  • Camera-ready paper submission: June 16th, 2011
  • Author registration: July 20, 2011
  • Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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