[ecoop-info] Second CFPs: Quality Aspects in Model-Driven Engineering Thematic Track @QUATIC 2018

Davide Di Ruscio davide.diruscio at univaq.it
Fri Mar 2 18:04:56 CET 2018


11th International Conference on the Quality of Information and
Communications Technology (QUATIC 2018)

Thematic Track on Quality Aspects in Model-Driven Engineering

4-7 September 2018, Coimbra, Portugal

Model-driven engineering (MDE) refers to a range of approaches where
models play an indispensable role in software development. Modeling
promotes higher level of abstraction, therefore reducing complexity of
software development and promoting communication among the several
stakeholders in the development process (e.g. product managers,
designers, programmers). MDE initiatives, like OMG’s Model-Driven
Architecture (MDA), 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 (ranging from system skeletons to complete, deployable
products). 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 (encompassing new activities such as
metamodel engineering or transformations specification), as well as on
the effective improvements obtained by applying MDE itself, face to
not using it at all.

We seek novel contributions ranging from conceptual frameworks to case
studies on how to leverage ICT systems quality with MDE techniques, as
well as how to induce quality assurance in the MDE lifecycle itself.
Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
•    Quality models in the MDE context
•    Quality assurance in the MDE development flow
•    Evaluating the quality of models and metamodels
•    Models’ traceability throughout the lifecycle
•    Assessing quality in model transformations
•    Measuring the improvement achieved with an MDE approach,
specially regarding quality
•    Quality in the context of model-driven service oriented systems
•    Case studies and lessons learned in applying MDE in industry
•    Empirical studies on the quality of MDE processes
•    Modeling and analyzing quality standards
•    Role of MDE in the quality evaluation of software maintenance,
evolution and migration scenarios

QUATIC 2018, and thus the thematic track, is associated with a Special
Issue at the Software Quality Journal
and provides an opportunity to have an open discussion and receive
feedback in preparation for submission to that special issue.

Submission process:
Authors should submit to
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=quatic2018 a PDF version of
their paper. Full Papers must be in CPS format and not exceed 9 pages,
including figures, references, and appendices. Work In Progress (WIP)
works with relevant preliminary results are limited to 4 pages.
Submissions must be original and will be reviewed by the Track Program
Committee. Accepted papers will be included in the electronic
proceedings of QUATIC’2018 published by Conference Publishing Services
(CPS),  submitted for archiving in Xplore and CSDL, and submitted for
indexing in ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS, ACM Portal, DBLP and DOI
System, subject to one of the authors registering for the conference.
The best papers of this thematic track will be invited to be presented
in the main conference.

Important dates:
•    Paper submission        April 20th AoE, 2018
•    Paper Notification      May 25th AoE, 2018
•    Camera Ready            June 15th AoE, 2018

Davide Di Ruscio, PhD in Computer Science
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics
University of L'Aquila
Via Vetoio, Coppito I-67010 L'Aquila (Italy)
Email: davide.diruscio at univaq.it
WWW:   http://www.di.univaq.it/diruscio
Skype: davidediruscio
Twitter: DDiRuscio

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