Workshop on Models and Evolution
Co-located with ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems.
2 Oct, 2016 in Saint Malo, France.
The 10th Workshop on Models and Evolution (ME) 2016 is a satellite event at ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems. It addresses the evolution of artefacts of the modelling process, as inspired by analogous evolution required by software artefacts, with input from academic as well as industrial practice.
With the increasing use of Model-Based Development in many domains (e.g., Automotive Software Engineering, Business Process Engineering), models are starting to become core artefacts of modern software engineering processes. By raising the level of abstraction and using concepts closer to the problem and application domain rather than the solution and technical domain, models become core assets and reusable intellectual property, being worth the effort of maintaining and evolving them. Therefore, increasingly models experience the same issues as traditional software artefacts, i.e., being subject to many kinds of changes, which range from rapidly evolving platforms to the evolution of the functionality provided by the applications developed. These modifications include changes at all levels, from requirements through architecture and design, to executable models, documentation and test suites. They typically affect various kinds of models including data models, behavioural models, domain models, source code models, goal models, etc. Coping with and managing the changes that accompany the evolution of software assets is therefore an essential aspect of Software Engineering as a discipline.
Contributions are solicited on all aspects of models and evolution, its foundations, practices and technologies. In particular, we encourage submissions from both academia and industry about the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
- Formalisms, theories, formal approaches, methods and languages for expressing and understanding model-driven software evolution
- (Co-)evolution and (co-)adaptation of models, meta-models and modeling languages; classification of (co-)evolution scenarios, transformation, and artefacts w.r.t. meta-models
- Coordination of models, meta-models
- Transformation techniques for evolving models: restructuring, refactoring, migration, translation, composition etc.
- Traceability, verification/validation of evolving models and transformations, runtime models and consistency validation; (in)consistency management
- Evolution and domain-specific languages
- Evolution issues in new paradigms (Open architectures, product-line architectures, software ecosystems, Cloud computing and its SPI model, SOA, Enterprise architectures, Internet of things, Big data, Systems of systems etc.)
- Analysis of model maintainability
- Development and maintenance processes for model consistency management
- Conformance checking, inconsistency management synchronization, differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models
- Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven evolution
- Maintenance and evolution of model transformations
- Variability management using models
- Software Architecture Recovery and Reverse Architecting
- Software Reconstruction and Migration
- Software Release Engineering
- Traceability maintenance between requirements and models
- Reusable evolution solutions and patterns
- Software evolution regarding energy-awareness and sustainability
- Model-based and model-related techniques for legacy systems evolution and systems integration
- Cultural, economic, business and managerial aspects impacting software evolution
- Training, education, and certification around software evolution
- State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in software evolution
- Industrial needs, experiments and case studies
- Empirical studies and experience Reports
- Tools and Methods supporting all of the above topics
Researchers and practitioners who work in MDE to share experiences in dealing with the various forms of evolution in modeling, and value a forum to present work in progress and preliminary results.