[ecoop-info] Onto.Com/ODISE Workshop on Ontologies in Conceptual Modeling and Information Systems Engineering

Sergio de Cesare Sergio.deCesare at brunel.ac.uk
Mon Mar 10 11:10:22 CET 2014


1st Joint Workshop Onto.Com/ODISE on Ontologies in Conceptual Modeling and Information Systems Engineering

URL: http://www.mis.ugent.be/ONTO-ODISE-2014/ 

co-located with the 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2014)
22-25 September 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*** Purpose and scope ***

The role of formal ontology in Conceptual Modeling (CM) and Information Systems Engineering (ISE) is increasingly being recognized as fundamental by both the research and practitioner communities. The importance of formal ontology to these interrelated areas has been the theme of two workshops series held over the past years, namely the Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling (Onto.Com) and the Workshop on Ontology-Driven Information Systems Engineering (ODISE). Given the strong relationship between the two fields as well as the synergies between the workshops, Onto.Com and ODISE have merged at FOIS 2014.
Formal ontology, whose theoretical underpinnings are grounded in disciplines such as Philosophy, Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics, has led to the development of theoretical foundations for conceptual modeling. In particular, a number of ontological theories such as BORO, BWW, DOLCE, GFO and UFO have been successfully applied to the evaluation of conceptual modeling languages, frameworks and standards (e.g., UML, ORM, ER, REA, TROPOS, ARIS, BPMN, RM-ODP, Archimate, OWL and ISO 15926), and to the development of information systems engineering tools (e.g., methodological guidelines, modeling profiles, design patterns) that contribute to the theory and practice of conceptual modeling and ISE.
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 and their application in the development, integration and evolution of information systems. 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 and to the development of information systems.
With this workshop we would like to create a true forum for discussion and, in that spirit, we would like to solicit papers that address specific questions of relevance to body of knowledge of the emerging discipline of Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling and Information Systems Engineering.

*** Topics ***

Examples for topics that can be of interest address questions such as:
- What is the relation between Ontology as an Artifact, Ontology as a Philosophical Discipline, Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling?
- What is the relation between Ontology Levels of Instantiation and Metamodeling Levels of Instantiation?
- What is the relation between Ontological Semantics, Formal Semantics, Abstract and Concrete Syntax for Visual Conceptual Modeling Languages?
- What kind of Logical, Ontological and Epistemological Foundations are needed for Conceptual Modeling?
- How can fundamental theoretical research on Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Empirical Research fit together?
- How can Formal Ontological Theories be used for the Analysis and Design of Conceptual Modeling languages (including Enterprise Modeling and Domain-Specific Modeling languages)?
- How researchers and practitioners in other domains not related to computer science and information systems (such as the Bioinformatics) are using Ontologies?
- Is there a common notion of "Ontology" shared in all these domains, or are we including different notions under the same term (Ontology)?
- How does ontology inform the process of gathering requirements?
- How does ontology support architecture development directly from requirements specifications?
- How does ontology help in software design and its mapping to the architecture specification?
- How can ontologies be used as run-time artefacts or to inform the design of run-time artefacts.
- What is the role of ontology reasoning in the software engineering process?
- What is the role of ontology in model-driven development?
- How can ontology drive the development of service software?
- What are the methodological issues for Ontology-Driven CM and ISE?
- How can problems of semantic mismatch between traditional IS modelling paradigms, approaches, techniques, etc. and ontological modelling be overcome?
- How can ontology help in the design of development/modelling/programming languages?

*** Important Dates and Submission ***

Authors are invited to submit papers via EasyChair. Please check the workshop Web site for further instructions. Deadlines are as follows:

22 May 2014: Submission deadline for papers
1 July 2014: Notification of acceptance
1 August 2014: Revisions due
22 or 23 September 2014: Workshop

The workshop papers will be published as CEUR proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org).

*** Organizers ***

- Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
- Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
- Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, U.K.
- Frederik Gailly, Ghent University, Belgium
- Mark Lycett, Brunel University, U.K.
- Chris Partridge, BORO Solutions Ltd., U.K.

*** Program Committee ***

- Mohammad AL Asswad, Cornell University, U.S.A.
- João Paulo Andrade Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
- Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
- Palash Bera, Texas A&M International University, USA
- Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
- Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, University of Glasgow, U.K.
- Andrea Cali, Birkbeck College, University of London, U.K.
- Vinay Chaudri, SRI International, USA
- Richard Dapoigny, University of Savoie, France
- Sergio España, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
- Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
- Guido Geerts, University of Delaware, U.S.A.
- Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy
- Chiara Ghidini, FBK, Italy
- Brian Henderson-Sellers, University Technology Sydney, Australia
- Pavel Hruby, Microsoft, Denmark
- Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Claudio Masolo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy
- Simon Milton, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Thomas Moser, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
- Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
- Leo Obrst, MITRE Corporation, USA
- Fernando Silva Parreiras, FUMEC University, Brazil
- Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
- Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
- Károly Tilly, Invarion, Hungary
- Karsten Tolle, Frankfurt University, Germany
- Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
- Matthew West, Information Junction, U.K.
- Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands

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