|June 9-10, 2005, University of Alcalá|
The second edition of ONTOSE will be located at Italy (2007), a preliminary Web page can be found here [ONTOSE-07]
Access the on-line WS system
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The open call for the AEI special issue can be accessed here [PDF]
The physical part of the WS will take place at the "Sala de Grados" of the Polythechinc Building (Escuela Politécnica), University of Alcalá.
Instructions to get to the building are available here [PDF].
Software Engineering and the broader discipline of Systems Engineering have matured in the last years as disciplines with specific techniques, methods and principles. This has resulted in considerable research on aspects that are related to the disciplines in themselves, as for example, how empirical research should be conducted, what are the conditions for "valid" knowledge, and which is the scope of theories in the field. These are elements that are of interest from the perspective of philosophy. Concretely, the material and temporal entities that are dealt with in the field are a matter of ontology, and the conditions for credibility of statements and research methods are a matter of epistemology.
Two major milestones in the consolidation of Software and Systems Engineering as disciplines of scientific inquiry have been the development of two compilations of available knowledge: the SWEBOK and the SEBOK, respectively. These two bodies of knowledge can be used as a point of departure for reflections and innovative inquiries on the essence of the disciplines.
Accepted contributions (details of physical and on-lin programs will be arranged soon)
1) Kilov, H. and Sack, I. (Stevens Inst. Technology, USA) Philosophy-Based Mechanisms for Communication between Business and IT Experts.
2) Sánchez, D., Cavero, J.M. and Marcos, E. (Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Spain) An ontology about ontologies and models: a conceptual discussion.
3) Bandini, S., Colombo, G. and Sartori, F. (Univ. Milan, Italy) Towards the Integration of Ontologies and SA–Nets to Manage Design and Engineering Core Knowledge.
4) Gehlert, A. Esswein, W. (TU Dresden, Germany) Ontological Analyses Reconsidered - A Formal Approach.
5) Vizcaíno, A. Anquetil, N., Oliveira, K., Ruiz, F., Piattini, M. (Univ. of Castilla La Mancha, Spain and Universidade Católica de Brasilia, Brazil) Merging Software Maintenance Ontologies: Our Experience
6) Comer, A. (University of Sunderland, UK) Quis Custodet Custodes?
7) Umarji, M., Seaman, C. (Univ. of Maryland, USA) Conceptualizing Software Engineering “People” Issues.
8) Hilera, J.R., Del Molino, C.J. (Univ. of Alcalá, Spain) A Light-weight Software Engineering Ontology
9) Rodríguez, D. (Univ. of Reading, UK) Design Theory and Empirical Software Engineering Research: Epistemological Foundations
10) Tsotra, D. (Univ. Missouri St. Louis, USA) Applying Habermas’s Theory of Social Action in an analytical approach towards Information System Engineering
11) Sicilia, M.A. (Univ. of Alcalá, Spain) Linking Software Engineering concepts to upper ontologies.
Timeline 9-10 June
(This timeline is tentative, since we are still waiting for some confirmations)
Thursday 9 June
16:00 - 17:00 -- Invited Talk- Dr. Alain Abran
17:00 - 17:30 -- Coffee Break
17:30 - 18:00 -- Comer, A. (University of Sunderland, UK) Quis Custodet Custodes?
18:00 - 18:30 -- Rodríguez, D. (Univ. of Reading, UK) Design Theory and Empirical Software Engineering Research: Epistemological Foundations
18:30 - 19:00 -- to be confirmed
21:00 -- dinner at Hostería of Parador Alcalá de Henares
Friday 10 June
10:00 - 11:00 -- Invited Talk- Dr. Luis Fernández
11:00 - 11:30 -- coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 -- Bandini, S., Colombo, G. and Sartori, F. (Univ. Milan, Italy) Towards the Integration of Ontologies and SA–Nets to Manage Design and Engineering Core Knowledge.
12:00 - 12:30 -- Gehlert, A. Esswein, W. (TU Dresden, Germany) Ontological Analyses Reconsidered - A Formal Approach.
12:30 - 13:00 -- Sicilia, M.A. (Univ. of Alcalá, Spain) Linking Software Engineering concepts to upper ontologies.
13:00 - 13:30 -- Sánchez, D., Cavero, J.M. and Marcos, E. (Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Spain) An ontology about ontologies and models: a conceptual discussion.
The First Workshop on Ontology, Conceptualizations and Epistemology for Software and Systems Engineering (ONTOSE) aims at serving as an open forum for discussion, reflection and presentation of research results regarding the disciplines of Systems and Software Engineering. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Extended abstracts or position papers are solicited regarding any of the aspects covered by the workshop. Critical inquiries and reflective essays are specially welcomed. Please send your submissions by May 17, 2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
An invited talk by Dr. Alain Abran on the SWEBOK and on measuring software size has been confirmed.
No payment of registration fees is required for authors of accepted contributions. The registration fees for non-authors are required to pay a 100 Euros registration fee (payment by bank transfer is required, details will be provided later).
The option of on-line discussion for participants that can not travel to Spain in that dates will be made available. NOTE: The on-line presentation will take place by asynchronous communication during the 13-19 June week.
Alain Abran, Université du Québec, Canada
Sinhue Arroyo, DERI Innsbruck
Jos de Bruin, DERI Innsbruck
Javier Dolado, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Miltiadis Lytras, ELTRUN Research Center, Greece
José Angel Olivas, University of Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain
Daniel Rodríguez, University of Reading, UK
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Danai Tsotra, Univ. Missouri St. Louis, USA
Organized by the Information Engineering Research Unit