Workshops

Springer has confirmed the publication of the ER’14 post-workshop proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

2nd International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data (MOBiD’14)

Big Data requires conceptualization and methods to effectively manage big data and accomplish intended business goals. The objective of MoBiD’14 is to be an international forum for exchanging ideas on the latest and best proposals for modeling and managing big data in this new data-drive paradigm. Papers focusing on  novel applications and using conceptual modeling approaches for any aspects of Big Data such as MapReduce, Hadoop and its ecosystems, Big Data Analytics, social networking, security and privacy, data science approaches, etc. are highly encouraged. The workshop will be a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in the different facets related to the use of the conceptual modeling approaches for the development of next generation applications based on Big Data.

Workshop website: http://www.lucentia.es/workshop/mobid14/
EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mobid2014

Workshop chairs:
Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA
Juan Trujillo, University of Alicante, Spain
David Gil, University of Alicante, Spain
Carlos Blanco, University of Cantabria, Spain

11th International Workshop on Web Information Systems Modeling (WISM’14)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, designers, and users of Web Information Systems (WIS), and discuss how specific issues of WIS design can be addressed by means of modeling. Specifically, we will discuss how the influence of Semantic Web technology can help in a model-driven WIS development. Additionally, we will tackle the model-based design of Social Web applications and their peculiarities, and investigate how models can help deal with the emerging Big Data when developing Web applications. Also, we will explore intelligent techniques during model design so that the built WIS are able to more effectively cope with the growing amount of data available on the Web, and better meet the needs of the increasingly demanding Web users. Thus, the workshop should enable a fruitful exchange of ideas in the state-of-the-art of WIS modeling.

Workshop website: http://people.few.eur.nl/frasincar/workshops/wism2014
EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wism2014

Workshop chairs:
Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology,  Netherlands
Philippe Thiran, Namur University, Belgium

1st International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling (ENMO’14)

The objective of the Workshop on Enterprise Modeling (ENMO) is to provide an international forum for exchanging ideas on the latest developments in the area of enterprise modeling by both academics and practitioners. Enterprise modeling can be broadly defined as the use of conceptual specifications as part of business applications. The workshop looks for papers that present state-of-the-art research or practices in the area of enterprise modeling. Example of topics that would be a good fit for the ENMO workshop include: novel applications resulting from the formalization of enterprise ontologies, behavioral studies related to enterprise modeling notations from a user perspective, the specification of reference models for specific business applications such as internal control or supply chain, a discussion of how ERP vendors employ enterprise modeling techniques in the era of the Semantic Web and Cloud Computing and a discussion of how enterprise ontologies are being used in practice. One of the workshop’s goals is to create an environment that allows cross-fertilization between research and practice and across the different enterprise modeling sub-disciplines.

Workshop website: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~cbstssc2/events/enmo2014/
EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enmo2014

Workshop chairs:
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel Business School, UK
Guido Geerts, University of Delaware, USA

1st International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MReBA’14)
[Formerly:  RIGiM – International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling]

Requirements Engineering (RE) aims at capturing desired system functionality and qualities.  Though often specified in natural language, such information is also captured in conceptual models for sharing a collaborative perception of requirements, to facilitate analysis, and to transform into architecture design and code. In practice, requirements activities often fall under the heading of Business Analysis (BA), determining how a business can make use of technology in order to improve its operations, meet targets, and thrive in a competitive economy.  Use of models in this context allows for an explicit consideration of business strategy, including operationalization of strategies in terms of system requirements. The MReBA workshop arises from a revitalization of the RIGiM (Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling) workshop series.  MReBA aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between Requirements Engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular how requirements modeling can be effectively used as part of business analysis.

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/mrebaworkshop14/
EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mreba14

Workshop chairs:
Jennifer Horkoff, DISI, University of Trento, Italy
Camille Salinesi, Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, France
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
1st International Workshop on Quality of Models and Models of Quality (QMMQ’14)

The QMMQ workshop intends to provide a space for fruitful exchanges involving both researchers and practitioners having a variety of interests such as: data quality, information quality, system quality as well as models, methods, processes and tools for managing quality. The aim of the workshop is twofold. Firstly, to provide an opportunity for researchers and industry developers working on various aspects of information systems quality to exchange research ideas and results and discuss them. Secondly, to promote research on information systems and conceptual model quality to the broader conceptual modeling research community attending the ER conference. Research on quality focuses on theoretical aspects including quality definition and/or quality models but needs more contributions based on experimentation to provide empirical evidences of successful IS design. Empirical Software Engineering techniques and protocols should be followed in conceptual modeling to provide reliable and useful results to assess IS quality.

Workshop website: http://qmmq2014.cnam.fr/
EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qmmq2014

Workshop chairs:
Samira Sisaid Cherfi, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France
Oscar Pastor, Valencia University of Technology, Spain

8th International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS(SeCoGIS)

Nowadays geographic information systems are emerging as a common information infrastructure, which penetrate into more and more aspects of our society. This has given rise to new methodological and data engineering challenges in order to accommodate new users’ requirements for highly innovative applications. Conceptual and semantic modeling is essential steps to contribute to the development of the next generation of GIS solutions. SeCoGIS is intended to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development to improve semantic aspects of geographic information systems and their interoperability. The workshop will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical experiences on spatial conceptual modeling, spatial ontologies, semantics interoperability, semantic web and semantic sensor web technologies, Semantic issues related to BIG data and VGI, etc. fostering interdisciplinary discussions and interactions and will highlight future trends in this area. The workshop will be organized in a way to highly stimulate interaction amongst the participants.

Workshop website: http://cs.ulb.ac.be/conferences/secogis2014/
EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=secogis2014

Workshop chairs:
Andrea Ballatore, University of California, USA
Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Université de Laval, Canada
Esteban Zimányi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

2nd Workshop on Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Big Data & Conceptual Modeling (SCBC Workshop)(SEI Track)

Co-sponsor: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

The Workshop on “Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Big Data, and Conceptual Modeling” focuses on the important issues in the frontiers of the information technology and management. Specifically, we plan to address critical issues such as:  (1) Software Engineering and Conceptual Modeling, (2) Cyber Security Models and Techniques, (3) Data Analytics and Big Data.   We believe the exploration of these issues will benefit the Science & Technology (S&T) research programs of government agencies, military services, and private corporations.

Software quality and cyber security are two of the major concerns of not only the governments but also the commercial companies. Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) was set up by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to focus on software design processes and Cyber Security. The software maturity model called, CMMI, developed by SEI, is used widely in DoD and all over the world helping organizations to improve the quality of the software developed. The CERT (Cyber Emergency Response Team) Coordination Center in SEI has been a major force in defending the cyber space. Because of the successes of SEI’s CERT, many countries have also set up their own CERT organizations. On the other hand, data sets have become bigger in size and more complicated in complexity. Defending the cyber space and deciding how to handle “Big Data” have become important issues in the DoD and all levels of federal and local governments in the U.S. and the world.

The workshop will be a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in the exploring new ideas and directions of Software engineering, Cyber Security, Big Data, and Conceptual Modeling. All are welcome to participate in the discussion groups of the workshop. The speakers and panelists will be invited by the Organizing Committee.

 

Workshop chairs:
Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Arne Solvberg, NTNU, Norway
Leah Wong, US Navy SPAWAR SSC-PAC, USA