Call for papers

Call for papers

From: Laurence Tratt ^lt;>
Date: Mon 27 Jun 2005 - 19:11:30 BST
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                              Call for Papers
                 Model Transformations in Practice Workshop
                     Part of the MoDELS 2005 Conference
                                October 2005



Model Transformations in Practice is a workshop at the upcoming MoDELS 2005
conference aiming to provide a forum for the model transformation community
to discuss practical model transformation issues. Currently, many different
model transformation approaches have been proposed and explored, but there
has been too little work on comparing and contrasting various approaches.
Without such comparisons, it is hard to assess new model transformation
approaches, or to discern sensible future paths and upcoming standards such
as the upcoming OMG MOF/QVT recommendation.

The aim of this workshop is to lead to an increased understanding of the
relative merits of different model transformation techniques and approaches.
A more advanced understanding of such merits is of considerable benefit to
both the model transformation and wider modelling communities.

 Workshop format

In order to to facilitate comparison between approaches, authors are
requested to follow a standard format for submissions. Authors will be
requested to take their chosen model transformation approach and realize
model transformations in it, including aspects of a mandatory example.
Submissions should be of the following form: an overview of the chosen model
transformation approach; aspects of the mandatory model transformation
example; optionally extra model transformations chosen by the authors from a
list of alternatives; results and discussion. The mandatory example is fully
described in a document available from the workshop website.

The workshop itself will last for one day, and will consist of presentations
of accepted submissions, and a round-table discussion.

 Workshop outcome

The workshop has two staged outcomes. The workshop itself will allow paper
authors to gain an increased understanding of other model transformation
approaches. It is proposed that subsequent to the workshop, a state-of-the-
art-book containing updated versions of the highest quality submissions will
then be made, allowing the wider model transformation and modelling
communities the opportunity to make use of the insights gained from the

 Important dates

June 27, 2005     Call for papers released.
August 15, 2005   Submissions due.
September 9, 2005 Acceptance notice.
October 3, 2005   Workshop.

 Workshop organizers
Jean Bezivin, Bernhard Rumpe, Andy Schuerr, Laurence Tratt
University of Nantes, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, King's College London



NB: The full description of the mandatory example can be found on the website.

 Programme committee

Wim Bast, Compuware, Netherlands
Tony Clark, Xactium, UK
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Kerry Raymond, DSTC, Australia
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Jens Jahnke, University of Victoria, Canada
Jean-Marc Jezequel, University of Rennes, INRIA, France
Stuart Kent, Microsoft, UK
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA
Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
R. Venkatesh, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Albert Zundorf, University of Kassel, Germany 
Received on Mon Jun 27 19:12:26 2005