Tutorial 1 (Mon, 9:00)

Marc-Florian Wendland

“The UML Testing Profile – Towards Version 2”

As far back as 2001, a dedicated working group at Object Management Group (OMG) started collecting industry accepted testing concepts and practices in order to make them available via the Unified Modeling Language (UML). These efforts resulted in the adoption of the UML Testing Profile (UTP) by OMG in 2005. UTP is a standardized language based on for designing, visualizing, specifying, analyzing, constructing, and documenting the artifacts commonly used in and required for testing software-intensive systems. In the past few years the UTP working group at OMG has initiated the development of a new version of UTP, i.e., UTP 2, which takes into account recent and reliable achievements in the area of test automation in design and execution, first and foremost known as model-based testing. This tutorial introduces the ideas and concept of UTP 2 and demonstrates a its applicability based on a set of examples.

About the speaker

Marc-Florian Wendland is a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in the competence center Systems Quality Center (SQC). He is particularly active in the realm of advances model-based test automation, including model-based test design, based on standards such as UML, UTP und TTCN-3. Marc-Florian Wendland was and is still participating in several standardization activities in the area of modelig and testing at OMG and ETSI. He is chairing the UTP working group at OMG for 5 years now and was also a driving member of the TDL working group at ETSI. Marc-Florian Wendland holds a master’s degree in computer science and is ISTQB Full Certified Tester Advanced Level.

Tutorial 2 (Mon, 11:00)

Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke

“Corporate Semantic Web – The Semantic Web Meets the Enterprise”

Nowadays, companies seek more capable approaches for gaining, managing, and utilizing data, information and knowledge, as well as for automating dynamic services and agile business and Industry 4.0 processes. The Semantic Web offers promising solutions here. The Corporate Semantic Web aims at bringing semantic technologies to enterprises. Corporate Semantic Web (CSW) deals with the application of Semantic Web technologies within enterprise settings. It address the technological aspects of engineering and managing semantic enabled IT infrastructure to support (collaborative) workflows, communication, knowledge management, and process management in enterprises. But, it also addresses the pragmatic aspect of actually using Semantic Web technologies in enterprises. This includes learning and training aspects as well as economical considerations – i.e. corporate in the sense of entrepreneurial activities. Incentives need to be provided to encourage in-house adoption and integration of these new Corporate Semantic Web technologies into the existing enterprise information systems, services and business processes. Decision makers on the operational, tactical, and strategic IT management level need to understand the impact of this new technological approach, its adoption costs, and its return on investment. This tutorial gives a basic introduction to semantic web technologies and systems and illustrates their applications.

About the speaker

Professor Dr. Adrian Paschke is head of the Corporate Semantic Web chair (AG-CSW) at the Institute of Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in Germany. He is also associate professor at the department of information systems at the faculty of informatics at Poznan University of Economics in Poland. He is director of RuleML Inc. and leads the Berlin Semantic Web Meetup Group. He is active in standardization as steering-committee chair of the RuleML Web Rule Standardization Initiative, co-chair of the Reaction RuleML technical group, founding member of the Event Processing Technology Society (EPTS) and chair of the EPTS Reference Architecture working group, secretary of the OASIS LegalRuleML TC, voting member of OMG and active in the OMG API4KB standardization, member of several W3C groups such as the W3C Rule Interchange Format working group, where he is editor of several W3C Semantic Web standards, and member of OASIS, where he is a contributor to the new LegalRuleML TC. With over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications Prof. Paschke has made substantial contributions to semantic technologies, linked data, knowledge representation and reasoning on the Web. He was involved in several international and national Semantic Web projects, such as the EU Network of Excellence “Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics”  (REWERSE, 2004-2008) and currently coordinates and leads projects such as the BMBF project “Corporate Semantic Web” (CSW, 2008 – 2013), the Transatlantic “BPM Education Network” (BPM EduNet, 2010-2013), and the BMBF project “Corporate Smart Content” (CSC, 2013-2016). He was involved in multiple industrial and open-source software development and business engineering projects and has helped to spin-off two successful, awarded companies at Freie Universität Berlin, namely Klickfilm UG and Chariteam UG. He  served as an expert for industry and several funding bodies including the European Commission and he was general chair and program chair of renowned conferences and workshops, such as the ACM Conference on Distributed Event-based Systems (DEBS 2012), the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML the flagship conference of the rules community), ESWC 2010, the ACM International Conference on Pragmatic Web (ICPW), the Event-driven BPM workshop series (edBPM), i-semantics 2010, and the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences (SWAT4LS) series.