[DL] Final CFP: 6th International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering (deadline extended to 2 May)

Jeff Pan jeffpan.sw at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 23 10:31:39 CEST 2010

Apologies for cross-posting!

* 6th International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering
* (SWESE2010)
* http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~csc280/event/workshop/swese2010/
* (for previous workshops, see http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~jpan/)
*******Deadline Extended to: 2 May, 2010******
* located at 2010 Semantic Technology Conference
* 25 June 2010
* San Francisco, United States

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 evolution 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 Unified Modelling Language (UML),
originally 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 included a Software
Engineering Task Force (SETF) to investigate potential benefits. A
related international standardisation activity is OMG's Ontology
Definition Metamodel (ODM), which was formally adopted in October
2006, and finalized in December 2008. Recently, more and more
researchers are also investigating how to use ontology to improve
guidance and traceability in software development.

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 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 other potential benefits in 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 MDSD methodology
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, if there is indeed a way
forward at all has not yet formed. This workshop seeks to build on
prior events that have begun to explore and evaluate this
important area.

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 software engineering, automatic software
engineering (ASE), knowledge based software engineering (KBSE),
UML/MDA, and software/legacy modernization.


Topics of interest to the workshop include (but are not restricted 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
-   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
-   Ontologies for requirement engineering
-   Ontologies for software guidance, traceability and maintenance
-   Component discovery and ontologies
-   Feature modelling and ontologies
-   Metamodel engineering
-   Ontology reasoning for software engineering
-   Semantic annotations in software engineering
-   Transitioning legacy applications to ontologies
-   Semantic-based intelligent assistance tools for software developers
-   Lessons learnt and outstanding challenges for the usage of semantic
    technologies in software engineering
-   Ontology-Driven Architecture: How to introduce Semantic Web technology
    mainstream development processes

Workshop Format and Attendance:

This will be a half day workshop, including a keynote presentation
and technical talks discussing competing and complementary
visions for Semantic Web enabled software engineering.

This workshop is open to all members of the SemTech community, as
well as other communities identified  in Intended Audience above,
such as the Software Engineering community.

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.

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, Inc., USA
    Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK (contact)
    Ljiljana Stojanovic, FZI, Germany
    Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
    Yuting Zhao, University of Aberdeen, UK

Program Committee (Tentative)

    * Uwe Assman (DE), Technical University of Dresden
    * Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial
Intelligence (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
    * Jürgen Ebert (DE), University of Koblenz
    * Andreas Friesen (DE), SAP Research
    * Dragan Gasevic, (CA) Simon Fraser University Surrey
    * Michael Goedicke (DE), University of Essen
    * Jakob Henriksson (US), Intelligent Automation, Inc.
    * Mitch Kokar (US), Northeastern University
    * Harald Kühn (AT), BOC
    * David Martin (US), SRI International
    * Krzysztof Miksa (PL), Comarch
    * Jishnu Mukerji (US), Hewlett-Packard Company
    * Daniel Oberle (DE), SAP Research
    * Fernando Silva Parreiras (DE), University of Koblenz
    * Yuan Ren (UK), University of Aberdeen
    * Dave Reynolds (UK), HP Lab
    * Michael K. Smith (US), Electronic Data System
    * Hai Wang (UK), Aston University
    * Andrea Zisman (UK), City University, London


Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical
relevance and technical rigor, experience reports,  and show case
/ use case demonstrations of effective, practical technologies or
applications combining software engineering with semantic

Papers must be in English and may be submitted at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swese2010 as:

-   Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
-   Short Papers (5-8 pages in the proceedings)
-   Position Statements (2 pages in the proceedings)
-   Posters (to be presented during the workshop, with 2 page descriptions
    submitted via the conference site for review)

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submissions will
be peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Authors are requested to upload their complete papers by 25 Apr,

Publication details will be posted to the workshop web site,
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~csc280/event/workshop/swese2010/, as they
become available.

Important Dates

    Submission deadline:  2 May 2010
    Notification of acceptance: 16 May 2010
    Final submissions due: 24 May 2010
    Workshop proceedings available:  25 June 2010


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.
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