[ecoop-info] CFP: Ontology Driven Software Engineering at OOPSLA 2009
Sergio de Cesare
Sergio.deCesare at brunel.ac.uk
Mon Jun 1 11:37:51 CEST 2009
*** Call for Papers ***
International Worksop on Ontology Driven Software Engineering (ODiSE)
at the ACM Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems,
Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) 2009
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
October 25-29, 2009 (workshop date to be announced)
This workshop represents the 6th in a series of related OOPSLA
workshops focusing on the impact of semantics on the development and
re-engineering of software systems. These workshops include three on
‘Semantics of Enterprise Integration’ (2001-2003), one on ‘Legacy
Transformation’ (2004) and one on ‘Semantic-Based Systems
The main theme of the workshop is Ontology-Driven Software Engineering
(ODiSE). 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.
The workshop therefore 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. Topics include, but are not
limited to the following:
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Novel ODiSE lifecycle models (for example, dual-lifecycles as in
- Project/risk management of ontology-based software systems.
- Ontology-driven guidance of software processes.
- New methodologies, techniques and tools or specializations of
- Languages: RDF, OWL, UML and novel ontology-based development/
- Integrated modeling (e.g., UML and OWL).
- Ontological modeling paradigms (e.g., endurantism vs. perdurantism)
and resolution of their semantic mismatches.
- Persistence, indexing and mapping of semantic models.
- Relationships between ontology, epistemology and system behavior/
- Semantic discovery from legacy sources.
- Model Driven Architecture/Development with ontologies.
- Automated ontology generation and management for software
- Traceability of software artifacts with ontologies.
Revised versions of the best workshop papers will be considered for
publication in a special issue of the journal 'Applied Ontology'.
For the submission process and further information please visit the
ODiSE 2009 Web site at http://fluidity.org.uk/ConferenceCalls/ODiSE2009.html
- Intent to submit (optional) - anytime.
- Paper submission deadline - August 21, 2009.
- Notification to authors - at least one week prior to early bird
registration deadline (to be confirmed).
- Submission of revised papers - October 2, 2009.
- Accepted papers uploaded to website - October 9, 2009.
- Workshop - either October 25 or 26, 2009 (to be confirmed).
Sergio de Cesare, (Brunel University, U.K.).
Guido L. Geerts, (University of Delaware, U.S.A.).
Grant Holland, (Sun Microsystems, Inc., U.S.A.).
Mark Lycett, (Brunel University, U.K.).
Chris Partridge, (BORO Solutions Ltd., U.K).
More information about the ecoop-info