[ecoop-info] CFP: ONTOSE 2012 - 6th International Workshop on Ontology, Models, Conceptualization and Epistemology in Social, Artificial and Natural Systems

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                 ------- ONTOSE 2012 -------

  6th International Workshop on Ontology, Models, Conceptualization and
Epistemology in Social, Artificial and Natural Systems

  will be held on June 26th as a pre conference workshop of CAiSE 2012,
Gdansk, Poland


  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 systems
(as organizations, social networks or service systems) or natural systems
(as environmental or ecological systems) and
how these abstractions are useful for practical purposes in advanced
Information Systems. Abstraction is represented
in models of various kinds, be them graphical or using formal languages as
in the case of ontologies. However, abstraction
should tackle with the notion of what entities exist in reality and to what
extent we can know about them, which makes
epistemological issues relevant. Papers sought in ONTOSE range thus from
papers describing relevant ontologies or models
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

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 functioning.


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
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 sciences.

Topics therefore include (but are not limited to) the following:

- 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 systems.
- Applications that deal with representations of concepts and relations of
the disciplines.
- Social, psychological and organizational issues about modelling in the
- Epistemological and philosophical aspect of system modelling and
- Empirical studies regarding ontologies and models in the disciplines
- 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 infrastructure
- 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
- 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 2012 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:

Finally, a selection of best papers will have a chance to be published in
the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (


Short Abstract submission deadline (about 150 Words - Ascii): February 13,
Full Paper submission (Springer Proceedings) deadline:  February 20, 2012
Notification of authors:  March 12, 2012
Camera ready papers (Springer Proceedings):  March 26, 2012

Short/Position Papers, Technical Report submission (CD with ISBN
Proceedings) deadline:  February 28, 2012
Notification of authors:  March 21, 2012
Camera ready papers (CD with ISBN Proceedings):  April 3, 2012

Abstract and paper submission will be through the Easychair System.



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


- Maria-Cruz Valiente, University of Alcala, (Spain)


- Sudhir Agarwal, Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), (Germany)

- Jose Angel Olivas, University of Castilla-La-Mancha, (Spain)

- Stefania Bandini, University of Milano-Bicocca, (Italy)

- Djamal Benslimane, LIRIS, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon, (France)

- Julita Bermejo-Alonso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, (Spain)

- Pierre Bourque, Engineering school of the Universite du Quebec, (Canada)

- Pierre-Jean Charrel, University Toulouse 2 Mirail, (France)

- Juergen Ebert, University of Koblenz, (Germany)

- Werner Esswein, TU Dresden, (Germany)

- Johann Eder, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, (Austria)

- Sergio Espa–a Cubillo, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, (Spain)

- Raimund Feldmann, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software
Engineering, Maryland, (USA)

- Alexander Felfernig, Graz University of Technology, (Austria)

- Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, (United Kingdom)

- Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, (Austria)

- Faiez Gargouri, l'Institut Superieur d'Informatique et du Multimedia de
Sfax, (Tunesie)

- Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, (Australia)

- Olly Gotel, Independent Researcher, New York City, (USA)

- Peter Haase, Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), (Germany)

- Wolfgang Hesse, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, (Germany)

- Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, (Germany)

- Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, (Sweden)

- Roland Kaschek, Independent Researcher, Duesseldorf, (Germany)

- Miltiadis Lytras, ELTRUN Research Center, (Greece)

- Nikos Manouselis, Greek Research & Technology Network, (Greece)

- Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, (Austria)

- John-Jules Charles Meyer, University of Utrecht, (The Netherlands)

- Daniela Micucci, University of Milano-Bicocca, (Italy)

- Roland Mittermeir, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, (Austria)

- Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, (Ireland)

- Jari Palomaki, Tampere University of Technology/Pori, (Finland)

- Fernando Silva Parreiras, University of Koblenz, (Germany)

- Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcala, (Spain)

- Francisco Ruiz Gonzalez, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, (Spain)

- Christelle Scharff, Pace University New York, (USA)

- Christian Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen, (Germany)

- Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia (Australia)

- Francesco Tisato, University of Milano-Bicocca, (Italy)

- Markus Zanker, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, (Austria)


Send your requests to the following email address: ontose2012 at easychair.org
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