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ER 2008 : 27th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling

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Conference Series : International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
 
Link: http://www.upc.edu/ER2008/
 
When Oct 20, 2008 - Oct 23, 2008
Where Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Mar 15, 2008
Submission Deadline Mar 29, 2008
Notification Due May 24, 2008
Categories    semantic web   ontology
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

27th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2008)

October 20-23, 2008, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Conference Web Site: http://www.upc.edu/ER2008/

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SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling is a leading
international forum for presenting and discussing current research and applications in which the major emphasis is on conceptual modeling.
Topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling
including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, and techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations. We encourage submissions relating to all aspects of conceptual modeling defined broadly, and particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper abstracts: March 15, 2008
Full papers: March 29, 2008
Notification: May 24, 2008
Camera-ready papers: June 21, 2008

TOPICS OF INTEREST

We solicit submission of original research, as well as experience and vision papers from both researchers and practitioners. We welcome any topic where conceptual modeling is a major theme. Specific examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, conceptual modeling as applied to:

* Information Modeling Concepts, including Ontologies;
* Ontological and Conceptual Correctness in Modeling;
* Logical Foundations of Conceptual Modeling;
* Web Information Systems;
* Mobile Information Systems and Pervasive Computing;
* Service-Oriented Computing and Enterprise Architecture;
* The Semantic Web;
* Semi-structured Data and XML;
* Information and Database Integration;
* Information Retrieval, Organization, Summarization, and
Visualization;
* Design Methodologies and their Evaluation;
* Software Engineering and Tools;
* Requirements Engineering;
* Reuse, Patterns, and Object-Oriented Design;
* Reverse Engineering and Reengineering;
* Quality and Metrics;
* Empirical studies of Conceptual Modeling;
* Conceptual Change and Schema Evolution;
* Maintenance of Information Systems;
* Management of Integrity Constraints;
* Active Concepts in Conceptual Modeling.
* Spatial, Temporal, Multimedia, and Multi-channel Aspects;
* Metadata, its Interpretation and Usage;
* User Interface Modeling;
* Knowledge Management Systems;
* Groupware and Workflow Management;
* Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence;
* E-Learning, E-Business, E-Government, and
* Other Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See
www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details. The suggested number of pages is 14, and the maximum number of pages is 16. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having more than 16 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. The final, camera-ready version must not exceed 14 pages to avoid page charges. A paper submitted to ER 2008 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2008. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended
versions for possible publication in the Elsevierâ??s Data & Knowledge Engineering journal.

Submission to ER 2008 will be electronically only. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper. The online submission system will be available soon.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)
Stefano Spaccapietra, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

(Preliminary list; see the conference website for the complete list)

