Eleventh International Workshop on

Exploring Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design





5-6 June, 2006

(held in conjunction with CAiSE’06)



Sponsors:    Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE)

International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1 (IFIP WG 8.1)

Network of Excellence for Interoperability Research for Networked Enterprises Applications and Software (INTEROP)

Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (AIS-SIGSAND)


IFIP WG8.1 (http://www.elet.polimi.it/upload/pernici/ifip81) has sponsored this CAiSE workshop since 1997. The European INTEROP Network of Excellence (http://interop.aquitaine-valley.fr/) and the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (http://teweiwang.net/sigsand) have been sponsors since 2005.




Monday 5/6


Session 1: 09:00-10:30 Introduction and Information Systems Development

Workshop Introduction and Session Chair: Terry Halpin


Towards an Ontology for Information Systems Development

Mauri Leppänen


Towards Better Understanding of Agile Values in Global Software Development (research in Progress)

Pär J. Ågerfalk


Coffee: 10:30-11:00


Session 2: 11:00-12:30 Goals and Rules

Session Chair:  Brian Henderson-Sellers


Business Rule Modality

Terry Halpin


Ontological Analysis of KAOS Using Separation of Reference

Raimundas Matulevičius, Patrick Heymans, Andreas L. Opdahl


Lunch 12:30-14:00



Session 3: 14:00-15:30  Situational Method Engineering

Session Chair:  Pär J. Ågerfalk


Method Chunk Federation

Isabelle Mirbel


A Metamodelling-based Approach for Method Fragment Comparison

Massimo Cossentino, Salvatore Gaglio, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Valeria Seidita


Coffee: 15:30-16:00


Session 4: 16:00-17:15 Components and Services

Session Chair:  Erik Proper


Integrating Information Systems Components: A Situation-Driven Approach

Nicolas Arni-Bloch, Jolita Ralyté, Michel Léonard


Modeling Services using Contracts: Identifying dependencies in Service-oriented Architectures (Research in Progress)

Thibault Estier, Beat Michel, Oliver Reinhar



Tuesday 6/6


Session 5: 09:15-10:30 Analysis and Requirements

Session Chair:  Jolita Ralyte


Class Diagrams and Use Cases -  Experimental Examination of the Preferred Order of Modeling  

Peretz Shoval, Avihay Yampolsky, Mark Last


A Business Goal Driven Approach for Understanding and Specifying Information Security Requirements (research in progress)

Xiaomeng Su, Damiano Bolsón, Pascal van Eck


Coffee: 10:30-11:00


Session 6: 11:00-12:30 Beyond Structural Modeling

Session Chair:  Peretz Shoval


On the use of Object-Role Modelling to Model Active Domains

Patrick van Bommel, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Erik Proper , Theo van der Weide


From ER to Ontology with Natural Language Text Generation

Csaba Veres, Jennifer Sampson, Claire Atkins


Lunch 12:30-14:00


Session 7: 14:00-15:30 Process Modelling I

Session Chair:   Aldo de Moor


Supporting the BPM life-cycle with FileNet

Mariska Netjes, Hajo A. Reijers, Wil M. P. van der Aalst


Modeling Communication Behaviour of Mobile Applications

Volker Gruhn, André Köhler


Coffee: 15:30-16:00


Session 8: 16:00-17:15  Process Modelling II

Session Chair:  John Krogstie


On the Translation between BPMN and BPEL:  Conceptual Mismatch Between Process Modeling Languages

Jan Recker, Jan Mendling


Software Process Validation: Comparing Process and Practice Models (Research in Progress)

Aldo de Moor, Harry Delugach


17:30-  IFIP WG 8.1 Business Meeting: Barbara Pernici




The field of information systems analysis and design includes numerous modeling methods and notations (e.g. ER, ORM, UML, DFDs, BPMN, EPC), that are typically evolving. Even with some attempts to standardize (e.g. UML for object-oriented design), new modeling methods are constantly being introduced, many of which differ only marginally from existing approaches. These ongoing changes significantly impact the way information systems are being analyzed and designed in practice.


