Deadline extension: ICMT 2009

Deadline extension: ICMT 2009

From: Dennis Wagelaar <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:21:53 +0100
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Due to numerous requests, the paper submission deadline has been
extended to 8 FEBRUARY 2009. If you are interested in submitting, and
you are not sure if you can meet this deadline, please contact us as
soon as possible!

        Theory and Practice of Model Transformations
        Co-located with TOOLS EUROPE 2009

June 29-July 3 2009 - ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Modelling is now essential for dealing with the complexity of IT
systems during their development and maintenance processes. Models
allow engineers to precisely capture relevant aspects of a system from
a given perspective and at an appropriate level of abstraction. As
models grow in use for developing IT systems, transformations between
models grow in importance. Model transformations allow the definition
and implementation of operations on models, and also provide a chain
that enables the automated development of a system from its
corresponding models. Furthermore, model transformations may also be
realized using models, and are, therefore, an integral part of any
model-driven approach.

There are already several proposals for model transformation
specification, implementation, and execution, which are beginning to
be used by Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) practitioners. However,
model transformations require specialized support in order to realize
their full potential: we also must understand their foundations, their
semantics, and their structuring mechanisms and properties (e.g.,
modularity, composability, and parameterization). We should find
effective and efficient ways to treat transformations as first-class
assets in MDE, allowing them to be stored, managed, discovered and
reused. At the same time, we must be able to chain together and
combine model transformations in order to produce new and more
powerful transformations, and to be able to implement new operations on
models. Finally, model transformations must have methodology support,
i.e., they need to be integrated into software development
methodologies supported by appropriate tools and environments.


ICMT 2009 will bring together researchers and practitioners to share
experiences in using model transformations. ICMT 2009 combines a
strong practical focus with theoretical approaches required in any
discipline that supports engineering practices. Of particular interest
to the organisers of ICMT 2009 are papers that describe challenges for
model transformation technology, e.g., large-scale experiments in
transformation, or problems that are thought to be difficult in model
transformation in general, or for specific classes of model
transformation tools.

ICMT 2009 will be held at the ETH premises in Zurich, Switzerland, and
will host invited talks, technical sessions, and panels. As a working
conference, ICMT 2009 will foster the interactions between the
participants, stimulating lively debates and discussions around the
topics of interest of the conference. A new feature planned for ICMT
2009 is a dedicated session for tools presentations and
demonstrations, designed to inform the community of the state-of-the-
art in tooling for model transformation.

ICMT 2009 participants will explore the practical problems of existing
languages, tools, and environments for transforming models, and
discuss the new challenges ahead. In particular, the conference will
address questions about the nature and features of model
transformations, their composability and combination to build new
model transformations and implement high-level model management
operations (e.g., merge, union, difference). The conference will also
address the classification of languages for expressing
transformations, the measurement of the quality and extra-functional
requirements of model transformations (e.g., scalability, robustness,
adaptability, reusability), and the definition of development
methodologies that allow exploiting all their potential benefits. A
special interest of the conference is on the relationships between
model transformation theory and tools, and transformations in other
domains, e.g., data transformation, program transformation. Papers
that relate model transformation to other domains are particularly


Contributions are solicited on all aspects of model transformation
foundations, practices and technologies. In particular, we encourage
submissions from both academia and industry about the following (non-
exhaustive) list of topics:

- Languages for model transformations
- Scalability and reuse of model transformations
- Domain-specific modelling with model transformations
- Semantics and formal aspects of model transformations
- Implementation of model transformation engines
- Model transformations in MDA and MDE
- Model-driven code generation and other generative techniques using a
model transformation approach
- Model query languages
- Higher-level transformations, transformation operators
- Model merging, weaving and composition
- Maintenance and evolution of model transformations
- Model-driven development methodologies, approaches, and languages
with a focus on transformations
- Tools and environments for MDE with transformations
- Case studies, novel applications, and industrial experiences
reporting on use of model transformations.
- Relationship between model transformation and other domains and
technologies, e.g., data transformation, program transformation, and
aspect orientation.


