Workshop on Transformation and Weaving Ontologies and Model Driven Engineering (MDE/MDA)
|Start||September 28 2008 (iCal)|
|End||September 30 2008|
|Submissions due:||July 15 2008|
|Notification:||August 15 2008|
|Camera ready due:||August 30 2008|
TWOMDE 2008 is the 1st Workshop on Transformation and Weaving Ontologies and Model Driven Engineering (MDE/MDA)
 Aims and Scope
Interest in integrating Ontologies and Software Engineering has gained more attention with commercial and scientific initiatives, such as the OMG Ontology Platform Special Interest Group (PSIG) and the W3C Software Engineering Task Force (SETF).
Nevertheless, many questions come to light, as Model Driven Engineering (MDE) spreads. Disciplines like model transformation and domain specific languages become essential in order to support different kinds of models in a model driven environment. Understanding the role of ontologies in these fields is crucial to leverage the development of such disciplines. 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 Model Driven Engineering (MDE)? What is the role of ontologies in supporting model transformation? How can ontologies improve designing domain specific languages? Are current query languages able to query both kinds of models?
Discussions about these and related questions will be supported by this workshop. TWOMDE'08 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.
 Topics of Interest
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 services.
- 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 measurement.
- 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.
 Programme Chairs
- Fernando Silva Parreiras, University of Koblenz-Landau
- Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen
- Uwe Assmann, Dresden University of Technology
- Jakob Henriksson, Dresden University of Technology
 Program Committee
- Alexander Paar, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
- Andreas Winter, University of Mainz
- Bernhard Rumpe, Braunschweig University of Technology
- Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim
- Daniel Oberle, SAP Research
- Dragan Gasevic, Simon Fraser University Surrey
- Elisa F. Kendall, Sandpiper Software, Inc.
- Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
- Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, ISTC-CNR
- Harald Kuehn, BOC Information Systems GmbH
- Holger Knublauch, TopQuadrant
- Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University
- Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente
- Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
- Phil Tetlow, IBM Business Consulting Services
- Saartje Brockmans, Ontoprise
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau