Intl. Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP) 2011: Call for Papers

Intl. Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP) 2011: Call for Papers

From: Dimitris Kolovos <>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:23:55 +0000
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2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP) 2011
collocated with ICMT/TOOLS 2011

June 30 - Zurich, Switzerland


Model Driven Engineering elevates models to first class artefacts of the 
software development process. To facilitate multi-user collaboration and 
enable version management and seamless evolution of models and 
metamodels, support for robust and performant model comparison and 
differencing mechanisms is essential. 

Previous research has demonstrated that mechanisms used for comparison 
and differencing of text-based artefacts (e.g. source code) are not 
sufficient for comparing models, as they are unaware of the structure 
and the semantics of the compared artefacts. 

To date, several model-specific model comparison approaches have been 
proposed, each demonstrating different characteristics and focusing on 
particular sub-problems. For instance, model comparison techniques have 
been adopted for software refactoring, for transformation testing, 
to support the coupled evolution of metamodel and models, or to analyse 
existing artefacts with respect to some criteria. However the consensus 
is that this research area is still young and more research is required 
in order to achieve the full potential of model comparison. 

The goal of the workshop is to gather together both researchers in the 
area of model comparison and differencing to report novel results, and 
especially adopters of existing approaches to present their experiences 
and provide insights on issues encountered when applying these 
approaches in practice. 


Cedric Brun (Leader of the EMF Compare project) - OBEO


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Model comparison
- Model differencing
- Model versioning
- Metamodel evolution and model co-evolution
- Empirical results from applying model comparison in practice
- Industrial use cases
- Benchmarking


All submissions will be formally evaluated by three reviewers. Papers 
must be submitted as PDF and strictly adhere to the ACM SIG proceedings 
format. Papers must not exceed ten (10) pages in this format, including 
all text, references, appendices, and figures. Paper submissions will be 
made electronically via the workshop submission web page, using the 
EasyChair service. All submissions must be original work, and must not 
have been previously published, nor be under consideration for 
publication, elsewhere. At least one author of each accepted paper 
should register for the conference and participate in the workshop. 


Accepted papers shall be published in the ACM Digital Library through the 
ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Extended versions 
of the highest quality submissions will be advocated for inclusion in a 
special issue of a journal (TBD). 


Deadline for submissions:   March 31, 2011
Notification of authors: May 14, 2011   
Camera-ready: May 31, 2011
Workshop date: June 30, 2011


Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Dimitris Kolovos, University of York (UK)


Stephen Barrett, Concordia University (Canada)
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University (Sweden)
Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, University of Murcia (Spain)
Bernhard Westfechtel, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
Juan de Lara, Universitad Autonoma De Madrid (Spain)
Dirk Deridder, Smals and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama (USA)
Esther Guerra, Universitad Carlos III De Madrid (Spain)
Markus Herrmannsdörfer, TUM (Germany)
Udo Kelter, University of Siegen (Germany)
Ivan Kurtev, Twente University (Netherlands)
Goran Olsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Richard Paige, University of York (UK)
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Louis Rose, University of York (UK)
Guido Wachsmuth, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Dennis Wagelaar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Steffen Zschaler, University of Lancaster (UK)
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