Call For Papers
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 to 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 cooperation.
Topics of interest
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,
- meta-modeling and DSLs, and
- query and constraint specifications
- Alternative graphical/textual notations for textual modeling languages
- Evolution, transformation and simplification of textual modeling expressions
- Libraries, templates and patterns for textual modeling languages
- Tools that support textual modeling languages (e.g., verification of OCL formulae, runtime monitoring of invariants)
- 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 languages
- Innovative textual modeling tools
- Comparison, evaluation and integration of modeling languages
- Correlation between modeling languages and modeling tasks
This year, we particularly encourage submissions describing tools that support - in a very broad sense - textual modeling languages (if you have implemented OCL.js to run OCL in a web browser, this is the right workshop to present your work) as well as textual model transformations.
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 contributions (between 6 and 8 pages) describing new ideas, innovative tools or position papers.
- Full papers (between 12 and 16 pages).
in LNCS format. Submissions should be uploaded to 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 a post-conference edition of CEUR.
- Submission of papers: July 24, 2016
- Notification: August 14, 2016
- Workshop date: October 2, 2016