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WOMSDE 2008 : Third Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodeling in Software and Data Engineering


When Oct 15, 2008 - Oct 15, 2008
Where Campinas, Brazil
Submission Deadline Jul 25, 2008
Notification Due Aug 20, 2008
Categories    ontology   software   databases   software engineering

Call For Papers


Third Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodeling
in Software and Data Engineering (WOMSDE 2008)
(a collocated event with SBES/SBBD 2008)

15th October, 2008 - Campinas (Brazil)



Software and Data Engineering have matured over the years as disciplines
with specific techniques, methods and principles. Formal Ontology is a
cross-disciplinary field concerned with the study of concepts and theories
that can be used for representing shared conceptualizations of specific
domains in reality. Ontological Engineering is a discipline in computer
and information science concerned with the development of techniques,
methods, languages and tools for the systematic construction of concrete
artifacts capturing these representations, i.e., models (e.g., domain
ontologies) and metamodels (e.g., upper-level ontologies). In recent years,
there has been a growing interest in the application of formal ontology
and ontological engineering to the areas of software and data engineering.

WOMSDE 2008 is the third edition of a workshop series that bring together
researchers and practitioners in areas such as formal ontology, conceptual
modeling, software and data engineering, knowledge representation, Semantic
Web, and MDA (Model-Driven Architecture) to discuss the role of upper-level
and domain ontologies in the development of theoretically sound foundations
for software and data engineering methods, models and metamodels, languages,
concepts, principles and environments.

The workshop encourages submissions on the following topics, but not limited to:

* Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
* Foundations for the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA)
* Semantic annotations in software and data engineering
* Ontologies and Domain Engineering
* Semantic Software and Data Engineering Tools and Environments
* Ontology-based Knowledge Management in Software and Data Engineering
* Ontologies for the Software Engineering Domain and Sub-Domains (e.g., Software
Quality, Software Process Modeling and Management, Software Maintenance)
* Ontology-Based Reasoning in Software and Data Engineering
* Ontology-Based Reference Models for Software and Data Engineering (e.g., OMG?S
Ontology Definition Metamodel)
* Ontologies and Document Engineering
* Ontologies and Process Modeling (including Software Process and
Business Process Modeling)
* Ontology-Based Collaborative Systems in Software and Data Engineering
* Ontologies and Context-Aware Systems


Submitted papers will be reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical
soundness and presentation. All papers should be submitted electronically using
the JEMS system ( The submitted
papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.
Technical papers should be submitted according to the SBC format. The papers
should have at least 8 pages and must not exceed 12 pages including all text,
references, appendices, and figures. Submitted papers can be written in
Portuguese, English (preferred) or Spanish and must be in Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF). Please follow the guidelines established by the Brazilian
Computer Society, available at:

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Paper Submission: 25/07/2008
Notification of Acceptance : 20/08/2008
Camera-Ready Version: 23/08/2008

Giancarlo Guizzardi (Contact Person)
Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO)
Computer Science Department
Federal University of Esp?rito Santo (UFES), Vit?ria, Brazil

Cl?ver Ricardo Guareis de Farias
Physics and Mathematics Department
University of Sao Paulo (FFCLRP/USP), Ribeir?o Preto, Brazil

Adriana Pereira de Medeiros (UCM, Brazil)
Ana Carolina Salgado (UFPE, Brazil)
Anarosa Alves Franco Brand?o (USP, Brazil)
Carlos Henrique Marcondes (UFF, Brazil)
C?lia Ghedini Ralha (UnB, Brazil)
Cl?ver Ricardo Guareis de Farias (FFCLRP-USP, Brazil)
Coral Calero (UCLM, Spain)
Daniel Schwabe (PUC-RIO, Brazil)
Edward Hermann Haeusler (PUC-RIO, Brazil)
Fernanda Bai?o (Unirio, Brazil)
Fernanda Lima (UCB, Brazil)
Fernando Silva Parreiras (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
Francisco Ruiz (UCLM, Spain)
Frederico Freitas (UFPE, Brazil)
Frederico Fonseca (Penn State University, USA)
Gabriela Henning (INTEC/UNL, Argentina)
Giancarlo Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil)
Guilherme Travassos (COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil)
Jo?o Ara?jo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Jo?o Paulo Andrade Almeida (UFES, Brazil/University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Jugurta Lisboa Filho (UFV, Brazil)
Kathia Mar?al Oliveira (UCB, Brazil)
Lu?s Ferreira Pires (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Marcela Vegetti (INGAR/UTN, Argentina)
Marco Antonio Casanova (PUC-RIO, Brazil)
Mustafa Jarrar (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Olegas Vasilecas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Oscar Pastor (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
Regina Motz (Universidade de la Republica, Uruguay)
Renata S.S. Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil)
Renata Vieira (Unisinos, Brazil)
Renata Wasserman (USP, Brazil)
Ricardo Falbo (UFES, Brazil)
Rosa Alarcon (PUC-Santiago, Chile)
Rosario Girardi (UFMA, Brazil)
York Sure (SAP Research, Germany)
Wolfgang Hesse (University of Marburg, Germany)

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