Deadline Extension - Models@Runtime

Deadline Extension - Models@Runtime

From: Cédric Jeanneret <>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 23:47:32 +0200
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Please note the deadline extension of August 15th.

------------------------ CALL FOR PAPERS ------------------------

WORKSHOP  Models@run.time

At the ACM/IEEE 11th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering
Languages and Systems
MODELS'08, 28 September - 3 October, Toulouse, France


Important Dates:

Submission deadline:
Friday August 15th

Notification of acceptance:
September 8th (or before early registration deadline at MODELS08)

Workshop at MODELS:
Tuesday 30th September

Program Committee

Betty Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
Fabio M. Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Anthony Finkelstein, UCL, UK
Jeff Gray, UAB, USA
Oystein Haugen, SINTEF, Norway
Jozef Hooman, ESI, The Netherlands
Gang Huang, Peking University, China
Paola Inverardi, University of L'Aquila
P.F.Linington, University of Kent, UK
Jean-Marc Jezequel, Triskell Team,IRISA, France
Rui Silva Moreira, UFP, INESC Porto, Portugal
Andrey Nechypurenko, Siemens, Germany
Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Berne, Switzerland
Eugenio Scalise, UCV, Venezuela
Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
Thaís Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN, Brazil
Steffen Zschaler, T.U. Dresden, Germany

Organizing Committee

Nelly Bencomo (main contact),
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Freddy Munoz, INRIA, France (Submissions)
Cédric Jeanneret, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Publicity)


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 full-paper (8-10 pages) or a short paper
(2-4 pages) in PDF or PS The paper must conform to the Springer LNCS
formatting guidelines: (it is the
same format of the Conference, see conference website for more information).

Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. The authors will
be notified about acceptance before the MoDELS 2008 early registration
deadline. Candidates for best papers can be just taken from the category
of full-papers. 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, present techniques that address well-defined
problems in the area, and are supported by small demos.

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 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.
- Continue to build a network of researchers in this area, building on
the initial event help last year.
- Plan and promote further events on these topics.

We strongly encourage authors to address the following topics. Labelled
research topics with (*) are crucially important:

- What a runtime model looks like and how does it evolve? (*)
- How can runtime models be maintained? (*)
- How can runtime models be validated?
- What abstractions over runtime phenomena are useful?
- How are the abstractions tied to the types of adaptations supported? (*)
- How do these abstractions evolve over time? (*)
- Are new abstractions created during runtime? (*)
- How are the causal relationships with executing code realized? (*)
- What is the role of reflection in maintaining the causal connection
between models and run-time system?
- The relevance and suitability of different model-driven approaches to
monitoring and managing systems during runtime
- Examples of how models can be used to validate and verify the
behaviour of the system at runtime (*)
- Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches
- How do models at other phases of the software engineering lifecycle
relate to the corresponding run-time models?
- Small demos and tools that support the use of models@run.time (*)

Cédric Jeanneret
Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Received on Sat 02 Aug 2008 - 22:47:42 BST