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5th International Workshop on
Software Knowledge
 - SKY 2015

12- 14 November, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

In conjunction with the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2015


Iaakov Exman
JCE - The Jerusalem College of Engineering
Brief Bio
Iaakov Exman is a faculty member of the Department of Software Engineering at the JCE (The Jerusalem College of Engineering). His research interests include a- Software Knowledge; b- Software Theory by Algebraic Representation ("Linear Software Models"); c- Composition by Entanglement; d- Interestingness for knowledge discovery.
Juan Llorens
Carlos III of Madrid University
Anabel Fraga
Carlos III of Madrid University
Brief Bio
Anabel Fraga is a Computer Engineering professional. Previous to set aside in the academic work, she committed her efforts in the industry as UNIX Administrator (HP-UX, Digital Unix, and so forth), Application Administrator (SICAP, Comptel technology for Telecom companies), Windows Administrator, Network Management and Project Management. She obtained the E-commerce and Networking MSc, and her Computer Science PhD in the Carlos III of Madrid University. Her central areas of research are: Software Architecture, Software Engineering, Information/Knowledge Engineering, innovative ontology methodologies of development and Reuse; but she is also interested in ethics and innovative learning methods for supporting new software architects. She is also interested in quality improvements in the areas of IT and Requirements. She is certified in ITIL v2, ITIL v3, ISO20000 and obtained the EXIN Trainer Certification. She is currently professor of Software Engineering, ITIL, ISO20000, and Information Engineering in the Carlos III of Madrid University. She is member of ACM CSTA, INCOSE and IASA.


Jose M. Alvarez
Carlos III of Madrid University (Spain)

"Software Knowledge" – in short SKY – means that software in its higher abstraction levels is a new kind of knowledge, Runnable knowledge as an end goal. Thus, the classes and relationships of a software system design are easily viewed as classes and relationships in a knowledge ontology. For further details visit SoftwareKnowledge.org. The main theme of the SKY2015 Workshop is Big Data in Software Knowledge. The exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured is the main focus point for SKY2015. Time is ripe to investigate the promising implications of Big Data and new ideas on how to deal with huge amounts of Knowledge in the System Environments.

The Workshop main objective is to discuss and propose practical tools and scientific approaches to deal not only with experimental and laboratory research, but to facilitate the management of Big Data for industrial systems.
Topics of Interest
Software Knowledge is a runnable expression of meaning. Running facilitates understanding in a very general sense. This is the rationale for the debugging process in a micro scale, where one runs and breaks at desired points to understand the reason of software failures. This is the basis of agile methods to manufacture and test concurrently, in a medium scale. This is the possible source of great new tools, in a macro scale, from the software hierarchy highest abstraction levels down to executable code.

SKY2015 topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

Software-Knowledge Big Data: Tools, Operations and Methods
  • Big Data in the Software-Knowledge view
  • Dealing with huge amounts of Knowledge
  • Big Data in the Cloud
  • Big Data Analytics and Data Mining
  • Natural Language Processing for Big Data
  • Dealing with diverse kinds of Big Data
  • Capture, manage, process and visualize data within a tolerable elapsed time
  • Big social and semantic data analysis
  • Sentiment-based indexing and information retrieval
  • Opinion mining
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Large scale Knowledge management
  • Software Knowledge for higher level services and tools (e.g, Hadoop, Hive)
Software-Knowledge Runnability and Meaning
  • Ontologies in complex systems
  • Ontologies for Software Requirements verification
  • Semantics above and beyond design patterns
  • Runnable and testable knowledge representations
  • Software-Knowledge representation and modeling
  • Web dynamics and interestingness
  • Software-Knowledge Requirements for Large Scale Systems
  • Abstract Operations for Industrial Applications
  • Software-Knowledge selectivity and traceability
  • Software-Knowledge Sharing: Meta-models, interchange formats, and tools
  • Knowledge Driven Architecture and Engineering
Expected Outcomes
Expected outcomes of the SKY2015 Workshop are:

⇒ Proposals of new tools, techniques, methods and methodologies for large-scale Software-Knowledge Big Data management.

⇒ A continuing effort to standardize a Software-Knowledge representation consisting of software models encompassing semantics as first class objects.


Paper Submission: September 2, 2015
Authors Notification: September 18, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: September 25, 2015
Program Committee - Chair
Reuven Yagel
JCE – The Jerusalem College of Engineering – Azrieli
Software Engineering Department
POB 3566, Jerusalem, 91035, Israel


Available soon.

Advisory Committee
To be announced soon.
Invited Speakers
Following the tradition established in previous years, SKY'2015 will invite recognized researchers to deliver invited talks in the workshop.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris
All accepted papers, including position papers, will be published in the workshop proceedings book and on CD-ROM support, under an ISBN reference.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
Previous Editions
For information on previous SKY Workshops please visit the SoftwareKnowledge.org web site.
Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop, and the registration fees received by September 25, 2015, in order to have the paper published in the workshop proceedings book.