CFP: WODPEC 2006 - Workshop on ODP for Enterprise Computing, extended deadline

CFP: WODPEC 2006 - Workshop on ODP for Enterprise Computing, extended deadline

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Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 13:36:16 +0200
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Workshop on ODP for Enterprise Computing (WODPEC 2006)
in conjunction with The Tenth IEEE International EDOC Conference
(EDOC 2006)
"The Enterprise Computing Conference"
Hong Kong, 16 October 2006

Paper submission deadline - extended to: 30 June 2006

* All accepted workshop papers are indexed in IEE Inspec, EI Compendex,
and SCI (Thompson)
* All accepted workshop papers will be published in the IEEE Digital


The RM-ODP standard (ISO/IEC 10746 | ITU-T Rec. X.901-X.904,
Reference Model of Open Distributed Processing) still provides the
only comprehensive and coherent framework of concepts for the
specification of complex large scale IT system and has taken on a new
significance in the light of the MDA (Model Driven Architecture)
initiative from the OMG. Thus, we are witnessing major companies and
organizations looking at RM-ODP as a promising approach for
structuring their large-scale distributed IT system specifications.

In this context it is significant that the joint ISO/IEC and ITU-T
project, launched in 2004, to define a standard for the use of UML
for ODP system specifications (ITU-T Rec. X.906 | ISO/IEC 19793) is
now coming to fruition. This standard will enable ODP modellers to
use UML notation for expressing their ODP specifications in a
graphical and standard way, and UML modellers to use the RM-ODP
concepts and mechanisms to structure their UML system specifications.
Of equal importance, modelling tool suppliers will be able to develop
UML-based tools capable of providing support for the specification of
large-scale complex systems using the framework provided by the RM-

With this increase in the significance of the RM-ODP comes the need
to address a range of issues associated from the practical
application of the concepts.

There are issues related to how certain requirements are addressed
in a specification. Business modelling approaches have evolved
significantly since the RM-ODP and the ODP Enterprise Language
standard were completed. How can the ODP enterprise specification be
related to business modelling approaches developed for other purpose?
How can business rules be integrated? Approaches to the specification
of policy, security and system management need to be developed
together with the management of enterprise federation. Technology has
also evolved dramatically and current middleware approaches address
major elements of the platform functionality of concern in the ODP
Engineering Language. What adaptations does this imply for the ODP
engineering and technology specifications?

There are issues related to the use of UML. The use of UML as the
language and notation of choice for ODP system modelling is not free
from problems. For instance, the object models followed by UML and
ODP do not match completely (e.g., UML is class-based, whilst ODP is
object-based; their behavioural models are different; etc.). Besides,
the loose semantics of UML may represent an impediment for achieving
the precise specification and analysis of ODP systems and the
development of tools. What constraints and problems does the use of
UML bring for ODP system specifications? Are there practical
alternatives? Is there a need for refinements/extensions of the
proposed standard profiles for particular application domains? How
could these be managed?

Finally, there are issues concerning development approaches and
processes, and current and emerging architectural approaches. Is the
RM-ODP approach consistent with MDA and, if so, in what way? How can
it accommodate architectural approaches such as the Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA), the Component-based Architecture (CBA), and the
Event Driven Architecture (EDA)? Can it accommodate aspect-oriented
development approaches? Can it be successfully integrated into
development processes such as RUP?

Following the success of WODPEC 2004 and WODPEC 2005, WODPEC 2006
aims to continue to provide a discussion forum where researchers,
practitioners, system modellers, tool developers and representatives
of standardization bodies can meet and exchange experiences, problems
and ideas related to the ODP framework for system specification, its
practical application and long term evolution, and its use in
conjunction with other architectural practices and approaches (e.g.,
MDA, SOA, CBA, EDA) in the realm of Enterprise Distributed Computing.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* RM-ODP system specifications
 - the relationship of an ODP enterprise specification to, and its
   integration with, more general business models;
 - specification for the management of enterprise federations;
 - specification of business rules;
 - specification of policy;
 - specification of security and system management;
 - specification for system evolution;
 - the impact of developments in technology on the ODP
   computational, engineering and technology languages;
 - use of the ODP approach for specific application domains
   (finance, telecomms, health care, aerospace, etc.);
 - identification and management of correspondences between
 - conceptual and formal foundations of the RM-ODP;

* Use of UML
 - current issues, limitations and problems in using UML profiles
   to represent ODP concepts;
 - formal semantics for UML Profiles for the representation of ODP
 - definition of UML Profiles for ODP viewpoints and for extensions
   and refinements of the RM-ODP for particular application domains.
 - representation of viewpoint correspondences using UML;
 - potential problems for the industrial adoption of UML for ODP
   system specification;
 - use of modelling languages other then UML for ODP system

* Development practices/approaches and RM-ODP
 - relationship of the RM-ODP approach to, and its integration
   with, the MDA;
 - relationship of the RM-ODP approach to, and its integration
   with, architectural approaches such as SOA, CBA, EDA and
   aspect-oriented development );
 - relationship of the RM-ODP approach to, and its integration
   with, development processes such as RUP.

* Tooling
 - requirements on supporting tools or tool chains (currently in
   use or under development).

* Case studies and experiences
 - examples of the application of the RM-ODP approach to the
   specification of IT systems, in particular large-scale distributed


To enable lively and productive discussions, attendance will be
limited to 25 participants and submission of a paper or a position
statement is required. All submissions will be formally peer

Submissions should be 4 to 8 pages long in IEEE Computer Society
format and include the author's name, affiliation and contact
details. They should be submitted by e-mail as postscript or PDF
files before 30 June 2006, to the Workshop Chairs (wodpec2006-chairs

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 28 July 2006. At least one
author of accepted papers should participate in the Workshop.

The duration of the Workshop is one day. The Workshop will be
divided into two main sessions (morning and afternoon). The first
session will be dedicated to the brief presentation of papers,
initial discussions, and the joint identification of specific issues
that participants consider to be of particular relevance and
deserving further joint analysis. These issues will be discussed in
groups during the afternoon, closing the Workshop with one hour wrap-
up session dedicated to drawing the Workshop's conclusions,
identifying the open issues, and outlining some future works.

Paper submission deadline - extended to: 30 June 2006
Paper acceptance notification: 28 July 2006
Camera ready of papers: 18 August 2006
Workshop date: 16 October 2006


Joăo Paulo A. Almeida, Telematica Instituut (The Netherlands)
Peter F. Linington, University of Kent (UK)
Akira Tanaka, Hitachi (Japan)
Bryan Wood, Open-IT Ltd (UK)


Dave Akehurst, University of Kent (UK)
Joăo Paulo A. Almeida, Telematica Instituut (The Netherlands)
Jean Bérubé, Idigenic (Canada)
Remco Dijkman, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Celso González, IBM (Canada)
Haim Kilov, Stevens Institute of Technology (US)
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Juliette Le-Delliou, EDF (France)
Peter F. Linington, University of Kent (UK)
Arve Meisingset, Telenor (Norway)
Joaquin Miller, X-Change Technologies (US)
Tom Rutt, Coast Enterprises, INCITS T3 IR (US)
Akira Tanaka, Hitachi (Japan)
Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe, Open-IT (UK)
Antonio Vallecillo, University of Málaga (Spain)
Bryan Wood, Open-IT (UK)


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