Carlo Batini (UniversitĂ  degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Philip Bernstein (Microsoft Research, USA)
Alex Borgida (Rutgers University, USA)
Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Mokrane Bouzeghoub (Université de Versailles, France)
Shawn Bowers (UC Davis Genome Center, USA)
Tiziana Catarci (Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau (CNAM & ESSEC, France)
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (EPFL, Switzerland)
Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Manchester, UK)
Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, Italy)
Mathieu d'Aquin (The Open University, UK)
Valeria De Antonellis (University of Brescia, Italy)
Olga De Troyer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Lois Delcambre (Portland State University, USA)
Jan Dietz (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Klaus Dittrich (Universität Zürich, Switzerland)
Martin Doerr (FORTH-ICS, Greece)
Hans-Dieter Ehrich (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
David W. Embley (Brigham Young University, USA)
Vadim Ermolayev (Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine)
JĂ©rĂ´me Euzenat (INRIA & LIG, France)
Avigdor Gal (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Paolo Giorgini (University of Trento, Italy)
Angela Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Mohand-Said Hacid (University Lyon 1, France)
Jean-Luc Hainaut (University of Namur, Belgium)
Sven Hartmann (Massey University, New Zealand)
Brian Henderson-Sellers (University of Technology, Australia)
Carlos Heuser (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Patrick Heymans (University of Namur & PReCISE, Belgium)
Arantza Illarramendi (Basque Country University, Spain)
Paul Johannesson (Stockholm University & the Royal Institute of
Technology, Sweden)
Kamalakar Karlapalem (IIIT-Hyderbad, India)
Chiang Lee (National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan(R.O.C.))
Julio Cesar Leite (PontifĂ­cia Universidade CatĂłlica do Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil)
Mukesh Mohania (IBM India Research Lab, India)
Renate Motschnig (University of Vienna, Austria)
Moira Norrie (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Jyrki Nummenmaa (University of Tampere, Findland)
Andreas Oberweis (Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany)
Maria E Orlowska (Polish-Japanese Institute of IT, Poland)
José Palazzo M. de Oliveira (Federal University of RS - UFRGS, Brazil)
Christine Parent (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Jeffrey Parsons (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
�scar Pastor (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Barbara Pernici (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete, Greece)
Jaroslav Pokorny (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Alex Poulovassilis (University of London, UK)
Sudha Ram (University of Arizona, USA)
Colette Rolland (Universite Paris 1, France)
Matti Rossi (Helsinki School of Economics, Findland)
Motoshi Saeki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Klaus-Dieter Schewe (Massey University, New Zealand)
Marc H. Scholl (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Keng Siau (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)
Veda Storey (Georgia State University, USA)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (Universität Mannheim, Germany)
Rudi Studer (Institut AIFB - Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany)
Andrei Tamilin (Bruno Kessler Foundation - IRST, Italy)
Juan Trujillo (University of Alicante, Spain)
Holger Wache (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
(FHNW), Switzerland)
Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany)
X.Sean Wang (University of Vermont, USA)
Kyu-Young Whang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Korea)
Roel Wieringa (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Carson Woo (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Jian Yang (Macquarie University, Australia)
Dongqing Yang (Peking University, China)
Jeffrey Yu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Yanchun Zhang (Victoria University, Australia)
Shuigeng Zhou (Fudan University, China)
Esteban Zimányi (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
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WORKSHOPS
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ER 2008 will host a number of workshops addressing different areas
related to conceptual modeling that complement the main ER 2008
conference. Workshops are intended to serve as an intensive
collaborative forum for exchanging late breaking ideas and theories in an evolutionary stage. We encourage prospective workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly-interactive workshops focusing on either in-depth analysis or broad-ranging approaches to areas related to conceptual modeling.

Important Dates
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Workshop proposal submission: December 17, 2007
Notification of acceptance: January 14, 2008
Camera-ready paper submission: June 21, 2008

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

A workshop proposal should be about 2-5 pages long and contain the
following information:

* Title;
* Summary;
* Topics;
* Format and duration;
* Organizers (attach short CVs, limit of 2 pages each);
* Proposed program committee;
* Expected submission and acceptance rate;
* Type (academic and/or industrial) and number of expected
participants;
* Significance in relation to topics of the main conference;
and
* Details of any previous workshops.

Workshop proposals are reviewed based on the quality of the proposal, its relation to the main ER topics, and the likelihood to attract enough participants.

Exact workshop paper submission and author notification due dates are at discretion of workshop organizers but must fit within the time-line indicated.

Proceedings of all ER workshops are to be published as a single volume of Springer LNCS to be distributed at the ER 2008 conference. All the workshop papers should be limited to 10 pages in LNCS format. It is expected that the organizers of ER workshops conform to the rules imposed by the ER steering committee such as the acceptance rate for all workshops will not exceed 50% and organizers are not allowed to submit their own papers to their workshop. Workshop proposals should be
submitted by email to either of the workshop chair listed below.

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, Philadelphia (USA)
Mario Piattini, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real
(Spain)

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ER2008 PhD WORKSHOP
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The ER2008 PhD Workshop is intended to bring together PhD students
working on topics related to the ER conference series. The workshop will offer PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere.
The discussion will be led by prominent researchers in the field of
conceptual modeling. The workshop is co-located with and will take place immediately before the ER2008 conference (Monday, October 20th, 2008). The workshop language is English. No proceedings will be published (so future publication of PhD thesis work in conferences or journals is not hampered), but accepted submissions will be made available to participants electronically.

