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ODISE 2012 : 4th International Workshop on Ontology Driven IS Engineering


When Jul 24, 2012 - Jul 27, 2012
Where Graz, Austria
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2012
Notification Due May 31, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2012
Categories    ontology   software engineering   information systems

Call For Papers

4th International Workshop on Ontology Driven IS Engineering (ODISE)


co-located with Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) 2012 -
Graz, Austria - 24-27 July 2012

*** Theme ***

Ontologies are becoming increasingly popular in the development of information systems. Their use however is mainly limited to either the initial or end phases of the lifecycle, namely business modelling and implementation, and their adoption is normally not characterised by an integrated and coherent end to end approach which systematically discovers the real-world semantics of business requirements, represents such semantics in formal ontologies and subsequently grounds the software design and implementation ontologically. What is also lacking is a sound approach to ontological reuse such that existing ontological patterns be used to drive the discovery of system requirements with the potential to more easily identifying previously developed software components which can be semantically mapped to those ontological patterns.

Ontology-Driven Information Systems Engineering (ODISE, pronounced odyssey) concerns the practical and formal application of ontologies to all phases of the software development lifecycle. Contributions in the form of research, research-in-progress papers and practitioner reports are welcome. Of particular interest to the workshop are contributions that emphasise formal ontologies and real world semantics in improving IS engineering and contributing toward developing software that is more adaptive and responsive to changing business requirements.

This workshop is aimed at discussing the above themes and to bring together academics, researchers and practitioners (with a background in IS engineering and/or ontology development) in order to develop an agenda of future collaborations that combine research and industrial expertise.

Topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

- Ontology as a means to inform the process of gathering requirements.
- Ontology as a means to inform architecture development directly from requirements specifications.
- Ontology as a means to inform the software design directly from the architecture specification.
- Ontology as a means to model the software development process and the software product itself.
- Ontologies as run-time artefacts or to inform the design of run-time artefacts.
- The role of ontology reasoning in the software engineering process.
- The role of ontologies in model-driven development.
- Philosophical ontologies (3D vs. 4D) and their role in IS development
- Comparison of different ODISE mechanisms (e.g. domain-specific modelling, profiling, etc.).
- Comparison of the role of foundational ontologies vs. domain ontologies in ODISE.
- Ontology driven development of service software.
- Methodological issues for ODISE.
- Problems of semantic mismatch between traditional IS modelling paradigms, approaches, techniques, etc. and ontological modelling.
- Ontology-based 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:

30 April 2012: Submission deadline for ODISE paper
31 May 2012: Notification of acceptance
21 June 2012: Revisions due
24 July 2012: Workshop

*** Organisers ***

Sergio de Cesare (Brunel University, U.K.)
Frederik Gailly (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Grant Holland (Organic Complex Systems Institute, U.S.A.)
Mark Lycett (Brunel University, U.K.)
Chris Partridge (BORO Solutions and Brunel University, U.K.)

*** Programme Committee (to be completed) ***

Laden Aldin (Oxford Brookes University, U.K.)
Awny Alnusair (Indiana University Kokomo, U.S.A.)
David Bell (Brunel University, U.K.)
Mike Bennett (Hypercube, U.K.)
Bernd Bruegge (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Matt-Mouley Bouamrane (University of Glasgow, U.K.)
Andrea Cali (Birkbeck College, University of London, U.K.)
Steve Counsell (Brunel University, U.K.)
Marija Cubric (University of Hertfordshire, U.K.)
Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada)
Guido Geerts (University of Delaware, U.S.A.)
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
Bahareh Rahmanzadeh Heravi (DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland)
Pavel Hruby (Microsoft, Denmark)
Thomas Moser (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Fernando Silva Parreiras (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
Karsten Tolle (Frankfurt University, Germany)
Matthew West (Information Junction, U.K.)

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