[ecoop-info] IWMCP 2010 Call for Papers

Davide Di Ruscio davide.diruscio at univaq.it
Thu Mar 25 15:50:30 CET 2010

[Apologies for multiple receipts]

International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP) 2010

			an ICMT 2010 Workshop

		  July 1, 2010 - Malaga, Spain



Model Driven Engineering elevates models to first class artefacts of the
software development process. To facilitate multi-user collaboration and
enable version management and seamless evolution of models and
metamodels, support for robust and performant model comparison and
differencing mechanisms is essential.

Previous research has demonstrated that mechanisms used for comparison
and differencing of text-based artefacts (e.g. source code) are not
sufficient for comparing models, as they are unaware of the structure
and the semantics of the compared artefacts.

To date, several model-specific model comparison approaches have been
proposed, each demonstrating different characteristics and focusing on
particular sub-problems. For instance, model comparison techniques have
been adopted for software refactoring, for transformation testing,
to support the coupled evolution of metamodel and models, or to analyse
existing artefacts with respect to some criteria. However the consensus
is that this research area is still young and more research is required
in order to achieve the full potential of model comparison.

The goal of the workshop is to gather together both researchers in the
area of model comparison and differencing to report novel results, and
especially adopters of existing approaches to present their experiences
and provide insights on issues encountered when applying these
approaches in practice.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  - Model comparison
  - Model differencing
  - Model versioning
  - Metamodel evolution and model co-evolution
  - Empirical results from applying model comparison in practice
  - Industrial use cases
  - Benchmarking


All submissions will be formally evaluated by three reviewers. Papers
must be submitted as PDF and strictly adhere to the ACM SIG proceedings
format. Papers must not exceed ten (10) pages in this format, including
all text, references, appendices, and figures. Paper submissions will be
made electronically via the workshop submission web page, using the
EasyChair service. All submissions must be original work, and must not
have been previously published, nor be under consideration for
publication, elsewhere. At least one author of each accepted paper
should register for the conference and participate in the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the
International Conference Proceedings Series. Extended versions of the
highest quality submissions will be advocated for inclusion in a special
issue of a journal.


  Deadline for submissions:   March 31, 2010
  Notification of authors: May 14, 2010
  Camera-ready: May 31, 2010
  Workshop date: July 1, 2010


  Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
  Dimitrios S. Kolovos, University of York (UK)


Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University (Sweden)
Jesus Sanchez Cuadrado, University of Murcia (Spain)
Juan de Lara, Universitad Autonoma De Madrid (Spain)
Dirk Deridder, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama (USA)
Esther Guerra, Universitad Carlos III De Madrid (Spain)
Markus Herrmannsdörfer, TUM (Germany)
Ivan Kurtev, Twente University (Netherlands)
Goran Olsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Richard Paige, University of York (UK)
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
José Eduardo Rivera, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
Louis Rose, University of York (UK)
Guido Wachsmuth, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Dennis Wagelaar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Steffen Zschaler, University of Lancaster (UK)

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