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Alfonso Pierantonio <[log in to unmask]>
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The 21st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 

23-27 April 2006, Dijon, France


September 3, 2005: Paper submissions
October 15, 2005: Author notification
November 5, 2005: Camera-Ready Copy
Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
Hosted by Bourgogne University, Dijon, France


We are recently witnessing an increasing movement in the Software
Engineering community towards the use of models for developing software
systems. Shifting intellectual property and business logic from source code
into models, allows organizations to focus on the important aspects of their
systems, which have traditionally been blurred by the usage of standard
programming languages and underlying technologies. Model engineering
considers models as first-class entities enabling new possibilities for
creating, analyzing, and manipulating systems through various types of tools
and languages. Each model usually addresses one concern, and the
transformations between models provide a chain that enables the automated
implementation of a system from its corresponding models. Model
transformation definition, implementation and execution become then critical
issues of this process. Furthermore, model transformations are also models,
and therefore an integral part of this model-based approach. Model
transformations need specialized support in several aspects in order to
realize their full potential for system modelers, transformation developers,
and tool vendors. This goes to the very heart of the OMG's Model Driven
Architecture (MDA) initiative, and is an open problem that is being partly
addressed by current MOF QVT (Query/View/Transformation) proposals. However,
the problem goes beyond having languages to represent model transformations,
they also need to be stored in repositories where they can be discovered and
reused, they need to be integrated into software development methodologies
that make full use of them, need to count on supporting tools and
environments, and so forth.


This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to share
experiences in using model transformations and explore the practical
problems of existing languages, tools, and environments for transforming
models. The track will address questions about the nature and features of
model transformations and model merging, requirements of languages for
expressing them, measuring the quality and extra-functional requirements of
model transformations (e.g.,  scalability, robustness, adaptability,
reusability, etc.), definition of development methodologies that allow
exploiting all their potential benefits, etc.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Model-driven development methodologies, approaches, and languages
* Scalability and reuse of model transformations
* Metamodeling
* Domain-specific and concern-oriented modelling
* Semantics and formal aspects of model transformations
* Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and other model-driven approaches
* Model-driven code generation
* Model query languages
* Model and metamodel transformations
* Model merging, weaving and composition
* Maintenance, evolution and management of model transformations
* Tools and environments for model-driven development
* Generative techniques
* Case studies and industrial experiences


Papers should represent original and previously unpublished ideas that are
currently not under review in any conference or journal. Both basic and
applied research papers are solicited. Papers describing novel applications
and making significant research contributions are also of interest.
Simultaneous submission to multiple SAC 2006 tracks is not allowed. 

Submissions should be up to 8 pages, using ACM's two column format with
approximately 4.000 words, and include the author’s name, affiliation and
contact details. Papers should be submitted  electronically before September
3, 2005, using the submission system available on the Web site of the Model
Transformation track (

Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2005. At least  one
author of accepted papers should register and participate in the Track. The
conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will also be available
online through ACM's Digital Library.

Each submitted paper will undergo a formal peer review process. The
conference proceedings will be published by ACM. Hence, the camera-ready
version of all accepted papers should be prepared using the ACM two-column
format, for inclusion in the symposium proceedings. The maximum number of
pages allowed for the final papers is five (5), with the option, at
additional expense, to add three (3) more pages.


We have plans to invite a selected number from the accepted papers for
expansion and revision for possible publication at an international journal
related to the track’s topics.


* Jean Bézivin, University of Nantes (France)
* Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
* Antonio Vallecillo, University of Málaga (Spain)


* Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
* Anneke Kleppe, Klasse Objecten (The Netherlands)
* Antonio Estevez, Open Canarias SL (Spain)
* Bernard Rumpe, Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)
* Bran Selic, IBM Rational Software (Canada)
* Daniel Varro, University of Budapest (Hungary)
* Dave Akehurst, University of Kent (United Kingdom)
* Eelco Visser, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
* Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University (USA)
* Gabriele Taentzer, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
* Gunter Kniesel, University of Bonn (Germany)
* Ivan Porres, Åbo Akademi (Finland)
* Jeff Gray, University of Alabama (USA)
* Jonathan Sprinkle, University of California Berkeley (USA)
* Jos Warmer, Klasse Objecten (The Netherlands)
* Laurence Tratt, King’s College London (United Kingdom)
* Marie-Noelle Terrasse, University of Bourgogne (France)
* Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen (Germany)
* Nora Koch, LM Universität München (Germany)
* Paola Inverardi, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
* Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
* Sara Comai, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
* Steven Witkop, Electronic Data Systems (USA)
* Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
* Wolfgang Emmerich, University College London (United Kingdom)

Visit the MT 2006 web page

Alfonso Pierantonio
Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi dell'Aquila

Master on Web Technology

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