Conference Program 2014

First workshop Quality of Models
and Models of Quality QMMQ

The Conference Program for ER Conference 2014 is now available!

QMMQ 2014 – Quality of Models and Models of Quality
ER 2014 Final Program
International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER)

Session 1 October 27, 2014
11:30-11:45 Opening: SeCoGIS 2014 chairs
11:45-12:45 Invited speaker: Subhro Guhathakurta
Leveraging GeoSpatial Technologies in Planning for Sustainable Urban Futures
Session 2 October 28, 2014
Full papers (25 min for talks + 5 min Q/A)
9:45-10:15 Jing Wu, Christophe Claramunt and Min Deng
Towards a Qualitative Representation of Movement
10:15-10:45 Venkata M.V. Gunturi and Shashi Shekhar
Lagrangian Xgraphs: A logical data-model for Spatio-temporal Network Data: A Summary
10:45-11:15 Gerardo Zárate, Jugurta Lisboa-Filho and Carlos Sperber
Using the Model-Driven Architecture Approach for Geospatial Databases Design of Ecological Niches and Potential Distributions
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
Session 3 October 28, 2014
Short papers (20 min for talks + 5 min Q/A)
11:30-11:55 Luís Eduardo Oliveira Lizardo and Clodoveu Augusto Davis Junior
OMT-G Designer: A web tool for modeling geographic databases in OMT-G
11:55-12:20 Aye Thida Hlaing, Htoo Htoo and Yutaka Ohsawa
Efficient Reverse kNN Query Algorithm on Road Network Distances Using Partitioned Subgraphs
12:20-12:45 Logan Maughan, Mark Mckenney and Zachary Benchley
A Model of Aggregate Operations for Data Analytics over Spatiotemporal Objects
Evening Events Conference Dinner

The QMMQ workshop intends to provide a space for fruitful exchanges involving both researchers and practitioners having a variety of interests such as: data quality, information quality, system quality as well as models, methods, processes and tools for managing quality. The aim of the workshop is twofold. Firstly, to provide an opportunity for researchers and industry developers working on various aspects of information systems quality to exchange research ideas and results and discuss them. Secondly, to promote research on information systems and conceptual model quality to the broader conceptual modeling research community attending the ER conference.

Research on quality focuses on theoretical aspects including quality definition and/or quality models but needs more contributions based on experimentation to provide empirical evidences of successful IS design. Empirical Software Engineering techniques and protocols should be followed in conceptual modeling to provide reliable and useful results to assess IS quality.

The workshop we propose continues a tradition of quality-focused workshops at the ER conferences, that started with the International Workshops on Conceptual Modeling Quality (IWCMQ2002 at ER 2002 Tampere, IWCMQ2003 at ER 2003 Chicago) and was picked up again by the International Workshops on Quality of Information Systems (QoIS2005 at ER 2005 Klagenfurt, QoIS2006 at ER 2006 Tucson, QoIS2007 at ER2007 Auckland, QoIS’09 Gramado. A material result of these workshops was the Data & Knowledge Engineering special issue on conceptual model quality in late 2005 (Vol 55, No 3).


The workshop is not restricted to particular research methods and we will consider both conceptual and empirical research, as well as novel applications. Particular topics of interest related to IS and CM quality include, but are not limited to:

  • Quality constructs, models and ontologies
  • Quality measures and instruments
  • Experiments for validating quality models, measures and instruments
  • Methodological issues of research on IS quality
  • Method and tool support for improving and monitoring quality
  • Quality of requirements engineering artifacts and processes
  • Quality of models and meta-models
  • Quality of ontologies and reference models
  • Data quality
  • Big data quality
  • Quality modeling languages
  • Ontological analysis of conceptual modeling grammars
  • Cost/benefit analysis of quality assurance processes
  • Quality assurance practices : case studies and experiences
  • Experiments and case studies on quality evaluation.

It’s full of great opportunities to explore, learn and grow.
We hope you’ll take a look and register early so you can get your hands on all this conference has to offer.


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