1st Workshop Models at Run-Time (with MoDELS/UML 2006)



1st Workshop Models at Run-Time (with MoDELS/UML 2006)

From: Nelly Bencomo <nelly_at_acm.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:04:37 +0100
Message-ID: <009401c695f4$0b62eff0$0ce25894@lancs.local>
> [Apologies for multiple receptions] 
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> 				CALL FOR PAPERS
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> 				Models@run.time 
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> 
> WORKSHOP Models at Run-Time
> 
> http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/bencomo/MRT06/index.html   
> 
> At the ACM/IEEE 9th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering
> Languages and Systems
> MoDELS'06 , Genova, Italy October 1-6 
 
NOTE that the name of the workshop has changed to resolve a name clash with
an existing workshop 

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> Motivation
> We are witnessing the emergence of new classes of application that are
> highly complex, inevitably distributed, and operate in heterogeneous and
> rapidly changing environments. Examples of such applications include those
> from pervasive and Grid computing domains. These systems are required to
> be adaptable, flexible, reconfigurable and, increasingly, self-managing.
> Such characteristics make systems more prone to failure when executing and
> thus the development and study of appropriate mechanisms for runtime
> validation and monitoring is needed.
> 
> In the model-driven software development area, research effort has focused
> primarily on using models at design, implementation, and deployment stages
> of development.  This work has been highly productive with several
> techniques now entering the commercialisation phase. The use of
> model-driven techniques for validating and monitoring run-time behaviour
> can also yield significant benefits. A key benefit is that models can be
> used to provide a richer semantic base for run-time decision-making
> related to system adaptation and other run-time concerns. For example, one
> can use models to help determine when a system should move from a
> consistent architecture to another consistent architecture. Model-based
> monitoring and management of executing systems can play a significant role
> as we move towards implementing the key self-* properties associated with
> autonomic computing.
>      
> Goal
> The goal of this workshop is to look at issues related to developing
> appropriate model-driven approaches to monitoring and managing the
> execution of systems. This is the first workshop to address this theme and
> its treatment requires the bringing together of a variety of communities
> including researchers working on model-driven software development,
> software architectures, reflection (including for example architectural
> reflection), and autonomic and self healing systems. Discussions in the
> workshop will address questions such as: What should a runtime model look
> like? How can the models be maintained at runtime? What are the best
> approaches to follow when developing runtime models? 
> 
> Workshop format
> The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and
> ideas related to this new and emerging field. You are invited to apply for
> attendance by sending a 2 to 4 page position paper (using 11 or 12 pt
> fonts) in PDF or PS. Submissions will be reviewed by the organizers. The
> authors will be notified about acceptance before the MoDELS 2006 early
> registration deadline. 
> 
> A primary deliverable of the workshop is a report that clearly outlines
> (1) the research issues and challenges in terms of specific research
> problems in the area, and (2) a synopsis of existing model-based solutions
> that target some well-defined aspect of monitoring and managing the
> execution of systems. Potential attendees are strongly encouraged to
> submit position papers that clearly identify research issues and
> challenges or present techniques that address well-defined problems in the
> area. The first part of the workshop will focus on identifying the
> research issues and challenges and framing an initial set of research
> questions. The second part of the workshop will focus on discussing
> approaches for tackling the problems; in particular, the integration of
> runtime models with model-driven development approaches will be discussed.
> 
> The best position papers will be published in IEEE Distributed Systems
> online (http://dsonline.computer.org/portal/site/dsonline
> <http://dsonline.computer.org/portal/site/dsonline> ). The selection will
> depend on the quality of the papers and the relevance of the papers to the
> DS community.
> 
> The workshop aims to: 
> - Integrate and combine research ideas from the areas cited above. 
> - Provide a “state-of-the-research” assessment expressed in terms of
> research issues, challenges, and accomplishments. This assessment can be
> used to guide research in the area.
> 
> - Initiate a network of researchers in the area. Initially, the
> researchers in the network will share related experience and research
> results via a mailing list.
> 
> - Plan and promote further events on these topics. 
> 
> Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: 
> - The relevance and suitability of different model-driven approaches to
> monitoring and managing systems during runtime. 
> 
> - Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches. 
> - What should a runtime model look like? 
> - How do models at other phases of the software engineering lifecycle
> relate to the corresponding run-time models? 
> - How can runtime models be maintained? 
> - How can runtime models be validated? 
> - What is the role of reflection in maintaining the causal connection
> between models and run-time systems 
> 
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> 
> Organizing Committee 
> 
> Robert France, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University 
> Gordon Blair and Nelly Bencomo, Computing Department, Lancaster
> University, UK 
> 
> Program Committee
> Jan Aagedal, SINTEF, Norway
> Walter Cazzola, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 
> Wolfgang Emmerich, UCL, UK
> Gang Huang, Peking University, China 
> Jean-Marc Jezequel, Triskell Team,IRISA, France 
> Rui Silva Moreira, UFP & INESC, Portugal 
> Douglas C. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA 
> Marten van Sinceren, Univ. of Twente, The Netherlands 
> Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway 
> Thaís Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN, Brasil 
> 
> Important Dates 
> 
> Submission deadline: 31th July
> Notification of acceptance: 4th September Workshop at MoDELS: to be
> announced by MoDELS 2006 
> 
> 
> 
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