Important dates
All deadlines are due 11pm GMT
Workshop proposals: December 12th, 2011
Full paper submission: March 19th, 2012
PhD Symposium submission: April 15th, 2012
Tutorials, panel, and demos proposals: May 8th, 2012
Paper notification: May 14th, 2012
Camera-ready paper submission: June 11th, 2012
Author Registration Deadline: June 25th, 2012
Conference: October 15th-18th, 2012
31st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2012) - Florence, Italy
ER Technical sessions Print

Understandability and Cognitive Approaches

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Jeffrey Parsons

 

  • Antonio Villegas, Antoni Olivé and Maria-Ribera Sancho: Understanding Constraint Expressions in Large Conceptual Schemas by Automatic Filtering
  • Constantin Houy, Peter Fettke and Peter Loos: Understanding understandability of conceptual models - What are we actually talking about?
  • Jeannette Stark and Werner Esswein: Rules from Cognition for Conceptual Modelling (short paper)

 

Conceptual Modeling for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Lois Delcambre

 

  • Stefan Anderlik, Bernd Neumayr and Michael Schrefl: Using Domain Ontologies as Semantic Dimensions in Data Warehouses
  • Yoones A. Sekhavat and Jeffrey Parsons: Sliced Column-Store (SCS): Ontological Foundations and Practical Implications
  • Alexander Albrecht and Felix Naumann: Schema Decryption for Large Extract-Transform-Load Systems (short paper)

 

Data and Process Modeling

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Juan-Carlos Trujillo

 

  • Andreas Meyer and Mathias Weske: Data Support in Process Model Abstraction
  • Rik Eshuis and Pieter Van Gorp: Synthesizing Object Life Cycles from Business Process Models
  • Narasimha Bolloju, Sandeep Purao and Chuan Hoo Tan: Conceptual Modeling for Systems Integration (short paper)

 

Process Modeling I

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Bernhard Thalheim

 

  • Markus Guentert, Matthias Kunze and Mathias Weske: Evaluation Measures for Similarity Search Results in Process Model Repositories
  • Mario Cervera, Manoli Albert, Victoria Torres and Vicente Pelechano: The MOSKitt4ME Approach: Providing Process Support in a Method Engineering Context
  • Nicolas Lumineau, Frederique Laforest, Yann Gripay and Jean-Marc Petit: Extending conceptual database design for dynamic environments (short paper)

 

Ontology-Based Approaches

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Carson Woo

 

  • Jingjing Wang, Haixun Wang, Zhongyuan Wang and Kenny Zhu: Understanding Tables on the Web
  • Lior Limonad, Pieter De Leenheer, Mark Linehan, Rick Hull and Roman Vaculin: Ontology of Dynamic Entities
  • Serena Sorrentino, Sonia Bergamaschi and Elena Parmiggiani: An Automatic Supervised Method for Lexical Annotation of Schema Labels based on Wikipedia (short paper)

 

Variability and Evolution

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Letizia Tanca

 

  • Tilmann Zäschke, Stefania Leone and Moira C. Norrie: Optimising Schema Evolution Operation Sequences in Object Databases for Data Evolution
  • Alberto Siena, Ivan Jureta, Angelo Susi, Anna Perini, Silvia Ingolfo and John Mylopoulos: Capturing Variability of Law with Nòmos 2
  • Mohsen Asadi, Dragan Gasevic, Yair Wand and Marek Hatala: Deriving Variability Patterns in Software Product Lines by Ontological Considerations (short paper)

 

Adaptation, Preferences, and Query Refinement

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: David W. Embley

 

  • Soumaya Amdouni, Mahmoud Barhamgi, Djamal Benslimane, Allel Hadjali, Rim Faiz and Parisa Ghodous: A Preference-Aware Query Model for Data Web Services
  • Md. Saiful Islam, Chengfei Liu and Rui Zhou: User Feedback Based Query Refinement by Exploiting Skyline Operator
  • Fabiano Dalpiaz, Estefanía Serral, Pedro Valderas, Paolo Giorgini and Vicente Pelechano: A NFR-based Framework for User-Centered Adaptation (short paper)

 

Process Modeling II

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Geert Poels

 

  • Lam-Son Lê and Aditya Ghose: Contracts + Goals = Roles?
  • Lidia Lopez, Xavier Franch and Jordi Marco: Specialization in i* Strategic Rationale Models
  • Alejandro Maté, Juan Trujillo and John Mylopoulos: Conceptualizing and Specifying Key Performance Indicators in Business Strategy Models (short paper)

 

Queries, Matching, and Topic Search

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Matthias Jarke

 

