The 15th Workshop on Models and Evolution (ME) 2021 is a satellite event at ACM/IEEE 24th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems - MODELS
Software artefacts constantly increase in complexity, variety and novelty. Environment and business constraints, user requirements and new insights put additional pressure on their adaptability, availability, reliability and quality: they continuously need to be up to date. But evolution issues are critical, complex and costly to manage. They concern requirements, architecture, design, source code, documentation, integration or deployment. They also typically affect various kinds of models (data, behavioural, domain, source code or goal models). Addressing and managing these varieties of changes is essential. Models and meta-models, the cornerstone of complex software systems’ abstractions, represent a powerful mean for facing software evolution challenges by ensuring a more abstract and expressive modeling of software evolution. They can help and guide software evolution and can enforce and reduce critical risks and important involved resources. The workshop puts the focus on Models and Evolution by considering two main sides: (1) Managing software evolution needs by relying on the high-level abstraction power of models and meta-models. (2) Managing model and metamodel evolution needs and the co-evolution of all related software artefacts by putting attention to their increasing evolution issues as they become primary artefacts.
Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)
University of L'Aquila (Italy)
LS2N, Université de Nantes (France)
- Abstract submission: July 14, 2021
- Paper submission: July 26, 2021
- Notification to authors: August 14, 2021
- Camera ready version: TBD
- Workshop date: October 10-12, 2021
Program Committee (TBC)
|Ludovico Iovino||Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila|
|Francesco Basciani||University of L'Aquila, Italy|
|Alessio Bucaioni||Mälardalen University|
|Alfonso Pierantonio||University of L'Aquila|
|Dalila Tamzalit||University of Nantes, LS2N - CNRS UMR 6004|
|Federico Ciccozzi||Mälardalen University|
|Adrian Rutle||Western Norway University of Applied Sciences|
|Davide Di Ruscio||Università degli Studi dell'Aquila|
|Mahmoud El Hamlaoui||ENSIAS, Rabat IT Center, UM5R, Morocco|
|Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado||Universidad de Murcia|
|Eugene Syriani||University of Montreal|
|Amleto Di Salle||University of L'Aquila|
|Man Zhang||Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway|
|Leen Lambers||Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Universität Potsdam|
|Djamel Eddine Khelladi||DIVERSE Team, IRISA-INRIA, CNRS, Université Rennes 1|
|Jeff Gray||University of Alabama|
|Antonio Cicchetti||Mälardalen University|
|Saheed Popoola||University of Cincinnati|
|Harald Koenig||University of applied Sciences FHDW Hannover|
|Joel Greenyer||Leibniz Universität Hannover|
|Bernhard Rumpe||Leibniz Universität Hannover|
Topics of Interest
- Formalisms, theories, formal approaches, methods and languages for expressing and understanding model-driven software evolution
- Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven software evolution
- (Co-)evolution and (co-)adaptation of models, meta-models and modeling languages; classification of (co-)evolution scenarios
- Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronization, differencing, comparison, impact analysis of evolving models
- Transformation techniques for evolving models: restructuring, refactoring, migration, translation, composition, versioning, etc.
- Maintenance and evolution of domain-specific languages
- Maintenance and evolution of model transformations
- Traceability maintenance, verification, and validation of evolving models, evolving model transformations, and evolving modeling languages; runtime models
- Analysis of model maintainability
- Variability management using models
- Model-driven software architecture recovery, reverse architecting, reconstruction, migration and software release engineering
- Model-based and model-related techniques for legacy systems evolution and systems integration
- Reusable evolution solutions and patterns
- Evolution issues in new and emerging systems and paradigms (e.g., cyber-security, cyber-physical systems, systems of systems, systems engineering, Internet of Things, cloud computing and its Software, Platform, Infrastructure (SPI) model, data analytics, big data, social media, devices and services, mobile applications, open source software, sustainability and modeling for social good, open architectures, product-line architectures, software ecosystems, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), micro-services, enterprise architectures)
- Model-driven software evolution regarding energy-awareness and sustainability
- Training, education, and certification around software evolution
- State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in software evolution
- Empirical studies, industrial needs, experience reports and experiments in software evolution
- Tools and methods supporting all of the above topics
We solicit papers of three main types: research papers, position papers and tool presentations as follows:
- Research papers (max. 10 pages including references): These submissions provide novel contributions on topics of the workshop presenting novel ideas, addressing challenging problems, or making practical contributions.
Position papers (max. 5 pages):
- Work in progress papers by young researchers: These submissions present early work and preliminary research results of young researchers in topics related to the workshop.
- Visionary papers: We encourage papers proposing visionary and strategic ideas and/or looking for collaborations around international projects. These submissions take a visionary stance to the field describing long term ambitions, visionary technological advancements, paradigmatic changes and research agendas. Note that the ideas presented must be clearly positioned, adequately thought through, and sufficiently documented.
- Industrial experience: Industrial papers reporting about experiences in the area of models and evolution, novel industrial tools, and positions from industry about experience and/or case studies about managing or putting into practice model-driven software evolution solutions are highly appreciated.
- Tool presentations (max. 5 pages): These submissions present (experience with) tools (which may be either research prototypes or commercial tools) that are fully/partially dedicated to supporting model-based software evolution and evolution issues encountered in model-based development.
11 October 2021 - Program (Tokyo (JST) UTC+09:00)
17:00 - 17:15 Dalila Tamzalit, Ludovico Iovino and Alfonso Pierantonio. Opening
17:15 - 17:45 Gökhan Kahraman, Loek Cleophas and Ramon Schiffelers. Modeling Relationships Between Feature Model Views
17:45 - 18:15 Timur Sağlam and Thomas Kühn. Towards the Co-Evolution of Models and Artefacts of Industrial Tools Through External Views
18:15 - 18:30 Coffee Break
18:30 - 19:00 Inês Pina Fernandes, Miguel Terra-Neves and João Costa Seco. Automated Refactoring of Unbounded Queries in Software Automation Platforms
19:00 - 19:30 Mohammadamin Zaheri, Michalis Famelis and Eugene Syriani. Towards Checking Consistency-Breaking Updates between Models and Generated Artifacts
19:30 - 20:00 Bhisma Adhikari, Eric J. Rapos and Matthew Stephan. Simulink Model Transformation for Backwards Version Compatibility
20:00 - 20:15 Wrap up and closing
The Workshop on Models and Evolution is a satellite event of MODELS 2021. MODELS, the ACM/IEEE 24th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, is the premier conference series for model-driven software and systems engineering, and is organized with support of ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE. Since 1998, MODELS has covered all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods, to tools and applications. Attendees of MODELS come from diverse backgrounds, including researchers, academics, engineers and industrial professionals. MODELS 2019 is a forum for participants to exchange cutting-edge research results and innovative practical experiences around modeling and model-driven software and systems. This year’s edition will provide an opportunity for the modeling community to further advance the foundations of modeling, and come up with innovative applications of modeling in emerging areas of cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, socio-technical systems, cloud computing, big data, machine learning, security, open source, and sustainability.
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