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Call for Participation: SWESE2008

From: Pan, Dr Jeff Z. <jeff.z.pan@abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 15:13:50 +0100
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* Call for Participation
* 4th Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering - SWESE2008
* http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~r01srt7/swese2008/
* ==STUDENT GRANTS AVAILABLE (see below for details)==
* located at the 7th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC2008
* 26th October 2008
* Karlsruhe, Germany

Workshop Description

Advantages of applying Semantic Web technologies to software
engineering include reusability and extensibility of data models,
improvements in data quality, enhanced discovery, and automated
execution of workflows.  According to SETF's 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.  What other potential benefits might be gained by applying
Semantic Web technologies to 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 products of software development activities?
How should practitioners go about transitioning legacy software
applications to ontology-based approaches and what software is
needed to support development teams with intelligent
semantic-based assistive tools?  What is it about the amalgamation
of OWL, UML and the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) that could
make a difference?  There appear to be a number of strong
arguments in favour of bringing these technologies and methods
together, but consensus on the best way forward has yet to emerge.
This workshop seeks to build on prior events that have begun to
address this important area. In a cooperative effort, two major EU
research projects, Transitioning Applications to Ontologies (TAO)
and Marrying Ontologies and Software Technologies (MOST), help set
the stage for this event.

Participants will have the opportunity to see and join the
discussions on how semantic technologies may improve and enhance
existing software engineering practice, and what are the
opportunities and challenges for semantic technologies from
software engineering.

This is a full day workshop, including two keynotes, a panel
session, a poster session and technical talks discussing competing
and complementary visions for Semantic Web enabled software


Online registration: http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/registration/

Early registration deadline: 18th Sept, 2008

Late registration deadline: 9th Oct, 2008


We are proud to announce that Prof. Steffen Staab and Dr. Daniel
Oberle will give keynotes at SWESE2008:

1) Prof. Steffen Staab: Joint Metamodels for UML and OWL

Steffen Staab is professor for databases and information systems
at the University of Koblenz-Landau, leading the research group on
Information Systems and Semantic Web (ISWeb). His interests lie in
researching core technology for ontologies and semantic web as
well as in applied research for exploiting these technologies for
knowledge management, multimedia and software technology. He has
participated in numerous national, European and intercontinental
research projects on these different subjects and his research has
led to over 100 refereed contributions in journals and
conferences. Dr. Staab held positions as researcher, project
leader and lecturer at the University of Freiburg, the University
of Stuttgart/Fraunhofer Institute IAO, and the University of
Karlsruhe and he is a co-founder of Ontoprise GmbH. For more
information see: http://isweb.uni-koblenz.de/ and

2) Dr. Daniel Oberle: Challenges beyond the scientific
contributions: Ontologies in existing software development
lifecycles and infrastructures

Daniel Oberle received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe
(Germany), Institute AIFB, Prof. Studer's group, in 2005. His
thesis discussed the application of Semantic Web technologies
(ontologies, reasoning) in current middleware solutions, such as
application servers and Web services, to facilitate the daily
tasks of developers and administrators. Daniel (co)authored over
40 refereed publications in selected workshops, conferences and
journals. He is working at SAP Research CEC Karlsruhe March 2006
and is responsible for the topic of ontologies & reasoning.


SWESE2008 panellists:

* Prof. Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau
* Dr. Daniel Oberle, SAP Research
* Prof. Uwe Assmann, Technische Universitaet Dresden
* Dr. Harald Kuehn, BOC

More information about the SWESE2008 panel will be available soon.
Please check our web site:



Long papers:

Use Cases for Building OWL Ontologies as Modules: Localizing, Ontology
and Programming Interfaces & Extensions
By Alan Rector, Matthew Horridge, Luigi Iannone  Iannone  and Nick Drummond

Semantic Web Admission Free - Obtaining RDF and OWL Data from
Application Source Code
By Matthias Quasthoff and Christoph Meinel

Bridging EMF applications and RDF data sources
By Guillaume Hillairet, Frédéric Bertrand and Jean-Yves Lafaye

Semantic Annotations of Feature Models for Dynamic Product Configuration
in Ubiquitous Environments
By Nima Kaviani, Bardia Mohabbati, Dragan Gasevic and Matthias Finke

Automatic Component Selection with Semantic Technologies
By Olaf Hartig, Martin Kost and Johann-Christoph Freytag

Enriching SE Ontologies with Bug Report Quality
By Philipp Schugerl, Juergen Rilling and Philippe Charland

Short papers:

Enhanced semantic access of software artefacts
By Danica Damljanovic' and Kalina Bontcheva

iLLumina: A DL Knowledge base for Software Engineering
By John Kuriakose

An OWL- Based Approach for Integration in Collaborative Feature Modelling
By Lamia Abo Zaid, Geert-Jan Houben, Olga De Troyer and Frederic Kleinermann

Customizable Workflow Support for Collaborative Ontology Development
By Abraham Sebastian, Tania Tudorache, Natasha Noy and Mark Musen


On Using Semantics to Support Portal Development By Torsten
Dettborn, Birgitta König-Ries and Martin Welsch

Developing Consistent and Modular Software Models with Ontologies
By Robert Hoehndorf, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo and Heinrich Herre

Sindice Widgets: Lightweight embedding of Semantic Web capabilities into existing user applications
By Adam Westerski, Aftab Iqbal and Giovanni Tummarello

HybridMDSD - Multi-Domain Engineering with Ontological Foundations
By Henrik Lochmann

MusicMash2: A Web 2.0 Application Built in a Semantic Way
By Stuart Taylor, Jeff Z. Pan and Edward Thomas


Elisa F. Kendall, Sandpiper Software, Inc., USA
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK (contact)
Marwan Sabbouh, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Ljiljana Stojanovic, FZI, Germany
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK


    * Ioannis N. Athanasiadis (CH), IDSIA
    * 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
    * Jakob Henriksson (DE), Technical University of Dresden
    * Mitch Kokar (US), Northeastern University
    * David Martin (US), SRI International
    * Jishnu Mukerji (US), Hewlett-Packard Company
    * Daniel Oberle (DE), SAP Research
    * Dave Reynolds (UK), Hewlett-Packard Company
    * Steffen Staab (DE), University of Koblenz
    * Michael K. Smith (US), Electronic Data System
    * Hai Wang (UK), University of Southampton
    * Rene Witte (DE), University of Karlsruhe
    * Andrea Zisman, (UK) City University, London


The workshop is being held in cooperation with a prominent network
of excellence and is meant to act as a focal point for joint
interests and future collaborations.  Interested sponsors are
welcome to contact the program committee.  Current sponsors

- The EU TAO Project, http://www.tao-project.eu/

- The EU MOST Project, http://www.most-project.eu/


We have a limited number of student grants available, funded our
workshop sponsors. We invite students to apply for this grant by
Sept 30, 2008.  Applications should include a statement of
interest (i.e. what you bring to and expect to get from SWESE), a
brief CV, a scan of a student ID or other evidence of professional
status, and a letter of support from their supervisor. Any
interested student can apply.  Please send your application to
Kalina Bontcheva and Elisa Kendall.

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
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