Contributions should represent original and previously unpublished
ideas that are currently not under review in any conference or
journal. The conference organisers solicit two types of papers:

- Research papers (both basic and applied), describing novel ideas
with sound conceptual contributions. Papers presenting industrial
experiences are also encouraged. Research papers should be no more
than 15 pages in LNCS format.
- Tools papers, describing the current state and features of a model
transformation toolset. Tools papers will be presented as
demonstrations at the conference. Tools papers should be no more
than 8 pages in LNCS format, and should describe the standard model
transformation features of the tool, as well as those that are
distinctive and unique of the tool. Tools papers will be selected
based on the originality and distinctiveness of the tool, the
clarity of presentation, and the tool's maturity. Selected tools
papers will be published in the ICMT proceedings.

Each submitted paper will undergo a formal peer review process by at
least 3 members of the Program Committee. All submissions should
follow the LNCS format and should include the authors' names,
affiliations and contact details. Further instructions for submitting
a paper will be available at
We intend to publish proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series by Springer. Previous editions of this conference have
pursued a journal special issue to showcase the best papers of the
conference. We are also considering a special journal issue for ICMT


Paper submission:               8 February 2009 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance:     20 March 2009
Camera-ready version due:       6 April 2009
Conference dates:               29 June-3 July 2009


Program Chair
Richard Paige   University of York (UK)

Publicity Chair
Dennis Wagelaar Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium)

Further information about the ICMT 2009 conference can be found at:


Benjamin Pierce                 U. Pennsylvania (USA)


Andreas Rummler                 SAP (Germany)
Andreas Winter                  Koblenz University (Germany)
Andy Schürr                     TU Darmstadt (Germany)
Bernhard Rumpe                  TU Braunschweig (Germany)
Bran Selic                      Independent Consultant
Charles Consel                  INRIA / LaBRI (France)
Daniel Varro                    University of Budapest (Hungary)
Davide Di Ruscio                University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Dimitrios Kolovos               University of York (UK)
Ed Willink                      Thales Research (UK)
Esperanza Marcos                U. Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)
Francisco Parisi-Presicce       University of Rome (Italy)
Frédéric Jouault                INRIA (France)
Gabriele Taentzer               Philipps-U. Marburg (Germany)
Gerti Kappel                    TU Vienna (Austria)
Gregor Engels                   U. Paderborn (Germany)
Günter Kniesel                  University of Bonn (Germany)
Hans Vangheluwe                 McGill University (Canada)
Howard Ho                       IBM Almaden Research (USA)
Ivan Kurtev                     University of Twente (Netherlands)
Ivan Porres                     Åbo Akademi (Finland)
Jean-Marie Favre                University of Grenoble (France)
Jens Weber                      University of Victoria (Canada)
Jesús García-Molina             Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
Jim Steel                       Queensland U. (Australia)
Jon Whittle                     Lancaster University (UK)
Jordi Cabot                     Open Univ. of Catalonia (Spain)
Laurence Tratt                  Bournemouth University (UK)
Luciano Baresi                  Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Marc Pantel                     University of Toulouse (France)
Martin Gogolla                  University of Bremen (Germany)
Nicolas Rouquette               NASA/JPL (USA)
Orlando Avila-Garcia            Open Canarias (Spain)
Piero Fraternali                Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Reiko Heckel                    University of Leicester (UK)
Thomas Kuehne                   V.U. Wellington (New Zealand)
Vicente Pelechano               U. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Vinay Kulkarni                  Tata R&D (India)
Yasemin Topaloglu               Ege University (Turkey)


Alfonso Pierantonio             University of L’Aquila (Italy)
Antonio Vallecillo              University of Málaga (Spain)
Jean Bézivin                    Univ. Nantes/INRIA (France)
Jeff Gray                       Univ. Alabama at Birmingham (USA)
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