[ecoop-info] Final Call for Papers: XM 2014 Submissions Due in One Week

Davide Di Ruscio davide.diruscio at univaq.it
Fri Jul 4 09:06:50 CEST 2014

Co-located with MoDELS 2014

September 29th, 2014 - Valencia, Spain


Increasingly, models are starting to become commonplace and Model Driven
Engineering is gaining acceptance in many domains, including
Automotive, Software Engineering, Business applications and financial
organizations, Defense / aerodynamics / avionic systems, and the
Telecommunications domain. Raising the level of abstraction and using
concepts closer to the problem and application domain rather than the
solution and technical domain, requires models to be written with a
certain agility. This is partly in contrast with MDE whose conformance
relation is analogous to a very strong and static typing system in a
current programming language. For instance EMF does not permit to enter
models which are not conforming to a metamodel: on one hand it allows
only valid models to be defined, on the other hand it makes the
corresponding pragmatics more difficult. In this respect, there is a
wide range of equally useful artefacts between the following extremes

- diagrams informally sketched on paper with a pencil
- models entered in a given format into a generic modeling platform,
e.g., Ecore/EMF

At the moment, MDE encompasses only the latter possibility, while
depending on the stage of the process it makes sense to start with
something closer to the former to eventually end up with 2. For
instance, this might require different notions of conformance and the
possibility to even have a method for user-defined conformance relations
depending on the scope. In other words, we are interested in exploring
the possibility to relax the typing constraints - intended in the
broadest sense - in the current platforms and pursue different forms of
agility in terms of both artefacts (the way they are conform-ing to
metamodels) and processes (the way they are created and whose subsequent
versions linked together in a consistent and uniform framework).

The topics solicited include but are not limited to:

- Support for functional, generic, constraint or dynamic programming
techniques in MDE
- Agility and MDE, agile modeling
- Techniques for embedding domain specific languages in a combined language
- Means for defining different conformance/typing concepts in MDE
- Relating conformance and level of abstraction
- Model typing, methods for flexible typing in MDE
- Meta-modeling by example
- Model sketching
- Integrating modeling and programming
- Experience reports regarding agility in MDE


Two kind of papers are solicited: long (10 pages max.) and short (5 pages
adhering to Springer LNCS style.

Accepted papers will be published as CEUR workshop proceedings, and indexed
DBLP. We will consider having a special issue on the topic on a major
with an extension of the best accepted papers.

Papers should be submitted through Easychair:


Paper submission deadline: July 11, 2014.
Notification: August 22, 2014.
Workshop date:  one day during September 28-30, 2014


Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Juan De Lara, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)


Antonio Cicchetti       Maalardalen University (Sweden)
Antonio Vallecillo      Universidad de Malaga (Spain)
Bernhard Rumpe          RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Bran Selic              Malina Software Corp. (Canada)
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez    Incipit CSIC (Spain)
Colin Atkinson          University of Mannheim (Germany)
Gerti Kappel            Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Jean-Marie Favre        University of Grenoble, (France)
Jeff Gray               University of Alabama (USA)
Jesus Sanchez Cuadrado  Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Jim Steel               University of Queensland (Australia)
Mark Minas         Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany)
Paolo Bottoni         University “Sapienza” of Rome (Italy)
Philipp Kutter          Montages AG (Switzerland)
Richard Paige           University of York (UK)
Robert Hirschfeld       Hasso-Plattner-Institut (Germany)
Stephen Mellor          Freeter (UK)
Tony Clark              Middlesex University (UK)
Vadim Zaytsev           Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (NL)

Davide Di Ruscio, PhD in Computer Science
Department of Information Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics
University of L'Aquila
Via Vetoio, Coppito I-67010 L'Aquila (Italy)
Email: davide.diruscio at univaq.it
WWW:   http://www.di.univaq.it/diruscio
Skype: davidediruscio
Twitter: DDiRuscio
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