[ecoop-info] CfP: 5th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling MPM'11 at MODELS 2011 New Zealand

Cecile Hardebolle cecile.hardebolle at supelec.fr
Fri Jul 1 09:29:36 CEST 2011

Call for Papers
MPM'11 - 5th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling
October 16, 2011
Wellington, New Zealand

Web: http://avalon.aut.bme.hu/mpm11/

In conjunction with MODELS Conference,
October 16-21, 2011
Wellington, New Zealand

Scope of the Workshop:
Computational modeling has become the norm in industry to remain 
competitive and be successful. As such, Model-Based Design of embedded 
software has enterprise-wise implications and modeling is not limited to 
isolated uses by a single engineer or team. Instead, it has reached a 
proliferation much akin to large software design, with requirements for 
infrastructure support such as version control, configuration 
management, and automated processing.

The comprehensive use of models in design has created a set of 
challenges beyond that of supporting one isolated design task. In 
particular, the need to combine, couple, and integrate models at 
different levels of abstraction and in different formalisms is posing a 
set of specific problems that the field of Computer Automated 
Multiparadigm Modeling (CAMPaM) is aiming to address.

The essential element of multiparadigm modeling is the use of explicit 
and heterogeneous models throughout. This leads to a framework with 
omnipresent models. Some represent the syntax of formalisms used for 
modeling, others are used to model the transformations that represent 
the operational semantics, as well as model-to-model transformations for 
inter-formalism transformation. Moreover, others are used to model the 
composition of models or even to model the composition of modeling 
formalisms. These models are then used to facilitate generative tasks in 
a language engineering space, such as evolving a domain specific 
modeling formalism as its requirements change, but also in a tool 
engineering space, such as automatic generation of integrated 
development environments. The use of ubiquitous explicit models during 
the whole system design process, from modeling formalism definition to 
system implementation, allows multiple types of analyses at various 
levels with great benefits in terms of performance, cost-effectiveness, 
safety, etc.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners in the area of Multi-Paradigm Modeling in order to 
identify possible points of synergy, common problems and solutions, tool 
building aspects and visions for the future of the area.

This year MPM's topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Applications (of current MPM techniques and tools and test/validate it);
- Multi-domain and multi-physics modeling;
- Modeling language engineering;
- Model transformations;
- Model composition;
- Multi-view modeling;
- Visualization of multi-paradigm models;
- Multi-abstraction;
- Usability of tools and models;
- (Meta-)model evolution;
- Model exchange, debugging, testing and consistency;
- Education of engineers.

All of the above topics should be considered in the MPM context.
Contributions should clearly address the foundations of multi paradigm 
modeling by demonstrating the use of models to achieve the stated 
objectives and discuss the benefits of explicit modeling.

Important dates:
Paper submission deadline: July 31, 2011
Notification of acceptance: September 5, 2011
Camera-ready papers due: September 12, 2011
Workshop date: October 16, 2011

Submission procedure:
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF via EasyChair: 
Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages and follow the style 
available at the workshop web site.
Papers will be peer reviewed. Revised versions of the accepted papers 
will be published in the workshop post-proceedings, which will take the 
form of an issue of the Electronic Communications of the EASST journal 
(indexed by DBLP). Extended versions of the best two papers will be 
published in the LNCS series of Springer.

Programm Comittee:
- Arnaud Cuccuru, CEA LIST, France
- Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
- Bruno Barroca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Chris Paredis, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Christophe Jacquet, Supélec, France
- Didier Buchs, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Dirk Deridder, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
- Esther Guerra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
- Eugene Syriani, McGill University, Canada
- Franck Fleurey, SINTEF, Norway
- Frédéric Boulanger, Supélec, France
- Gergely Mezei, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
- Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, USA
- Holger Giese, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
- Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
- Jeroen Voeten, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona, USA
- Laurent Safa, Silver Egg Technology, Japan
- Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Mark Minas, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
- Martin Toerngren, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Matteo Risoldi, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Pieter van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
- Stefan Van Baelen, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
- Steve Hostettler, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Thomas Feng, Oracle, USA
- Thomas Kühne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Organizing committee:
Vasco Amaral, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Peter Bunus, Linkoping University, Sweden
Cécile Hardebolle, Supélec, France
László Lengyel, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Steering committee:
Pieter J. Mosterman, The MathWorks Inc., USA
Hans Vangheluwe, MSDL, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Gabor Karsai, ISIS, Vanderbilt University, USA
Tihamér Levendovszky, ISIS, Vanderbilt University, USA
Juan de Lara, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

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