First Workshop on Integration of Information Systems Engineering Tools (INISET 2011)

In conjunction with the

23rd International Conference on Advanced Information System Engineering (CAISE 2011)

21.6.2011, London, UK

(Download the Call for Papers)
Workshop Program online!

Modern large-scale IS engineering projects typically involve the cooperation of a wide range of systems and tools that use different technical platforms and heterogeneous data models. Today’s system integration technologies are suitable to bridge most of the technical and semantic gaps between these systems and tools. However, error-prone and time-consuming human work (e.g., manually copying information from one tool to another) is often needed to handle integration concerns at the interfaces of the different tools.
The goal of the workshop is the investigation of methods and techniques for the technical and semantic integration of multi-vendor (heterogeneous) engineering tools to improve effectiveness and efficiency of engineering projects.
Typically each engineering role (e.g., electrical engineer or software engineer) has a tailored tool set that works on data relevant to the engineer’s tasks. In order to support the data exchange between these engineering tools, an additional component is needed. In a typical process step in the engineering process an engineer exports data from his tool to a transfer document (e.g., PDF of data table) and integrates this document in a common repository accessible by a set of partner engineering tools. The major challenges here are on the one hand side in the identification and description of tool data that should be extracted from tools and made available to other tools. On the other hand side, the data integration itself poses another huge challenge, since it is often not possible to agree on a common data schema agreed on by all tools, and additionally all engineers working with the tools want to stick with their well-known terms and notations.

Workshop Program (Tuesday, 21.6.2011)

  • Session 1 (9:30-11:00)

    • 9:30 - Introduction (Thomas Moser)
    • 9:50 - Tool Integration Beyond Wasserman (Fredrik Asplund, 20 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion)
    • 10:25 - Integrating Computer Log Files for Process Mining: a Genetic Algorithm Inspired Technique (Jan Claes, 20 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion)
  • Coffee Break (11:00-11:30)
  • Session 2 (11:30-13:00)

    • 11:30 - Keynote "Tool Integration in the Christian Doppler Research Lab" (Thomas Moser)
    • 12:00 - Collection of Topics for Panel Discussion
    • 12:10 - Panel Discussion
    • 12:50 - Résumé and Next Steps (Thomas Moser)
  • Lunch (13:00-14:30)

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest in this workshop include, but are not restricted to:

  • Architectures for IS engineering tool integration
    • Architectural Designs
    • (Semi-)Automated Configuration Support
    • Security Techniques
    • Mobility Support
  • Automation of IS Engineering Projects
    • Process Automation
    • Tool Support for IS Engineering Projects
    • Metrics and Measurements
    • Industrial Case Studies
  • Modeling Approaches for IS engineering tool integration
    • Model-Driven Approaches
    • Semantic Web Technologies
    • Modeling of Domain-specific Knowledge
    • Tool-Support for Modeling
  • Testing of IS Engineering Projects
    • Model-Based Testing
    • Search Based Testing
    • Automated Test Case Generation
    • Other Quality Assurance Techniques
    • Verification & Validation

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 1.2.2011 Deadline extended to 25.2.2011
Notification of acceptance: 21.3.2011
Submission of camera-ready papers: 30.3.2011
Workshop: 21.6.2011


Submit a full paper of at most 12 pages (Springer LNCS formatting guidelines), including figures and references. The contact author must provide the following information to the workshop chairs: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords. Prepare your paper as a PDF file and submit it to the workshop organizers using the INISET 2011 conference paper management system (

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members following a double-blind review process. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Workshop Organization

Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to give a 10-15 minutes presentation of their research work. Presentations should include research results, interesting research questions, and open issues to be discussed during the workshop. After each presentation, a pre-assigned discussant will provide a critical review of the paper. This will be guided by a list of questions provided by the workshop organizers. Discussion points of major interest will be focused in a dedicated discussion session at the end of the workshop. Two particular roles are taken on by the INISET attendees:

  • A presenter presents his paper but additionally will be asked to take on the role of a discussant for another paper (all the papers will be distributed to the participants in PDF format approx. two weeks prior to the event).
  • A discussant prepares the discussion of a paper. The discussants task is to give a review of the paper directly after its presentation. This task will be guided by a predefined set of questions provided by the INISET organizers.

Workshop Organizers

Thomas Moser (
Richard Mordinyi (
Tanja Vos (

Program Committee

Arthur Baars (Universidad Politécnia de Valencia, Spain)
Jeffrey Barnes (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Stefan Biffl (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Marko Boskovic (Athabasca University, Canada)
Sergio de Cesare (Brunel University, UK)
Deepak Dhungana (Siemens AG, Austria)
Christian Frühwirth (Aalto University, Finland)
Frederik Gailly (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)
Paul Grünbacher (JKU Linz, Austria)
Jens Knoop (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Wishnu Prasetya (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Szabolcs Rosznyai (IBM Research, US)
Edgar Weippl (Secure Business Austria, Austria)
Manuel Wimmer (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Dietmar Winkler (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)