ER2015 has ended
Monday, October 19

9:00am CEST

Conference Opening
Monday October 19, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am CEST
Aula Borgarfjordsgatan 10

9:30am CEST

Keynote 1 - Why Philosophize; Why Not Just Model?
Chair: Paul Johannesson

Based on philosophical and ontological ideas pertaining to the notions of ‘concept’ and ‘identity’, the research described here attempts to improve modelling languages by seeking a more valid and integrative multi-level framework based not only on philosophical insights but also on language use and speech act theory and on mathematical set theory. One important focus is that of role modelling, which is discussed in the light of the proposed integration.

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Brian Henderson-Sellers

Brian Henderson-Sellers is Director of the Centre for Object Technology Applications and Research and Professor of Information Systems at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is author or editor of over 30 books and is well known for his work in OO and AO methodologies... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
Aula Borgarfjordsgatan 10

10:45am CEST

Coffee Break
Monday October 19, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:15am CEST

Paper Session 1 - Business Process and Goal Models I
Chair: Renata S. S. Guizzardi

Aligning Business Goals and Risks in OSS Adoption

Dolors Costal*, Lidia López*, Mirko Morandini**, Alberto Siena**, Maria Carmela Annosi***, Daniel Gross**, Lucia Méndez*, Xavier Franch* and Angelo Susi**
* Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
** Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy
*** Ericsson Telecomunicazioni, Italy
Link to Paper

Pragmatic Requirements for Adaptive Systems: a Goal-Driven Modeling and Analysis Approach
Felipe Guimarães*, Genaina Rodrigues**,  Daniel Batista* and Raian Ali***
* University of São Paulo, Brasil
** Universidade de Brasília, Brasil
*** Bournemouth University, UK 

Stress Testing Strategic Goals with SWOT Analysis
Alejandro Maté*, Juan Trujillo* and John Mylopoulos**
* University of Alicante, Spain
** University of Trento, Italy

Monday October 19, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen
  Paper Session
  • Paper 1 Her is the abstract

11:15am CEST

Paper Session 2 - Constraints
Chair: Lois Delcambre

Incremental Checking of OCL Constraints with Aggregates through SQL

Xavier Oriol* and Ernest Teniente*
* Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Probabilistic Cardinality Constraints
Tania Roblot* and Sebastian Link*
* University of Auckland, New Zealand

SQL Data Profiling of Foreign Keys
Mozhgan Memari*, Sebastian Link* and Gill Dobbie*  
* University of Auckland, New Zealand

Monday October 19, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:15am CEST

Paper Session 3 - Ontology-based Modeling
Chair: Sergio de Cesare

Extending the Foundations of Ontology-based Conceptual Modeling with a Multi-Level Theory

Victorio Albani Carvalho**, Joao Paulo Almeida*, Claudenir Morais Fonseca*, and Giancarlo Guizzardi*
* Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
** Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil

Logical Design Patterns for Information System Development Problems
Wolfgang Maaß* and Veda Storey**
* Saarland University, Germany
** Georgia State University, USA

A Middle-Level Ontology for Context Modelling
Oscar Cabrera*, Xavier Franch* and Jordi Marco*
* Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech, Spain 

Monday October 19, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

12:45pm CEST

Monday October 19, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

12:45pm CEST

Keynote 2 - Challenges of Building and Testing Increasingly Autonomous Systems
Chair: Peter Chen
Today, systems are including more autonomous functionality.  From drones to self-driving cars, from browsers  that anticipate our searches to Watson, autonomy is increasing.  The effective transition of increased autonomy depends upon trust—trust that these systems will be safe, trust that they will have appropriate cybersecurity, trust that they will perform within ethical boundaries.  Establishing trust for complex systems is hard.  Establishing trust for non-deterministic systems and for system that continuously learn learn is even more challenging. How will we meet this challenge?

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Paul D. Nielsen

Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
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... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:15pm CEST

QMMQ2015 Workshop
Data Currency Assessment through Data Mining
Sergio Pio Alvarez*, Adriana Marotta* and Libertad Tansini*
* Universidad de la República, Uruguay 

Improving Model Quality through Foundational Ontologies: Two Contrasting Approaches to the Representation of Roles
Sergio de Cesare*, Brian Henderson-Sellers**, Chris Partridge*'*** and Mark Lycett*
* Brunel University London, UK
** University of Technology Sydney, Australia
*** BORO Solution Ltd., UK

