CfP: SoSyM Special Issue on Traceability in MDE

CfP: SoSyM Special Issue on Traceability in MDE

From: Richard Paige <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 20:35:21 +0000
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Call for Papers

Special Issue on Traceability in Model-Driven Engineering

Traceability is an important theoretical and practical challenge in
Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). Traceability mechanisms are needed in
processes involving automatic model to model transformations, in
text/code generation, and in manual modelling activities, as well
as end-to-end traceability. We are facing challenges in keeping models
consistently synchronised, models and text/code in consistent states,
and mixing manual updates with automatic processes. There are still
unsolved theoretical and technical issues of traceability. However,
of key importance is the limited availability of tools to support
full traceability, and proofs of real usage of traceability in MDE.
Therefore, we especially seek contributions presenting practical
solutions that address traceability issues, as well as papers that
present traceability tool solutions. We also seek papers that address
how and when traceability information should be added to models, how it
should be kept up-to-date, and how, when and for what purposes it can be 

The Journal on Software and Systems Modeling therefore invites original,
high-quality submissions for its theme issue on “Traceability in MDE”,
focusing on topics related to traceability in Model-Driven Engineering, 

* How, when and for what purposes traceability information should/can be
* How traceability information should be kept up-to-date
* Tools supporting traceability of model and code artefacts
* Novel theoretical and technical approaches to handle model-driven
   traceability, e.g., semantics of trace links.
* Practical applications and experience with traceability

Guest Editors

Richard Paige
University of York, UK

Jon Oldevik, Tor Neple, Goran K. Olsen
SINTEF, Norway


Robert France
Colorado State University

Bernhard Rumpe
Braunschweig University of Technology

Important Dates

Paper submission 		01.15.2009
Notification 			03.15.2009
Camera-ready version		05.15.2009

Submission Details
* Papers must be written in a scientifically rigorous manner
    with adequate references to related work.
* Submitted papers must not be simultaneously submitted in an
   extended form or in a shortened form to other journals or
   conferences. It is however possible to submit extended versions
   of previously published work (e.g., from the ECMDA-FA Traceability
   Workshops) if less than 75% of the content already appeared in a
   non-journal publication, or less than 40% in a journal publication.
   Please see the SoSyM Policy Statement on Plagiarism for further
* Submitted papers do not need to adhere to a particular format or
   page limit, but should be prepared using font “Times New Roman” with
   a font size no smaller than 11 pt, and with 1.5 line spacing. Please
   consult the SoSyM author information for submitting papers.
* Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers.

Making a submission

Detailed and up-to-date submission information will be available at the
special issue’s web page, here:

Contact the special issue editors for questions and clarifications.

Dr. Richard Paige
Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
Dept. of Computer Science
University of York,
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
+44 1904 433242
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