[ecoop-info] CfP: 6th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling MPM'12 at MODELS 2012 Autria

Cécile Hardebolle cecile.hardebolle at supelec.fr
Wed May 30 18:22:45 CEST 2012

Call for Papers
MPM'12 - 6th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling
1 Oct. 2012
Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Web: http://avalon.aut.bme.hu/mpm12/

In conjunction with MODELS Conference,
Sept. 30th - Oct. 5th, 2012
Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Scope of the Workshop:
Computational modeling has become the norm 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 
Multi-Paradigm Modeling (CAMPaM) is aiming to address.

The essential element of multi-paradigm 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, a dedicated industry track will be organized.*

This year MPM's topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- *Heterogeneity in models*: multi-domain and multi-physics modeling, 
multi-view modeling, multi-abstraction modeling;
- *Heterogeneity in modeling languages*: engineering of modeling 
language, modeling Models of Computation (MoCs), quality evaluation and 
usability of modeling languages;
- *Multi-Paradigm Modeling techniques*: model transformation, model 
composition, modeling cross-domain interactions, model-based detection 
of unanticipated interactions in heterogeneous systems, visualization of 
multi-paradigm models;
- *Applications of current MPM techniques, in particular industry 

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 26, 2012
Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2012
Camera-ready papers due: September 10, 2012

Submission procedure:
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF via: 

There could be conceptual papers as well as application or tool papers.
Papers may be short (max. 2 pages) or full (max. 6 pages) and follow the 
ACM SIG style available at the workshop web site.
Papers will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program 
All accepted workshop papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Programm Comittee:
Bruno Barroca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Kirstie Bellmann, The Aerospace Corporation
Frédéric Boulanger, Supélec
Didier Buchs, University of Geneva
Peter Bunus, Linkoping University
Arnaud Cuccuru, CEA-LIST
Dirk Deridder, Free University of Brussels
Franck Fleurey, SINTEF
Holger Giese, Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama
Esther Guerra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
James H. Hill, Indiana University/Purdue University
Christophe Jacquet, Supélec
Edward Jones, Lockheed Martin
Mark Minas, University of the Federal Armed Forces
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal
Luis Pedro, D'Auriol Assets
Laurent Safa, Silver Egg Technology
Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University
Andy Schürr, Darmstadt University of Technology
Mamadou K. Traoré, Université Blaise Pascal
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Malaga
Stefan Van Baelen, K.U. Leuven
Pieter van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology
Jeroen Voeten, Eindhoven University of Technology
Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth
Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology

Organizing committee:
Cécile Hardebolle, Supélec
Eugene Syriani, University of Alabama
Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona
Tamás Mészáros, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE)

Steering committee:
Pieter J. Mosterman, MathWorks
Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp and McGill University
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University
Tihamér Levendovszky, Vanderbilt University
Vasco Amaral, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
László Lengyel, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE)

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