CfP: MELO2011 - The First International Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering, Logic and Optimization: friends or foes?

CfP: MELO2011 - The First International Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering, Logic and Optimization: friends or foes?

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:41:49 +0100
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MELO 2011: The First International Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering, 
Logic and Optimization: friends or foes? 

In conjunction with the seventh European Conference on Modeling 
Foundations and Applications (ECMFA 2011 -

June 6, 2011
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK,_Logic_and_Optimization:_friends_or_foes%3F

Paper submission: April 6th, 2011 

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together two different 
communities: the Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) community and the logic 
programming community, to explore how each community can benefit from 
the techniques of the other. We refer to the logic programming 
community in a broad sense (i.e. including Constraint Logic Programming, 
Answer-Set Programming but also ontology and semantic web aspects). 

The widesepread application of MDE in all kinds of domains (e.g. 
critical sytems, software product lines, embedded systems...) has 
triggered the need of new techniques to solve optimization, 
visualization, verification, configuration, ... problems at the model 
level. Instead of reinventing the wheel, most of these problemes could 
be solved by reexpressing the modeling problem as a logic programming 
problem. As an example, verification (satisfiability) of large static 
models can be addressed by reexpressing the model as a constraint 
satisfaction problem to be solved by state-of-the-art constraint 

Similarly, logic programming can benefit from the integration of MDE 
principles. As in any other domain, introduction of MDE would help to 
raise the abstraction level at which the problem is described (e.g. by 
providing domain-specific languages that allow non-technical users to 
specify the problem using a vocabulary closer to the domain), improve 
the separation of concerns by using different model-based views of the 
problem at different levels of detail, achieve tool independence (e.g. 
by following a typical Platform Independent Model - Platform Specific 
Model separation where, for instance, at the Platform Independent Model 
level we could define tool-independent logic programming metamodels), 
increase reusability, ... We believe the workshop will attract 
researchers and practitioners in all the above areas. 

Topics of interest 
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 
  - Modeling and generation of constraint problems
  - Interoperability between constraint technical spaces
  - Constraint metamodels
  - Constraint Independent Model-Platform Independent Model-Platform 
    Specific Model for Constraint Logic Programming
  - Domain Specific Languages for Constraint Logic Programming
  - Semantics of Business Vocabularies & Business Rules (SBVR)
  - Business Process Modeling Notation(BPMN)
  - MDE in satisfaction and planning problems
  - Model Checking
  - Model Optimization
  - Using Constraint Programming or Operational Research to compute 
    Software Product Line solutions
  - Using MDE to represent Software Product Line problems and solutions
  - Comparing combination of MDE and Constraint Programming/Operational 
    Research for Software Product Line

Submission Guideline
Technical papers describing original solutions, empirical evaluation 
papers and experience/industrial papers presenting problems or 
challenges encountered in practice are welcome. 

There are three types of papers: 
  - Position papers (5 pages)
  - Short papers    (up to 8 pages) 
  - Full papers     (up to 16 pages) 

Submissions must be provided as A4 size PDF files compliant with the 
LNCS paper style and can be submitted via EasyChair.

The guidelines and templates for LNCS paper style available at:

The program committee will review the submissions (minimum 2 reviews 
per paper) and select papers according to their relevance and interest 
for discussions that will take place at the workshop. 

Accepted papers will be first published online in the workshop web page. 
It is planned that the final versions of accepted papers will be 
published as online proceedings on the CEUR Workshop Proceedings 
publication service. 

Important Dates
Paper submission: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Author notification: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Camera-ready version submission: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
MELO2011 workshop: Monday, June 6, 2011

MELO2011 Organizing Committee:
  - Jordi Cabot, AtlanMod (INRIA & Ecole des Mines de Nantes), France 
  - Patrick Albert, Ilog Research Project, IBM, France 
  - Gabriel Barbier, Mia-software, France 
  - Marcos Didonet Del Fabro, Universidade Federal do Paran´a, Brazil 
  - Scott Uk-Jin Lee, CEA-List, France 

MELO2011 Program Committee:
  - Sophie Demassey, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France. 
  - Jules White, Virginia Tech, USA. 
  - Robert Clarisó, Open University of Catalonia, Spain. 
  - Sebastien Gerard, CEA-List, France 
  - Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila, Italy. 
  - Daniel Varró, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. 
  - Raphael Chenouard, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France. 
  - François Fage, INRIA, France. 

Conference Website:,_Logic_and_Optimization:_friends_or_foes%3F

For any inquiries please contact the local organizer at:
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