32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2013)
Hong Kong

Springer has officially approved the publication of the post-conference workshop proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

1st International Workshop on the Interplay between Conceptual Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction (CMHCI13)

Legal and Social Aspects in Web Modeling (LSAWM 2013)

Modeling and Management of Big Data (MoBiD)

Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling (RIGiM)

Semantic and Conceptual Issues in Geographic Information Systems (SeCoGIS)

Web Information Systems Modeling (WISM)

1st International Workshop on Process and Content Modeling for Social Network and Services (PCM 2013)

Data mining and semantic computing for object modeling (DaSeM) 2013

Workshop on Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Big Data & Conceptual Modeling

1st International Workshop on the Interplay between Conceptual Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction (CMHCI13)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for bringing together conceptual modeling and human computer interaction researchers and practitioners in an attempt foster the two way transfer of design and evaluation techniques across conceptual modeling and interaction design.

Website: http://idlab.tlu.ee/cmhci/

Workshop Chairs:

  • David Lamas, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Vladimir Tomberg, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Important Dates:

  • May 24, 2013 June 24, 2013 Submission deadline
  • Jun 14, 2013 Notification of acceptance
  • July 15, 2013 Camera-ready version of accepted submissions
  • Nov 11 – 13, 2013 Workshop (one day, specific date will be announced)

Legal and social aspects in web modeling (LSAWM 2013)

This workshop is a specialization of conceptual modeling for Semantic Web and Web Information Systems. With the introduction of web2.0 applications and social media traditional communication problems can be addressed more efficiently using these new societal tools of communication. The focus of this workshop is to investigate how to model legal and social aspects that occur when information and knowledge is shared and diffused in web2.0 environments.

Website: http://www.lsawm.com/

Workshop Chair:

  • Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Dickson Chiu, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Important Dates:

  • Workshop paper submission: 4rd July 2013
  • Paper notification: 11th July, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 20th July, 2013
  • Author registration: July 21st, 2013

1st International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data (MoBiD)

The objective of MoBiD'13 is to be an international forum for exchanging ideas on the latest and best proposals for the conceptual modeling surrounding this new data-drive paradigm with Big Data. Papers focusing on the application and the use of conceptual modeling approaches (e.g. based on EER, UML and so on) for Big Data, MapReduce, Hadoop and Hive, Big Data Analytics, social networking, Security and privacy data science, etc. will be 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 this next generation of applications based on these Big Data.

Website: http://www.lucentia.es/workshop/mobid13/

Workshop Chairs:

  • Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA
  • David Gil, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Carlos Blanco, University of Cantabria, Spain

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission (extended): May 24, 2013
  • Paper notification: June 14, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 12, 2013
  • Author registration: July 21, 2013
  • Workshop: Nov 11-13, 2013

5th International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling

The Workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between requirements engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular, to investigate how goal- and intention-driven approaches help in conceptualising purposeful systems. What are the fundamental objectives and premises of requirements engineering and conceptual modelling respectively, and how can they complement each other? What are the demands on conceptual modelling from the standpoint of requirements engineering? What conceptual modelling techniques can be further taken advantage of in requirements engineering? What are the upcoming modelling challenges and issues in GORE? What are the unresolved open questions? What lessons are there to be learnt from industrial experiences? What empirical data are there to support the cost-benefit analysis when adopting GORE methods? Are there applications domains or types of project settings for which goals and intentional approaches are particularly suitable or not suitable? What degree of formalization and automation or interactivity are feasible and appropriate for what types of participants during requirements engineering? e.g., business domain stakeholders, requirements modelers, ontology engineers, etc.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rigimworkshop13/

Workshop Chairs:

  • Colette Rolland, Université Paris1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
  • Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jennifer Horkoff, University of Trento, Italy

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: TBD
  • Author notification: TBD
  • Camera-ready: TBD

7th International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS 2013)

SeCoGIS is intended to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in geographic information systems. The aim is to stimulate discussions on the integration of conceptual modeling and semantics into current geographic information systems, and how this will benefit the end users. The workshop will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical experiences of conceptual modeling and semantic web technologies for GIS, fostering interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of these two fields, and will highlight future trends in this area. The workshop will be organized in a way to highly stimulate interaction amongst the participants.

