CFP: Workshop on "Consistency Problems in UML-based Software Development"

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From: Gianna Reggio (
Date: Thu 06 Jun 2002 - 17:38:12 BST

                          CALL FOR PAPERS


             to be held in conjunction with  <<UML>> 2002
                      September 30 - October 4, 2002
             Dresden, Germany,

Workshop Date : Tuesday October 1st 2002



This workshop will address the problems concerning and related to
consistency between diagrams and models produced within the UML-based
development process. A software developer is faced with two kinds of
problems concerning consistency. The first is related to consistency
among diagrams within a given model and can be called as an
intra-consistency problem. The second is concerned with consistency
between different models and can be named as an inter-consistency

The workshop will provide the participants with a forum to present and
discuss issues concerning different aspects of consistency. The aim is
identification and precise definition of properties of models that
decide whether a given model could be considered as an intra
consistent one.
Possibility of consistency examination is expected in software
modelling in general and to be included in the existing CASE tools in

The workshop is planned to be split into two sessions :

*  Presentations of position statements and short discussion to
    identify working groups
*  Discussion in working groups aimed on achieving consensus on
    understanding the relevant notions

Relevant topics include all issues concerning various aspects of
consistency, in particular:

*  Definition of model consistency
*  Dependency relations between models
*  Consistency preserving model transformations
*  Customizing development process to ensure consistency
*  Verification of model consistency

These are also suggested topics for working groups.

The following are the type of participants that can make contribution
to the workshop:

*  Person studying or doing research related to the UML
*  Person who are using the UML in the development process


    Zbigniew Huzar, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
    Ludwik Kuzniarz, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden
    Gianna Reggio, Universita' di Genova, Italy


    Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
    Zbigniew Huzar, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
    Ludwik Kuzniarz, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden
    Kevin Lano, King's College London, Great Britain
    Gianna Reggio, Universita' di Genova, Italy


Workshop submission will be:
   1. Position papers - presented during the workshop and published in
      workshop proceedings
   2. Contribution papers - published in workshop proceedings
Both types of papers should not exceed 16 pages in Springer LNCS
format (

The program committee will review the submission and select papers
that present relevant and interesting ideas and concepts that can
contribute to the discussion that will take place during the workshop.
The papers will be split into two categories: position statements that
will be presented during the first session and be the basis for
further discussion in working groups, and contribution papers that may
contribute to the discussion in groups.

The proceedings of workshop will be published as a research report of
Blekinge Institute of Technology.

Papers are to be submitted electronically through

Correspondence concerning submission process and contribution should
be sent to one of the organizers.


Submission deadline:  19.08.2002
Notification of acceptance:  6.09.2002
Camera ready version: 12.09.2002
Workshop Date :  01.10.2002
UML conference:  30.09.2002-04.10.2002

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