[Haskell-cafe] CFP: International Workshop on OCL and Textual Modeling (OCL 2017)

Achim D. Brucker brucker at spamfence.net
Wed Feb 22 21:46:54 UTC 2017

(Apologies for duplicates)

                        CALL FOR PAPERS
       17th International Workshop on OCL and Textual Modeling

                       Co-located with 
                 July 20, 2017, Marburg, Germany

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 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
- 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
- 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 applications and
case studies of textual modeling as well as test suites and benchmark collections
for evaluating textual modeling tools.

## Venue
This workshop will be organized as a part of STAF 2017 Conferenze in Marburg, 
Germany. It was previously organized as part of the MODELS 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.

## Submissions

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](https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ocl17).
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](http://www.ceur-ws.org).

## Important Dates

- Submission of papers:      April 28, 2017
- Notification:              May   25, 2017
- Workshop date:             July  20, 2017

Dr. Achim D. Brucker | Software Assurance & Security | University of Sheffield
               https://www.brucker.ch | https://logicalhacking.com/blog
                           @adbrucker | @logicalhacking 

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