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SKY 2011 : International Workshop on Software Knowledge (SKY2011)


When Oct 26, 2011 - Oct 26, 2011
Where Hosted by IC3K'2011 – Paris, France
Submission Deadline Jul 8, 2011
Notification Due Jul 29, 2011
Final Version Due Aug 9, 2011
Categories    information science   retrieval   knowledge management   software engineering

Call For Papers

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International Workshop on Software Knowledge
Hosted by IC3K'2011 – Paris, France
The 3rd International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

SKY – a shorthand for “Software Knowledge” – is meant to indicate that software in its higher levels of abstraction is a new kind of knowledge. This is quite intuitive when one thinks that a UML diagram of a software package, with its classes and relations, can be easily viewed as the set of classes and relations of a knowledge ontology, or represented by Description Logics. What is much less trivial is that this new kind of knowledge is Runnable knowledge. Software Knowledge is a runnable expression of meaning.

The main theme of the SKY2011 Workshop is Discovery and Representation of Runnable Knowledge of desired types. We mean discovery in software data repository of any size, up to the whole Web. Representation is essential to facilitate discovery and to preserve its results.

The Workshop main objective is to rigorously close the gap between the high-level abstractions found in software modeling languages and widely accepted knowledge representation techniques. This might probably be done in two complementary directions:

· Semantic add-ons to existing software models. This will enable usage of standard knowledge discovery techniques for runnable Knowledge.

· Dynamic add-ons to knowledge representation. These involve states, transitions and messages adding time-dependence, as a novel part of knowledge representation.


Software-Knowledge is the highest of a software hierarchy of abstraction levels. Thinking Software as Knowledge opens the possibility to apply Knowledge processes, models, and tools to improve Software discovery, development and management.

On the other hand, consider Software-Knowledge as an evolution of Software. In this second sense we have time dependent behavior. The entropy of a software package gradually increases along time. Software left alone, without knowledge distillation efforts, inexorably decays say, by accumulation of raw information.

SKY2011 topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

Software-Knowledge Hierarchy and Operations

Software-Knowledge selectivity and traceability

Software-Knowledge Sharing: Meta-models, interchange formats, and tools

At last KDA (Knowledge Driven Architecture)

Software-Knowledge Representation and Semantics

Software-Knowledge representation and modeling

Semantic Software Representations (SKOS, Ontologies, and more)

Semantics above and beyond design patterns

Runnable and testable knowledge representations

Software-Knowledge Discovery and Time-dependence

Software-Knowledge mining and harvesting

Software mining strategies based upon Knowledge evolution

Web dynamics and interestingness

Software-Knowledge decay and entropy increase

Search assisted discovery of suitable components/models/code for reuse

Discovery based software engineering

Expected Outcomes

Expected outcomes of the SKY2011 Workshop are:

· To launch a preliminary effort to standardize a Software-Knowledge representation consisting of software modeling language encompassing semantics as first class objects. This should facilitate “routine” discovery of software components.

· An open brain storming session on the broad topic of

–Can software be considered as knowledge?
Important Dates

July 8, 2011: Full Paper Submission

July 29, 2011: Author Notification

August 9, 2011: Camera-Ready Copy and Registration

October 26, 2011: Full day Workshop


Iaakov Exman

JCE - Jerusalem College of Engineering

Software Engineering Department

POB 3566, Jerusalem, 91035.


Juan Llorens

Carlos III of Madrid University (Spain)

Computer Science Department


Anabel Fraga

Carlos III of Madrid University (Spain)

Computer Science Department


Program Committee Members

* Hernán Astudillo, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
* Sidney C. Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, Inc., USA
* Rachel Ben-Eliyahu-Zohari, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Israel
* Dragan Djuric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Iaakov Exman, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Israel
* Yishai Feldman, IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa, Israel
* Michael Fink, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
* Anabel Fraga, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Bill Frakes, Virginia Tech., USA
* José Miguel Fuentes, The Reuse Company, Spain
* Gonzalo Génova, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Paulo Gomes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Donald Kraft, US Air Force Academy, USA
* Steven Kraines, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Juan Llorens, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Jorge Morato, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Jose Antonio Moreiro, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Fernando Silva Parreiras, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
* Tal Pasternak, NDS, Israel
* Rubén Prieto-Diaz, James Madison University, USA
* Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
* David C. Rine, George Mason University, USA
* Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Invited Speakers

Following the tradition established in the previous year, SKY2011 is expected to invite about two or three recognized researchers to deliver invited talks in the workshop. These talks will be announced soon.
Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates. Please also check the Submission Guidelines.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book and on CD-ROM support, under an ISBN reference.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
Registration Information

At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by August 9, 2011, the paper will not be published in the workshop proceedings book.
Previous Editions

For information on the SKY'2010, please look at the web site.
Secretariat Contacts

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