[ecoop-info] [CFP] The 14th International Workshop on Models at run.time

Sebastian Götz sebastian.goetz1 at tu-dresden.de
Fri May 31 09:16:17 CEST 2019

The 14th International Workshop on Models at run.time

Models at run.time is co-located with MODELS 2019.
Conference Date: September 15-20 2019
Workshop Date: September 15-17, 2019
Location: Munich, Germany


Abstract Submission Deadline: June 28, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 5, 2019
Notification: July 25, 2019
Camera Ready: August 1, 2019
Workshop: September 15-17, 2019

The complexity of adapting software during runtime has spawned interest 
in how models can be used to validate, monitor and adapt runtime 
behaviour. The use of models during runtime extends the use of modelling 
techniques beyond the design and implementation phases. The goal of this 
workshop is to look at issues related to developing appropriate 
model-driven approaches to managing and monitoring the execution of 
systems. We aim to continue the discussion of research ideas and 
proposals from researchers who work in relevant areas such as MDE, 
software architectures, reflection, and autonomic and self-adaptive 
systems, and provide a "state-of-the-art" research assessment expressed 
in terms of challenges and achievements.

The objectives of this year’s edition of the models at run.time workshop are:
a) to foster work on novel topics covering fundamental as well as 
applied research on models at run.time or, in general, work that attempts 
to apply model-driven techniques at runtime,
b) to bring together researchers from the model-driven software 
development community of different specialized areas including model 
evolution, model transformation, model validation and multi-paradigm 
modeling and
c) to discuss the applicability of research results on models at run.time 
to industrial case studies.

A literature survey on models at run.time has been published in the 
Software and Systems Modelling Journal early this year. As a result, 
this year, we (i) strengthen the focus of the workshop on new hot 
topics, which are at an early stage of research, and call for new types 
of submissions as described below.

Papers can relate (but aren't limited) to the following domains:
- Big Data: application of models at runtime to reflect and adapt the 
of big data applications
- Cyber-physical Systems: hybrid runtime models
- Business Processes: runtime models of (business) workflows
- Cloud Computing: runtime models for, e.g., multi-tenant systems
- Self-adaptive and self-organizing systems in general

We strongly encourage authors to address the following topics in their 

- The causal connection between the system and the runtime model, with
particular focus on a transaction concept for this causal connection 
roll-back ability and data-consistency)
- Distributed models at run.time, i.e., having multiple, interacting systems,
each having an own runtime model
- Modular models at run.time, i.e. , approaches to improve the modularity of
models at run.time systems
- Co-evolving models at run.time, i. e. , systematic approaches to synchronize
multiple, interacting models at run.time systems
- No papers on executable models, unless they are causally (bi-)connected to
a running system (else consider to submit to the co-located workshop on
executable modeling).


The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and 
ideas related to this maturing field. You are invited to apply for 
attendance by sending:

- a full paper (10 pages) on original research, lessons learned from 
realizing an approach or experiences on transferring a research 
prototype into practice,
- a position paper (6 pages) covering a well-argued vision or position,
- a demo paper (2 pages) describing a demonstration to be shown at the 
workshop or
- an artifact paper (2 pages) together with the artifact, which is of 
use to the community (e.g., a reusable case study or a challenging example)

All papers must conform to the IEEE formatting guidelines, which can be 
found at: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. 
Artifacts will be published in ReMoDD, the repository for model-driven 
development (http://www.remodd.org). At least three PC members will 
review each submission. The authors will be notified about acceptance 
before the MODELS 2019 early registration deadline.

You can submit your papers via EasyChair: 


Sebastian Götz (main contact), TU Dresden, Germany
Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK
Kirstie Bellman, Topcy House Consulting, US
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK

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