Further details on the organization and paper submission will be given in a separate PhD Workshop Call for Papers.

PhD WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)
Jordi Cabot, Universitat Oberta Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of EspĂ­rito Santo,
(Brazil) and Laboratory for Applied Ontology ISTC-CNR (Italy)

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DEMONSTRATIONS PROGRAM
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The ER2008 Demonstrations program is an exciting and highly interactive
way to demonstrate conceptual modeling research, and an excellent way to advertise the applicability of the results. Proposals should be focused on new conceptual modeling developments, advances in applying conceptual modeling, or innovative use of conceptual modeling techniques. The demonstrations program is focused on academic and research software, and it is not intended for the demonstration of commercial products.


IMPORTANT DATES

Proposals for demonstrations: March 29, 2008
Notification: May 24, 2008
Camera-ready papers: June 21, 2008

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Demonstration proposals must describe clearly what will be demonstrated and how the contribution will be illustrated interactively. Optionally, proposals can include a URL that shows a preliminary version of the demo (e.g., screenshots, or even better an interactive program).

All submitted demo proposals must be formatted according to the
instructions for submission format for research submissions and must be no more than four (4) pages. This page limit includes all parts of the paper: title, abstract, body, and bibliography. Accepted demo proposals will appear in the final proceedings of the main conference but will be only two pages long.

DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
Juan Carlos Trujillo, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante (Spain)

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TUTORIALS PROGRAM
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Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience and its assumed background. Tutorials whose audience is broader than the conceptual modeling research community are encouraged.

IMPORTANT DATES

Proposals for tutorials: June 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2008.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals must be no more than 5 pages and must provide a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope. The intended length of the tutorial (1.5 or 3 hours) should also be indicated, together with justification that a high-quality presentation will be achieved within the chosen time period and the indication of the main learning outcomes. Tutorial proposals should address the following issues:
* The presenter(s),
* Scope and novelty of the tutorial,
* Expected audience and attendance rate,
* Format of tutorial, (1.5 or 3 hours),
* Details of any previous presentations on the same topic.

Tutorials proposals should be submitted by email to either of the chairs listed below.

TUTORIALS CO-CHAIRS

Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland)
Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia
(Spain)

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PANELS
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ER 2008 solicits proposals for panel sessions related to the conference
topics about which there is controversy and thus a need for public
discussion. Panel proposals should specify the questions/issues the
panel will discuss and should include a list of committed panelists. We strongly encourage panels that have a mixture of academic and industry panelists. We expect that a range of viewpoints will be represented in the panel session. The role of the panel moderator is to state the initial relevant issues and moderate the panel session. Each panelist will then make a short presentation of his/her position. The moderator
will then direct a discussion/debate among the panelists and encourage audience interaction. Short panel summaries will appear in the proceedings of the main conference.

Panels proposals should be submitted by email to either of the chairs listed below.

IMPORTANT DATES


Proposals for panels: April 29, 2008
Notification: May 24, 2008
Camera-ready panel summaries: June 21, 2008

PANELS CO-CHAIRS

Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, Loughborough (United
Kingdom)

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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
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General Chair:

Antoni Olivé, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Catalonia,
Spain)

Organization Co-Chairs:

Ernest Teniente, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona
(Catalonia, Spain)
Joan A. Pastor, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Catalonia,
Spain)


Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)
Stefano Spaccapietra, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)

Workshops Co-Chairs:

Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, Philadelphia (USA)
Mario Piattini, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real
(Spain)

PhD Workshop Co-chairs:

John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Jordi Cabot, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Catalonia,
Spain)
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of EspĂ­rito Santo,
(Brazil) and Laboratory for Applied Ontology ISTC-CNR (Italy)

Demonstrations Program Co-Chairs:

Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
Juan Carlos Trujillo, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante (Spain)

Tutorials Co-Chairs:

Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland)
Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia
(Spain)

Panels Co-Chairs:

Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, Loughborough (United
Kingdom)

Steering Committee Liaison:

David W. Embley, Brigham Young University, Provo (Utah, USA)

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