[ecoop-info] 2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP) 2011 : CFP

Davide Di Ruscio davide.diruscio at univaq.it
Thu Mar 3 09:32:13 CET 2011

2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP) 2011

held in conjunction with TOOLS 2011

June 30 - Zurich, Switzerland



Model Driven Engineering elevates models to first class artefacts of
the software development process. To facilitate multi-user
collaboration and enable version management and seamless evolution of
models and metamodels, support for robust and performant model
comparison and differencing mechanisms is essential.

Previous research has demonstrated that mechanisms used for comparison
and differencing of text-based artefacts (e.g. source code) are not
sufficient for comparing models, as they are unaware of the structure
and the semantics of the compared artefacts.

To date, several model-specific model comparison approaches have been
proposed, each demonstrating different characteristics and focusing on
particular sub-problems. For instance, model comparison techniques
have been adopted for software refactoring, for transformation
testing, to support the coupled evolution of metamodel and models, or
to analyse existing artefacts with respect to some criteria. However
the consensus
is that this research area is still young and more research is
required in order to achieve the full potential of model comparison.

The goal of the workshop is to gather together both researchers in the
area of model comparison and differencing to report novel results, and
especially adopters of existing approaches to present their
experiences and provide insights on issues encountered when applying
these approaches in practice.


Cedric Brun (Leader of the EMF Compare project) - OBEO


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 - Model comparison
 - Model differencing
 - Model versioning
 - Metamodel evolution and model co-evolution
 - Empirical results from applying model comparison in practice
 - Industrial use cases
 - Benchmarking


All submissions will be formally evaluated by three reviewers. Papers
must be submitted as PDF and strictly adhere to the ACM SIG
proceedings format. Papers must not exceed ten (10) pages in this
format, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Paper
submissions will be made electronically via the workshop submission
web page, using the EasyChair service. All submissions must be
original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be
under consideration for publication, elsewhere. At least one author of
each accepted paper should register for the conference and participate
in the workshop.


Accepted papers shall be published in the ACM Digital Library through
the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Extended versions
of the highest quality submissions will be advocated for inclusion in
a special issue of a journal (TBD).


 Deadline for submissions:   March 31, 2011
 Notification of authors: May 14, 2011
 Camera-ready: May 31, 2011
 Workshop date: June 30, 2011


 Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
 Dimitrios S. Kolovos, University of York (UK)


Stephen Barrett, Concordia University (Canada)
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University (Sweden)
Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, University of Murcia (Spain)
Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
Juan de Lara, Universitad Autonoma De Madrid (Spain)
Dirk Deridder, Smals and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama (USA)
Esther Guerra, Universitad Carlos III De Madrid (Spain)
Markus Herrmannsdörfer, TUM (Germany)
Udo Kelter, University of Siegen (Germany)
Ivan Kurtev, Twente University (Netherlands)
Goran Olsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Richard Paige, University of York (UK)
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Louis Rose, University of York (UK)
Guido Wachsmuth, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Dennis Wagelaar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Steffen Zschaler, King's College London (UK)

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