[ecoop-info] ONTOSE 2013 Call For Papers

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                 ------- ONTOSE 2013 -------

  7th International Workshop on Ontology, Models, 
Conceptualization and Epistemology in Social, Artificial 
and Natural Systems

  will be held on June 17th as a pre conference workshop 
of CAiSE 2013, Valencia, Spain

  Accepted papers will be published under the Springer 
LNBIP series CAISE Workshop Proceedings



The Workshop is centred on the role of abstraction in 
man-made systems (as complex Information Systems), social 
(as organizations, social networks or service systems) or 
natural systems (as environmental or ecological systems) 
how these abstractions are useful for practical purposes 
in advanced Information Systems. Abstraction is 
in models of various kinds, be them graphical or using 
formal languages as in the case of ontologies. However, 
should tackle with the notion of what entities exist in 
reality and to what extent we can know about them, which 
epistemological issues relevant. Papers sought in ONTOSE 
range thus from papers describing relevant ontologies or 
or their application to problems of various kinds to 
papers dealing with empirical studies related to modelling 
and abstraction,
or touching philosophical issues regarding proper 
representations of reality.  

The Workshop focuses on the intersection of disciplines 
and in the aspects related to ontologies, models and 
epistemological issues.
It complements the conference orientation by emphasizing 
multi-disciplinary and philosophical issues, and focusing 
on Information Systems.
It complements the main conference by emphasizing 
modelling and ontological issues which are appearing in 
advanced Information Systems
that require complex and interoperable models for their 

In our society which has already turned to a service 
providing society, the technical aspects as well as the 
human, natural, social and
economic aspects must be considered together. This has 
already resulted in considerable research on these aspects 
that are related to
disciplines like Information Systems, Software Engineering 
and Service Science, as for example, how empirical 
research should be conducted,
what are the conditions for "valid" knowledge, and which 
the scope of theories in these fields are. These are 
elements that are of interest
from perspectives as diverse as philosophy, engineering 
and technology. For example, the material and temporal 
entities that are dealt with
in a given field are a matter of ontology, and the 
conditions for credibility of statements and research 
methods are a matter of epistemology.
Hence the relationship and influences between software and 
computational models, information systems and service 
science will be studied from
an ontological view point, but with a broad perspective 
under which researchers with different background can meet 
and truly multi-disciplinary
issues can arise.

As in the previous editions, the main goal of this event 
is to allow challenging and promising cross-fertilization 
over multidisciplinary research
areas to be tackled and investigated by all the 
participants. The design of systems in which parts have 
complex interactions, more and more the
understanding of theoretical, epistemological and 
conceptual frameworks coming from the human and social 

Topics therefore include (but are not limited to) the 

- Ontology and other representations of Software 
Engineering, Systems Engineering, Service Engineering and 
Information Systems.
- Ontologies of natural or social systems in general, with 
an emphasis on the modelling process and issues.
- Studies and essays about metrics, indicators and general 
issues regarding research on Software, Services and 
Systems Engineering models.
- Conceptualizations, bodies of knowledge or schemas for 
software engineering, service engineering and information 
- Applications that deal with representations of concepts 
and relations of the disciplines.
- Social, psychological and organizational issues about 
modelling in the disciplines.
- Epistemological and philosophical aspect of system 
modelling and development.
- Empirical studies regarding ontologies and models in the 
disciplines addressed.
- Architectural patterns and ontologies for the design of 
high-quality services and systems.
- UML and other system modelling frameworks.
- Ontologies in requirements engineering, intensional and 
goal modelling in the context of services
- Ontology driven development and management of services 
and software.
- Natural language, models and ontologies.
- Social, technical and economic impacts of models.
- Ontologies and models representing customer issues.
- Ontologies and process models.
- Ontologies and models to improve the efficiency in 
services and systems
- Models of Software as a Service (SaaS) and other IT 
- Models and ontologies related to the Internet of 
Services and Things
- Models of reasoning and emergent behaviour in 
artificial, social and natural systems.
- Integration of static and dynamic aspects of ontologies 
and conceptual models
- Visualization of ontologies and models
- Semantic sensor networks
- Model-based processing of large sensor datasets


Full research papers (max 12 pages) will be reviewed by at 
least three referees from the Program Committee. Accepted 
papers will be published in the CAiSE 2013 workshop 
proceedings under the Springer's Lecture Notes in Business 
Information Processing (LNBIP) series.
Guidelines for formatting your paper can be found at the 
following link:

Moreover, we'll have the possibility to publish position 
and short papers (max 6 pages) as well as technical 
reports (max 6 pages) about ongoing projects in the form 
of electronic proceedings (CD with ISBN):
submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members 
of the Program Committee and authors of accepted papers 
will have the possibility to present their work orally at 
the Ontose Workshop. Guidelines for formatting your paper 
can be found at the following link:


Short Abstract submission deadline (about 150 Words - 
Ascii): February 12, 2013
Full Paper submission (Springer Proceedings) deadline:  
February 20, 2013
Notification of authors:  March 13, 2013
Camera ready papers (Springer Proceedings):  March 27, 

Short/Position Papers, Technical Report submission (CD 
with ISBN Proceedings) deadline:  February 28, 2013  
Notification of authors:  March 21, 2013
Camera ready papers (CD with ISBN Proceedings):  April 3, 

Abstract and paper submission will be through the 
Easychair System at the address 



- Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala, (Spain)
- Christian Kop, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, 
- Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, (Italy)


- Luca Crociani, University of Milano-Bicocca, (Italy)


Send your requests to the following email address: 
ontose2013 at easychair.org

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