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 they have weaknesses: for example, detailed visual representations bear the risk of becoming overcrowded faster than textual models and some of the visual features lack the level of precision required to create complete and unambiguous specifications. These weaknesses of 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 provide a space for interactions 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.
OCL 2023 will be part of the 26th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2023).
Topics of interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Mappings between textual modeling languages and other languages/formalisms
- Mathematical models and/or formal semantics for textual modeling languages
- 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)
- Model-driven security using 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,
- applications of textual modeling in the lifecycle of intelligent systems,
- applications of textual modeling with a positive impact on society
- 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
- Evaluation of generative AI tools to manage textual modeling specifications (creation, refactoring, …)
- Reflections on the future trends of textual modeling languages and their integrity with other software development technologies
Four types of submissions will be considered:
- Presentation only submission (not included in the workshop proceedings), e.g., for already published work. Authors should submit a short (1 page) abstract of their presentation.
- Short papers (5 pages) describing new ideas or position papers.
- Tool papers (5 pages) describing tools supporting textual modeling tools
- Full papers (between 7 and 10 pages).
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 included in a joint MODELS’ workshop proceedings volume to be published by IEEE.
- Paper submission: July 17 2023, AoE
- Notification: August 15 2023, AoE
- Camera ready: August 22 2023, AoE
- Workshop: October 1-3 2023 (to be decided)
Should you have any problem to meet the deadlines, please contact the organizers.