CFP: Global Integrated Model Management

CFP: Global Integrated Model Management

From: Jean-Marie Favre ^lt;>
Date: Fri 13 Jan 2006 - 09:56:15 GMT
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GaMMa 2006

1st International Workshop on
Global IntegrAted Model Management

May 22, 2006
Shanghai, China

Co-located with ICSE
IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 1st February 2006
Intent to submit: 25th January 2006


Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is being increasingly promoted to handle 
separation and combination of concerns in software engineering. Applying 
MDE to the design, running, administration and maintenance of complex 
computer systems means that we need to cope with an important number of 
well defined and precisely focused independent metamodels, each one 
corresponding to a given DSL (Domain Specific Language).

The resulting fragmentation problem may be considered as an important 
research issue for second-generation MDE platforms. As a consequence of 
this evolution, we have to solve the new problem of coordinating all 
these various DSLs. This new model coordination problem may take a 
number of forms that need to be investigated.

This comes as no surprise because the present situation in modeling 
languages and environments parallels the past evolution in programming 
languages and environments. Following de Remer and Kron [1] we can 
Wiederhold, Wegner and Ceri [2] we can target “MEGAMODELING”. In any 
case we need to address GLOBAL coordination between MDE resources 
(models, metamodels, transformations, correspondences, etc.) located 
anywhere, for example on Web repositories. We want to apply integrated 
MDE techniques to help solving this problem. We call GLOBAL INTEGRATED 
MODEL MANAGEMENT the corresponding research field.

GLOBAL INTEGRATED MODEL MANAGEMENT intends to apply MDE solutions to 
face geographical dispersion and logical fragmentation of various MDE 
artifacts. Recent undertakings in the MDE community recognize that 
dramatic increases in complexity of systems need new solutions. Second 
generation MDE environments may help answering these problems if they 
are able to scale up in the presence of a rapidly growing number of 
modeling artifacts representing different concern facets, different 
stakeholder views, different development states of composite complex 
systems while offering a regular management interface to them.

[1] De Remer, F., Kron, H . Programming-in-the-Large Versus 
Programming-in-the-Small, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering. 2 
(2), 1976
[2] Wiederhold, G., Wegner, P., Ceri, S . Toward Megaprogramming CACM, 
Volume 35, Issue 1, Pages: 89–99, November 1992


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners with interest and experience in the development of 
techniques for Global Integrated Model Management, and to explore the 
potential for integration and interoperability in model engineering 
research. Specific areas of interest include:

* Taxonomy of MDE resources (models, metamodels, transformations, 
metadata, etc.).
* Taxonomy and precise definitions of global model relationships
(conformance, correspondences,matching,composition,etc.)
* MDE repositories and issues related to establishing, maintaining and
using various relationships between MDE resources
* Coordination and synchronization between different MDE resources
* Higher-level abstractions and tool support for model coordination
* Comparing semantic frameworks for model coordination
* Scalability and extensibility of compositional model abstractions
* Model composition techniques
* Automatic checking of composite model consistency
* Reasoning about correctness of model compositions
* Prediction of properties of compositions from properties of the 
involved components
* Expression and verification of global constraints
* Formal semantics and type systems for model composition
* Domain-specific versus general composition languages
* Using existing components in model-centric approaches
* MDE support for the specification of architectural assets
* Automatic or semi-automatic model extraction from legacy software
* MDE network-centric development.
* Distributed model repositories.
* Similar operations on DB schemas, XML or RDF schemas, Ontologies,etc.
* Co-evolution of domain-specific modelling languages and of models 
using these languages
* Consistency and management of MDE view points


We solicit short position papers (4 pages) and research papers (8 
pages). Short papers will be expected to discuss controversial issues in 
the field, or describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are 
not yet fully developed, while full papers will be expected to describe 
new research results, and have a higher degree of technical rigor than 
short papers.
The papers must conform to the ICSE 2006 paper format and must not have 
been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Papers will be 
reviewed by different members of the program committee and will be 
selected for presentation based on relevance to the workshop topics and 
potential to generate interesting discussions.
For more information about the submission process please visit

Important Dates
- Intent to submit: 25th January 2006
- Deadline for submission: 1st February 2006
- Paper notification: 1st March 2006
- Camera-ready paper due: 14th March 2006
- Workshop date: 22 May 2006

Program Committee
Jan Aagedal, SINTEF, Norway
Jean Bézivin, INRIA, University of Nantes, France
Pierre Cointe, Nantes, France
Charles Consel, Bordeaux, France
Steve Cook, Microsoft, Cambridge, UK
Krysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wolfgang Emmerich, London, UK
Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Jack Greenfield, Microsoft, USA
Alan Hartman, IBM, Haifa, Israel
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ivan Kurtev, INRIA and University of Nantes, France
Ralf Laemmel, Microsoft, USA
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Ivan Porres, Abo Academy, Finland
Bernhard Rumpe, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
Serge Salicki, Thales Research and Technology, France
Andy Schürr, University of Darmstadt, Germany
Jonathan Sprinkle, Berkley University, USA
Gabi Taentzer, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Antonio Vallecillo, Malaga University, Spain
Daniel Varro, Budapest University, Hungary
Andreas Winter, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Organizing Committee
Jean Bézivin, INRIA, University of Nantes, France
Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France
Bernhard Rumpe, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

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Jean-Marie Favre
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