[ecoop-info] CfP: The 5th Workshop on Non-functional Properties in Modeling: Analysis, languages, Processes (NIM-ALP2013, previously NFPinDSML)

Marko Boskovic marko.boskovic at researchstudio.at
Mon Apr 29 12:02:17 CEST 2013

/**/*5th International Workshop on Non-functional Properties in 
Modeling: Analysis, Languages, Processes (NIM-ALP2013, previously 

Affiliated with MODELS 2013, Miami, USA, Sept 29 -- Oct 1, 2013,
*/The NIM-ALP workshop series (previously NFPinDSML) brings together 
researchers and practitioners that explore specification and analysis of 
Non-functional Requirements (NFR) and estimation, final evaluation, and 
certification of Non-functional Properties (NFPs) of software systems 
during the design based on Model Driven Engineering principles. The main 
objective is to provide synergies of process engineering, software 
language engineering, requirements engineering, software analysis and 
simulation, and model transformation to enable the development of 
systems that optimally and certifiably meet NFRs./*

*/A*typical* NIM-ALP paper studies steps in processes for capturing and 
prioritizing NFRs and tradeoff analysis of NFPs. Additionally, the 
*typical paper* can also introduce languages and annotations for 
specification of NFRs and NFPs. A typical paper also studies formalisms 
and simulations for NFP analysis, and transformations of design models 
that enable automated analysis certification. Finally, a NIM-ALP paper 
can also introduce different models and interactions of NFPs.*In 
general, a NIM-ALP paper contributes to understanding of NFRs and NFPs 
and establishment of analysis approaches, languages, and processes that 
facilitate capturing of NFRs and the development of software systems 
whose NFPs optimally and certifiably satisfy these NFRs.

*Cloud computing rapidly becomes a major research and industrial topic. 
It offers easy, convenient, and elastic deployment infrastructure for 
its users. However, there is still lack of methods for systematic and 
optimal development and deployment of applications to the cloud. 
Therefore, there is a need for appropriate processes, analysis 
approaches and languages which allow for engineering cloud applications. 
For this reason, this year's topic of the workshop is non-functional 
properties in Cloud Computing. Topics of interest (not limited) are:

.Languages and approaches for modeling NFRs and NFPs of cloud applications
.Early requirements of cloud applications
.Traceability of NFRs in the cloud applications
.Estimation and evaluation of NFPs in the cloud applications
.Security and privacy in cloud applications
.Multi-dimensional optimization of cloud applications
.Multi-formalisms and multi-solutions to assess different kind of NFPs 
of cloud applications
.Survivability and adaptivity of cloud applications
.Service Level Agreements of cloud applications/*

*/Beside topics related to cloud computing, this year's workshop also 
covers general topics like (not limited to):
.Requirements modeling languages and non-functional properties
.Early non-functional requirements as crosscutting concerns
.Traceability of non-functional requirements
.Estimation and evaluation of non-functional properties (processes 
involving analytical modeling, simulations and measurement)
.Safety and legal certification using MDE principles
.Domain specific modeling languages and quality metrics
.Multi-formalisms and multi-solutions to assess different kind of NFPs
.Prioritization and optimization in the case of multiple NFPs of interest
.Survivability modeling and analysis methods
.Adaptive systems and distributed embedded  systems/*

Papers submission.
*/We solicit contributions from industry (up to 2 pages), position 
papers (4 to 6 pages) and full technical papers (up to 10 pages) 
formatted according to the ACM style 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). An 
industry contribution is expected to report the outline of an experience 
report that an industry representative should present to the audience. 
It is expected to present industrial problems to members of academia. 
Short papers will be expected to discuss controversial issues in the 
field or describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not 
yet fully developed. Full papers will be expected to describe new 
research results and have a higher degree of technical rigor than short 
papers. All papers must not have been previously published or submitted 
All papers should be submitted via the NIM-ALP2013 online submission 
system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nimalp2013. Accepted 
papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Selected and 
improved papers of NIM-ALP2013 and papers solicited through an open-call 
for papers will be published in the special issue of an appropriate 

Important Dates.
*/Deadline for paper submissions: July 15, 2013.
Notification of authors:  August 23, 2013./*

Workshop Organizers.
.Simona Bernardi, */**Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Academia 
General Militar, Spain, simonab at unizar.es /*
.Marko Boškovic, */**Research Studios Austria, 
marko.boskovic at researchstudio.at, /*
.José Merseguer, */**Dpto Informática e Ing. Sistemas, Universidad de 
Zaragoza, Spain, jmerse at unizar.es /*

Workshop Steering Committee.
*/.Marko Boškovic  (Research Studios Austria, Austria)
.Vittorio Cortellessa (Università dell'Aquila, Italy)
.Dragan Gaševic (Athabasca University, Canada)
.Claus Pahl (Dublin City University, Ireland)
.Richard Paige (University of York, UK)
.Dorina C. Petriu (Carleton University, Canada)
.Bernhard Schätz (Technische Universität München, Germany)
.Antonio Vallecillo (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)
*/ /**/
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