Call for papers

Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering (SWESE2012)

Deadline: 5 October, 2012 12 Oct 2012 (extended)

Located at the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST)
2 to 4 December 2012
Nara, Japan

Workshop Description

There has been more and more evidence that the usage of Semantic Web technologies leads to improvements in both the process and product of software development activities. The goal of the SWESE workshop is to advance research on this this important area. We believe that the informal nature of the workshop, located at one of the major events of Semantic Web, will lead to further exchange between practitioners and researchers working on issues related to Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering by providing a forum for discussing the major challenges of the area and the different approaches being taken to resolve them.

Intended Audience

While the intended audience for this workshop includes those with experience or interest in Automatic Software Engineering, Software Engineering, requirement engineering, OO/UML/MDA, software maintenance, Semantic Web, Software/legacy Modernization, Formal methods and languages.


* Visions for Semantic Web driven software engineering
* Tools developed or being developed for software engineering using SW languages
* Integration or application development projects combining Software Engineering techniques and Semantic Web tools or languages
* Shortcomings with the Semantic Web with respect to Software Engineering
* Uses, extensions and/or issues with ODM
* Visions for SW driven software modernization
* Integration of UML, OO programming languages and Semantic Web languages
* Integration of formal methods and Semantic Web languages
* Software specification and Semantic Web languages
* Software versioning control and Semantic Web
* Software debugging and Semantic Web
* Ontologies for software engineering
* Ontologies for requirement engineering
* Ontologies for software guidance, traceability and maintenance
* Component discovery and ontologies
* Feature modelling and ontologies
* Metamodel engineering
* Ontology reasoning for software engineering
* Semantic annotations in software engineering
* Transitioning legacy applications to ontologies
* Semantic-based intelligent assistance tools for software developers
* Lessons learnt and outstanding challenges for the usage of semantic technologies in software engineering
* Ontology-Driven Architecture: How to introduce Semantic Web technology into mainstream development processes
* Ontologies for supporting collaboration/coordination between developers
* Semantic-based information push for software development process
* Methods and tools for semantic-based event-driven interaction in software development

Workshop Format and Attendance:

This will be a half day workshop, including a keynote presentation and technical talks discussing competing and complementary visions for Semantic Web enabled software engineering.

This workshop is open to all members of the JIST community, as well as other communities identified in Intended Audience above, such as the Software Engineering community.

Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration.

We encourage those who plan to attend this workshop, to register early in order to help conference organizers with their planning as well as insure that the workshop is not cancelled do to projected poor attendance.

Organizing Committee

Elisa F. Kendall, Sandpiper Software, Inc., USA
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK (contact)
Ljiljana Stojanovic, FZI, Germany
Yuting Zhao, University of Aberdeen, UK

Program Committee (Tentative)

Bernhard Bauer (DE), University of Augsburg
Colin Atkinson (DE), University of Mannheim
Daniel Oberle (DE), SAP Research
Dave Reynolds (UK), Epimorphics Ltd
Dragan Gasevic, (CA), Athabasca University
Emanuele Della Valle (IT), DEI, Politecnico di Milano
Fernando Silva Parreiras (BR), FUMEC University
Gerd Gröner (DE), University of Koblenz
Hai Wang (UK), Aston University
Harald Kühn (AT), BOC, Inc.
Hareton Leung (HK), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ioannis N. Athanasiadis (GR), Democritus University of Thrace
Jin Song Dong (NZ), National University of Singapore
Jing Sun (NZ), The University of Auckland
Jishnu Mukerji (US), Hewlett-Packard Company
Juergen Rilling (CA), Concordia University
Jürgen Ebert (DE), University of Koblenz
Kenneth Baclawski (US), VIStology, Inc.
Krzysztof Miksa (PL), Comarch, Inc.
Marco Brambilla (IT), Politecnico di Milano
Maria Maleshkova (UK), KMI, The Open University
Michael Goedicke (DE), University of Essen
Michael K. Smith (US), Hewlett-Packard
Mieczyslaw Kokar (US), Northeastern University
Philippe Charland (CA), Defence R&D Canada Val-Bélair
Steffen Staab (DE), University of Koblenz-Landau
Uwe Assman (DE), Technical University of Dresden
Yuan Ren (UK), University of Aberdeen


Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevance and technical rigor, experience reports, and show case / use case demonstrations of effective, practical technologies or applications combining software engineering with semantic technologies.

Papers must be in English and may be  submitted ( as:

- Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
– Short Papers (5-8 pages in the proceedings)
– Position Statements (2 pages in the proceedings)
– Posters (to be presented during the workshop, with 2 page descriptions submitted via the conference site for review)

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format ( Submissions will be peer- reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Authors are requested to upload their complete papers by 5 October, 2012.

Publication details will be posted to the workshop web site, ( as they become available.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 5 October, 2012 12 Oct 2012 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: 5 November, 2012
Final submissions due: 19 November, 2012
Workshop proceedings available: 26 November, 2012


The workshop is being held in cooperation with a prominent network of excellence and is meant to act as a focal point for joint interests and future collaborations. Interested sponsors are welcome to contact the program committee.

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