[ecoop-info] MULTI 2016 -- CALL FOR PAPERS

Colin Atkinson atkinson at informatik.uni-mannheim.de
Mon May 2 16:37:26 CEST 2016

The Third International Workshop on Multi-Level Modelling (MULTI 2015)
co-located with the ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2016)

October 2-7, 2016, Saint-Marlo, France

Contact:multi2016 at easychair.org

Paper submission: July 17, 2016
Author notification: August 14, 2016
Proceedings online: September 19, 2016

As interest in multi-level modelling grows, and the range of multi-level
modelling tools expands, there is growing interest in consolidating the key
principles of the paradigm and clarifying the essential differences between
heterogeneous approaches.  Although multi-level modelling has now been used
successfully in a variety of industrial projects and standards initiatives,
there is still no clear consensus on what the paradigm actually entails and
how it should be applied. For example, there are different views on whether
it is sound to combine instance facets and type facets into so-called
clabjects, whether strict metamodeling is too restrictive, and what tool
architectures provide the best framework for modelling with multiple
classification levels. This lack of a foundational consensus is mirrored by
the lack of a common focus in current 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 2016 is to address these challenges and continue the
community building established in the previous workshops. In particular,
the goal is to encourage the community to delineate different approaches to
multi-level modelling and define objective ways to evaluate their
respective strengths/weaknesses.  One key way of addressing this goal 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, canonical examples and
educational material are equally welcome.


Suggest topics include, but are not limited to

- the exact nature and semantics 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
- transitioning from traditional modelling approaches/tools to multi-level
- engineering domain-specific languages and complete tool support
- methods and technique for discovering clabjects, specializations and
classification relationships
- formal approaches to multi-level modelling
- challenges in providing tool support for multi-level modelling
- experiences and challenges in applying multi-level modelling to large /
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
and evaluating their usability
- canonical multi-level modelling examples and challenges
- distinct and multiple viewpoints on multi-level models
- methods for developing multi-level systems and languages
- innovative systems architectures enabled by multi-level languages
- multi-level modelling versus knowledge engineering and ontologies


Two kinds of papers are solicited: regular papers (max 10 pages), and
position papers (max 5 pages), adhering to Springer LNCS style. Papers
should be submitted via Easychair (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=multi2016). Accepted papers will be
published as CEUR workshop proceedings indexed in DBLP.

Colin Atkinson (Germany)
Tony Clark (UK)
Georg Grossmann (Australia)

Joao-Paulo Almeida (Brazil)
Dirk Draheim (Austria)
Ralph Gerbig (Germany)
Alexander Egyed (Austria)
Ulrich Frank (Germany)
Martin Gogolla (Germany)
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez (Spain)
Esther Guerra (Spain)
Hans-Georg Fill (Austria)
Yngve Lamo (Norway)
Stefan Jablonski (Germany)
Manfred Jeusfeld (Sweden)
Tomi Männistö (Finland)
Wolfgang Pree (Austria)
Alessandro Rossini (Norway)
Michael Schrefl (Austria)
Manuel Wimmer (Austria)
Steffen Zschaler (UK)
Jorn Bettin (Australia)

Thomas Kühne (New Zealand)
Juan de Lara (Spain)

Prof. Dr. Colin Atkinson
Software Engineering Group
University of Mannheim
B6, 26, C2.11
D-68131 Mannheim

Tel.: +49 621 181 3911
www: http://swt.informatik.uni-mannheim.de

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