Evaluating the Gap between an RDF Dataset and Its Schema
Kenza Kellou-Menouer* and Zoubida Kedad*
* PRISM - University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Modeling Stories for Conceptual Model Assessment
Bernardo Braga* and João Paulo Almeida*
* Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 

Monday October 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST

2:15pm CEST

SCME - Session 1

The Role of Ontological Analysis in Educating to Conceptual Modeling 
Invited Talk by Nicola Guarino 

Challenges in Teaching Conceptual Modeling for Architecting
Gerrit Muller*
* HBV, Norway

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Nicola Guarino

Nicola Guarino is research director at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where he leads the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), a section of the Institute located in Trento. Since 1991 he has been playing... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:15pm CEST

Tutorial 1 - Can Domain Modeling be Automated? Levels of Automation in Domain Modeling

Domain models are representations of areas of knowledge describing phenomena, requirements, problems, capabilities, and solutions. The creation of domain models is challenging. In this tutorial we will review some ways to automate domain modeling and discuss the boundaries of automation in this context. We will concentrate on an ontological and conceptual approach, called SOVA, which primarily examines domain behaviors.

The main goals of the tutorial are:

  1. To expose the audience to existing studies that deal with (semi-)automatic domain modeling
  2. To introduce an ontological and conceptual approach to conduct behavioral domain modeling
  3. To discuss the benefits and deficiencies of automatic domain modeling

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Iris Reinhartz-Berger

Iris Reinhartz-Berger is a senior lecturer at the Department of Information Systems, Haifa University, Israel. She received her PhD in Information Management Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Her research interests include conceptual modeling, domain analysis... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:15pm CEST

Tutorial 2 - Novel Way of Training Conceptual Modeling Skills by Means of Feedback-enabled Simulation

Learning requirements analysis and validation through conceptual modeling is very hard. Experienced analysts manage to mentally picture (i.e. simulate) the future information system in their mind while analyzing and validation requirements. This skill is very hard to achieve by junior requirements engineers. Not surprisingly, computer-based simulation has been proven to be an excellent technique in assisting juniors in understanding complex systems. However, the practical use of computer-based simulation is hampered by the difficulty of swiftly generating simulations out of conceptual models and the difficulty of interpreting simulation results. This tutorial reviews the challenges in teaching conceptual modeling and model simulation, and the gains that can be obtained when using feedback-enabled simulation. The tutorial is based on a novel, award winning and scientifically proven method that boosts the learning achievements in conceptual modeling.

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Gayane Sedrakyan

Gayane Sedrakyan is a PhD researcher at KU Leuven. She got master degrees in Management Information Systems from KU Leuven, Belgium, 2012 and Computer and Information Science from American University of Armenia, 2007. She received an award in the nomination of “Best master student... Read More →
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Monique Snoeck

Monique Snoeck holds a PhD in computer science from the KU Leuven. She is full professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the KU Leuven and visiting professor at the University of Namur (UNamur). Her research... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

3:45pm CEST

Coffee Break
Monday October 19, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

3:45pm CEST


Next Release Tool
Fatma Başak Aydemir, Dagmawi Neway Mekuria, Paolo Giorgini, and John Mylopoulos

Fortuna: a Visualization Tool for Probabilistic Cardinality Constraints
Tania K. Roblot, and Sebastian Link

A Multi-Agent Systems Engineering Tool based on Ontologies
Artur Freitas, Lucas Hilgert, Sabrina Marczak Felipe Meneguzzi, Rafael H. Bordini, and Renata Vieira
Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5ZVG1cgBQ

The Anchor Modeler, an Open Source Information Modeling Tool
Lars Rönnbäck

Monday October 19, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:15pm CEST

Demos - continued
Monday October 19, 2015 4:15pm - 5:35pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:15pm CEST

Paper Session 4 - Business Process and Goal Models II
Chair: Carson Woo

A Method to Align Goals and Business Processes

Renata Guizzardi* and Ariane Nunes Reis*
* Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Detecting the Effects of Changes on the Compliance of Cross-organizational Business Processes
David Knuplesch*, Walid Fdhila**, Manfred Reichert* and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma**
* Ulm University, Germany
** University of Vienna, Austria

Enhancing Aspect-Oriented Business Process Modeling with Declarative Rules
Amin Jalali*, Fabrizio Maria Maggi** and Hajo A. Reijers***,**** 
* Stockholm University, Sweden 
** University of Tartu, Estonia 
*** VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
**** Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 

Monday October 19, 2015 4:15pm - 5:35pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:15pm CEST

SCME - Session 2

Effects of Simulation on Novices’ Understanding of the Concept of Inheritance in Conceptual Modeling
Gayane Sedrakyan* and Monique Snoeck*
* Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Management Information Systems, Leuven 

