CONSISTENCY PROBLEMS IN UML-BASED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT III:  CFP



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From: Gianna Reggio (reggio@disi.unige.it)
Date: Thu 10 Jun 2004 - 12:59:51 BST


Workshop on

           “CONSISTENCY PROBLEMS IN UML-BASED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT III –
              understanding and usage of dependency relationships”
                                  OCTOBER 11, 2004
                                   LISBON, PORTUGAL

                             http://uml04.ci.pwr.wroc.pl/

In conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on UML Modeling
Languages and Applications <<UML>> 2004

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SCOPE AND GOALS
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UML-based software development can be considered as a modeling process.
Software development process yields a partially ordered set of UML 
models
that should be inter-consistent. The problem is how to define 
relationship
between models reflecting the property. Similar problem relates to 
elements
of individual model that should be intra-consistent.
Different kinds of dependency relationships are used to describe
relationships between models and their elements.
However, the meaning of the UML dependency and their specializations are
still not precisely defined. It rises the problem how to understand and 
how
to check consistency between modeling artifacts.
The workshop relates both to UML as well as to process modeling with 
UML.
Consistency problems in UML-based software development process rises 
from the
lack of precise definition of dependency relationships. In consequence, 
there
are practical problems how to transform models to preserve their 
consistency
and how to develop programming tools that would be able to check 
consistency
between models and within a given model written on different level of
abstraction.

The primary goals of the workshop are:
* to achieve a consensus on understanding of the notion of dependency
   relationship,
* to elaborate precise definitions of different kinds of dependency
   relationships,
* to present experience and recommendations for proper use of dependency
   relationship in software development process.

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TOPICS
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The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
*  Dependency relationships in software development –
    their roles and examples of usage.
*  Formalization of dependency relationship within and between 
artefacts,
    more specifically between diagrams and models.
*  Checking consistency between diagrams and models with respect to a 
given
    dependency relationship.
*  The usage of dependency relationships in real ongoing projects.
*  Dependency relationships with respect to consistency problems in 
software
    development.
*  Software development process from the perspective of consistency.
*  Consistent transformation and refinement of UML models/diagrams
*  Identification and formalization of other consistency problems in 
software
    development and the impact of UML 2.0.

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PARTICPANTS
===========
The workshop is address mainly to software developers and designers of
modeling tools for software development.
The first group of participants should be interested in developing of
consistent models while the second one – in enhancing functionality of
existing CASE tools.
Additionally, the workshop outcomes may be valuable for UML developers 
in
progress on UML formalization works.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline:  July 18, 2004
Notification of acceptance:  August 19, 2004
Camera ready version:  August 30, 2004

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
=====================
Prospective participants are invited to submit around 8 page position 
papers
in IEEE format.
Submitted papers must be in PDF format and should be submitted to:
            bogumila.hnatkowska@pwr.wroc.pl
The accepted papers will be included in the workshop materials.
Additionally, enhanced version of the selected papers will be included 
in a
special section of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling.

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Zbigniew Huzar – chairman
Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Zbigniew.Huzar[at]pwr.wroc.pl

Ludwik Kuzniarz
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
lku[at]bth.se

Gianna Reggio
DISI, Università di Genova, Italy
reggio[at]disi.unige.it

Jean Louis Sourrouille
INSA, Lyon, France
Jean–Louis.Sourrouille[at]insa–Lyon.fr

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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John Derrick -  University of Kent, Great Britain
Zbigniew Huzar - Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Kai Koskimies - Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Ludwik Kuzniarz - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Zhiming Liu - United Nations University, Macau
Ivan Porres -  Abo Akademi, Finland
Gianna Reggio - Università di Genova, Italy
Jean Louis Sourrouille - INSA, Lyon, France

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