[ecoop-info] 3rd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP 2012) co-located with TOOLS 2012

Davide Di Ruscio davide.diruscio at univaq.it
Tue Mar 13 16:13:05 CET 2012

3nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice

co-located with TOOLS 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic



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 abstract submissions: March 26, 2012
 Deadline for submissions: April 2, 2012
 Notification of authors: May 2, 2012
 Camera-ready: May 8, 2012
 Workshop date: One day in between May 28 and June 1, 2012


Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Dimitris Kolovos, University of York (UK)


Stephen Barrett, Concordia University (Canada)
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University (Sweden)
Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, University of Murcia (Spain)
Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
Juan de Lara, Universitad Autonoma De Madrid (Spain)
Dirk Deridder, Smals and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama (USA)
Esther Guerra, Universitad Carlos III De Madrid (Spain)
Markus Herrmannsdörfer, TUM (Germany)
Udo Kelter, University of Siegen (Germany)
Ivan Kurtev, Twente University (Netherlands)
Goran Olsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Richard Paige, University of York (UK)
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Louis Rose, University of York (UK)
Hans Vangheluwe, McGill University (Canada) / University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Guido Wachsmuth, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Steffen Zschaler, University of Lancaster (UK)

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