[ecoop-info] CfP ME workshop @ MODELS2017

Tamzalit Dalila dalila.tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr
Wed May 24 10:09:14 CEST 2017

[Apologies for multiple postings]

CALL FOR PAPERS: 11th International Workshop on "Models and Evolution"
Co-located with ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven 
Engineering Languages & Systems (MODELS 2017), Austin, Texas, Sept 
17-22, 2017

We cordially invite submissions to the 11th International Workshop on 
Models and Evolution (ME) held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 20th 
International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and 
Systems (MODELS) at Austin, Texas in September, 2017.

Software artefacts constantly increase in complexity, variety and 
novelty. Environment and business constraints, user requirements and new 
insights put additional pressure on their adaptability, availability, 
reliability and quality: they continuously need to be up to date. But 
evolution issues are critical, complex and costly to manage. They 
concern requirements, architecture, design, source code, documentation, 
integration or deployment. They also typically affect various kinds of 
models (data, behavioral, domain, source code or goal models). 
Addressing and managing these varieties of changes is essential. Models 
and metamodels, the cornerstone of complex software systems’ 
abstractions, represent a powerful mean for facing software evolution 
challenges by ensuring a more abstract and expressive modeling of 
software evolution. They can help and guide software evolution and can 
enforce and reduce critical risks and important involved resources. The 
workshop puts the focus on Models and Evolution by considering two main 
sides: (1) Managing software evolution needs by relying on the 
high-​level abstraction power of models and metamodels. (2) Managing 
model and metamodel evolution needs and the co-evolution of all related 
software artefacts by putting attention to their increasing evolution 
issues as they become primary artefacts.

ME 2017 will bring together researchers and practitioners to share 
experiences in dealing with the various forms of models and evolution. 
It combines a strong practical focus with theoretical approaches as 
required in any discipline to support engineering practices. ME 2017 
targets researchers and practitioners on model-driven engineering to 
meet, disseminate and exchange ideas, identify the key issues related to 
the problem of models and evolution and explore possible solutions and 
future work.

Contributions are solicited on all aspects of models and evolution, its 
foundations, practices and technologies. In particular, we encourage 
submissions from both academia and industry about the following 
(non-exhaustive) list of topics:
Formalisms, theories, formal approaches, methods and languages for 
expressing and understanding model-driven software evolution
Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven software evolution
(Co-)evolution and (co-)adaptation of models, metamodels and modeling 
languages; classification of (co-)evolution scenarios
Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronization, 
differencing, comparison, impact analysis of evolving models
Transformation techniques for evolving models: restructuring, 
refactoring, migration, translation, composition, versioning, etc.
Maintenance and evolution of domain-specific languages
Maintenance and evolution of model transformations
Traceability maintenance, verification, and validation of evolving 
models, evolving model transformations, and evolving modeling languages; 
runtime models
Analysis of model maintainability
Variability management using models
Model-driven software architecture recovery, reverse architecting, 
reconstruction, migration and software release engineering
Model-based and model-related techniques for legacy systems evolution 
and systems integration
Reusable evolution solutions and patterns
Evolution issues in new and emerging systems and paradigms (e.g., 
cyber-security, cyber-physical systems, systems of systems, systems 
engineering, Internet of Things, cloud computing and its Software, 
Platform, Infrastructure (SPI) model, data analytics, big data, social 
media, devices and services, mobile applications, open source software, 
sustainability and modeling for social good, open architectures, 
product-line architectures, software ecosystems, Service-Oriented 
Architecture (SOA), micro-services, enterprise architectures)
Model-driven software evolution regarding energy-awareness and 
Training, education, and certification around software evolution
State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in software evolution
Empirical studies, industrial needs, experience reports and experiments 
in software evolution
Tools and methods supporting all of the above topics

We solicit papers of the following types:
Research papers (max. 10 pages) providing novel contributions on topics 
of the workshop presenting novel ideas, addressing challenging problems, 
or making practical contributions.
Position papers (max. 6 pages):
Work in progress papers presenting early work and preliminary research 
results of young researchers in topics related to the workshop.
Visionary papers proposing visionary and strategic ideas and/or looking 
for collaborations around international projects.
Industrial experience papers reporting about experiences in the area of 
models and evolution, novel industrial tools, and positions from 
industry about experience and/or case studies about managing or putting 
into practice model-driven software evolution solutions are highly 
Tool presentations (max. 6 pages) presenting (experience with) tools 
(which may be either research prototypes or commercial tools) that are 
fully/partially dedicated to supporting the model-based software 
evolution and evolution issues encountered in model-based development.
Contributions must be written in English, adhere to the ACM SIGS format, 
and be submitted through EasyChair 
All submissions must be original work and must not have been previously 
published or being under review elsewhere. For each accepted paper, at 
least one of the authors must register for the workshop, participate 
fully in the workshop, and present the paper at the workshop. Accepted 
workshop papers will be published on CEUR-WS.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2017
Paper submission deadline: July 7, 2017
Notification to authors: July 28, 2017
Workshop date: September 17, 18 or 19, 2017

Tanja Mayerhofer, TU Wien (Austria)
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Bernhard Schätz, fortiss GmbH (Germany)
Dalila Tamzalit, University of Nantes (France)

Program Committee
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Alessandra Bagnato, Softeam, France
Mireille Blay-Fornarino, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, I3S, France
Francis Bordeleau, Canada
Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Davide Di Ruscio, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
Anne Etien, University of Lille 1, France
Jesus Garcia-Molina, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Sebastien Gerard, CEA, France
Holger Giese, Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH, 
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
Rich Hilliard, IEEE Computer Society, USA
Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Udo Kelter, University of Siegen, Germany
Philip Langer, Eclipse Source, Austria
Olivier Le Goaer, LIUPPA, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
Shahar Maoz, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Salvador Martínez, INRIA, France
Tom Mens, University of Mons, Belgium
Richard Paige, University of York, UK
Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Massimo Tisi, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Konrad Wieland, Sparx Systems, Austria
Manuel Wimmer, TU Wien, Austria

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