The Importance of Teaching Systematic Analysis for Conceptual Models: An Experience Report
Elda Paja*, Jennifer Horkoff** and John Mylopoulos*
* University of Trento, Italy
** City University London, UK 

Reuse of Simulated Cases in Teaching Enterprise Modelling
Ilia Bider*, Martin Henkel*, Stewart Kowalski* and Erik Perjons*
* Stockholm University, Sweden

Monday October 19, 2015 4:15pm - 5:35pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:15pm CEST

Paper Session 5 - Interoperability and Integration
Chair: Stephen W. Liddle

A Conceptual Framework for Large-scale Ecosystem Interoperability

Matt Selway*, Markus Stumptner*, Wolfgang Mayer*, Andreas Jordan*, Georg Grossmann* and Michael Schrefl*
* University of South Australia, Australia

Flexible Data Management across XML and Relational Models: a Semantic Approach
Huayu Wu*, Tok Wang Ling** and Wee Siong Ng*
* Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
** National University of Singapore, Singapore

EMF Views: A View Mechanism for Integrating Heterogeneous Models
Hugo Bruneliere*, Jokin Garcia Perez*, Manuel Wimmer** and Jordi Cabot***
* AtlanModTeam, Inria, France
** Vienna University of Technology, Austria
*** ICREA - UOC, Barcelona, Spain 

Monday October 19, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

7:00pm CEST

Conference Reception

Participants in ER2015 are welcomed at a reception hosted by the City of Stockholm. It will take place at the Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset), where the Nobel prize banquet is held each year. The Stockholm City Hall is situated on the island Kungsholmen in the center of Stockholm. It is one of the foremost tourist attractions in Stockholm; please visit http://international.stockholm.se/the-city-hall/ for more information.

The City Hall is just a short walk away from the central station. For information on how to arrive there, please visit this page.

Monday October 19, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CEST
Tuesday, October 20

9:15am CEST

Keynote 3 - Conceptual Modeling in the Digital Age

Chair: Andreas L. Opdahl

The digital transformation of the society has disruptive implications on all sectors, and conceptual modelling will be no exception. This keynote will cover some of the emerging impacts digital opportunities will have on the way conceptual modelling is conducted and the type of conceptual models needed. First, the move from an age of automation to an age of digitisation shifts the attention from corporations to people leading to a higher demand for digital identities, ‘personal conceptual models’ and a requirement to capture birth-to-death value chains. Second, the pressure to reduce innovation latency will require improvement patterns and predictive capabilities demanding ‘proactive conceptual models’ which will serve as recommender systems for their users. Third, a shift towards ‘real-time conceptual modelling’ will increase the relevance of mining and context-aware solutions leading to a higher alignment between conceptual models and the reality they are depicting. The presentation will end with some further predictions on the nature and research opportunities of ‘conceptual modelling 3.0’.

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Michael Rosemann

Dr Michael Rosemann is Professor and Head of the School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. This School includes QUT’s Business Process Management Discipline, one of the largest BPM groups in the world. Dr Rosemann is the author/editor... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am CEST
Aula Borgarfjordsgatan 10

10:30am CEST

Coffee Break
Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:00am CEST

Paper Session 6 - Ontology Patterns
Chair: Wolfgang Maass

An Ontology Design Pattern to Represent False-Results

Fabricio Henrique Rodrigues*, José Antônio Tesser Poloni*, Cecilia Dias Flores* and Liane Nanci Rotta*
* Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Brazil

Ontology Engineering by Combining Ontology Patterns
Fabiano B. Ruy*,**, Cássio C. Reginato*, Victor A. Santos*, Ricardo A. Falbo* and Giancarlo Guizzardi*
* Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil
** Federal Institute of Espírito Santo, Serra, Brazil

Towards a Service Ontology Pattern Language
Glaice Quirino*, Julio Nardi**, Monalessa Barcellos*, Ricardo Falbo*, Giancarlo Guizzardi*, Nicola Guarino***, Mario Bochicchio****, Antonella Longo****, Marco Zappatore**** and Barbara Livieri****
* Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
** Federal Institute of Espírito Santo, Brazil
*** Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
**** University of Salento, Italy 

Tuesday October 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:20pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

