2nd European Workshop on Model Driven Architecture



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From: D.H.Akehurst (D.H.Akehurst@kent.ac.uk)
Date: Mon 17 May 2004 - 13:28:20 BST


                   Call for Papers
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                  EWMDA-2, Sept 2004

Second European Workshop on Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
  with an emphasis on Methodologies and Transformations

              Canterbury, Kent, UK

            September 7th and 8th 2004


The Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is an approach to IT systems development
fostered by the Object  Management Group (OMG). It is based on forming a
separation between the specification of a systems essential functionality as
a platform independent model (PIM) and the realisation of the system using
more detailed and specific platform specification (PSM).

The MDA approach to the development of distributed IT systems will affect
the current methods and techniques employed to manage the development
process. It is recognized that specifying the mappings from transformations
from a PIM to a PSM is a key enabling aspect of the MDA approach. This is
substantiated by OMG's current Request for Proposals (RFP) on techniques and
facilities to enable transformations. 

In this workshop we aim to explore how the MDA approach affects or impacts
on methodologies for system development, and intend to explore the
techniques available for specifying transformations, in particular taking a
look at tools (or potential tools) for  supporting such specifications and
methodologies.

This workshop is following on from two previously successful workshops:
- Metamodelling for MDA held in York, November 2003, and
- First European Workshop on Model Driven Architecture with Emphasis on
Industrial Application held in Enschede, March 2004.



Format of the Workshop:

This two track, two day workshop on Methodologies and Transformations will
provide the opportunity for in depth discussion regarding each topic whilst
allowing interaction between experts in each area.

The  first day will be dedicated to setting the scene, involving
presentations on SOME of the accepted submissions. Based on the topics
covered by the submissions, specific problems in the areas of
transformations and methodologies will be identified by the organisers.

The second day of the workshop  will be targeted at "doing some work" (after
all this is a 'work'shop) and the delegates divide into  groups for smaller
scale discussion on the selected problems. The goals of the discussion
groups will be clearly defined and each group will be expected to report
back on the results of the discussion at  the end of the second day. The
results will also be written up and included in the proceedings (after  the
workshop).


 
Papers and Presentations:

Proposed papers should be submitted by June 27th 2004. Paper submissions
should be in English and should include title, abstract (200 words aprox.),
name, company and address of the author.

Papers should be between 2 and 8 pages long. We are particularly interested
in position papers however full papers are acceptable submissions. 

The topics of the submissions should relate to either methodologies or
transformations (in the context  of MDA). Suggested topics include (but are
not restricted to): 

Methodologies
- Model driven software engineering process. 
- Design guidelines for applying MDA
- Positioning and relating levels of platform-independent modelling.
- Managing the model driven approach. 
- Applications of MDA in an industrial context. Case studies. 
- Costs and benefits of model-based software engineering. 
- Barriers for MDA adoption. Existing and necessary solutions. 

Transformations
- Tools supporting MDA transformations.
- Techniques for specification MDA transformations.
- Alternative uses for model based transformations.
- Problems with the MDA approach to specifying transformations.
- Techniques for transformation reuse
- Debugging transformation specifications
- Interesting or difficult transformation Case Studies.
- Formal/Mathematical aspects of transformations


 
Authors will be notified by July 25th, 2004 if their paper is accepted and
will then receive further  information about final paper/presentation
format. 

All accepted submissions (full papers and position papers) will be included
in the workshop proceedings. 



Important Dates :

Submission deadline for papers  : June 27, 2004. 
Notification of acceptance      : July 25, 2004



Organising Committee :

David Akehurst <D.H.Akehurst@kent.ac.uk>
Anastasius Gavras <gavras@eurescom.de>
Anneke Kleppe <a.kleppe@klasse.nl>
Octavian Patrascoiu <O.Patrascoiu@kent.ac.uk>
Jos Warmer <jos.warmer@xs4all.nl>
Marten van Sinderen <m.j.vansinderen@utwente.nl>



Programme Committee :

[tbd]


(MDA and Model Driven Architecture are trademarks of Object Management
Group)

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