[Elsnet-list] CFP: Workshop on Domain Engineering in conjunction with CAiSE'09 (DE@CAiSE'09)

Arnon Sturm sturm at bgu.ac.il
Mon Feb 2 22:33:12 CET 2009

DE at CAiSE'09: Workshop on Domain Engineering

In Conjunction with CAiSE'09, June 9th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Domain Engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with building 
reusable assets, such as specification sets, patterns, and components, 
in specific domains. A domain in this context can be defined as an area 
of knowledge that uses common concepts for describing phenomena, 
requirements, problems, capabilities, and solutions. 
The purpose of domain engineering is to identify, model, construct, catalog,

and disseminate artifacts that represent the commonalities and differences 
within a domain. Although applicable to different engineering disciplines, 
domain engineering methods has been recently receiving special attention 
in the information systems era. Some of the reasons for this interest are
increasing variability of applications, the need to obtain and share
in different, evolving domains, and the trend towards reusing IS artifacts
knowledge about them.

Domain engineering addresses two main layers: the domain layer, which 
deals with the representation of domain elements, and the application layer,
which deals with information systems artifacts related to the domain. 
More specifically, information systems applications, their components, and 
their descriptions are included in the application layer,whereas their
and variable characteristics, as can be described, for example, by
or emerging standards, are generalized and presented in the domain layer. 

Similarly to information systems engineering, domain engineering includes 
three main activities: domain analysis, domain design, and domain
which are carried out in the domain layer. However, domain engineering also
supports inter-layer activities, namely interactions that exist between the
and application layers. Specifically, domain layer artifacts may be used for
and validation of the specifications of application layer artifacts, while
may be generalized into domain artifacts in a process of knowledge

Domain engineering as a discipline has practical significance as it deals
methods and techniques that may help reduce time-to-market, product cost, 
and projects risks on one hand, and improve product quality and performance 
on the other hand. 

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
in the area of domain engineering in order to define the topic, identify
points of synergy, common problems and solutions, and discuss visions for
future of the area. In particular, the workshop will focus on the
interaction between
information systems engineering and domain engineering.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

.Conceptual foundations of domain engineering
.Methods and techniques to support domain engineering
.Ontology engineering
.Development and management of domain assets
.Domain-driven requirements engineering
.Application derivation (i.e., how to use domain artifacts in the
application layer)
.Variability management
.Domain engineering techniques in support of reuse, validation, 
  and knowledge management 
.Theoretical and empirical evaluation of domain engineering methods 
  and techniques
.Case studies and practice reports related to domain engineering 

Submission Guidelines

Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit a paper related to 
the purpose of the workshop. The workshop will accept three types of

1.Completed Research - this type of papers should include evidence to
support the
 contribution (e.g. in the form of data analysis, proof of concept, or case
studies) and
 discussion on research findings and their theoretical and practical
 The paper should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding references and
 Accepted completed research papers will be allocated 30 minutes for
 (including questions & answers) during the workshop.  

2.Research-In-Progress - this type of papers can report on research that is
under way
 with preliminary results available at the time of the conference. The paper
should not 
exceed 2,500 words (excluding references and appendices). 
Accepted research-in-progress papers will be allocated 15 minutes for
(including questions & answers) during the workshop.

3. Position papers - this type of papers can include lucid and
well-supported statements
 and suggestions on domain engineering, e.g., directions for the discipline,
open questions,
 criticism on the state-of-the-art, and novel approaches. 
Accepted position papers will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation 
(including questions & answers) during the workshop.

All three types of papers may refer to theoretical and/or practical issues.

Papers should be written in Springer LNCS style 
(see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). The paper
(completed research, research-in-progress, or a position paper) should
explicitly be indicated
 after the paper title. In addition, the paper abstract should not be longer
than 150 words.
 As the workshop will apply double-blind reviews process, the papers should
not indicate t
heir authors. Papers should be submitted through the on-line system 
at http://www.bgu.ac.il/~sturm/DE@CAiSE09/DE_%20CAiSE09_Submission.htm .  


The paper selection will be based upon the relevance of a paper to the main
on its quality and on the potential to stimulate discussion in the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the online CAiSE'2009 workshop
In addition, authors of some selected papers will be asked to consider
revised version of the papers as chapters in a book on Domain Engineering to
edited by the workshop co-chairs and published by Springer.

Important dates

Submission deadline:               February 16th 2009

Notification of acceptance:      March 23rd 2009

Camera-ready papers due:       April 13th 2009

Workshop:                               June 9th 2009

Workshop Co-Chairs

Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel. 

Arnon Sturm, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. 

Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada 

Workshop Program Committee

Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany

Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Sholom Cohen, CMU-SEI, USA

Kim Dae-Kyoo, Oakland University, USA

Dov Dori, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Atzmon Hen-Tov, Pontis, Israel

Steven Kelly, MetaCase, Finland

Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada

John McGregor, Clemson University, USA 

Dirk Muthig, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering,

Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel 

Michael Rosemann, The University of Queensland, Australia

Julia Rubin, IBM Haifa Research Labs, Israel

Bernhard Rumpe, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

Lior Schachter, Pontis, Israel

Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel

Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA

Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Giancarlo Succi, the University of Alberta, Canada

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland

Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada

Gabi Zodik, IBM Haifa Research Labs, Israel 


For more information on the workshop, please contact:

Iris Reinhartz-Berger

Department of Management Information Systems
University of Haifa
Carmel Mountain, Haifa 31905, Israel
Phone: 972-4-8288502

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