[ecoop-info] CfP: 5th International Workshop on Non-functional Properties in Modeling: Analysis, Languages, Processes

Marko Boskovic marko.boskovic at researchstudio.at
Wed Jun 5 16:21:33 CEST 2013

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Call for Papers
                                             NIM-ALP 2013
   5th International Workshop on Non-functional Properties in Modeling:
                           Analysis, Languages, Processes

                                Affiliated with MODELS 2013
                                Miami, USA, Sept 29-Oct 1
http://www.modelsconference.org/ <http://www.modelsconference.org/>
The NIM-ALP workshop series (previously NFPinDSML) brings together 
researchers and
practitioners that explore specification and analysis of Non-functional 
Requirements (NFR)
and estimation, final evaluation, and certification of Non-functional 
Properties (NFPs) of
software systems during the design based on Model Driven Engineering 
The main objective is to provide synergies of process engineering, 
software language engineering,
requirements engineering, software analysis and simulation, and model 
transformation to enable
the development of systems that optimally and certifiably meet NFRs.
A typical NIM-ALP paper studies steps in processes for capturing and 
prioritizing NFRs and
tradeoff analysis of NFPs. Additionally, the typical paper can also 
introduce languages and
annotations for specification of NFRs and NFPs. A typical paper also 
studies formalisms and
simulations for NFP analysis, and transformations of design models that 
enable automated
analysis certification.
Finally, a NIM-ALP paper can also introduce different models and 
interactions of NFPs.
In general, a NIM-ALP paper contributes to understanding of NFRs and 
NFPs and establishment
of analysis approaches, languages, and processes that facilitate 
capturing of NFRs
and the development of software systems whose NFPs optimally and 
certifiably satisfy these NFRs.
Cloud computing rapidly becomes a major research and industrial topic.
It offers easy, convenient, and elastic deployment infrastructure for 
its users.
However, there is still lack of methods for systematic and optimal 
development and
deployment of applications to the cloud. Therefore, there is a need for 
processes, analysis approaches and languages which allow for engineering 
cloud applications.
Therefore, this year's topic of the workshop is non-functional 
properties in Cloud Computing.

*Topics of interest (not limited) are*:
- Languages and approaches for modeling NFRs and NFPs of cloud applications
- Early requirements of cloud applications
- Traceability of NFRs in the cloud applications
- Estimation and evaluation of NFPs in the cloud applications
- Security and privacy in cloud applications
- Multi-dimensional optimization of cloud applications
- Multi-formalisms and multi-solutions to assess different kind of NFPs 
of cloud applications
- Survivability and adaptivity of cloud applications
- Service Level Agreements of cloud applications

Beside topics related to cloud computing, this year's workshop also covers
*general topics like (not limited to):*
- Requirements modeling languages and non-functional properties
- Early non-functional requirements as crosscutting concerns
- Traceability of non-functional requirements
- Estimation and evaluation of non-functional properties (processes 
involving analytical modeling, simulations and measurement)
- Safety and legal certification using MDE principles
- Domain specific modeling languages and quality metrics
- Multi-formalisms and multi-solutions to assess different kind of NFPs
- Prioritization and optimization in the case of multiple NFPs of interest
- Survivability modeling and analysis methods
- Adaptive systems and distributed embedded systems

*Papers submission. *
We solicit contributions from industry (3 to 4 pages), position papers 
(4 to 6 pages) and full technical papers (8 to 10 pages)
formatted according to the LNCS style 
An industry contribution is expected to report the outline of an 
experience report that an industry representative
should present to the audience. It is expected to present industrial 
problems to members of academia.
Short papers will be expected to discuss controversial issues in the 
field or describe interesting or thought-provoking
ideas that are not yet fully developed.
Full papers will be expected to describe new research results and have a 
higher degree of technical rigor than short papers.
All papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere.
All papers should be submitted via the NIM-ALP2013 online submission 
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Selected and improved papers of NIM-ALP2013 and papers solicited through an
open-call for papers will be published in the special issue of an 
appropriate journal.

*Important Dates. *
Deadline for paper submissions: *July 15, 2013*.
Notification of authors: *August 23, 2013*.

*Workshop Organizers.*
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Academia General 
Militar, Spain, simonab at unizar.es <mailto:simonab at unizar.es>
Marko Bos(kovic', Research Studios Austria, 
marko.boskovic at researchstudio.at <mailto:marko.boskovic at researchstudio.at>,
José Merseguer, Dpto Informática e Ing. Sistemas, Universidad de 
Zaragoza, Spain, jmerse at unizar.es <mailto:jmerse at unizar.es>

*Workshop Steering Committee.*
Marko Bos(kovic'  (Research Studios Austria, Austria)
Vittorio Cortellessa (Università dell'Aquila, Italy)
Dragan Gas(evic' (Athabasca University, Canada)
Claus Pahl (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Richard Paige (University of York, UK)
Dorina C. Petriu (Carleton University, Canada)
Bernhard Schätz (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Antonio Vallecillo (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)

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