[ecoop-info] CfP: ModComp'18: 5th International Workshop on Interplay of Model-Driven and Component-Based Software Engineering

Andreas Wortmann wortmann at se-rwth.de
Tue May 8 13:04:30 CEST 2018


ModComp'18: 5th International Workshop on Interplay of Model-Driven
and Component-Based Software Engineering


At MODELS'18, Copenhagen, Denmark


Deadline for submission of papers: 17 July 2018
Notification for acceptance of papers: 17 August 2018
Workshop dates: 14 October 2018


Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) and Component-Based Software
Engineering (CBSE) have been shown to effectively reduce software
development complexity by (i) shifting the focus from source code to
models and (ii) building software systems as the composition of new
and existing components, respectively. Moreover, the interplay of MDE
and CBSE approaches is gaining recognition as a very promising means
to boost the development of software systems by reducing costs and
risks and shorten time-to-market.
While several attempts to effectively combine MDE and CBSE have been
documented, there are still unsolved clashes arising when exploiting
interplay of MDE and CBSE, mostly due to mismatches in the related
terminology as well as to differences in their basic essence.
As satellite event of MoDELS'18, the goal of ModComp’18 is to gather
researchers and practitioners to share opinions, propose solutions to
open challenges and generally explore the frontiers of interweaving
between MDE and CBSE.


Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:
- Partial model reuse: once individual components are modelled
(interfaces and behavior), these models should be reusable in the
different usage contexts of these components;
- Model composition: building a system model by composition of
pre-existing models of individual components;
- Component versioning: in order to handle evolution when for instance
one component is upgraded to a newer version;
- Modelling component interaction and component behaviours: clear
separation of internal behaviour and externally visible interaction
capabilities, e.g. by interface protocols;
- Model extraction for componentization of legacy systems: when legacy
systems are componentized, generation of architectural and behavioural
models from, e.g., implementation artefacts is needed in order to get
full support from model-based activities such as analysis, e.g. if
those components are reused in a new context. Along with
implementation artefacts, other kinds of information regarding any
observation of the system at runtime, such as, e.g., log files, system
execution traces, traces, might need to be considered for reverse
- Component interoperability: in order to enable the automated
construction of semantic matching and mapping between different
modelling notations (e.g., component models) with emphasis on precise
syntactic, protocol and operational descriptions of components
- Management and elicitation of model interdependencies: in order to
infer and support automated reasoning on the possible
interdependencies between the different software models exploited
throughout the software life cycle;
- Component models evolution: tackling challenges in component models
evolution and model co-evolution which are amplified by the high
degree of interchangeability typical of CBSE;
- Model transformations in presence of third-party components:
exploring how model-driven techniques may deal with third-party
components, especially concerning the preservation of system
properties (both functional and extra-functional) along the involved
model manipulations for e.g. analysis, code generation, etc;
- Metamodel modularity: reasoning on issues related to composability
of (i) metamodels and (ii) views in terms of metamodel portions;
- Composition of MDE artefacts: analysis results, model
transformations, and/or model viewpoints could take advantage of CBSE
advancements in order to ease their reuse, and composition;
- Enforcement of incrementality: models and model manipulations to
support incremental verification and validation of component-based
- Case studies & applications: best practices applied to real-world
applications, lessons learned, success/failure stories in intertwining


ModComp'18 welcomes research papers, experience papers and tool
presentations; nevertheless, papers describing novel research
contributions and innovative applications are of particular interest.
Three types of submissions are solicited: Research Papers, Experience
Reports, and Position Papers.

- Research papers: novel research contributions, challenging problems
tackled with innovative ideas, or practical contributions in the
interplay of MDE and CBSE. Long papers should clearly describe the
situation or problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the
position or solution suggested and the potential benefits of the
contribution (6 pages including figures, appendices AND references).
- Experience reports: tool demonstrations, industrial experiences and
case studies. Authors of papers reporting industrial experiences are
strongly encouraged to make their experimental results available for
use by reviewers. Similarly, case-study papers should describe
significant case-studies and the complete development should be made
available for use by reviewers. Tool demonstration papers should
explain enhancements made in comparison to previously published work.
Authors of tool demonstration papers should make their tool available
for use by reviewers (6 pages including figures, appendices AND
- Position papers: well-pondered and sufficiently documented visionary
papers, new ideas or early research results in one of the topics of
the workshop (2 pages including figures, appendices AND references).

Contributions should represent original and previously unpublished
ideas that are currently not under review in any conference or
journal. Each submitted paper undergoes a formal peer review process
by a minimum of 3 Program Committee members. Submitted papers should
include authors' names, affiliations and contact information.

Special issue at SoSym: We plan to organize a special issue at SoSym
to which the best papers from the workshop will be invited for being
submitted in an extended form. The extended papers would undergo a new
peer-reviewing process.


Workshop organizers and chairs
- Federico Ciccozzi (main contact), Mälardalen University (Sweden)
- Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University (Sweden)
- Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)


Website: http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/ModComp18/
Main contact: Federico Ciccozzi, federico.ciccozzi[at]mdh.se

Dr. Andreas Wortmann                              | Software Engineering
Ahornstr. 55, 52074 Aachen, Germany     | RWTH Aachen University
Phone +49 241 80-21343 / Fax -22218     | http://www.se-rwth.de

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