The 16th Workshop on Models and Evolution (ME) 2022 is a satellite event at ACM/IEEE 25th 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.
For this edition, the MODELS conference has the special theme “Modeling for social good” #MDE4SG. We encourage also for our workshop, papers themed around: socio-technical systems, tools with social impact, integrating human values, data science, and intelligent systems. This year’s conference will feature a Best Theme Paper Award spanning across all tracks, so we will propose papers covering this topic as candidate for the final evaluation.
Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)
University of L'Aquila (Italy)
LS2N, Université de Nantes (France)
- Paper submission: July 20, 2022
- Notification to authors: August 19, 2022
- Camera ready version: August 26, 2022
- Workshop date: October 24, 2022
|Ludovico Iovino||Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila|
|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|
|Amleto Di Salle||University of L'Aquila|
|Man Zhang||Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway|
|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|
|David Istvan||University of Montreal|
|Bentley Oakes||University of Montreal|
|Juri Di Rocco||University of L'Aquila|
|Mohammad Amin Zaheri||University of Montreal|
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.
- 13:30 -13:40: Introduction to the workshop
- 13:40-14h30: keynote: "Towards Enterprise Digital Twins", Benoit Combemale
- 14:30 - 15:00 : Saheed Popoola, Jeff Gray, Antonio Garcia-Dominguez and Dimitris Kolovos. Analyzing Model Changes with Loupe
- 15:00-15:30 : coffee break
- 15:30-16:00: André Conrad, Philipp Utzmann, Meike Klettke and Uta Störl. Metamodels to support Database Migration between heterogeneous Data Stores
- 16:00-16:30: Akila Loganathan and Richard Paige. An Investigation into the Effect of Cluster-Based Preprocessing on Software Migration
- 16:30-17:00: Sultan Almutairi, Athanasios Zolotas and Dimitris Kolovos. Towards Round-Trip Engineering of Code Fragments Embedded in Models (virtual)
- 17:00: Wrap-up
Title: Towards Enterprise Digital TwinsEnterprises are rapidly evolving as complex socio-technical systems that require continuous adaptation regarding a dynamic and uncertain environment. Various stakeholders are involved and deliver continuous knowledge through heterogeneous digital models (systems, processes, organizations, etc.) manipulated with various scientific and engineering environments. This modeling continuum open new opportunities for adaptable and efficient enterprises, but also raise new modeling challenges. In this talk, we explore the use of model-driven engineering to develop and operate enterprise digital twins. The talk covers the current state of the art, and provide concrete implementations for smart trade-off analysis and decision making. Finally, we discuss open challenges and draw a roadmap for the MDE community.
2- Sultan Almutairi (University of York), Athanasios Zolotas (Liverpool John Moores University) and Dimitris Kolovos (University of York). "Towards Round-Trip Engineering of Code Fragments Embedded in Models"
3- Akila Loganathan (McMaster University) and Richard Paige (McMaster University). "An Investigation into the Effect of Cluster-Based Preprocessing on Software Migration"
4- André Conrad (University of Hagen), Philipp Utzmann (University of Hagen), Meike Klettke (University of Regensburg) and Uta Störl (University of Hagen). "Metamodels to support Database Migration between heterogeneous Data Stores"
The Workshop on Models and Evolution is a satellite event of MODELS 2022. MODELS, the ACM/IEEE 25th 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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