11:00am CEST

Paper Session 7 - Normalization
Chair: Andreas L. Opdahl

From Web Tables to Concepts: a Semantic Normalization Approach

Katrin Braunschweig*, Maik Thiele* and Wolfgang Lehner*
* Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Toward RDF Normalization
Regina Ticona-Herrera*, Joe Tekli**, Sébastien Laborie*, Irvin Dongo*, Renato Guzman*** and Richard Chbeir*
* University of Pau - LIUPPA, France
** Lebanese American University, Lebanon
*** San Pablo Catholic University, Peru     

Design Dimensions for Business Process Architecture
Alexei Lapouchnian*, Eric Yu* and Arnon Sturm**
* University of Toronto, Canada  
** Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel 

Tuesday October 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:20pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:00am CEST

PhD Symposium
Framework FINFLEX: the cost-benefit analysis of Enterprise Architecture’s roadmaps considering the flexibility and uncertainty
Yeimi Pena
Universidad de Los Andes, Software Engineering Department, Bogota, Colombia

From Situation Modelling to a Distributed Rule-Based Platform for Situation Awareness: An Ontological Framework for Disaster Management Applications
João Luiz Rebelo Moreira
Services, Cyber-security and Safety group (SCS), University of Twente, Netherlands

Towards Aspect Aware Business Process Management

Amin Jalali
Stockholm University, Sweden

Tuesday October 20, 2015 11:00am - 1:45pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

12:30pm CEST

Tuesday October 20, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:00pm CEST

Paper Session 8 - Variability and Uncertainty Modeling
Chair: Oscar Pastor

A Working Model for Uncertain Data with Lineage

Liang Wang*, Liwei Wang** and Zhiyong Peng*
* Computer School, Wuhan University, China
** International School of Software, Wuhan University, China 

Capturing Variability in Adaptation Spaces: A Three-Peaks Approach
Konstantinos Angelopoulos*, Vitor E. Silva Souza** and John Mylopoulos*
* University of Trento, Italy
** Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Taming Software Variability: Ontological Foundations of Variability Mechanisms
Iris Reinhartz-Berger*, Anna Zamansky* and Yair Wand**
* University of Haifa, Israel
** University of British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:20pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

2:00pm CEST

MReBA'15 Workshop
Facilitation and Management of Modeling Projects: Experiences and Outlook
Keynote by Janis Stirna*
* Stockholm University, Sweden

Towards a Socio-Institutional Ontology for Conceptual Modelling of Information Systems
Maria Bergholtz* and Owen Eriksson**
* Stockholm University, Sweden
** Uppsala University, Sweden

Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:00pm CEST

SCBC Workshop - New Research Directions

Session Chair: Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation slides can be found here


  • Privacy and Big Data
    Dr. Nick Multari
    Pacific Northwest National Lab., US
  • Conceptual Modeling on NoSQL/Big Data
    Dr. Tok Wang Ling
    Univ. of Singapore
  • Characterizing Research on Big Data and Security based on a Bibliometric Study
    Dr. Jacky Akoka
    CNAM, France
  • Software R&D Trends
    Dr. Matthias Jarke
    RWTH-Aachen, Germany
  • Modeling for Quality Aware Software Engineering
    Henrich Mayr
    AAU, Austria

Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CEST

2:00pm CEST

Tutorial 3 - Ensemble Modeling
Ensemble Modeling is a form of modeling that takes into account the need for modeling agility - or the ability to adapt quickly and easily to change.  This is particularly useful for data warehousing applications but is also useful for other data integration initiatives.  The technique itself can be applied to conceptual, logical and physical modeling efforts.  The context describing a keyed instance of a concept is split out into several tables and this Unified Decomposition is helpful when integrating and aligning context at both the conceptual and the logical levels.

Over the past decade Ensemble Modeling techniques have gained momentum around the world.  The most common forms of Ensemble are Data Vault and Anchor Modeling.

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Hans Hultgren

Hans Patrik Hultgren is a Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence educator, author, trainer, and advisor.  Hans is currently working on Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) with a focus on modeling and architecture including Ensemble and Data Vault modeling... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

3:30pm CEST

Coffee Break
Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:00pm CEST

Paper Session 9 - Data Models and Semantics
Chair: Sven Hartmann 

A Schema-less Data Model for the Web

Liu Chen*, Mengchi Liu* and Ting Yu*
* Wuhan University, China

An Analysis and Characterisation of Publicly Available Conceptual Models
C. Maria Keet* and Pablo Fillottrani**
* University of Cape Town, South Africa
** Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina

An Extended ER Algebra to Support Semantically Richer Queries in ERDBMS
Moritz Wilfer* and Shamkant B. Navathe*
* Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Enhancing Entity-Relationship Schemata for Conceptual Database Structure Models
Bernhard Thalheim* and Marina Tropmann-Frick*
* Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:20pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