This workshop focuses on exploring, evaluating, and enhancing current information modeling methods and methodologies. Though the need for such studies is well recognized, there is a paucity of such research in the literature. The objective of EMMSAD’06 is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in modeling methods in systems analysis and design to meet, and exchange research ideas and results. It also provides the participants an opportunity to present their research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions. EMMSAD’06 is the eleventh in a very successful series of EMMSAD workshops, previously held in Heraklion, Barcelona, Pisa, Heidelberg, Stockholm, Interlaken, Toronto, Velden, Riga and Porto.  


This workshop will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss research methodologies and results. The focus of the workshop is on theoretical, empirical or case-based exploration of modeling methods and methodologies.  The topics of interest include modeling (in a system analysis and design context) of systems in general:


and/or specific strategies for modeling, including (but not limited to):


and/or modeling of specific aspects, including (but not limited to):


and/or modeling in the context of specific classes of systems, including (but not limited to):


Important dates (2006):


Deadline for papers (received):  February 21

Notification of acceptance:       March 17

Camera-ready copies:              April 7

Workshop:                              June 5-6


Submission guidelines:


The workshop accepts two types of submissions—Completed Research and Research-In-Progress. Completed research papers should include analysis of data and discussion on research findings. Research-in-progress papers report on research that is well under way with preliminary results available at the time of the conference. Please use the following format for your submissions:





If you have problems using the conference management system, e-mail your paper as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to krogstie@idi.ntnu.no


Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, which will be available at the workshop, and should use the Springer LNCS style, see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html . Note that the length of the final papers will be dependant on the number of accepted papers. One should not expect to have more than 10 pages for the final version of a full paper.  Top papers in the completed research category will be fast-tracked (after extension and enhancement) for consideration at the Journal of Database Management (JDM).  Selected papers from the workshop will also be considered for inclusion as book chapters in the volume “Advanced Topics in Database Research”.



EMMSAD Steering Committee


Keng Siau

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Terry Halpin

Neumont University



John Krogstie

Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology/ SINTEF




EMMSAD’06 Workshop co-chairs:


John Krogstie

Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology/ SINTEF



Erik Proper

Radboud University Nijmegen,

The Netherlands, EU


Terry Halpin

Neumont University




International Program committee:


·         Will van der Aalst, The Netherlands

·         Akhilesh  Bajaj, USA

·         Richard Baskerville, USA

·         Annie Becker, USA

·         Guiseppe Berio, Italy

·         Ilia Bider, Sweden

·         Nacer Boudjlida, France

·         Sjaak Brinkkemper, The Netherlands

·         Peter Green, Australia

·         John  Erickson, USA

·         David Embley, USA

·         Ulrich Frank, Germany

·         Andrew Gemino, Canada

·         Jan Goossenaerts, The Netherlands

·         Reimingijus Gustas, Sweden

·         Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, The Netherlands

·         Paul Johanneson, Sweden

·         Steven Kelly, Finland

·         Vijay Khatri, USA

·         Pericles Loucopoulos,   UK

·         Kalle Lyytinen, USA

·         Sal March, USA

·         Graham McLeod, South Africa

·         Andreas Lothe Opdahl, Norway

·         Herve Panetto, France

·         Jeffery Parsons, Canada

·         Barbara Pernici, Italy

·         Michel Petit, Belgium

·         Jolita Ralyte, Switzerland

·         Sudha Ram, USA

·         Colette Roland, France

·         Michael Rosemann, Australia


·         Kurt Sandkuhl, Sweden

·         Peretz Shoval, Israel

·         Guttorm Sindre, Norway

·         Il-Yeol Song, USA

·         Ramesh Venkataraman, USA

·         Benkt Wangler, Sweden

·         Carson Woo, Canada

·         Eric Yu, Canada

·         Martin Zelm, Germany

·         Pär Ågerfalk, Ireland



For more information on the workshop, please contact:


Prof. John Krogstie

e-mail: krogstie@idi.ntnu.no

tel: +47 73 59 36 77

fax:  +47 73 59 44 66



For general information about the CAiSE’06 conference, see  http://www.tudor.lu/caise06.