Website: http://cs.ulb.ac.be/conferences/secogis2013/

Workshop Chairs:

  • Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Université de Laval, Canada
  • Esteban Zimányi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Important Dates:

  • Paper abstract submission: May 29, 2013
  • Full papers: June 5, 2013
  • Notification: July 1, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 15, 2013
  • Author registration: July 21, 2013
  • Workshop dates: 11 November - 13 November 2013

Tenth International Workshop on Web Information Systems Modeling (WISM 2013)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, designers, and users of WIS and discuss how specific issues of Web Information Systems (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. Thus, the workshop should enable a fruitful exchange of ideas in the state-of-the-art of WIS modeling.

Website: http://people.few.eur.nl/frasincar/workshops/wism2013/

Workshop Chairs:

  • Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Philippe Thiran, Namur University, Belgium

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: 06 May 2013 05 June 2013
  • Author notification: 25 June 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 05 July 2013
  • Workshop dates: 11 November - 13 November 2013

1st International Workshop on Process and Content Modeling for Social Network and Services (PCM 2013)

PCM 2013 will be held in conjunction with ER 2013 conference and invites original research contribution on Web–based contents management technologies. PMSN 2013 aims at bringing together researchers in different fields related to processing and content modeling for social network and services who have a common interest in interdisciplinary research. The workshop provides a forum where researchers and practitioners can share and exchange their knowledge and experience.

Website: http://software.nju.edu.cn/gjd/pcm2013.htm

Workshop Chairs:

  • Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, U.S.A
  • Yi Zhuang, Zhejiang Gongshang University

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: September 1, 2013
  • Author notification: September 15, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: September 22, 2013

Data mining and semantic computing for object modeling (DaSeM) 2013

As the development of World Wide Web, social networking sites, wikis and folksonomies are becoming more and more popular, the above resources gives a new ground for mining useful information for object modeling, where semantics can play an important role. Along with the interactions between users and computers, more and more information can potentially be mined from the Web by using semantic computing technology, such as ontology engineering for social network and personalization, mining user reviews, user profiling in social network, sentiment analysis for user opinion mining, and so on. Connecting semantic computing and data mining can enhance object modeling. It combines data mining with semantic computing as a promising direction and offers opportunities for developing novel algorithms, methods and tools ranging from text to multimedia.
The International Workshop on Data mining and semantic computing for object modeling (DaSeM) in conjunction with ER 2013 will bring together the academia, researchers, and industrial practitioners from computer science, information systems, psychology, behavior science, and organization science discipline, and provide a forum for recent advances in the field of data mining, semantic computing and object modeling, from the perspectives of information mining and management.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the exploitation of the Web of Data for object modeling, the identification of semantics underlying social annotations of multimedia contents for user modeling and resource modeling, and the application of semantic-based techniques and technologies in research fields related to (but not limited):

  • Object modeling for personalized recommendation and services
  • User modeling and resource modeling for personalized searching
  • Community extraction and exploitation for user modeling and resource modeling
  • Social networks analysis for and user and resource modeling
  • User profile construction based on social tagging information
  • Context-aware personalized information access and delivery
  • Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia content access and delivery
  • Sentiment analysis for object modeling
  • Micro-blog and review content mining and analysis
  • Personalized and context-aware ontology
  • Intelligent techniques for object modeling and optimization
  • Mining and semantics for modeling agents, services, and domain-specific web applications

Workshop Chairs:

  • Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, ycai@scut.edu.cn
  • Dong Li, South China University of Technology, cslidong@scut.edu.cn


Please email to ycai@scut.edu.cn, all successful submission will received a confirm email.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: September 5, 2013
  • Author notification: September 12, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: September 20, 2013

Workshop on Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Big Data & Conceptual Modeling

About the workshop:

