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CfP SWESE 2006

From: Daniel Oberle <oberle@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 21:05:26 +0200
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To: semantic-web@w3.org

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* 2nd Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering - SWESE06   *
*        http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/swese2006                   *
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* located at the 5th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC2006     *
* 6th November 2006                                                     *
* Athens, GA, USA                                                       *
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* CALL FOR PAPERS                                                       *

Workshop Description

  The advent of the World Wide Web has led many corporations to web-enable
  their business applications and to the adoption of web service standards
  in middleware platforms. Marking a turning point in the development of
  the Web, the Semantic Web is expected to provide more benefits to software
  engineering. Over the past five years there have been a number of attempts
  to bring together languages and tools, such as the UML, developed for
  Software Engineering with Semantic Web languages such as RDF and OWL.
  The Semantic Web Best Practice and Deployment Working Group (SWBPD) in
  W3C has started a Software Engineering Task Force (SETF) to investigate
  potential benefits. Another recent related international standardisation
  activity is OMG's Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM).

  It has been argued that the advantages of Semantic Web Technologies in
  software engineering include reusability and extensibility of data models,
  improvements in data quality, and discovery and automated execution of
  workflows. According to SETF's recent note "A Semantic Web Primer for
  Object-Oriented Software Developers" (http://www.w3.org/TR/sw-oosd-primer/),
  the Semantic Web can serve as a platform on which domain models can be created,
  shared and reused. However, are there any other potential benefits related to
  the reversal of this approach and the use of Semantic Web concepts in the
  field of Software Engineering? Could the Web-based, semantically rich
  formality of OWL be combined with emerging model driven development tools
  such as the Eclipse Modelling Framework to provide some badly needed
  improvements in both the process and product of software development
  activities? What is it about the amalgamation of OWL, UML and the Model
  Driven Architecture (MDA) that could make a difference? Certainly, there
  appear to be a number of strong arguments in favour of this approach but
  consensus on the best way forward, or if there is indeed a way forward at
  all has not yet formed. This workshop seeks to explore and evaluate this
  area. The popularity and power of the MDA approach has made many software
  development practitioners familiar with modeling and appreciative of
  additional levels of abstraction in their models.

  In parallel, Semantic Web language standards have arrived at substantial
  tool support that also provide a means of describing models, but providing
  different capabilities than the UML and MOF models typical of MDA tools.
  The advantages of bridging these approaches has been compelling enough for
  tool vendors to build products which do this and to spend considerable effort
  defining an OMG standard for these products (ODM). While the primary purpose
  of these efforts is to enable SW development with MDA tools, the bridge could
  also be exploited in the other direction. We think with the standards for this
  bridge close to completion, the time IS right to explore the potential created
  by the flow of capabilities of the Semantic Web into the software development

  The workshop organizers believe that the informal nature of the workshop,
  located at the major event on the Semantic Web, will aid to further exchange
  between practitioners and researchers working on these and other issues related
  to Semantic Web enabled software engineering by providing a forum for discussing
  the major challenges of the area and the different approach being taken to
  resolve them. In fact, the 1st SWESE workshop at ISWC2005 turned out to be a
  huge success with more than 50 participants in the full day workshop.

Intended Audience

  While the intended audience for this workshop includes those with experience or
  interest in Semantic Web languages and tools, it is also crucial to have
  participation by those with expertise in other areas such as Automatic Software
  Engineering, Software Engineering, OO/UML/MDA, Semantic Web, and  Software/legacy

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  - Visions for Semantic Web driven software engineering
  - Tools developed or being developed for software engineering using SW languages
  - Integration or application development projects combining Software
    Engineering techniques and Semantic Web tools or languages
  - Lessons learned in Automatic Software Engineering or KBSE applicable
    to SW based SE
  - Shortcomings with the Semantic Web with respect to Software Engineering
  - Uses, extensions and/or issues with ODM
  - Visions for SW driven software modernization
  - Integration of UML, OO programming languages and Semantic Web languages
  - Integration of formal methods and Semantic Web languages
  - Software specification and Semantic Web languages
  - Ontologies for software engineering
  - Component discovery and ontologies
  - Feature modelling and ontologies
  - Ontology reasoning for software engineering
  - Semantic annotations in software engineering
  - Ontology-Driven Architecture: How to introduce Semantic Web technology
    into mainstream development processes

Workshop Format and Attendance

  This will be an all day workshop a poster session and technical talks
  discussing competing visions for Semantic Web enabled software engineering
  (final format will be dependent on submissions; keynotes and panel are pending).

  This workshop is open to all members of the ISWC community, as well as
  other communities identified in the Intended Audience discussion above.

  Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop.
  However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would
  like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given
  priority for registration. All workshop attendees must pay the
  ISWC2006 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration
  fee. We encourage those who plan to attend this workshop, to register
  early in order to help conference organizers with their planning as well as
  insure that the workshop is not cancelled do to projected poor attendance.

Organizing Committee

  Elisa F. Kendall, Sandpiper Software
  Daniel Oberle, SAP Research
  Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen (contact)
  Phil Tetlow, IBM
  Marwan Sabbouh, MITRE Corporation
  Holger Knublauch, Top Quadrant Software

Program Committee

  Colin Atkinson (DE), University of Mannheim
  Ken Baclawski (US), Northeastern University
  Roberta Cuel (IT), University of Trento
  Jin Song Dong (SG), National University of Singapore
  Dragan Gasevic, (CA) Simon Fraser University Surrey
  Michael Goedicke (DE), University of Essen
  Mitch Kokar (US), Northeastern University
  Alex Kozlenkov (UK), Betfair
  Alain Leger (FR), France Telecon
  Bob Lojek (UK), IBM
  David Martin (US), SRI International
  Jishnu Mukerji (US), Hewlett-Packard Company
  Steffen Staab (DE), University of Koblenz
  Michael K. Smith (US), Electronic Data System
  Evan Wallace (US), NIST
  Hai Wang (UK), University of Manchester

Submissions and Publication

  We invite three forms of submission to this workshop:
   Full papers
   Short position papers

  Format required for submissions:

   Full technical papers should not exceed fifteen pages in length,
   while the body of short position papers should not exceed two pages.

  Papers can be submitted at the website

  Please use the Springer's LNCS format for accepted papers. Complete details
  on this format are available at Springeronline

  Technical papers will be peer reviewed by a group of experts
  representing a cross-section of fields relevant to Semantic Web
  enabled software engineering.


  All accepted papers will be published online as part of the workshop

  A publication of extended versions of the best technical papers of the
  workshop in a journal is pending.

Important Dates

   10 August 2006           - Paper submission deadline
   31 August 2006           - Notification of acceptance to authors
   16 September 2006        - Camera-ready version of accepted papers
   5 or 6 November 2006     - Workshop
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