CFP: Quality in Modeling Workshop

CFP: Quality in Modeling Workshop

From: Miroslaw Staron <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 20:09:41 +0200
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Workshop on Quality in Modeling (QiM) 


in conjunction with 

the ACM/IEEE 9th International Conference on 

Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 

(formerly the UML series of conferences) 

MoDELS 2006 


Quality assessment and assurance constitute an important 

part of software engineering. The issues of software 

quality management are widely researched and approached 

from multiple perspectives and viewpoints. The 

introduction of a new paradigm in software development ? 

namely Model Driven Development (MDD) and its variations 

(e.g., MDA [Model Driven Architecture], MDE [Model Driven 

Engineering], MBD [Model Based Development], MIC [Model 

Integrated Computing]) ? raises new challenges in 

software quality management, and as such should be given 

a special attention. In particular, the issues of early 

quality assessment, based on models at a high abstraction 

level, and building (or customizing the existing) 

prediction models for software quality based on model 

metrics are of central importance for the software 

engineering community. 

The goal of this workshop is to gather researchers and 

practitioners interested in the emerging issues of 

quality in the context of MDD. The workshop is intended 

to provide a premier forum for discussions related to 

software quality and MDD. The discussions are to be 

organized into sessions devoted to a set of topics. 


Topics of interests include, but are not limited to: 

- Assessment of quality 

- Quality of models including styles (e.g. architecture and architectural

- Quality of modeling tools and frameworks 

- Quality assessment of highly abstract models 

- Quality prediction based on model metrics 

- Consistency of/between models as a measure of quality 

- Existing quality models and best practices 

- Applicability of proven SE approaches and techniques to MDD 

- Best practices and processes for quality management during development and

- Meaningfulness of quality attributes 

- Software process, impact of MDD on software quality 

- Quality driven software processes 

- Quality of processes where models play the central role 

- Verification 

- Testing at early stages of development 

- Testing of models in MDD 

- Model execution and animation 

- Verification and validation techniques (V&V) 

- Experience reports and empirical studies of quality in the context of MDD 

- Empirical methods in assessing quality 


The workshop is built upon the experience and discussions 

during a series of consistency workshops held annually at 

the UML conferences and recently at the MDA-FA 

conference. The intention is to extend the scope of the 

workshop and contribute with common post-workshop 

proceedings with invited papers. 


Duration and workshop format 

The workshop will take the whole day and will be 

organized into two session before and after lunch. 

At least one discussion session is planned as the 

workshop is planned to be the forum for discussion on the 

issues related to the topics presented above. 


Paper submissions and publication 

Submit manuscript in PDF using Springer LNCS style:

The submitted papers should be no longer than 15 pages in 

length. Papers will undergo a thorough process of review 

by the program committee. The proceedings will be 

published as a technical report. 

Papers should be submitted on-line through the workshop 


It is planned that the authors of the best papers 

presented at the workshop will be invited to revise and 

submit extended versions of their papers for further 



Important Dates 

Hard Deadline for Submission: August 21, 2006 

Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2006 

Hard Deadline for Final Version: September 22, 2006 



Ludwik Kuzniarz - chair, 

Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden 

Jean Louis Sourrouille ? co-chair, review process 

INSA Lyon, Villeurbanne Cedex, France 

Ragnhild Van Der Straeten ? co-chair, publication process 

System and Software Engineering Lab 

Brussels, Belgium 

Miroslaw Staron - publicity, 

IT University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 

Michel Chaudron ? workshop materials, 

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 

Alexander Förster, 

University of Paderborn, Germany 

Gianna Reggio, 

Universitā di Genova, Italy 


Program committee 

Uwe Assmann; TU Dresden, Germany 

Colin Atkinson, TU Braunschweig, Germany 

Thomas Baar, EPFL, Switzerland 

Benoit Baudry, IRISA-INRIA, Rennes, France 

Lionel C. Briand, Simula Research Labs, Norway 

Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo , Canada 

Robert France, Colorado State University, USA 

Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn. Germany 

Heinrich Hussmann, TU Munchen, Germany 

Anneke Kleppe, University Twente, The Netherlands 

Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, USA 

Kai Koskimies, TU Tampere, Finland 

Ludwik Kuzniarz, BTH, Sweden 

Alexander Pretschner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 

Gianna Reggio, Universita di Genova, Italy 

Bernhard Rumpe, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany 

Bran Selic, IBM Rational Software, Canada 

Jean Louis Sourrouille, INSA Lyon, France 

Miroslaw Staron, IT University, Sweden 

Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK
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