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) C4ISR and Software Architecture, (2) Including “Security” in Software Design Process, (3) Crowd Sourcing/Norming Approach to Cyber Security, (4) Modeling and Searching of “Internet of Things”, (5) 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 Navy, but also DoD and the whole U.S. government. 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 DoDand 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 Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Arne Solvberg (Co-Chair)
    IDI, Dept Computer Science, NTNU, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Email: Arne.Solvberg@idi.ntnu.no
  • Dr. Fred Lochovsky (Co-Chair)
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Email: fred@cse.ust.hk
  • Dr. Peter Chen (Co-Chair)
    Rm. CIC3117, Software Engineering Institute,Carnegie Mellon University,4500 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Email: PeterChen@cmu.edu
  • Leah Wong (U.S. Coordinator) U.S. Navy SPAWAR SSC-PAC, San Diego, CA, USA Email: Leah.Wong@navy.mil
  • Dr. Ho-fung Leung Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Email: lhf@cuhk.edu.hk
  • Dr. Paul Losiewicz Quanterion Solutions, Inc., 811 Court Street, Utica, NY 13502-4096, USA Email: plosiewicz@quanterion.com

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Paul D. Nielsen

Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.

Dr. Paul D. Nielsen is Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. The SEI is a global leader in advancing software and cybersecurity to solve the nation’s toughest problems through focused research, development, and transition to the broad software engineering community. The SEI is a key innovator in areas central to U.S. Department of Defense and civilian government operation in the cyberspace domain, including software architecture, software product lines, interoperability, the integration of software-intensive systems, network and system resilience, and the increasing overlap of software and systems engineering. The SEI also provides direct support to more than 50 U.S. government entities in their efforts to efficiently and effectively acquire and sustain new software and systems.

Since joining the SEI in August 2004, Nielsen has overseen the development and expansion of CERT, which is responsible for the SEI’s network/cybersecurity efforts, and the growth of the SEI to an organization with more than 600 employees and operating revenues of $130 million annually. In addition, he has overseen an increase in research activities related to software architecture, complex systems, and cybersecurity to address both present and future challenges. In all areas, he has expanded interactions with key stakeholders, customers, and the global software engineering community. In 2012, Nielsen oversaw the successful spinout of the CMMI product suite and its partner network to the CMMI Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Innovations, Carnegie Mellon University’s technology commercialization enterprise.

Prior to joining the SEI in 2004, Nielsen served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Major General and Commander of Air Force Research after 32 years of distinguished service. Nielsen is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Nielsen earned a BS in Physics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and an MS and PhD in Applied Science from the University of California, Davis.

Preliminary Agenda:

Monday, November 11, 2013

12:00 - 14:00 Keynote Speech and Lunch
“Software: the 21st Century’s Strategic Resource”
Paul Nielsen,
Director of Software Engineering Institute, CMU, US
17:30 - 19:00 Reception

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

9:00 - 10:10 Big Data and Enterprise Analytics
SurajitChaudhuri, Microsoft, USA
17:30 - 20:00 Banquet

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

8:30 - 10:10 Panel Discussion on “Cyber Security, Privacy, & Models”
Session Chair: Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Nick Mutari, Pacific Northwest National Lab., USA
S. C. Leung, HKCERT, Hong Kong
Jacob Akoka, France
John Mylopoulos, Univ. of Toronto, Canada & Italy
Francis Chin, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sudha Ram, Univ. of Arizona, USA
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion on “Software Eng. & Conceptual Modeling”
Session Chair: Fred Lochovsky, HKUST, Hong Kong
S. C. Cheung, HKUST, Hong Kong
Il-Yeol Song, Drexel Univ., USA
Lois Delcambre, Portland State Univ., USA
Eric Yu, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Panel Discussion on “Big Data, Analytics, and Clouds”
Session Chair: Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Uwe Mayer, eBay, USA
Nish Parikh, eBay, USA
Mishra Gokula, Oracle, USA (tentative)
Ravi Vijayaraghavan, 24/7- Inc, India
Sudha Ram, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Steve Liddle, BYU, USA