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Subject:(SEWORLD) CFP - MCCM'08
From:Dirk Deridder <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 8 May 2008 21:39:35 -0600 (MDT)
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CALL FOR PAPERS

International Workshop on
Model Co-Evolution and Consistency Management
(MCCM'08)
http://www.info.fundp.ac.be/mccm

hosted at the
11th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
(MODELS 2008)
http://www.modelsconference.org

September 28th - October 3rd, 2008
Toulouse, France

ABOUT MCCM'08

Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is an approach to software design and
development in which models are the primary artifacts, and play a key
role. The major objective of MDE is to increase productivity and
reduce time-to-market by raising the level of abstraction and using
concepts closer to the problem domain at hand, rather than those
offered by programming languages. Models represent domain-specific
concepts and conform to metamodels.

A core task of MDE is the manipulation and transformation of models.
Thus, model co-evolution and consistency management become crucial
activities to cope with the natural changes of any software system. In
fact, there is an increasing need for more disciplined techniques and
engineering tools to support a wide range of model evolution
activities, including model differencing, model comparison, model
refactoring, model inconsistency management, model versioning and
merging, and co-evolution of models.

Recently, a number of works devoted to the detection of differences
between models has emerged to foster enhanced model management
practices. The exploitation of differences is an appropriate solution
for version management, because in general the complete system model
is far larger than the modifications that occur from one version to
another. Apart from these works, further research is required to
address the rest of the model evolution activities (refactoring,
inconsistency management, versioning, etc.). Moreover, the different
dimensions of evolution make the problem intrinsically difficult
because modifications can reflect coherent adaptations of correlated
artifacts at several layers of the metamodeling architecture. For
example, some well-formed rules can be invalidated when a metamodel
evolves. The same happens with the associated model transformations.
Furthermore, model adaptations should be propagated to artifacts
interconnected by means of model transformations. Finally, evolution
of model transformations should be reflected in both source and target
models.

In addition, there is a substantial difference between the modeling of
evolution and the evolution of models. There are plenty of works on
the former topic, while our proposed workshop focuses on the evolution
of models. One of the goals and expected outcomes of this workshop is
to explain and clarify the difference between these two notions, by
explicitly identifying the concepts and mechanisms involved in each one.

The main objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for
researchers and practitioners who work on innovative solutions to deal
with model co-evolution and consistency management.


TOPICS OF INTEREST


The scope of the MCCM'08 workshop combines two complementary research
axes, namely model co-evolution and model consistency management.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Classifications of co-evolution scenarios
- Classifications of consistency relationships/inconsistency problems
- Coordination of models, metamodels
- Model, metamodel evolution and co-evolution
- Co-evolution of models and code
- Impact analysis in the context of model co-evolution
- Formal approaches to model consistency management
- Transformational techniques for model co-evolution
- (Automated) synchronisation of evolving models
- Model inconsistency detection and resolution
- Runtime models and consistency validation
- Maintenance of mappings and traceability links between evolving models
- Development and maintenance processes for model consistency management
- Model differencing, comparison, versioning
- Experience reports in the context of MCCM


IMPORTANT DATES

* Workshop submissions: July 14, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2008
* Workshop date: in the period of September 28th - October 3rd, 2008
* Submission site: EasyChair


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


We welcome both short position papers (max. 6 pages) and long
technical papers (max. 15 pages). All submissions will be formally
peer reviewed by at least three reviewers. Short position papers can
contain preliminary work or visionary ideas that still require work.
Long technical papers are intended for more mature results.

Contributions should be uploaded using the EasyChair submission system
at:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dmccm2008

All papers must be written in English, and should adhere to the
Springer LNCS formatting guidelines. Please indicate whether it is a
short position paper or long technical paper and provide contact
information for the main author(s).

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, which
will be a technical report that is made available from the workshop
website. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for
the conference and participate in the workshop. We are also
investigating the possibility to associate a special issue on Model Co-
Evolution and Consistency Management in which extended versions of a
selection of best papers could be submitted.


WORKSHOP ORGANISERS:

- Dirk Deridder, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Alquila, Italy
- Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Universite de Namur, Belgium
- Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

General queries can be sent to: [log in to unmask]


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

- Jean Bezivin, ATLAS Group (INRIA & LINA), University of Nantes, France
- Rubby Casallas, University of Los Andes, Colombia
- Antonio Cicchetti, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
- Serge Demeyer, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
- Stephane Ducasse, INRIA Lille, France
- Vincent Englebert, University of Namur, Belgium
- Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France
- Tudor Girba, University of Bern, Switzerland
- Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
- Viviane Jonckers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Frederic Jouault, ATLAS Group (INRIA & LINA), University of Nantes,
France
- Ralf Laemmel, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- Kim Mens, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
- Tom Mens, Universite of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium
- Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona, USA
- Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de M=E1laga, Spain
- Ragnhild Van Der Straeten, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium


This workshop is organised in cooperation with the MoVES network of
the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme - Belgian State -
Belgian Science Policy.
http://prog.vub.ac.be/moves/


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