[ecoop-info] FIRST CALL: MULTI-Level Modelling Workshop 2015 @ MODELS2015

Georg Grossmann georg.grossmann at cs.unisa.edu.au
Wed May 20 14:03:21 CEST 2015


The Second International Workshop on Multi-Level Modelling (MULTI 2015)
Co-Located with the ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2015)
September, 27 until October, 2, 2015, Ottawa, Canada
Homepage: http://miso.es/multi/2015/
Contact: multi2015 at easychair.org

Paper submission: July 17, 2015
Author notification: August 21, 2015
Proceedings online: September 19, 2015

As interest in multi-level modelling grows, and the range of multi-level 
modelling tools expands, there is an urgent need to consolidate the key 
principles of the paradigm and clarify the essential differences between 
various approaches. This second two-day incarnation of the MULTI 
workshop series therefore aims to continue the community building that 
was successfully initiated in the 1st International Workshop on 
Multi-Level Modelling held in Valencia in 2014. Although multi-level 
modeling has now been used successfully in a variety of industrial 
projects and standards definition initiatives, there is still no clear 
consensus on what the paradigm actually entails and what the best 
practices are for applying it. For example,
there are still diverging views on whether it is sound to combine 
instance facets and type facets into so-called clabjects, whether  the 
principles of  strict meta-modelling are too restrictive, and if they 
are, what alternative principles should be used to establish sound 
multi-level hierarchies. This lack of a foundational consensus is 
mirrored by the lack of a common focus in the currently available 
multi-level tools. Until these differences are resolved and the
principles and practices of the approach are placed on a solid 
foundation, multi-level modelling will remain a niche technology and its 
user base will remain relatively small.


The goal of MULTI 2015 is to build on the momentum established in the 
first workshop by encouraging the community to delineate different 
approaches to multi-level modelling and define objective ways
to evaluate their respective strengths/weaknesses.  One component 
addressing both these goals is to identify standard/canonical examples 
specially designed to exercise the abilities of multi-level
modelling approaches. Such examples could be the result of or further 
support an analysis of which high level goals are addressed by 
multi-level modelling in general. We encourage submissions on
new concepts, implementation approaches and formalisms as well as 
submissions on controversial positions, requirements for evaluation 
criteria or case-study scenarios. Contributions in the area of tool 
building, multi-level modelling applications, and educational material 
are equally welcome.


Suggest topics include, but are not limited to:
* the exact nature of elements in a multi-level hierarchy and how best 
to represent them,
* the importance and role of potency and its variants such a durability 
and mutability,
* the role of power types and the best way to represent them,
* the structure and labelling of a multi-level modelling framework ,
* methods and technique for discovering clabjects, specializations and 
classification relationships,
* formal approaches to multi-level modelling,
* experiences and challenges in providing tool support for multi-level 
* experiences and challenges in applying multi-level modelling 
techniques to large and/or real world problems,
* model management languages (transformation, code generation etc.) in a 
multi-level setting,
* comparisons of multi-level and two-level solutions for modelling problems,
* criteria and approaches for comparing multi-level modelling approaches.
* canonical multi-level modelling examples and challenges


Two kinds of papers are solicited: regular papers (max 10 pages), and 
position papers (max 5 pages), adhering to the Springer LNCS style. 
Accepted papers will be published as CEUR workshop proceedings,
and indexed in DBLP. As with MULTI 2104 we aim to arrange for extended 
versions of the best papers to be published in SoSyM.


Colin Atkinson (Germany)
Georg Grossmann (Australia)
Thomas Kühne (New Zealand)
Juan de Lara (Spain)

(final list will be announced soon)

Samir Al-Hilank (Germany)
Joao-Paulo Almeida (Brazil)
Colin Atkinson (Germany)
Tony Clark (UK)
Juan de Lara (Spain)
Alexander Egyed (Austria)
Ralph Gerbig (Germany)
Martin Gogolla (Germany)
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez (Spain)
Esther Guerra (Spain)
Georg Grossmann (Ausralia)
Esther Guerra (Spain)
Stefan Jablonski (Germany)
Manfred Jeusfeld (Sweden)
Thomas Kühne (New Zealand)
Tomi Männistö (Finland)
Wolfgang Pree (Austria)
Alessandro Rossini (Norway)
Michael Schrefl (Austria)
Markus Stumptner (Australia)
Manuel Wimmer (Austria)
Steffen Zschaler (UK)

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