4:00pm CEST

MReBA'15 Workshop
Modeling and Utilizing Security Knowledge for Eliciting Security Requirements
Tatsuya Abe*, Shinpei Hayashi* and Motoshi Saeki*
* Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama, Japan

Towards the Derivation of Secure Business Process Designs
Nikolaos Argyropoulos, Haralambos Mouratidis and Andrew Fish
* University of Brighton, UK

Goal-Oriented Requirement Engineering Support for Business Continuity Planning 
Alvaro Arenas*, Philippe Massonet**, Christophe Ponsard ** and Benjamin Aziz***
* IE University, Spain
** CETIC Research Centre, Belgium
*** University of Portsmouth, UK

Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:00pm CEST

Tutorial 4 - Relationships Reification: Modeling Experiences and Novel Ontology-Based Techniques

In this tutorial, we present a novel ontological theory of relationships and explore its consequences in addressing a number of important and recurrent conceptual modeling problems. These problems range from identity and modality of relationships, taxonomic structures over relations and systematic ambiguity in cardinality constraints.

1. Relations and relationships

2. The needs for reification
2.1 The relation attribute problem
2.2 The cardinality problem
2.3 The problem of anadic relations

3. The nature of reified relationships: Identity and Modality
3.1 Relationships as tuples
3.2 Relationships a facts
3.3 Relationships as episodes (perdurants)
3.4 Relationships as objects (endurants)

4. Ontological patterns involving Relations
4.1 Ontological Meta-Properties and Taxonomic Structures over Relations
4.2 Relation Specialization, Subsetting and Redefinition with an ontological twist
4.3 Ontological Anti-Patterns involving Relations and Reified Relationships

5. Concrete Examples (including a Commitment-Based Service Ontology)

6. Summary of various positions in the literature

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Nicola Guarino

Nicola Guarino is research director at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where he leads the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), a section of the Institute located in Trento. Since 1991 he has been playing... Read More →
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Giancarlo Guizzardi

Giancarlo Guizzardi holds a PhD (with the highest distinction) in Computer Science from the University of Twente, in The Netherlands. He is the head of the Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Group (NEMO) in Brazil and an Associate Researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

6:30pm CEST

Conference Dinner and Pre-Dinner Tour
The conference dinner will be held in Vasa Museum, at the main hall (Skeppshallen) where the Vasa ship is displayed. The Vasa is a Swedish warship that was built in 1628. It sank on her maiden voyage in the Stockholm harbor, sailing only 1300 meters.

The wrechage of the ship was relocated in the 1950's. It was finally salvaged in 1961. The anaerobic waters of the Stockholm harbour helped preserve the wooden structure of the ship to a certain extent. After spending 333 years in the water, it is currently being preserved in the Vas a Museum, where it is available to see by the public. For more information about the Vasa Museum, please visit http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/

Tours in the Vasa Museum will be arranged right before the dinner.

Participants in ER 2015 who wish to join the tours should arrive at Vasa Museum at 18.30.

Tuesday October 20, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm CEST
Wednesday, October 21

9:30am CEST

Keynote 4 - Big Data Technologies and Management: What Conceptual Modeling Can Do?

Chair: Heinrich C. Mayr

The era of big data has arrived. Big data brings us the data-driven paradigm and enlightens us to challenge different classes of problems we were not able to solve in the past.  We are beginning to see the impacts of big data in every aspect of our lives and society. There are myriads of big data technologies available to us and much hype on how we can make the most of those technologies to extract values from big data projects. The conceptual modeling community has brought analysis and design as the key components of software and information system development lifecycles. In this talk, I argue that the conceptual modeling community could significantly contribute to the understanding, development, management, and education related to big data projects.  I will review recent advances in big data technologies and best practices in big data project management. Then, I will present how the conceptual modeling community could contribute to the successful use of big data technologies and what we can do for the management of big data projects. Finally, I will present several applications from healthcare projects in which I have been involved.

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Il-Yeol Song

Dr. Il-Yeol Song is professor in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel University and Director of Ph.D. Program in Information Studies in his college. He served as Deputy Director of NSF-sponsored research center on Visual & Decision Informatics (CVDI) between 2012-2014... Read More →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
Aula Borgarfjordsgatan 10

10:45am CEST

Coffee Break
Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:15am CEST

Panel Session - Conceptual Modelling for Big Data
Chairs: Bernhard Thalheim and Andreas L. Opdahl
The panel will address the following questions:
Do we have really big data? In academia? What challenges are already known? Are there systems that are matured? Do we know what is big data? Should we support big brothers and big criminals data? What means conceptualisation? Are there any good approaches to models for 4V data sets? Why people think that normal data processing does not give the right solutions? Are we selling old wine in new skins? Will this be a hype as we have had already a dozen? 

