Fw: 5th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

Fw: 5th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

From: Andy Evans ^lt;andy.evans@xactium.com>
Date: Mon 06 Jun 2005 - 14:12:45 BST
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From: Juha-Pekka Tolvanen 
To: andy.evans@xactium.com 
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 1:17 PM
Subject: CfP: 5th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

Hi Andy,

Could you do us a favor and forward the CfP below to puml-list@cs.york.ac.uk. I remember that you delivered it similarly last year too. Thanks in advance.



Juha-Pekka Tolvanen

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-----Original Message-----
Subject: CfP: 5th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

                       C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S


             The 5th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

                              October 17, 2005

                          San Diego, California, USA



Call for Position Papers:

Domain-Specific Modeling raises the level of abstraction beyond programming

by specifying the solution directly using domain concepts. In many cases, 

final products can be automatically generated from these high-level 
specifications. This automation is possible because both the language and 

generators need fit the requirements of only one company and domain.  

Industrial experiences of DSM consistently show it to be 5-10 times faster 

than current practices, including current UML-based implementations of MDA. 

As Booch et al. say* "the full value of MDA is only achieved when the 

modeling concepts map directly to domain concepts rather than computer 

technology concepts." For example, DSM for cell phone software would have 

concepts like "Soft key button", "SMS" and "Ring tone", and generators to 

create calls to corresponding code components.  

More investigation is still needed in order to advance the acceptance and 

viability of domain-specific modeling. This workshop welcomes position 

papers describing new ideas at either a practical or theoretical level. 

On the practical side, we are interested in submissions dealing with 

application of modeling techniques within a specific domain. In addition 

to industrial projects, we seek initial descriptions of research ideas that 

initiate and forward the technical underpinnings of domain-specific 

modeling. In particular, the importance of metamodeling is highlighted in 

this workshop. Metamodeling significantly eases the implementation of 

domain-specific languages and provides support for experimenting with the 

modeling language as it is built (thus, metamodel-based language definition 

also assists in the task of constructing generators that reduce the burden 

of tool creation and maintenance).

Some suggested topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  - Tools for supporting domain-specific modeling (DSM)

  - Metamodeling frameworks and languages

  - Comparison and analysis of model-driven development approaches

  - Principles for identifying constructs for DSM languages 

  - Industry/academic experience reports describing success/failure in 

    using domain-specific modeling 

  - Novel approaches for code generation from domain-specific models

  - Approaches to implement domain-specific modeling languages

  - Issues of support/maintenance of models and evolution of DSM 

    language in accordance with the representative domain

  - Version control techniques for DSMs

  - Specific domains where this technology can be most productive in 

    the future (e.g., embedded systems, product family domains or 

    systems with multiple implementation platforms) 

  - Techniques for supporting model interchange between tools

  - Relationships between ontologies and metamodels


Important Dates:

Initial submission:   August 1, 2005

Author Notification:  (1 week prior to Early Registration deadline)

Final version:        October 1, 2005

Workshop:             October 17, 2005


Submission Information:

Admission to the workshop will be extended to those who have submitted a 

relevant position paper. Each position paper will be reviewed by the 

Program Committee and invitations to attend the workshop will then be 

issued based upon the evaluation of the position paper.

Position papers should be approximately 4 to 8 pages and should be 

submitted by August 1, 2005. Contributions should be sent as a PDF or 

Word file via email to jpt@metacase.com. Notification of acceptance will 

be sent 1 week prior to the Early Registration deadline, based on the 

evaluation of the contribution by members of the program committee.

The accepted papers will be published in the printed proceedings and 

Posted on the workshop web site. 


Additional Information:

Additional information about the workshop is available at the workshop 

web site, including the anticipated workshop format, the pre/post 

workshop activities, and links to the previous DSM workshops at OOPSLA. 

The web page is at:



Program Committee:

Pierre America, Philips

Philip T. Cox, Dalhousie University

Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo

Andy Evans, Xactium 

Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jack Greenfield, Microsoft

Steven Kelly, MetaCase

Jürgen Kerstna, St. Jude Medical

Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University

Pentti Marttiin, Nokia

Birger Møller-Pedersen, University of Oslo

David Oglesby, Honeywell

Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics

Jonathan Sprinkle, University of California, Berkeley

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase


Organizing Committee:

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase

Jonathan Sprinkle, University of California, Berkeley

Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics


*) Grady Booch, Alan Brown, Sridhar Iyengar, Jim Rumbaugh, Bran Selic, 
MDA Journal, May 2004

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