[ecoop-info] ME 2021 @MODELS 2021 cfp

Dalila Tamzalit dalila.tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr
Thu Jun 3 10:41:55 CEST 2021

(Apologies for cross-posting)

The 14th Workshop on Models and Evolution (ME) 2021 call for paper

Co-located with MODELS 2021 - Sun 10 - Fri 15 October 2021


*Scope.* 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 meta-models, 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 meta-models. (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 2021 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 2021 
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.

*Topic*. 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 
–    (Co-)evolution and (co-)adaptation of models, meta-models 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

*Submission guidelines*. We solicit papers of the following types:
1.    Research papers (max. 10 pages) providing novel contributions on 
topics of the workshop presenting novel ideas, addressing challenging 
problems, or making practical contributions.
2.    Position papers (max. 5 pages):
a.    Work in progress papers presenting early work and preliminary 
research results of young researchers in topics related to the workshop.
b.    Visionary papers proposing visionary and strategic ideas and/or 
looking for collaborations around international projects.
c.    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 appreciated.
3.    Tool presentations (max. 5 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 Main conference 
submission formatting, 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 
papers will be published as IEEE online joint proceedings, and indexed 
in DBLP and Scopus.

*Important dates*.
Paper submission: July 15, 2021
Notification to authors: August 21, 2021
Camera ready version: August 28, 2021
Workshop date: October 10-12, 2021


Ludovico Iovino (primary contact)
Gran Sasso Science Institute 67100 L'Aquila, Italy ludovico.iovino at gssi.it

Alfonso Pierantonio
Dept. Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics 
Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
67100 L'Aquila, Italy alfonso.pierantonio at univaq.it

Dalila Tamzalit Universitè de Nantes 44035 Nantes, France
dalila.tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr
**Special Issue*
Best ME 2021 papers may be invited to submit an extended version for a 
Special Section in the SOSYM Journal. This special issue will also be 
open to submissions by anyone interested in the topic.


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