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MBSDI 2009 : 2nd International Workshop on Model-Based Software and Data Integration


When Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 24, 2009
Where Sydney, Australia
Abstract Registration Due Oct 30, 2008
Submission Deadline Nov 7, 2008
Notification Due Dec 8, 2008
Final Version Due Jan 16, 2009
Categories    databases   software

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on
Model-Based Software and Data Integration MBSDI 2009

University of Western Sydney, Australia, April 21-24, 2009
co-located with ECOMO 2009 and ISTA 2009 @ UNISCON 2009

Scope of the Workshop

Integration of data from heterogeneous distributed sources, and,
at the same time, integration of software components and systems,
in order to achieve full interoperability is one of the major
challenges and research areas in software industry today, as well
as the significant IT cost driving factor.

There is an increasing need and market pressure to systematically
address the integration problem, particularly in accidental
information infrastructures and IT architectures, that have grown
over time in an uncontrolled manner in different enterprise

The reason for the ever growing relevance of software integration
is the dynamic nature of todays business operations, where fast
enterprise decision making is essential. However, the relevant data
and functions, based on which decisions should be made, are
distributed over many heterogeneous and autonomous systems.
Retrieving this data and processing it, in order to generate the
added value services, requires an expensive and tedious software
development process. In general, there is no methodology that
enables systematic approach to this problem in order to combine
business data on demand in an ad-hoc manner. Finally, complexity
rises even more with modification and evolution of the (legacy)

The problem of software and data integration has been approached
from different perspectives and within different communities.
During the last couple of years, several approaches for system
integration have profiled and established themselves, such as
component-based software engineering (CBSE), service oriented
architecture (SOA) or ontology-based semantic integration. They
all address parts of the problem domain. However, a unified
methodology for software integration is still missing. Model-based
software engineering (MBSE) may be the paradigm that can combine
the results achieved so far in different fields. MBSE offers not
only the methodology but also standardized (meta)tools and platforms
for enterprise-wide and cross-enterprise integration of software
solutions with the ultimate goal of (semi)automatic generation of
business intelligence components.

Our workshop, after the success of MBSDI 2008, will be the second
of its kind in the context of the German regional initiative
BIZYCLE of collaborative development of methodologies and tools
for Model-Based Software and Data Integration. BIZYCLE is a joint
effort of software SMEs and science, directly addressing this
context, and trying to introduce a strict model-based design,
verification, development and evolution methodology. This
methodology applies to system integration concepts such as CBSE,
SOA or ontology-based integration.

For better synergy, MBSDI 2009 will be co-located with two
other relevant event, which complement our focus in this field:
ISTA 2009 and ECOMO 2009. All three events will we held under
the roof of UNISCON 2009.

Contributions with a strong theoretical and technical background,
as well as contributions focusing on domain knowledge and practical
/industrial experience, are both welcome. Particularly, software
and data integration solutions in the context of health care,
facility management, logistics and publishing are welcome, as they
coincide with the focus domains of our research initiative. However,
this does not exclude quality contributions describing solutions
from other application domains, like e.g. automotive or avionics.


Suitable topics include (but are not limited to) the areas listed

- Models and Metamodels in Software Engineering
- (Meta)Model Layers: CIM(M), PIM(M), PSM(M)
- Model Management: Model Consistency, Merging and Evolution
- Model & Artifact Repositories
- Model Transformation: Languages, Frameworks
- ECLIPSE-based Modeling Frameworks
- Meta-Tools, and Tool Integration

- Component Models and Software Architecture
- Software Interoperability: Middleware Platforms, Standards
& Runtime Environments
- Integration/Composition of Software Components, Systems & Services
- Data & Information Integration (Matching, Merging, Federation)
- Semantic Integration using Ontologies
- Formal modelling of Software Components
- Modelling and Characterizing Heterogeneous Component Interfaces

- Service Oriented Architecture: Concepts for Systems Integration
- SLA, Negotiation, Orchestration
- Performance and Dependability Aspects of Data and Software
Component Integration
- Component and Service Interaction Patterns

- Standards for Software & Information Modeling
- Software Evolution
- Model-Based Migration

- Domain Ontologies in Integration Scenarios
- Business Processes and Software Integration in Concrete
- Cross-Enterprise Business Integration/ Collaboration
- Integrated Domain Applications, as e.g. in the Domains of
Health Care, Facility Management, Logistics and Publishing

Programme Committee (tentative, to be completed)

* Roberto Baldoni, Rome, Italy
* Andreas Billig, Univ. J?nk?ping, Sweden
* Susanne Busse, TU Berlin, Germany
* Tru Hoang Cao, HCMUT, Vietnam
* Fabio Casati, Univ. Trento, Italy
* Stefan Conrad, Univ. Duesseldorf, Germany
* Bich-Thuy T. Dong, HCMUNS, Vietnam
* Anupama Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
* Michael Goedicke, Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Martin Gro?e-Rhode, Fraunhofer ISST, Berlin, Germany
* Oliver G?nther, HU Berlin, Germany
* Willi Hasselbring, Univ. Oldenburg, Germany
* Maritta Heisel, Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Arno Jacobsen, Univ. Toronto, Canada
* Ralf-D. Kutsche, TU Berlin, Germany, PC co-chair
* Andreas Leicher, Carmeq GmbH, Berlin, Germany
* Michael L?we, FHDW, Hannover, Germany
* Nikola Milanovic, TU Berlin, Germany, PC co-chair
* Aad van Moorsel, Univ. Newcastle, U.K.
* Andreas Polze, HPI, Potsdam, Germany
* Ralf Reussner, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
* Premaratne Samaranayake, University of Western Sydney, Australia
* Kurt Sandkuhl, Univ. J?nk?ping, Sweden
* Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
* Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston
* Stefan Tai, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
* Bernhard Thalheim, Univ. Kiel, Germany
* Daniel Varro, Univ. Budapest, Hungary
* Gregor Wolf, Klopotek AG, Berlin, Germany
* Katinka Wolter, HU Berlin, Germany
* Uwe Zdun, TU Wien, Austria
* Joe Zou, IBM, Australia


Authors are invited to submit full papers up to 12 pages describing
the results of their research, or of their innovative, practical
applications relevant to the conference topics, not having been
submitted or published elsewhere.

The program committee will review each paper for its originality,
relevance, and clarity.

Papers must be written in English and shall be submitted on-line
in PDF format using the LNCS standard paper submission template of
the conference. (cf.
Submissions in any other document format cannot be accepted.

Workshop Proceedings

All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. The
proceedings will be published with a well-known German publisher.


Dr. Ralf-Detlef Kutsche, Dr. Nikola Milanovic
TU Berlin, CIS, Germany
Phone: +49 30 314 23555 / 23556 / 23557
Fax: +49 30 314 21601


Important dates

Abstract Submission: October 08, 2008, 12 p.m. GMT+1
Paper submission: October 17, 2008, 12 p.m. GMT+1
Acceptance notification: December 08, 2008
Camera ready submission: January 16, 2009
Workshop Venue: University of Western Sydney, Australia
Workshop Date: April 21-24, 2009


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