“The Two Pillars” — IC3K 2019 Keynote Speech

Interested in the foundations of conceptual modelling? You may like to watch the keynote speech of Robert Pergl given in Vienna, September 2019.

Abstract:

In this keynote, I discuss two pillars of intellectual human endeavour: naming and hierarchies. I dig into the essence of these corner-stones of conceptualisation and explore their presence, significance and forms in various disciplines. Challenges of naming and hierarchies in engineering disciplines are discussed and lessons learned are formulated.

2nd Annual GO FAIR INs Meeting

This year, we again attended GO FAIR Implementation Networks Meeting (this time in Hamburg) with our international project Data Stewardship Wizard.Within its Implementation Networks, GO FAIR actively supports the implementation of FAIR principles – Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability a Reusability. The main topic was convergence in terms of finding and reusing standard solutions. The meeting was fascinating, full of exciting information on the border of information technology and work with data in the field of Life Science. From the perspective of our project, this was a great success as we have been mentioned in several presentations by speakers from various major European institutions. At the same time, we made new contacts and started cooperation with others.

NS Research Summer 2019

As part of our developing cooperation with the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and NSX spin-off that applies the Normalized Systems theory in practice, our PhD students Marek Suchánek, Jan Slifka, and Vojtěch Knaisl again attended the summer school. During the August they worked with experts (including our graduate Peter Uhnák, who is employed at NSX) and professors directly at NSX near Antwerp on their research topics.

Marek continued his work on the topic “Normalized Systems Gateway Ontology for Conceptual Models”, which is the first for the new Double-Degree program between our universities and about which you could read about the CTU website or server novinky.cz (czech only). Jan focused on his topic in which he applies NS theory to the design and creation of a user interface. Vojta area is then evolvable documents and their generation.

A half-round EOMAS workshop took place

International Workshop on Enterprise & Organizational Modeling and Simulation (EOMAS) is a workshop that has been organized by CCMi for several years in partnership with its partners. This year, his 15th edition was held in Rome, again as a co-located event with the renowned CAiSE conference.

This year’s event was very successful, EOMAS enjoyed plentiful participation and interest, and very interesting and lively discussions took place. In this year’s edition, a considerable number of contributions from CCMi members were present: Marek Suchánek, Vojtěch Knaisl, Jan Slifka and David Šenkýř presented their contributions.

The participants also heard a very engaging and inspiring keynote by prof. Jan Verelst of the University of Antwerp, who lectures our popular subject MI-NSS.

This year’s novelty was a “Master & Doctoral Consortium”, which also gives skilful Master and Doctoral students the opportunity to present their results and, in particular, get feedback from prominent experts.

The organizing team is already looking forward to the EOMAS 2020. So, see you in Grenoble, France!

TEMOS at ICSOFT 2018

During the 13th international conference ICSOFT on 26–28 June 2018 in Porto (Portugal) David Šenkýř presented a paper entitled Patterns in Textual Requirements Specification (authors: David a prof. Kroha). During the presentation, the TEMOS (Textual Modelling System) was presented as a tool processes textual software system requirements with an ability to generate a UML class diagram and alerting the user about ambiguity and inconsistency in the
requirements.

DS Wizard @ ELIXIR All Hands 2018

ELIXIR-CZ logo

During the ELIXIR All Hands 2018 meeting, we (Robert & Marek) presented our progress on Data Stewardship Wizard in forms of a flash talk and a poster. The progress was quite significant, our team developed new portal solution purely with Haskell and Elm. It is  running and we got a lot of positive feedback: https://dsw.fairdata.solutions

To learn more about our work visit https://github.com/DataStewardshipWizard.

The poster is available here:

DSW Poster - ELIXIR All Hands 2018

 

*some photos are taken from official ELIXIR Europe Flickr