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KESE 2012 : The 8th Workshop on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE2012) a.k.a KESE8


When Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 28, 2012
Where Montpellier, France
Submission Deadline May 28, 2012
Notification Due Jun 28, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 7, 2012
Categories    knowledge engineering   software engineering   semantic web

Call For Papers

-- deadline extended: 04 June 2012 --

8th International Workshop on
Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering

KESE8 2012

at the biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence ECAI 2012

organized by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

Montpellier, France, August 27-31, 2012

**Aims and Scope**
Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) have been successfully developed in various domains based
on techniques and tools from Knowledge Engineering (KE). The classic KE approach to
system modelling uses mostly symbolic logic-based symbolic knowledge representation
methods, which are more specific from Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a broad sense,
that has recently included computational intelligence techniques. Since most of the
implementations of today KBS are software based, Software Engineering (SE) methods and
tools play an important role in their development. Moreover, recent developments in SE
emphasize the importance of the use of formalized symbolic representations in the
software development process.

This stimulates the synergy between KE methods and SE methods and tools. Thus,
declarative software engineering techniques have been established in many areas, such as
knowledge systems, logic programming, constraint programming, and lately in the context
of the Semantic Web, business rules as well as business processes.

The primary objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
from fields of KE and SE. Moreover the workshop endeavors to promote the use of KE
techniques in SE problems, where significant benefits can be derived from their use. The
general goal of the workshop is to show how the KE techniques can provide practical
solutions in SE issues. On the other hand, the influence of SE methods and tools on the
practical design of KBS within KE.

The principal focus of the Workshop is on methods of Knowledge Engineering rooted in the
symbolic logic-based representations and their novel applications in Software
Engineering. Moreover, a synergistic use and development of these KE methods together
with recent formalized and declarative SE methods, including Model-Driven Architecture
and Development, ontological modelling as well as Business Process modelling is
emphasized. Finally, the studies of the impact of these SE methods on the classic KE
development processes are welcomed. The intention is to give ample space for exchanging
latest research results as well as knowledge about practical experience.

The previous KESE Workshops have been annually organized at the German Conference on
Artificial Intelligence (KI) since 2005. In 2011 the seventh workshop on Knowledge
Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE7) was held at the Conference of the Spanish
Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA 2011) in Spain.

**Topics of Interest**
Topics of the workshop are generally related to the applications of symbolic KE
techniques in SE as well as the use of KE in the SE practice.

Specific topic the areas include, but are not limited to, the ones listed below:
* Knowledge and software engineering for the Semantic Web
* Ontologies in practical knowledge and software engineering
* Business Rules design, management and analysis
* Business Processes modelling in KE and SE
* Practical knowledge representation and discovery techniques in software engineering
* Agent-oriented software engineering
* Knowledge base management in KE systems
* Evaluation and verification of KBS
* Practical tools for KBS engineering
* Process models in KE applications
* Software requirements and design for KBS applications
* Declarative, logic-based, including constraint programming approaches in SE

**Intended Audience**
We expect researchers and practitioners from the areas of KE and SE. The focus is on KE
methods using symbolic logic-based representations, and a synergy between them and
formalized and declarative SE methods. Novel, innovative approaches and applications are
appreciated. No limitation on the number of participants is planned.

**Submission Details**
Papers should be formatted according to the ECAI format. The length of each paper should
not exceed 8 pages (including figures and references), see:

All papers must be submitted in PDF via EasyChair:

**Important dates**
- 19 Feb 2012: 1st call for papers sent
- 28 May 2012: workshop paper submission deadline
- 28 Jun 2012: notification on workshop paper acceptance
- 07 Jul 2012: camera ready papers
- 22 Jul 2012: workshop proceedings to be sent to workshop chair

**Call for Tool Presentations**
This year we also strongly encourage the submission of tool presentation papers, i.e.,
system descriptions that clearly show the interaction between research and practice.
Such papers have to be explicitly identified as tool presentation.

The one-day workshop will be held with presentations of accepted papers. The submitted
papers will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. At least one author
of each accepted paper must register and present the contribution. A comfortable time
slot for discussions will be given. Accepted contributions will appear as CEUR Workshop
Proceedings (

**Workshop organizers**
* G. J. Nalepa, AGH UST Krakow (
* J. Cañadas, University of Almeria (
* J. Baumeister, University Würzburg (

**Program Committee**
* Isabel María del Águila, University of Almeria, Spain
* Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University Hildesheim, Germany
* Joachim Baumeister, University Würzburg, Germany
* Joaquín Cañadas, University of Almeria, Spain
* Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
* Adrian Giurca, BTU Cottbus, Germany
* José M. Juarez, University of Murcia, Spain
* Jason Jung, Yeungnam University, Korea
* Rainer Knauf, TU Ilmenau, Germany
* Pascal Molli, University of Nantes - LINA, France
* Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
* José Palma, University of Murcia, Spain
* Alvaro E. Prieto, University of Extremadura, Spain
* José del Sagrado, University of Almeria, Spain
* Dietmar Seipel, University Würzburg, Germany
* Rafael Valencia-García, University of Murcia, Spain

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