[sts] CfP- Models at Runtime

Freddy Munoz fmunoz at irisa.fr
Wed Jun 25 20:39:50 BST 2008

------------------------ CALL FOR PAPERS ------------------------

WORKSHOP  Models at run.time


At the ACM/IEEE 11th International Conference on Model Driven  
Languages and Systems
MODELS'08, 28 September - 3 October, Toulouse, France
Important Dates:

Submission deadline:
Wednesday August 13th

Notification of acceptance:
September 7th (or before early registration deadline at MODELS08)

Workshop at MODELS:
Tuesday 30th September

Program Committee

Betty Cheng
Michigan State University, USA
Fabio M. Costa
Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Anthony Finkelstein
Jeff Gray
Oystein Haugen
SINTEF, Norway
Jozef Hooman
ESI, The Netherlands
Gang Huang
Peking University, China
Paola Inverardi
University of L'Aquila
University of Kent, UK
Jean-Marc Jezequel
Triskell Team,IRISA, France
Rui Silva Moreira
UFP, INESC Porto, Portugal
Andrey Nechypurenko
Siemens, Germany
Oscar Nierstrasz
University of Berne
Eugenio Scalise
UCV, Venezuela
Arnor Solberg
SINTEF, Norway
Thaís Vasconcelos Batista
UFRN, Brazil
Steffen Zschaler
T.U. Dresden, Germany

Organizing Committee
Nelly Bencomo(main contact), Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Freddy Munoz, INRIA, France

The goal of this workshop is to look at issues related to developing
appropriate model-driven approaches to monitoring and managing the  
of systems. This is the first workshop to address this theme and its
treatment requires the bringing together of a variety of communities
including researchers working on model-driven software development,  
architectures, reflection (including for example architectural  
and autonomic and self healing systems. Discussions in the workshop will
address questions such as: What should a runtime model look like? How  
the models be maintained at runtime? What are the best approaches to  
when developing runtime models?

Workshop Format

The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and
ideas related to this new and emerging field. You are invited to apply  
attendance by sending a full-paper (8-10 pages) or a short paper (2-4  
in PDF or PS The paper must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting
guidelines: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs (it is the same  
format of
the Conference, see conference website for more information).  
will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. The authors will be notified
about acceptance before the MoDELS 2008 early registration deadline.
Candidates for best papers can be just taken from the category of
full-papers. A primary deliverable of the workshop is a report that  
outlines (1) the research issues and challenges in terms of specific
research problems in the area, and (2) a synopsis of existing model- 
solutions that target some well-defined aspect of monitoring and  
the execution of systems. Potential attendees are strongly encouraged to
submit position papers that clearly identify research issues and  
present techniques that address well-defined problems in the area, and  
supported by small demos. The first part of the workshop will focus on
identifying the research issues and challenges and framing an initial  
set of
research questions. The second part of the workshop will focus on  
approaches for tackling the problems; in particular, the integration of
runtime models with model-driven development approaches will be  

The workshop aims to:
- Integrate and combine research ideas from the areas cited above.
- Provide a "state-of-the-research" assessment expressed in terms of
research issues, challenges, and accomplishments. This assessment can be
used to guide research in the area.
- Continue to build a network of researchers in this area, building on  
initial event help last year.
- Plan and promote further events on these topics.
We strongly encourage authors to address the following topics. Labelled
research topics with (*) are crucially important:
- What a runtime model looks like and how does it evolve? (*)
- How can runtime models be maintained? (*)
- How can runtime models be validated?
- What abstractions over runtime phenomena are useful?
- How are the abstractions tied to the types of adaptations supported?  
- How do these abstractions evolve over time? (*)
- Are new abstractions created during runtime? (*)
- How are the causal relationships with executing code realized? (*)
- What is the role of reflection in maintaining the causal connection
between models and run-time system?
- The relevance and suitability of different model-driven approaches to
monitoring and managing systems during runtime
- Examples of how models can be used to validate and verify the  
behaviour of
the system at runtime (*)
- Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches
- How do models at other phases of the software engineering lifecycle  
to the corresponding run-time models?
- Small demos and tools that support the use of models at run.time (*)

Per Ardua Ad Astra
Freddy Oersted Mun~oz Ramirez              Phone: +33 299 847 298
Ph.D. in Computer Science student           e-mail:  freddy.munoz at irisa.fr
IRISA Rennes cedex, France                      web: http://freddy.cellcore.org

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