[ecoop-info] CfP - 6th Intl. Workshop on ODP for Enterprise Computing (WODPEC 2010)

José Raúl Romero jrromero at uco.es
Wed Feb 3 18:53:18 CET 2010

  6th International Workshop on
ODP for Enterprise Computing (WODPEC 2010)

In conjunction with the 14th IEEE EDOC 2010 (“The Enterprise Computing 
October 2010, Vitória, Brazil


The RM-ODP standard (ISO/IEC 10746 | ITU-T Rec. X.901-X.904, Reference 
Model of Open Distributed Processing) provides a comprehensive and 
coherent framework of concepts for the specification of complex large 
scale IT systems. It has taken on a new significance in the light of the 
Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) initiative from the OMG, the wide-scale 
adoption of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and the emerging 
concepts of Enterprise Architecture. Major companies and organizations 
are starting to use RM-ODP as an effective approach for structuring 
their large-scale distributed IT system specifications.

Work on ODP is entering a new phase. From a practical point of view, 
there are issues related to modeling techniques and notations. The 
standard ISO 19793, UML4ODP, has recently been published, and there is a 
need to exchange experience with its use and information on tools that 
support it. There is also a need to identify other notations able to 
support specific ODP viewpoints, such as SysML, and to report on the 
techniques for integrating specification fragments expressed in 
different notations.

In ISO, a study is underway to examine more powerful techniques for 
expressing policies and related concepts such as obligations, 
permissions and prohibitions. WODPEC will provide a forum for presenting 
the latest thinking in this area and for the presentation of potential 

There are also plans for future ISO activities to show how the ODP ideas 
can be applied to facilitate the processes of Data Design, System 
Planning and in the incorporation of off-the-shelf and legacy 
components. Quality of Service is another topic that is attracting a lot 
of attention in SOA and cloud systems, and which is part of the planned 
activities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to focus thinking 
in these areas.

Since tool support for ODP system specifications is paramount to support 
the practical application of the RM-ODP framework demonstrations of such 
tools are warmly welcome for presentation at the workshop. Relevant 
tools include viewpoint language editors, viewpoint correspondence 
management tools, model analyzers, code generators, viewpoint model 
repositories, etc. The advent of the MDE and the proliferation of 
modeling languages and tools have provided an excellent environment for 
the development of tools for ODP system specifications.

With regard to the relationship of the RM-ODP with other frameworks and 
methodologies, there are issues concerning development methods and 
processes, and current and emerging architectural approaches. How can an 
approach based on the RM-ODP accommodate architectural approaches such 
as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), the Component-based Architecture 
(CBA), and the Event Driven Architecture (EDA)? Can it accommodate 
aspect-oriented development approaches? Can it be successfully 
integrated into development processes such as RUP? What is the 
relationship of the RM-ODP to enterprise architectural frameworks such 
as TOGAF, DoDAF, Archimate?

WODPEC 2010 aims to continue to provide a discussion forum where 
researchers, practitioners, system modelers, tool developers and 
representatives of standardization bodies can meet and exchange 
experiences, problems and ideas related to the ODP framework for system 
specification, its practical application and long term evolution, and 
its use in conjunction with other architectural practices and approaches 
(e.g., MDA, SOA, CBA, EDA) in the realm of Enterprise Distributed Computing.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

RM-ODP system specifications:
- conceptual and formal foundations of the RM-ODP;
- the relationship of an ODP enterprise specification to, and its 
integration with, more general business models or Enterprise Architectures;
- specification for the management of enterprise federations;
- specification of business rules, policies and system evolution;
- specification of policy;
- specification of security and system management;
- the impact of developments in technology on the ODP computational, 
engineering and technology languages;
- the use of ODP for specific application domains (finance, telecomms, 
health care, aerospace, utility, etc.);
- identification and management of correspondences between viewpoints;

Use of UML:
- Experience using the UML4ODP profiles to represent ODP concepts;
- formal semantics for UML Profiles for the representation of ODP concepts;
- representation of viewpoint correspondences using UML;
- the industrial adoption of UML for ODP system specification;
- use of domain-specific or general purpose modelling languages other 
than UML for ODP system specification.

Development practices/approaches and RM-ODP:
- relationship of the RM-ODP approach to, and its integration with, the MDA;
- relationship of the RM-ODP approach to, and its integration with, 
architectural approaches such as SOA, CBA, EDA and aspect-oriented 
- relationship of the RM-ODP approach to, and its integration with, 
development processes such as RUP;
- relationship of the RM-ODP approach to enterprise architectural 
frameworks such as TOGAF or DoDAF.

Tool support for Enterprise Architecture:
- requirements on supporting tools or tool chains (currently in use or 
under development);
- MDD tools for ODP system specifications.

Case studies and experiences
- examples of the application of the RM-ODP approach to the 
specification of IT systems, in particular large-scale distributed systems;
- teaching the system of RM-ODP concepts to students, especially to 
graduate (experienced) students, not only in IT but also in IS, MBA, and 
other programs.


To enable lively and productive discussions, attendance will be limited 
to 25 participants. Priority will be given to those who submit a paper 
or position statement. All submissions will be formally peer reviewed.

Submissions should be 4 to 10 pages long in IEEE Computer Society 
Proceedings format 
(http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting) and include the 
authors’ names, affiliations and contact details. Papers can be 
submitted either as short (4 pages) or full papers (up to 10 pages). 
They should be submitted by e-mail as PDF files before 17 April 2010, 
using the Easychair system: 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 4 June 2010. At least one 
author of accepted papers should register and participate in the 
Workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library. 
A selection of the best papers of the workshop will be invited to submit 
extended versions to the special issue of a journal about “RM-ODP for 
Enterprise Computing” (currently in negotiation).

The duration of the workshop is one day. The workshop will be divided 
into two main sessions (morning and afternoon). The first session will 
be dedicated to the brief presentation of papers, initial discussions, 
and the joint identification of specific issues that participants 
consider to be of particular relevance and deserving further joint 
analysis. These issues will be discussed in groups during the afternoon, 
closing the workshop with a one-hour wrap-up session dedicated to 
drawing the workshop’s conclusions, identifying the open issues, and 
outlining some future work.


Paper submission deadline: 17 April 2010
Paper acceptance notification: 4 June 2010
Camera ready papers due: 16 June 2010
Workshop days: 25 or 26 October 2010 (to be determined)


Peter F. Linington, University of Kent (UK)
José Raúl Romero, University of Córdoba (Spain)
Antonio Vallecillo, University of Málaga (Spain)


João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
Haim Kilov, Stevens Institute of Technology (US)
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Peter F. Linington, University of Kent (UK)
Arve Meisingset, Telenor (Norway)
Zoran Milosevic, Deontik (Autralia)
Hiroshi Miyazaki, Fujitsu (Japan)
José Raúl Romero, University of Córdoba (Spain)
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Maarten Steen, Novay (The Netherlands)
Akira Tanaka, Hitachi (Japan)
Bruno Traverson, EDF R&D (France)
Antonio Vallecillo, University of Málaga (Spain)
Alain Wegmann, EPFL (Switzerland)
Bryan Wood, Agile Enterprise Ltd (UK)
Takahiro Yamada, JAXA (Japan)

For further information about the WODPEC 2010 workshop, please visit the 
workshop site (http://www.rm-odp.net/events/wodpec2010), or send an 
e-mail to wodpec at lcc.uma.es

Dpt. Computer Science
University of Córdoba, Spain
URL. http://www.jrromero.net/en

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