CfP - OCL Workshop 2012

CfP - OCL Workshop 2012

From: Jordi Cabot <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:22:28 +0200
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                            CALL FOR PAPERS
        12th International Workshop on OCL and Textual Modeling
       Co-located with ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on
       Model Driven Engineering Languages & Systems (MODELS 2012)
         September 30th, 2012, Innsbruck, Austria

Modeling started out with UML and its precursors as a graphical
notation. Such visual representations enable direct intuitive capturing
of reality, but some of their features are difficult to formalize and
lack the level of precision required to create complete and unambiguous
specifications. Limitations of the graphical notations encouraged the
development of text-based modeling languages that either integrate with
or replace graphical notations for modeling. Typical examples of such
languages are OCL, textual MOF, Epsilon, and Alloy. Textual modeling
languages have their roots in formal language paradigms like logic,
programming and databases.

The goal of this workshop is create a forum where researchers and
practitioners interested in building models using OCL or other kinds of
textual languages can directly interact, report advances, share results,
identify tools for language development, and discuss appropriate
standards. In particular, the workshop will encourage discussions for
achieving synergy from different modeling language concepts and modeling
language use. The close interaction will enable researchers and
practitioners to identify common interests and options for potential

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

- Mappings between textual modeling languages and other languages/formalisms
- Algorithms, evaluation strategies and optimizations in the context
  of textual modeling languages for
  -- validation, verification, and testing,
  -- model transformation and code generation,
  -- metamodeling and DSLs, and
  -- query and constraint specifications
- Alternative graphical/textual notations for textual modeling languages
- Evolution, transformation and simplification of textual modeling
- Libraries, templates and patterns for textual modeling languages
- Complexity results for textual modeling languages
- Quality models and benchmarks for comparing and evaluating
  textual modeling tools and algorithms
- Successful applications of textual modeling languages
- Case studies on industrial applications of textual modeling languages
- Experience reports
  -- usage of textual modeling languages and tools in complex domains,
  -- usability of textual modeling languages and  tools for end-users
- Empirical studies about the benefits and drawbacks of textual modeling
- Innovative textual modeling tools
- Comparison, evaluation and integration of modeling languages
- Correlation between modeling languages and modeling tasks


The workshop will be organized as a part of MODELS 2012 Conference in
Innsbruck, Austria. It continues the series of OCL workshops held at
UML/MODELS conferences: York (2000), Toronto (2001), San Francisco
(2003), Lisbon (2004), Montego Bay (2005), Genova (2006), Nashville
(2007), Toulouse (2008), Denver (2009), Oslo (2010) and Zurich (2011, at
the TOOLs conference).  Similar to its predecessors, the workshop
addresses both people from academia and industry. The aim is to provide
a forum for addressing integration of OCL and other textual modeling
languages, as well as tools for textual modeling, and for disseminating
good practice and discussing the new requirements for textual modeling.

Workshop Format

The workshop will include short (about 15 min) presentations, parallel
sessions of working groups, and sum-up discussions.


Two types of papers will be considered: Short papers (2 pages) and
full papers (6 pages) in ACM SIGS format (guidelines in (Option 1).
Submissions should be uploaded to the Submission system in EasyChair
( The
program committee will review the submissions (minimum 2 reviews per
paper, usually 3 reviews) and select papers according to their relevance
and interest for discussions that will take place at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published online in the workshop web page.
All workshop papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library (DL) in
form of a post-proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission of papers: July 26, 2012
Notification:          September 03, 2012
Workshop date:         September 30, 2012

Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Jordi Cabot, INRIA-Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
Claas Wilke, Technische Universit?t Dresden, Germany

Programme Committee:
Thomas Baar, Tech@Spree Berlin, Germany
D. Achim, Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Dan Chiorean, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Robert Clariso, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Tony Clark, Middlesex University, UK
Manuel Clavel, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Birgit Demuth, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
Marina Egea, Atos Research & Innovation Department, Madrid, Spain
Pieter Van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Heinrich Hussmann, LMU Munchen, Germany
Tihamer Levendovszky, Vanderbilt University, USA
Shahar Maoz, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Azzam Maraee, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Shane Sendall, Snowie Research SA, Switzerland
Edward Willink, Eclipse Modeling Project, UK
Michael Wahler, ABB Switzerland Ltd Corporate Research, Switzerland
Burkhart Wolff, Univ Paris-Sud, France
Steffen Zschaler, King's College, London, UK

AtlanMod Research Team
École des Mines de Nantes -  INRIA - LINA
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