[ecoop-info] CFP Special Issue of the SQJ Journal: Quality in Model-Driven Engineering

Vasco Amaral vasco.amaral at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 14:00:48 CEST 2014

Software Quality Journal
Special issue call for papers
Quality in Model-Driven Engineering (QMDE)

Guest Editors:
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia (marjan.mernik at uni-mb.si)
Vasco Amaral, FCT-UNL, Portugal (vasco.amaral at fct.unl.pt)

Model-driven engineering (MDE) refers to a range of approaches where models
play a core role in software development. Modeling promotes reasoning at
higher level of abstraction, therefore reducing complexity of software
development, while hiding the unnecessary low level details at appropriate
stages, and promoting communication among the several stakeholders in the
development process. MDE initiatives make claims of increased quality and
productivity by separating business and application logic from underlying
platform technology, transforming models to other models and automating
code generation. However, while quality assurance is a well-known topic in
“traditional” Software Engineering, less is known on how to assess quality
across the MDE lifecycle. We should understand not only how to measure the
quality of the MDE process (and determine if it is better than other
approaches), but also to understand the quality of the models themselves
(determining metrics for both models and metamodels’ quality, design
patterns, and anti-patterns).

Scope: This special issue is the proper place to share mature research,
ground-breaking ideas, and experience reports in QMDE. This issue welcomes
all submissions that fall in the referred domain, where topics of interest
include, but are not restricted to:
- State-of-the art of QMDE: approaches and tools
- Evidences and Case Studies of quality achievement with MDE
- Quality assessment in MDE (of both model instances, metamodels)
- Impact of Model and Metamodel Design Patterns and anti-patterns in MDE
- Sound and agile validation of requirements
- Achieving Quality by Model-Based Testing techniques
- Quality in the automatic code generation and Model transformations
- Promoting non-opportunistic reuse of components
- Quality of Models and correlation with the Quality of the corresponding
- QMDE Education

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2014
First Reviews: 30 January 2015
Post Review Submission Deadline: 30 April 2015
Acceptance Notification: 30 June 2015
Camera-ready Paper Deadline: 30 August 2015

Website: http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_

Paper Submission
Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has
neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. If an
earlier version of this work has been published then this submission must
be at least 30% different and the authors should explain in the
introduction the delta between this new paper and the prior version. Papers
should be submitted to the special issue through Editorial Manager
http://sqjo.edmgr.com, selecting the article type "Special Issue: Quality
in Model Driven Engineering".
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