  • Yue Wang, Haixun Wang, Hongsong Li and Kenny Zhu: Toward Topic Search on the Web
  • Roberto De Virgilio: A linear algebra technique for (de)centralized processing of SPARQL queries
  • Tomer Sagi and Avigdor Gal: Non-Binary Evaluation for Schema Matching (short paper)

 

Conceptual Modeling in Action

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Room: Sala Michelangelo
Chair: Fabio Schreiber

 

  • Sandeep Purao, Veda Storey, Wolfgang Maass, Jim Jansen and Madhu Reddy: An Integrated Conceptual Model to Incorporate Information Tasks in Workflow Models
  • David Aguilera, Cristina Gómez and Antoni Olivé: A method for the definition and treatment of conceptual schema quality issues
  • Robson Do Nascimento Fidalgo, Elvis Maranhão De Souza, Sergio España, Jaelson Brelaz De Castro and Oscar Pastor: ERMM: A MetaModel for the Entity-Relationship Model (short paper)

 

Search and Documents

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Room: Sala Giotto
Chair: Avigdor Gal

 

  • Sheng Li, Junhu Wang, Kewen Wang and Jiang Li: A distance-based Spelling Suggestion Method for XML Keyword Search
  • Deryle W. Lonsdale, David W. Embley, Stephen Liddle, Joseph S. Park, Byung-Joo Shin and Andrew Zitzelberger: Cross-Language Hybrid Keyword and Semantic Search
  • Scott Britell and Lois Delcambre: Mapping Semantic Widgets to Web-based, Domain-specific Collections (short paper)

 

Extraction, Discovery, and Clustering

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Room: Sala Giotto
Chair: José Palazzo M. de Oliveira

 

  • Eirini Ntoutsi, Kostas Stefanidis, Kjetil Nørvåg and Hans-Peter Kriegel: Fast Group Recommendations by Applying User Clustering
  • Sivan Yogev and Haggai Roitman: Bridging the Gaps Towards Advanced Data Discovery over Semi-Structured Data (short paper)
  • Inma Hernandez, Carlos R. Rivero, David Ruiz and Rafael Corchuelo: Discovering Conceptual Models behind Web Sites using URL Patterns (short paper)
  • Haridimos Kondylakis and Dimitris Plexousakis: Ontology Evolution: Assisting Query Migration

 

Demo and Poster

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Room: Sala Giotto

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Room: Sala Giotto

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Room: Sala Giotto

 

  • Jose Ignacio Panach Navarrete, Natalia Juristo Juzgado and Oscar Pastor Lopez: Introducing Usability in a Conceptual Modeling-Based Software Development Process
  • Verena Simone Ebner, Boris Otto and Hubert Österle: Conceptualizing data in multinational enterprises: Model design and application
  • Benjamin Mosig and Maximilian Roeglinger: A Metadata-based Approach to Leveraging the Information Supply of Business Intelligence Systems
  • Elena Planas, David Sanchez-Mendoza, Jordi Cabot and Cristina Gómez: Alf-verifier: An Eclipse Plugin for Verifying Alf/UML Executable Models
  • Antonio Villegas, Antoni Olivé and Maria-Ribera Sancho: A Web-based Filtering Engine for Understanding Event Specifications in Large Conceptual Schemas
  • David Aguilera, Cristina Gómez and Antoni Olivé: An Eclipse Plugin for Improving the Quality of UML Conceptual Schemas
  • Petar Jovanovic, Oscar Romero, Alkis Simitsis and Alberto Abelló: Requirement-driven Creation and Deployment of Multidimensional and ETL Designs
  • Elda Paja, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Mauro Poggianella, Pierluigi Roberti and Paolo Giorgini: STS-Tool: Using Commitments to Specify Socio-Technical Security Requirements
  • Robert Krawatzeck, Frieder Jacobi and Marcus Hofmann: CAWE DW Documenter: A Model-driven Tool for Customizable ETL Documentation Generation

 

PhD Symposium

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Room: Sala Carrega
Chair: Sonia Bergamaschi, Bernhard Thalheim

 

  • Rania Soussi: SPIDER-Graph: A model for heterogeneous graphs extracted from a relational database (regular)
  • Maria Amalfi: Exploiting Data Dependencies with Null Values for Ontology Extraction (regular)
  • Marius Octavian Olaru: Partial Multi-Dimensional Schema Merging in Heterogeneous Data Warehouses (regular)
  • Matteo Interlandi: Knowlog: A Declarative Language for Reasoning about Knowledge in Distributed Systems (poster)
  • Hassan A. Sleiman: A Framework For Populating Ontological Models From Semi-Structured Web Documents (poster)
  • Luca Carafoli: Data Management in a Modern ITS: Problems and Solutions (poster)