*** Call for Papers *** (01)
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) (03)
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 Development' (2007). (05)
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. (06)
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. (07)
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: (08)
Topics include, but are not limited to the following: (09)
- Novel ODiSE lifecycle models (for example, dual-lifecycles as in domain
- Project/risk management of ontology-based software systems.
- Ontology-driven guidance of software processes.
- New methodologies, techniques and tools or specializations of existing
- Languages: RDF, OWL, UML and novel ontology-based development/programming
- 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
- Semantic discovery from legacy sources.
- Model Driven Architecture/Development with ontologies.
- Automated ontology generation and management for software development
- Traceability of software artifacts with ontologies. (010)
Revised versions of the best workshop papers will be considered for
publication in a special issue of the journal 'Applied Ontology'. (011)
For the submission process and further information please visit the ODiSE
2009 Web site at http://fluidity.org.uk/ConferenceCalls/ODiSE2009.html (012)
Important Dates: (013)
- 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). (014)
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). (016)
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