Thursday, May 10, 2012

CfP: Methodical Development of Modeling Tools

Jens Gulden and I are organizing an international workshop, called "Methodical Development of Modeling Tools" (MeDMoT'12), which I assume to be particularly interesting for Eclipse developers, since modeling tools often leverage Eclipse (modeling) technologies (are there any modeling tools out there not using EMF? Just kidding ;-) ). It is held in conjunction with the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2012), 3-5 Oct 2012, Paphos, Cyprus. I'm especially happy about the great program committee, with experienced reviewers from both, academic and industry: Ulrich Frank, Holger Giese, Reinhard von Hanxleden, Jürgen Jung, Lutz Kirchner, Dimitris Kolovos, Paul McIntosh, Jan Mendling, Ed Merks, Erik Proper, Matti Rossi, Friedrich Steimann, and Stefan Strecker. A big thank you to all reviewers for joining the PC!

You can find more information at the official workshop website.

Snippet from the official call for papers:

Software tools for modeling are prerequisites for scientific and practical applications of modeling methods and modeling languages. To test and exemplify new modeling approaches, research prototypes of model editors are required, as well as tools for presenting and analyzing models. To be able to efficiently develop such modeling tools, it is desirable to methodically guide the development of modeling tools, and elaborate procedures to align their design with the conceptualization of new modeling languages and modeling methods.

The workshop focuses on procedures and architectural principles related to the creation of software for presenting, editing, transforming or analyzing models. This covers special constellations related to the use of models and modeling languages, for example, the ability to automatically derive model editor functionality from formal specifications of modeling languages (meta-models, grammars, etc.). In addition, design principles and implementation options for requirements towards modeling tools, such as wizard support for interactive modeling, or alternative ways to display graphical models, are discussed. All kinds of models are included in this discussion, either domain-specific or general-purpose models, as well as graphical models and textual models with their related software tooling support. Intended audience are scientists and practitioners, who apply modeling techniques and model-driven procedures, and develop their own modeling tools.

Submissions may document research work on newly created modeling tools, either for prototype or production purposes, as well as work on methodology and architecture of modeling tool development. This may cover model editor software in a narrow sense, as well as any approach for handling, transforming or analyzing models in a wider sense.

Important dates

2012-06-10Paper submission (with blinded author names)
2012-07-15Notification of acceptance
2012-07-31Camera-ready article

This workshop is the (international) successor of a german workshop series called "MEMWe". It was held in conjunction with the "Informatik" conference (the annual conference of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik") in 2011, 2010, and 2009.