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

11:15am CEST

Paper Session 10 - Modeling and Visualization of User Generated Content
Chair: Giancarlo Giuzzardi

Personalized Knowledge Visualization in Twitter

Chen Liu*,  Dongxiang Zhang** and Yueguo Chen*** 
* Rakuten Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
** National University of Singapore, Singapore 
*** Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Crowd-Consensus Modeling and Evaluation
Silvana Castano*, Alfio Ferrara* and Stefano Montanelli*
* Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 

Principles for Modeling User-Generated Content
Roman Lukyanenko* and Jeffrey Parsons**
* Florida International University, Miami, USA
** Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada

Ranking Friendly Result Composition for XML Keyword Search
Ziang Liu*, Yichuang Cai**, Yi Shan*** and Yi Chen****
* LinkedIn, USA
** Microsoft, USA
*** Arizona State University, USA
**** New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:15am CEST

Paper Session 11 - Schema Discovery and Evolution
Chair: Sandeep Purao 

How is Life for a Table in an Evolving Relational Schema? Birth, Death and Everything in Between

Panos Vassiliadis*, Apostolos Zarras* and Ioannis Skoulis**
* Univ. of Ioannina, Greece
** Opera Software, Norway  

Inferring Versioned Schemas from NoSQL Databases and its Applications
Diego Sevilla Ruiz*, Severino Feliciano Morales* and Jesus Garcia-Molina*
* University of Murcia, Campus Espinardo, Spain 

Schema Discovery in RDF Data Sources
Kenza Kellou-Menouer* and Zoubida Kedad*
* University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

12:45pm CEST

Recognizing ER2015 organizers, Best paper awards, Announcement of ER2016

Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:15pm CEST

CMS 2015 Workshop
A Use and Exchange Perspective for Explicating the Notion of Service
Invited Talk by Paul Johannesson*
* Stockholm University, Sweden

Providing Ontology-Based Privacy-Aware Data Access through Web Services
Sven Hartmann*, Hui Ma** and Panrawee Vechsamutvaree**
* Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
** Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:15pm CEST

MoBiD'15 Workshop
Models for NoSQL databases: a contradiction? 
Paolo Atzeni*
* Università Roma Tre, Italy

A Food Recommendation System Based on Semantic Annotations and Reference Prescriptions 
Devis Bianchini*, Valeria De Antonellis* and Michele Melchiori*
* University of Brescia, Italy 

Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

2:15pm CEST

Tutorial 5 - A Methodology for Publishing Datasets as (linked) Open Data: the COMSODE Project Case

Linked data are becoming one of the most adopted model used to publish data on the Web. Thanks to the possibility to connect different datasets by means of the RDF features, linked data are suitable to fully exploit the nature of the Web. Even if a lot of tools are available supporting the publication of linked data, in the literature there is a lack of a systematic methodology supporting the publication of linked data, from the identification of the most suitable datasets to be released, to the design of the properties and ontologies to use.

The project COMSODE (Components Supporting the Open Data Exploitation) is an SME-driven RTD project aimed at progressing the capabilities in the Open Data re-use field. COMSODE wants to bring state of the art of research into a solid and industrial set of solutions to overcome the current issues: data published by various open data catalogues are poorly integrated; quality assessment, and cleansing are seldom addressed. COMSODE offers a software platform which enables data consumers to integrate the data before their usage. Therefore, it significantly reduces the costs of open data consumption and hinders open data usage and uptake.

The goal of this tutorial is twofold: on the one hand, a brief comparison of different solutions to the Open Data world will be introduced; on the other hand, we will show in particular how to develop the publication of datasets as Open Data by using the COMSODE methodology and publication platform (ODN), its tools and its data. In this tutorial, all the approaches, best practices, techniques and tools analyzed and systematized in the methodological part of the project will be overviewed, for their relation with the COMSODE “Open Data Publication” Methodology, in the following form:

  • Phases, i.e., the steps of the methodology;
  • Cross-cutting activities, i.e., the steps that are transversal to more than one phase;
  • Artefacts, i.e., the input and output of the different phases, activities and tasks;
  • Roles, i.e., who could be responsible, consultable, or simply informed of the publication of datasets into open data in an organization;
  • Practices, i.e., the techniques and tools to accomplish the different steps and activities related to the management of datasets to obtain their corresponding open data artifacts.

