[ecoop-info] 6th Workshop on Models and Evolution, satellite event of the 17th ACM/IEEE Models Conference

Dalila Tamzalit Dalila.Tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr
Thu Jun 5 22:06:01 CEST 2014

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Call for Papers:

ME2014 - "Models and Evolution" Workshop at ACM/IEEE MODELS 2014
September 28 - 30, 2014, Valencia, Spain.

The Models and Evolution (ME) 2014 workshop is a satellite event at 
ACM/IEEE MoDELS 2014 and the continuance of the following events: ME 
2013, ME 2012, ME 2011, ME 2010, MoDSE-MCCM 2009, MCCM 2008 (all at 
MoDELS), MoDSE 2008, MoDSE 2007 (both at CSMR).

This workshop addresses the evolution of artefacts of the modelling 
process, as inspired by analogous evolution required by software 
artefacts, with input from academic as well as industrial practice. As 
Model-Based Development grows in popularity, the models used throughout 
a system’s lifecycle are now core artefacts of modern software 
engineering processes.

With the increasing use of Model-Based Development in many domains 
(e.g., Automotive Software Engineering, Business Process Engineering), 
models are starting to be come core artefacts of modern software 
engineering processes. By raising the level of abstraction and using 
concepts closer to the problem and application domain rather than the 
solution and technical domain, models become core assets and reusable 
intellectual property, being worth the effort of maintaining and 
evolving them. Therefore, increasingly models experience the same issues 
as traditional software artefacts, i.e., being subject to many kinds of 
changes, which range from rapidly evolving platforms to the evolution of 
the functionality provided by the applications developed. These 
modifications include changes at all levels, from requirements through 
architecture and design, to executable models, documentation and test 
suites. They typically affect variouskinds of models including data 
models, behavioural models, domain models, source code models, goal 
models, etc. Coping with and managing the changes that accompany the 
evolution of software assets is therefore an essential aspect of 
Software Engineering as a discipline.

Important Dates
- July 11, 2014: Submission deadline
- August 22, 2014: Author notification
- September 28 - 30, 2014: Workshop


ME 2014 will bring together researchers and practitioners to share 
experi- ences in dealing with the various forms of evolution in 
modelling. ME 2014 combines a strong practical focus with theoretical 
approaches required in any discipline that supports engineering 
practices. In particular, ME 2014 targets researchers and practitioners 
on model-driven engineering to meet, disseminate and exchange ideas, 
identify the key issues related to the problem of model (co-)evolution 
and consistency management, and explore possible solutions and future 
work. We target, in particular, the cross-fertilisation of both the MDE 
and software evolution communities. Therefore we consider models in a 
very broad sense which is essential to allow researchers from different 
communities to identify and discuss commonalties/differences among their 
specific (co-)evolution and consistency man- agement problems. ME 2014 
will be held in Valencia (Spain) and will host invited talks, technical 
sessions, and panels. Especially, ME 2014 will foster the interactions 
between the participants, stimulating lively debates and discussions 
around the topics of interest of the workshop.

Contributions are solicited on all aspects of models and evolution, its 
foun- dations, practices and technologies. In particular, we encourage 
submissions from both academia and industry about the following 
(non-exhaustive) list of topics:

- Methods and languages for expressing and understanding model-driven 
software evolution
- Co-evolution of models, transformation, and artifacts w.r.t. meta-models
- Classification of (co-)evolution scenarios.
- Transformation techniques for evolving models: restructuring, 
refactoring, migration, translation, etc
- Traceability, verification/validation of evolving models and 
- Evolution and domain-specific languages
- Evolution in Cloud computing
- Evolution in SOA
- Evolution in Software Architectures
- Runtime models and consistency validation; (in)consistency management
- Conformance checking, inconsistency management synchronization, 
differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models
- Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven evolution
- Industrial needs, case-studies and experience reports
- Maintenance and evolution of model transformations


Alfonso Pierantonio, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy, 
alfonso.pierantonio at univaq.it
Bernhard Schätz, fortiss Gmbh, Germany, schaetz at fortiss.org
Dalila Tamzalit, University of Nantes, France, 
Dalila.Tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr


Both research papers, experience papers and tool presentations are 
solicited. Papers describing novel applications and making significant 
research contributions are of particular interest. Contributions must be 
written in English, adhere to the Springer LNCS format, and be submitted 
through EasyChair 

- Long papers (max. 10 pages): These contributions should address novel 
research ideas, challenging problems, or practical contributions in the 
domain of model-driven software evolution.

- Short papers (max. 6 pages):

- Industrial feedback: industrial participants may contribute with 
experience or case studies about managing or putting into practice 
model-driven software evolution solutions in an industrial setting;

- Position papers: young researchers may submit extended abstracts about 
their work in progress in the context of model-driven software evolution;

- Visionary papers: these contributions take a visionary stance to the 
field de- scribing long term ambitions, visionary technological 
advancements, paradig- matic changes and research agenda's. Note that 
the ideas presented must be clearly positioned, adequately thought out, 
and sufficiently documented.

- Tool presentations: these submissions present (experience with) tools 
(which may be either research prototypes or commercial tools) that are 
fully/partially dedicated to supporting the evolution issues encountered 
in model based development.

The proceedings will be published on CEUR (http://www.ceur-ws.org).

More Information:http://www.models-and-evolution.com

Dalila Tamzalit


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