[ecoop-info] Workshop Models at run.time 2012 -- 1st Call for Papers

Sebastian Götz goetz.jexam at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 25 11:00:24 CEST 2012

7th Workshop Models at run.time  2012 -  MODELS Conference 2012,  Sept.
30th - Oct. 5th, 2012 - Innsbruck/AUSTRIA

1st Call for Papers

Important Dates
Paper submission: 26. July 2012
Author notification: 03. September 2012
Camera-ready version: 24. September 2012
MRT 2012 Workshop:02. October 2012


We are witnessing the emergence of new classes of application that are
highly complex, inevitably distributed, and operate in heterogeneous
and rapidly changing environments. Examples of such applications
include those from pervasive and Grid computing domains. These systems
are required to be adaptable, flexible, reconfigurable and,
increasingly, self-managing. Such characteristics make systems more
prone to failure when executing and thus the development and study of
appropriate mechanisms for runtime validation and monitoring is
needed. In the model-driven software development area, research effort
has focused primarily on using models at design, implementation, and
deployment stages of development. This work has been highly productive
with several techniques now entering the commercialisation phase. The
use of model-driven techniques for validating and monitoring run-time
behaviour can also yield significant benefits. A key benefit is that
models can be used to provide a richer semantic base for run-time
decision-making related to system adaptation and other run-time
concerns. For example, one can use models to help determine when a
system should move from a consistent architecture to another
consistent architecture. Model-based monitoring and management of
executing systems can play a significant role as we move towards
implementing the key self-* properties associated with autonomic


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 build on the previous events where we have
succeeded in building a community and bringing about an initial
exploration of the core ideas of Models at Runtime and now seek:

       • experiences with actual implementations of the concept.
       • rationalisation of the various concepts into overall
architectural perspectives.
       • to make explicit the specific roles that models play at runtime.
       • impact on software engineering methodologies.
       • to continue to build a network of researchers in this
emerging area, based on the results of the earlier editions.

Workshop format

The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience
and ideas related to this new and emerging field. You are invited to
apply for attendance by sending a full-paper (6 pages) or a position
paper (2 pages) in PDF. The paper must conform to the ACM SIGS
formatting guidelines:
Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. The authors
will be notified about acceptance before the MODELS 2010 early
registration deadline. Candidates for best papers (if finally chosen)
can be just taken from the category of full-papers. A primary
deliverable of the workshop is a report that clearly outlines (1) the
research issues and challenges in terms of specific research problems
in the area, and (2) a synopsis of existing model-based solutions that
target some well-defined aspect of monitoring and managing the
execution of systems. Potential attendees are strongly encouraged to
submit position papers that clearly identify research issues and
challenges, present techniques that address well-defined problems in
the area, and are supported by small demos.

The workshop aims to:

       • Integrate and combine research ideas from the areas cited above.
       • Provide a “state-of-the-research” assessment expressed in
terms of research issues, challenges, and accomplishments. This
assessment can be used to guide research in the area.
       • Continue to build a network of researchers in this area,
building on the previous editions.
       • Plan and promote further events on these topics.

We strongly encourage authors to address the following topics. Topics
labelled with (*) are crucially important:

       • What a runtime model looks like and how does it evolve? (*)
       • How are the causal links with executing code realized? How
different is it from good-old reflection? (*)
       • Models at runtime and software aging: does it help or hurt?
       • The role of models at run.time  in the software development process (*)
       • Models at runtime, the silver bullet for runtime assurance and V&V?
       • Role of requirement at runtime, requirements reflection (*)
       • How are the abstractions tied to the types of adaptations
supported? (*)
       • How do these abstractions evolve over time? (*)
       • Are new abstractions created during runtime? (*)
       • MDE at Runtime: Are MDE tools ready (performance, etc.) for more
dynamic usages?
       • Examples of how models can be used to validate and verify the
behaviour of the system at runtime (*)
       • Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches
       • How do models at other phases of the SE lifecycle relate to
the corresponding runtime models?
       • How models at runtime can support large multi-disciplinary teams
in open innovation/continuous design?
       • Models at runtime and scalability: horizontally (managing large
set of nodes) and vertically (from the cloud to the sensors)
       • Small demos and tools that support the use of models at run.time (*)

Workshop Organizers

       • Nelly Bencomo, INRIA, France
       • Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
       • Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen, Germany
       • Brice Morin, SINTEF ICT, Norway
       • Sebastian Götz, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Program Committee

       • Thaís Vasconcelos Batista
       • Walter Cazzola
       • Franck Chauvel
       • Peter J. Clarke
       • Siobhan Clarke
       • Fabio Costa
       • Kerstin Eder
       • Holger Giese
       • Martin Gogolla
       • Lars Grunske
       • Gang Huang
       • Jean-Marc Jézéquel
       • Marin Litoiu
       • Hausi A. Muller
       • Rui Silva Moreira
       • Arnor Solberg
       • Hui Song
       • Matthias Tichy
       • Mario Trapp

Further Information

Web site : http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/bencomo/MRT12/

Contact: Nelly Bencomo nelly at acm.org

Dipl.-Inf. Sebastian Götz
Research Assistant

Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät für Informatik
Institut für Software- und Multimediatechnik
Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnologie
www: http://www.st.inf.tu-dresden.de/
Mail: sebastian.goetz at acm.org
Kontakt: INF 2098
Tel.: +49 351 463 38346

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