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

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

From: Ralf Kutsche <rkutsche_at_cs.tu-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:53:10 +0200 (MEST)
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Second Call for Papers 
Second 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

NEW Deadlines:

Abstract Submission:       October 24, 2008
Paper submission:          October 31, 2008
Acceptance notification:   December 15, 2008 
Camera ready submission:   January 16, 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. Jönköping, 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, Univ. Western Sydney, Australia
* Michael Goedicke, Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Martin Große-Rhode, Fraunhofer ISST, Berlin, Germany
* Oliver Günther, HU Berlin, Germany
* Willi Hasselbring, Univ. Kiel, 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 Löwe, 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, Univ. Western Sydney, Australia
* Kurt Sandkuhl, Univ. Jönköping, Sweden
* Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
* Jun Suzuki, Univ. Massachusetts, Boston 
* Stefan Tai, IBM Yorktown Heigths, U.S.A. 
* 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

Workshop Proceedings

All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. The 
proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag LNBIP series. 


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 LNBIP standard paper submission template 
of the conference. 
(cf. www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-487211-0) 

Submissions in any other document format cannot be accepted.


Dr. Ralf-Detlef Kutsche, Dr. Nikola Milanovic 
TU Berlin, Germany 
Phone: +49 30 314 23555 / 23556 / 23557 
Fax: +49 30 314 21601 
Email: rkutsche@cs.tu-berlin.de, nmilanov@cs.tu-berlin.de

WWW: http://cis.cs.tu-berlin.de/Forschung/Projekte/bizycle/mbsdi2009/index.html

Important dates (NEW Deadlines!)

Abstract Submission:       October 24, 2008
Paper submission:          October 31, 2008
Acceptance notification:   December 15, 2008 
Camera ready submission:   January 16, 2009 
Workshop Venue:            University of Western Sydney, Australia 
Workshop Date:             April 21-24, 2009


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