[ecoop-info] 3. Workshop on View-based, Aspect-oriented, and Orthographic Software Modelling (VAO)

Erik Burger burger at kit.edu
Tue Mar 17 18:02:40 CET 2015

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|                  VAO 2015 - Call for Contributions                |
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|                          3rd Workshop on                          |
|  View-Based, Aspect-Oriented and Orthographic Software Modelling  |
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|                   A satellite event of STAF 2015                  |
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|                    21 July 2015, L'Aquila, Italy                  |
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|      For a complete PDF version of this call please visit:        |
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|       http://vao.ipd.kit.edu/uploads/media/vao2015_cfp.pdf        |
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In Model-Driven Engineering, the functionality of complex systems lies
beyond the representative capabilities of a single model. Therefore,
an increasing variety of heterogeneous models and languages are used
in the various phases of software development. Information about a
system is consequently spread across these various models with
possible overlaps, redundancies, and inconsistencies. To cope with
this complexity, which normally exceeds the cognitive capacity of a
single individual, various approaches have been developed to
re-organize information during systems development.

Different approaches that allow system modelling from various
perspectives or according to separate concerns focus on such diverse
issues that it is difficult to compare and evaluate them. Some of them
present solutions for a specific set of modelling languages or views,
but make it hard to assess the applicability in other scenarios.
Others provide means to define new views on models, but do not
consider how redundancy-free models can be established.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners with an interest in model-driven software development to
foster a fruitful cross-pollination of ideas between different
communities dealing with the separation and integration of views,
concerns, and roles in system modelling. In break-out sessions,
potential topics for scientific exchange will be elicited, possible
comparison criteria will be collected, and ideas for future
colaborations will be discussed.

In order to provide a foundation for these discussions, we encourage
submissions on new concepts, implementations or formalism as well as
submissions on controversial positions, requirements for a common
case-study or case-study scenarios. Submissions should contribute to
investigating and discussing the benefits and drawbacks of different
multi-view modelling approaches or identifying best practices.

The workshop is interested in submissions on all topics related to
model-driven development that deal with the separation and integration
of different perspectives, languages, abstractions, views or concerns.
More specifically, this includes:
- bridging the gap between different views or metamodels,
- generating, defining and evolving different views, models and
- round-trip engineering and co-evolution of different models,
- composition of different views, models and metamodels,
- (bidirectional) transformations of metamodels,
- avoiding inconsistencies, overlap and redundancies between modelling
- using role modelling concepts for model-driven engineering,
- generating models and metamodels for multiple views or formalisms,
- separating and re-integrating cross-cutting concerns or model
- dynamic information hiding for partial views,
- coupling of software and non-software models

Submissions to the workshop are possible in two categories.

*Research papers* should describe original work on a problem or
solution that pertains to the systematic separation or integration of
models, concerns, views, or other modelling artefacts on six to eight

*Position papers* should present a well-defined position on how
various modelling languages, viewpoints, heterogeneous subsystems, or
concerns should be handled in MDE on two to four pages.

All paper submissions have to adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings Style
(alternate format).

Uwe Aßmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Erik Burger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Thomas Goldschmidt, ABB Corporate Research, Ladenburg, Germany
Ralf Reussner, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Karlsruhe, Germany

The proceedings of VAO 2015 will be published in the ACM Digital

Important Dates
Abstract submission: 24 April 2015
Paper submission: 8 May 2015
Author notification: 5 June 2015
Camera-ready version: 19 June 2015
Workshop date: 21 July 2015

vao-workshop at ira.uka.de




Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Faculty of Informatics
Institute for Programme Structures and Data Organisation
IPD Reussner - Software Design and Quality

Dr.-Ing. Erik Burger

Am Fasanengarten 5, Building 50.34, Room 241
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Phone: +49 721 608-45765 (-45993, secr.)
Fax: +49 721 608-45990
Email: burger at kit.edu

KIT - University of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and
National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association

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