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Carlo Batini

Carlo Batini is full professor at University of Milan Bicocca. He obtained the graduation in Engineering at University of Roma in 1972, and the post graduation in Computer Science in 1973. Since 1983 to 1986 he has been associate professor, and since 1986 to 2001 he has been full... Read More →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

3:45pm CEST

Coffee Break
Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:15pm CEST

Paper Session 12 - Collaborative Modeling
Chair: Jennifer Horkoff 

Gitana: a SQL-based Git Repository Inspector

Valerio Cosentino*, Javier Luis Cánovas Izquierdo* and Jordi Cabot**
* AtlanMod Team, Inria, France       
** UOC, Barcelona, Spain

Near Real-Time Collaborative Conceptual Modeling on the Web
Michael Derntl*, Petru Nicolaescu*, Stephan Erdtmann*, Ralf Klamma* and Matthias Jarke*
* RWTH Aachen University, Germany 

Dynamic Capabilities for Sustainable Enterprise IT – A Modeling Framework
Mohammad Hossein Danesh*, Pericles Loucopoulos** and Eric Yu*
* University of Toronto, Canada
** The University of Manchester, UK

Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:15pm - 5:35pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

4:15pm CEST

CMS 2015 Workshop
A Conceptual Model for Services
Invited Talk by Bernhard Thalheim* and Ajantha Dahanayake**
* Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
** Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Integration and Exchangeability of External Security-Critical Web Services in a Model-Driven Approach 
Marian Borek*, Kurt Stenzel*, Kuzman Katkalov* and Wolfgang Reif*
* University of Augsburg, Germany

Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

4:15pm CEST

MoBiD'15 Workshop
Obtaining Key Performance Indicators by Using Data Mining Techniques 
Roberto Tardío* and Jesús Peral*
* University of Alicante, Spain

Big Data Normalization for Massively Parallel Processing Databases 
Nikolay Golov* and Lars Rönnbäck**
* Higher School of Economics, Russia
** Stockholm University, Sweden 

I8K|DQ-BigData: I8K Architecture Extension for Data Quality in Big Data 
Bibiano Rivas*, Jorge Merino*, Manuel Serrano*, Ismael Caballero* and Mario Piattini*
* Universidad de Castilla–La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain 

Research on Big Data: Characterizing the Field and its Dimensions
Jacky Akoka*'**, Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau*;*** and Nabil Laoufi*
** TEM-Institut Mines Telecom, France
*** ESSEC Business School, France

Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

5:45pm CEST

DKE Journal Editorial Board Meeting
Chair: Suzanne Abbott

Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm CEST

7:00pm CEST

Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday October 21, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CEST
Thursday, October 22

9:00am CEST

Paper Session 13 - Applications and Domain-based Modeling
Chair: Manfred Jeusfeld 

Breaking the Recursivity: Towards a Model to Analyse Expert Finders

Matthieu Vergne* and Angelo Susi**
* Center for Information and Communication Technology, Italy
** Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology, Italy 

Static Weaving in Aspect Oriented Business Process Management
Amin Jalali*
* Stockholm University, Sweden

Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group
Dan Ionita*, Roel Wieringa*, Jan-Willem Bullee* and Alexandr Vasenev*
* University of Twente, The Netherlands 

The REA Accounting Model: Enhancing Understandability and Applicability
Walter S.A. Schwaiger*
* Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:20am CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

9:00am CEST

EMoV 2015 Workshop
A Study of Different Visualizations for Visualizing Differences in Process Models
Manuel Gall*, Günter Wallner**, Simone Kriglstein***, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma*
* University of Vienna, Austria
** University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
*** Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Bitemporal Support for Business Process Contingency Management
John Wondoh*, Georg Grossmann*, Dragan Gasevic**, Manfred Reichert***, Michael Schrefl****, Markus Stumptner*
* University of South Australia, Australia
** University of Edinburgh, UK
*** Ulm University, Germany
**** Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

Towards an Extended Metamodel of Event-driven Process Chains to Model Complex Event Patterns
Julian Krumeich*, Nijat Mehdiyev*, Dirk Werth*, Peter Loos*
* Institute for Information Systems (IWi) at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany 

Production Process Monitoring Using Model-Driven Event Processing Networks
Falko Kötter* and Tobias Krause*
* University of Stuttgart IAT, Germany

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

9:00am CEST

MORE-BI 2015 Workshop
Invited Keynote: The Business Intelligence Model – Foundations, Experiences, and Ongoing Work
Jennifer Horkoff

