[ecoop-info] [open-l] CFP: Workshop on Ontology-Driven Software Engineering at SPLASH/OOPSLA 2010

john s wolter johnswolter at wolterworks.com
Wed Jun 23 16:12:29 CEST 2010

Thank you for the ODSE heads-up as I have not had track of this subject.
The item this last year I have been looking into is rewrite of Agile ideas.
It is years old and it may be time for a bit of a rewrite.

Could you provide some links to background information for ODSE.  Thank you
for your kind help.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Sergio de Cesare <
Sergio.DeCesare at brunel.ac.uk> wrote:

> *** Call for Papers ***
> 2nd International Workshop on Ontology-Driven Software Engineering (
> http://fluidity.org.uk/ConferenceCalls/ODiSE2010.html)
> at  the ACM SPLASH Conference 2010 (http://splashcon.org/), Reno/Tahoe,
> Nevada, U.S.A. (October 17-21, 2010)
> Overview:
> Ontologies (i.e. formalized models of real world domains and systems) are
> becoming mainstream in the representation and management of data,
> information and knowledge. In software engineering, however, the adoption of
> ontology-driven methods and techniques is still at an initial stage of
> definition and gestation. A series of initiatives by both academic and
> industrial groups have highlighted the potential benefits that would derive
> from software development driven by ontologies. These benefits include:
> - Improved understanding of the relation between (system) concepts and the
> domain.
> - Improved ability to automatically reason over aspects of requirements,
> design and implementation.
> - Potential to better cater for differences in requirements/use and/or
> adapt to context.
> - Enhanced communication, trust and consistency.
> - Improved interoperability and reusability.
> The main theme of this workshop is Ontology-Driven Software Engineering
> (ODiSE: pronounced odyssey). ODiSE here refers to the different ways in
> which ontologies (i.e., formalized conceptual models of real world domains)
> can contribute to improving Software Engineering – its processes and its
> artifacts. This use of the term encompasses different and interrelated
> aspects of Software Engineering as a discipline. For example: (1)
> ontological principles can be used as the basis of improved development
> languages; (2) ontologies can help improve the way in which software
> development projects are organized; and (3) ontological domain models can
> drive or refine typical development phases, such as requirements, design and
> implementation.
> The motivation for organizing a workshop on ODiSE derives from the
> increased interest that ontologies have generated in recent years within the
> software community. The relevance of ontologies in Software Engineering is
> exemplified, for instance, by the successful OOPSLA 2007 workshop on
> ‘Semantic-Based Systems Development’, various OMG and W3C initiatives, and
> commercial products based on ‘semantic technologies’. However, regardless of
> such developments, these efforts still represent pioneering initiatives in
> the field of Software Engineering. As the state-of-the-art stands, ODiSE is
> still in its infancy. The adoption of theory and technologies developed by
> the Semantic Web community to enhance Software Engineering appears
> promising, with many areas that are worth investigating and exploring.
> This workshop is the 7th in a series of OOPSLA/SPLASH workshops on the
> general theme of ontologies in systems development, evolution and
> integration. More specifically this is the second event titled
> Ontology-Driven Software Engineering. After a successful first edition,
> ODiSE 2010 will focus on the specific themes that emerged in 2009. The
> general areas that the workshop will address are:
> - Ontology as a means to inform the process of gathering requirements.
> - Ontology as a means to inform architecture development directly from
> requirements specifications.
> - Ontology as a means to inform the software design directly from the
> architecture specification.
> - Ontology as a means to model the software development process and the
> software product itself.
> - Ontologies as run-time artifacts or to inform the design of run-time
> artifacts.
> - The role of ontology reasoning in the software engineering process.
> - The role of ontologies in model-driven development.
> - Comparison of different ODiSE mechanisms  (e.g. domain-specific modeling,
> profiling, … ).
> - Comparison of the role of core ontologies vs. domain ontologies in ODiSE.
> - Ontology driven development of service software.
> - Methodological issues for ODiSE.
> - Problems of semantic mismatch between traditional software modeling
> paradigms, approaches, techniques, etc. and ontological modeling.
> ODiSE 2010 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with
> diverse cultural and professional backgrounds in order to discuss and
> analyze the different perspectives, issues and challenges of Ontology-Driven
> Software Engineering. Researchers and practitioners are invited to provide
> contributions in the form of research/case study (max. 15 pages) or
> position/idea papers (2-3 pages) related to the workshop theme. The ODiSE
> workshop is aimed at promoting discussion among the workshop participants,
> identifying key research areas of Ontology-Driven Software Engineering and
> fostering future research collaborations in the form of joint research
> projects and/or papers.
> Important Dates:
> - Initial submission - August 13, 2010
> -  Author Notification - August 30, 2010
> - Early Registration - mid-September, 2010
> - Final version - October 4, 2010
> - Workshop - October 18, 2010
> Submission:
> Authors are invited to submit papers by e-mail to
> sergio.decesare at brunel.ac.uk. Submissions can be in the form of completed
> research, research in progress, case study (maximum 15 pages) or position
> papers (2-3 pages). Papers can be submitted in PDF, MS Word, RTF or Open
> Office formats. Authors should submit papers according to the ACM style
> templates available here. This template is adopted in order to provide
> consistency across workshop papers.
> Organizers:
> -  Sergio de Cesare, (Brunel University, U.K.).
> -  Frederik Gailly, (University of Ghent, Belgium).
> -  Grant Holland, (Grant Holland & Associates, U.S.A.).
> -  Mark Lycett, (Brunel University, U.K.).
> -  Chris Partridge, (BORO Solutions Ltd., U.K).
> Program Committee:
> - Mutaz Al Debei (Brunel University)
> - Laden Aldin (Brunel University)
> - Awny Alnusair (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
> - Ioannis Athanasiadis (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza
> Artificiale, Switzerland).
> - David Bell (Brunel University, U.K.).
> - Mike Bennett (Hypercube Ltd.)
> - Richard Biehl (Data-Oriented Quality Solutions, Orlando, Florida)
> - Tony Clarke (Thames Valley University, U.K.).
> - Marija Cubric (University of Hertfordshire, U.K.).
> - Thierry Declerck (DFKI GmBH, Language Technology Lab, Germany).
> - Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada).
> - Martin Hepp (University of Innsbruck, Austria).
> - Pavel Hruby (Microsoft Denmark)
> - Michael Lambert (QinetiQ, U.K.).
> - Geert Poels (Ghent University)
> - Karoly Tilly (Oracle, Hungary).
> - Karsten Tolle (Frankfurt University, Germany).
> - Leon A. Wilson (Wayne State University, U.S.A.)
> - Roberto Zicari (Frankfurt University, Germany).
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