CfP Second Workshop on Transforming and Weaving OWL Ontologies in MDE/MDA (TWOMDE'09) at MoDELS 2009

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                  Second International Workshop on
     Transforming and Weaving Ontologies in MDE/MDA


                            CALL FOR PAPERS

           at the ACM/IEEE 12th International Conference on Model
           Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS 2009)


    * July   25, 2009:  Papers submission
    * August 30, 2009:  Author notification
    * September 15, 2009:  Submission of camera-ready papers
    * October 4-6, 2009: Workshop Date



The interest in integrating Ontologies and Software Engineering has gained more attention with 
commercial and scientific initiatives. The Semantic Web Best Practice and Deployment Working Group 
(SWBPD) in W3C included a Software Engineering Task Force (SETF) to explore how Semantic Web and 
Software Engineering can cooperate. The Object Management Group (OMG) has an Ontology Platform 
Special Interest Group (PSIG) aiming at formalizing semantics in software by knowledge 
representation and related technologies. The concrete results of such initiatives are the 
specification of the OMG Ontology Definition Metamodel, the OWL2 Metamodel, the introduction to 
Ontology Driven Architectures and a Semantic Web Primer for Object-Oriented Software Developers.

Nevertheless, as MDE spreads, disciplines like model transformation, domain specific languages 
(DSLs) and traceability become essential in order to support different kinds of models in an model 
driven environment. Understanding the role of ontology technologies like knowledge representation, 
automated reasoning, dynamic classification and consistence checking in these fields is crucial to 
leverage the development of such disciplines. Thus, we highlight the following open questions: How 
can the scientific and technical results around ontologies, ontology languages and their 
corresponding reasoning technologies be used fruitfully in MDE? What is the role of ontologies in 
supporting model transformation or traceability? How can ontologies improve designing DSLs? Are 
current query languages able to query both kinds of models?

Discussions about these and related questions will be supported by this workshop. TWOMDE2009 aims at 
providing a forum for discussing the application of different aspects of ontologies to enhance Model 
Driven Engineering.

The intended audience embraces members of the modeling community with experience or interest in 
Model Driven Engineering and in Knowledge Representation. Specifically, but not only, the 
participation of experts in technologies related with UML, MOF, ATL, QVT, RDF or OWL is highly welcome.


TWOMDE2009 is the exclusive forum at a MDE conference to address the application of ontologies in 
model driven development. The potential of this field has just started being explored.

Although we had papers covering different aspects of MDE, the employment of automated reasoning 
services to make use of formal descriptions provided by ontology languages has practically not been 
explored. Moreover, prominent topics in MDE like model transformation, traceability and query 
languages were not pondered by the papers of the first edition.

For this edition, we expect more use cases in a wider range of topics. We would like to see 
successful industry use cases and quality models to evaluate the role of ontologies in MDE.

Topics of interest are but not exclusive:

   * RDF metamodel repository: interfaces and models to store, retrieve, query and manage MOF/Ecore 
metadata in RDF stores.

   * Metamodeling support of semantic structures: improvements on metamodeling facilities for 
representing richer real-world semantics, like OWL or OWL2.

   * Reasoning over MOF-based models using ontologies: verification and validation of models using 
ontologies; application of Description Logics reasoning in UML diagrams or MOF/Ecore models, in 
order to enhance and to support models and metamodels at design time as well as at runtime.

   * Application of ontologies in model transformation: usage of ontologies and reasoning to 
automatically generate model transformations; validation of model transformations; use of reasoning 
in model transformation rules.

   * Reasoning and query languages for integrated models: development or integration of query 
languages able to retrieve objects of MOF-based models and OWL-based models; reasoning approaches or 
algorithms regarding both semantics of Description Logics semantics of and MOF-based models.

   * Integration of modeling standards and metamodeling of ontology technologies: integration 
approaches like aspect-oriented programming to weave modeling standards like MOF, Ecore, UML, OCL, 
ODM, and SWRL; development, improvement or integration of metamodels for ontology technologies, for 
example OWL, SWRL, F-Logic.

   * Ontology driven software development: ontology support to web service orchestration; software 
architectures and methodologies for developing semantic web services and agents; reuse of web 
service ontologies or application of reasoning in specifying execution logics of orchestration.

   * MDE tools using ontologies: implementations of MDE tools relying on ontologies or on reasoning 

   * Semantic support to Domain Specific Languages: integration of metamodeling and ontologies in 
order to provide abstract syntax and formal semantics for DSL.

   * Ontology engineering with MDA/MDE techniques: application of MDA/MDE techniques in order to 
support ontology engineering activities like ontology pruning, ontology refactoring, or ontology 

   * Ontology connectors to system models: methods and techniques for integrating ontology 
constructs like classes and properties with MOF-based constructs like classes, properties or operations.

   * Application of Ontologies in traceability and provenance: usage of model annotations, 
ontologies and reasoning in order to improve traceability between MOF-based models.


   * Full Papers: describe concrete contributions validated by appropriate evaluation. Full paper 
submissions must not exceed 15 pages.

   * Short Papers: comprehend research-in-progress, industrial experience and position papers. Short 
paper submissions does not exceed 6 pages.

   * Posters and Demos: authors are invited to submit a three-page paper describing tools involving 
ontologies in MDE.

All papers must be submitted online using the submission website 
( Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in 
the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


Final versions of accepted papers will be published electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings 
Series. Revised selected papers will be submitted to the LNCS MoDELS Satellite Proceedings. Select 
papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the special issue of the Journal on Software 
& System Modeling (under negotiation).


   * Fernando Silva Parreiras (DE), University of Koblenz-Landau
   * Jeff Z. Pan (GB), University of Aberdeen
   * Uwe Assmann (DE), Dresden University of Technology


   * Alexander Paar (DE), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
   * Andreas Winter (DE), University of Mainz
   * Bernhard Rumpe (DE), Braunschweig University of Technology
   * Colin Atkinson (DE), University of Mannheim
   * Daniel Oberle (DE), SAP Research
   * Dragan Gasevic (CA), Simon Fraser University Surrey
   * Elisa F. Kendall (US), Sandpiper Software, Inc.
   * Gerd Wagner (DE), Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
   * Gerti Kappel (AT), Vienna University of Technology
   * Giancarlo Guizzardi (IT), ISTC-CNR
   * Harald Kuehn (AT), BOC Information Systems GmbH
   * Holger Knublauch (US), TopQuadrant
   * Ken Baclawski (US), Northeastern University
   * Luis Ferreira Pires (NL), University of Twente
   * Peter Haase (DE), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
   * Phil Tetlow (GB), IBM Business Consulting Services
   * Saartje Brockmans (DE), Ontoprise
   * Steffen Staab (DE), University of Koblenz-Landau


Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any question regarding this

Fernando Silva Parreiras,



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