CfP: Workshop on Transforming and Weaving OWL Ontologies in MDE/MDA (TWOMDE 2010) at TOOLS 2010

CfP: Workshop on Transforming and Weaving OWL Ontologies in MDE/MDA (TWOMDE 2010) at TOOLS 2010

From: Fernando Silva Parreiras <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:45:07 +0100
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                           Third Workshop on
            Transforming and Weaving OWL Ontologies in MDE/MDA

                               TWOMDE 2010

                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                 at TOOLS 2010 federated conferences, Malaga, Spain


    * April 15, 2010:  Papers submission
    * May   14, 2010:  Author notification
    * May   31, 2010:  Submission of camera-ready papers
    * June  30, 2010:  Workshop day


As model-driven engineering (MDE) spreads, disciplines like model transformation, domain specific 
languages (DSLs) and traceability become essential in order to support different kinds of models in 
an model-driven environment. Understanding the role of ontology technologies like knowledge 
representation, automated reasoning, dynamic classification and consistency checking in these fields 
is crucial to leverage the development of such disciplines. Thus, we highlight the following open 
questions: How can the scientific and technical results around ontologies, ontology languages and 
their corresponding reasoning technologies be used fruitfully in MDE? What is the role of ontologies 
in supporting model transformation or traceability? How can ontologies improve designing DSLs? Are 
current query languages able to query both kinds of models?

Discussions about these and related questions will be supported by this workshop. TWOMDE2010 aims at 
providing a forum for discussing the application of different aspects of ontologies to enhance 
model-driven engineering.

The intended audience embraces members of the modeling community with experience or interest in 
model-driven engineering and in Knowledge Representation. Specifically, but not only, the 
participation of experts in technologies related with UML, MOF, ATL, QVT, RDF or OWL is highly welcome.


TWOMDE2010 is the exclusive forum at a MDE conference to address the application of ontologies in 
model-driven development. The potential of this field has just started being explored.

For this edition, we expect use cases in a wider range of topics. Topics of interest are but not 

   * RDF metamodel repository: interfaces and models to store, retrieve, query and manage MOF/Ecore 
metadata in RDF stores.

   * Reasoning over MOF-based models using ontologies: verification and validation of models using 
ontologies; application of Description Logics reasoning in UML diagrams or MOF/Ecore models, in 
order to enhance and to support models and metamodels at design time as well as at runtime.

   * Application of ontologies in model transformation: usage of ontologies and reasoning to 
automatically generate model transformations; validation of model transformations; use of reasoning 
in model transformation rules.

   * Reasoning and query languages for integrated models: development or integration of query 
languages able to retrieve objects of MOF-based models and OWL-based models; reasoning approaches or 
algorithms regarding both semantics of Description Logics semantics of and MOF-based models.

   * Integration of modeling standards and metamodeling of ontology technologies: integration 
approaches like aspect-oriented programming to weave modeling standards like MOF, Ecore, UML, OCL, 
ODM, and SWRL; development, improvement or integration of metamodels for ontology technologies, for 
example, OWL, SWRL, F-Logic.

   * Ontology driven software development: ontology support to web service orchestration; software 
architectures and methodologies for developing semantic web services and agents; reuse of web 
service ontologies or application of reasoning in specifying execution logics of orchestration.

   * MDE tools using ontologies: implementations of MDE tools relying on ontologies or on reasoning 

   * Semantic support to Domain Specific Languages: integration of metamodeling and ontologies in 
order to provide abstract syntax and formal semantics for DSL.

   * Ontology engineering with MDA/MDE techniques: application of MDA/MDE techniques in order to 
support ontology engineering activities like ontology pruning, ontology refactoring, or ontology 

   * Ontology connectors to system models: methods and techniques for integrating ontology 
constructs like classes and properties with MOF-based constructs like classes, properties or operations.

   * Application of Ontologies in traceability and provenance: usage of model annotations, 
ontologies and reasoning in order to improve traceability between MOF-based models.


   * Full Papers: describe concrete contributions validated by appropriate evaluation. Full paper 
submissions must not exceed 15 pages.

   * Short Papers: comprehend research-in-progress, industrial experience and position papers. Short 
paper submissions do not exceed 6 pages.

   * Posters and Demos: authors are invited to submit a three-page paper describing tools involving 
ontologies in MDE.

All papers must be submitted online using the submission website 
( Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in 
the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


Final versions of accepted papers will be published electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings 


   * Fernando Silva Parreiras (DE), University of Koblenz-Landau
   * Jeff Z. Pan (GB), University of Aberdeen
   * Uwe Assmann (DE), Dresden University of Technology


   * Alexander Paar (DE), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
   * Andreas Winter (DE), University of Oldenburg
   * Bernhard Rumpe (DE), RWTH Aachen University
   * Christian Kop (AT), Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
   * Colin Atkinson (DE), University of Mannheim
   * Daniel Oberle (DE), SAP Research
   * Dragan Gasevic (CA), Simon Fraser University Surrey
   * Gerd Wagner (DE), Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
   * Gerti Kappel (AT), Vienna University of Technology
   * Giancarlo Guizzardi (IT), ISTC-CNR
   * Harald Kuehn (AT), BOC Information Systems GmbH
   * Holger Knublauch (US), TopQuadrant
   * Ken Baclawski (US), Northeastern University
   * Ladjel Bellatreche (FR), LISI ENSMA
   * Luís Ferreira Pires (NL), University of Twente
   * Peter Haase (DE), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
   * Saartje Brockmans (DE), Ontoprise
   * Steffen Staab (DE), University of Koblenz-Landau
   * Yuting Zhao (GB), University of Aberdeen
   * Krzysztof Miksa (PL), Comarch


Please do not hesitate about contacting us, if you have any question regarding this event.

Fernando Silva Parreiras,


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