Business intelligence (BI) offers tremendous potential for business organizations to gain insights into their day-to-day operations, as well as longer term opportunities and threats. However, most of today’s BI tools are based on models that are too data-oriented from the point of view of business decision makers, difficult to understand in terms of business objectives and strategies. We have proposed to use conceptual modeling in order to bridge this gap between business-level understanding and representations in databases and data warehouses – making BI data meaningful. This talk summarizes past, current and future work on the Business Intelligence Model (BIM) conceptual modeling framework. BIM offers concepts familiar to business decision making—such as goals, strategies, processes, situations, influences, and indicators. Unlike many enterprise models which are meant to be used to derive, manage, or align with IT system implementations, BIM aims to help business users organize and make sense of the vast amounts of data about the enterprise and its external environment. This talk covers core BIM concepts, focusing especially on reasoning with BIM.

BIM includes both qualitative and quantitative reasoning about situations, goals and influences, using data from indicators. Formal reasoning techniques are available using a translation to a subset of the OWL Description Logic (DL). Such reasoning supports strategic analysis of business objectives in light of current enterprise data, allowing analysts to explore scenarios and find alternative strategies. BIM has been expanded to consider tactical refinement (TBIM), and to include the Five Forces Model, to better support strategic decision making. The framework has been applied to several large cases, including a large Canadian Hospital and a leisure cruise business. A prototype implementation has allowed for BIM and TBIM to be taught as part of a graduate course in Information Systems. Ongoing work has focused in several directions, including multidimensional views, comparison of strategic alternatives, and analyzing indicators to find new model relationships or more adequate measures.

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

10:30am CEST

Coffee Break
Thursday October 22, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am CEST
Shared Space Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:00am CEST

MORE-BI 2015 Workshop
A First Framework for Top-K Cubes Queries
Rahma Djiroun*, Sandro Bimonte** and Kamel Boukhalfa*
* USTHB, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
** IRSTEA, France

Model-based Requirements Engineering for Data Warehouses: From Multidimensional Modelling to KPI Monitoring
Azadeh Nasiri**, Robert Wrembel* and Esteban Zimányi**
* Poznan University of Technology, Poland
** Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium 

Towards Ontology-driven RDF Analytics
Bernd Neumayr*, Christoph G. Schuetz* and Michael Schrefl*
* Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm CEST
L50 Borgarfjordsgatan 10

11:00am CEST

Paper Session 14 - Process and Text Mining
Chair: Peri Loucopoulos 

Learning Relationships Between the Business Layer and the Application Layer in ArchiMate Models

Ayu Saraswati*, Aditya Ghose*, Hoa Khanh Dam* and Chee-Fong Chang*
* University of Wollongong, Australia 

Mining Process Task Post-Conditions
Metta Santiputri*, Aditya Ghose*, Hoa Khanh Dam* and Xiong Wen* 
* University of Wollongong, Australia

Conceptual Modeling for Financial Investment with Text Mining
Yang Gu*, Veda Storey** and Carson Woo*
* University of British Columbia, Canada
** Georgia State University, USA

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm CEST
Lilla Hörsalen

11:00am CEST

AHA 2015 Workshop
Opening: Conceptual Modeling for Ambient Assistance and Healthy Ageing - Challenges and Research Directions 
Heinrich C. Mayr*
* Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

PersonLink: An Ontology Representing Family Relationships for the CAPTAIN MEMO Memory Prosthesis 
Noura Herradi*, Fayçal Hamdi*, Elisabeth Métais*, Fatma Ghorbel***, and Assia Soukane**
* Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France
** Ecole Centrale d'Electronique (ECE), Paris, France
** Université de Sfax, Tunisia

A Semantic Model for Proactive Home Care Systems 
Alencar Machado*'**, Leandro Krug Wives*, and José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira*
* Instituto de Informática, Brazil
** Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

Understanding Care Work and the Coordination of Care Process Conglomerations 
Monica Winge*, Erik Perjons*, Benkt Wangler*
* Stockholm University, Sweden 

A Method to Analyze, Diagnose and Propose Innovations for Complex Ecosystems: the InnoServ Project
Mario Cortes-Cornax*, Dominique Rieu*, Christine Verdier*, Agnès Front*, Fabrice Forest**, Annabelle Mercier***, Anne Marie Benoit****, Aurélien Faravelon*****
* Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
*** Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
**** CNRS, France
***** Institut Rhone-Alpin des Systèmes Complexes, France

Concluding Discussion

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm CEST
L70 Borgarfjordsgatan 10
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