[ecoop-info] [CfP] 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems (MPM4CPS at MoDELS'21)

Moussa Amrani moussa.amrani at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 17:23:34 CEST 2021

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*Third International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling*

*for Cyber-Physical Systems – MPM4CPS’21*

*10 – 12 October 2021 – Satellite event at MODELS 2021, Virtual Event*


*Organizing Committee*

*Moussa Amrani*, Université de Namur
*Dominique Blouin, *Télécom Paris, IP Paris

*Moharram Challenger*, University of Antwerp

*Julien Deantoni, *Université Nice - Sophia Antipolis

*Robert Heinrich,* Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

*Manuel Wimmer*, JKU Linz, CDL-MINT

*Steering Committee*

*Hans Vangheluwe*, University of Antwerp – Flanders Make and McGill
*Pieter J. Mosterman*, The Mathworks
*Jeff Gray*, University of Alabama
*Vasco Amaral*, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

*Program Committee*
*Andrea d'Ambrogio, *University of Rome Tor Vergata

*Andreas Wortmann, *University of Stuttgart

*Ankica Barisic*, Université Côte d'Azur

*Antonio Cicchetti, *Mälardalen Research and Technology Centre (MRTC)

*Antonio Vallecillo, *Universidad de Málaga
*Bran Selic, *Malina Software Corporation

*Clark Verbrugge, *McGill University
*Eugene Syriani, *Université de Montréal
*Ferhat Erata, *Yale University

*Federico Ciccozzi, *Mälardalen University

*Frédéric Boulanger, *CentraleSupélec and Laboratoire

*Hana Mkaouar, *Télécom Paris, IP Paris

*Mauro Iaccono*, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
*Rahele Eslampanah,* University of Antwerp
*Shaukat Ali, *Simula Research Laboratory
*Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay* BITS Pilani, India

*Stefan Klikovits, *National Institute of Informatics Tokyo
*Thomas Kühne, *Victoria University of Wellington

*Scope of the Workshop*

Tackling the complexity involved in developing truly complex, designed
systems is a topic of intense research and development. System complexity
has drastically increased once software components were introduced in the
form of embedded systems, controlling physical parts of the system, and has
only grown in CPS, where the networking aspect of the systems and their
environment are also considered. The complexity faced when engineering CPS
is mostly due to the plethora of cross-disciplinary design alternatives and
inter-domain interactions. To date, no unifying theory or system design
methods, techniques, or tools to design, analyze, and ultimately deploy CPS
exist. Individual (physical systems, software and network) engineering
disciplines offer only partial solutions and are no match for the
complexity observed in CPS. Multi-Paradigm Modeling (MPM) offers a
foundational framework for gluing the several disciplines together in a
consistent way. The inherent complexity of CPS is broken down into
different levels of abstraction and views, each expressed in appropriate
modeling formalisms. MPM offers processes and tools that can combine,
couple, and integrate each of the views that compose a system.

MPM encompasses many research topics - from language engineering (for DSLs,
including their (visual) syntax and semantics), to processes to support
multi-view and multi-abstraction modeling, simulation for system analysis,
and deployment. The added complexity that CPS brings compared to embedded
and software-intensive systems requires looking at these new applications
and how MPM techniques can be applied or adapted to them, tying together
multiple domains. Many remaining research questions require answers from
researchers in different domains, as well as a unified effort from
researchers that work on supporting techniques and technologies.

*Topics of Interest (including, but not limited to)*

* *Heterogeneous models:* multi-domain and multi-physics modeling,
multi-view modeling, multi-abstraction modeling;

* *Heterogeneity in modeling languages: *"blended" textual/visual modeling,
modular design of modeling languages, the modeling/formal
analysis/simulation/synthesis of user interfaces;

*  *Multi-Paradigm Modeling techniques: *model transformation, model
composition and integration, modeling cross-domain interactions,
model-based detection of unanticipated interactions in heterogeneous
systems, (co-)simulation of heterogeneous models, machine learning applied
to the design of CPS or their languages in an MPM context;

* *Taxonomies and catalogues *of Multi-Paradigm approaches*;*

* *Applications of and experience *with current MPM techniques, with a
focus on Cyber-Physical Systems in domains such as automotive, aerospace,
manufacturing, …

* *Exemplars* of successful application and current issues in the
application of MPM4CPS.

Contributions should clearly address the foundations of multi-paradigm
modeling by demonstrating the use of models to achieve the stated
objectives and discuss the benefits of explicit modeling.

*Important Dates*

*Paper submission deadline:* 23 July 2021

*Notification of acceptance:* 21 August 2021

*Workshop dates:* September 10 - 12 October 2021 (exact date TBA)

*Submission procedure*

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair as a PDF document for one of the
following topics. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least three
PC members.

* *Full research papers* (10 pages max) present a novel, innovative
** **Short papers* (5 pages max) present new ideas or early-stage research,
extensively discuss the experiences of the researchers with an MPM approach
or demonstrate a tool;

* *Extended abstracts* (1 page max) for a “lightning talk” (possibly
accompanied with a Poster), i.e. a short, focused talk that can spark
lively debate.

** Exemplar descriptions* (10 pages max) describing a CPS Engineering
practice, highlighting both the processes at play and the formalisms,
languages and/or tools used to support these activities, all expressed
using the language described in the Workshop’s webpage.

All papers, except Extended Abstracts, will be published with the main
conference’s workshop proceedings; authors submitting exemplars will
eventually be invited to contribute to a Special Issue.


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