Call for Papers
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Workshop on Methodical Development of Modeling Tools (ModTools14)
on the 17th IEEE International Enterprise Computing Conference EDOC 2014
(final extension by the main conference)
Having modeling tools
available is a central assumption made in modeling research. Software
tools for modeling are a prerequisite for any practical application
of modeling methods, and research prototypes of model editors are
required for developing new modeling languages and methods. It it
thus desirable to efficiently guide the development of modeling tools
and seamlessly align their design with the conceptualization of
modeling languages and their application.
The workshop focuses on procedures and
architectural principles related to the creation of software for
presenting, editing, transforming, or analyzing models. This covers
special constellations related to the use of models and modeling
languages, for example, the ability to automatically derive model
editor functionality from formal specifications of modeling languages
(meta-models, grammars, etc.). In addition, design principles and
implementation options for modeling tools, such
as wizard support for interactive modeling or alternative ways to
display graphical models, are discussed. All kinds of models are
included in this discussion, either domain-specific or
general-purpose models, as well as graphical and textual models with
their related software tooling support. Intended audience are
scientists and practitioners, who apply modeling techniques and
model-driven procedures, and develop their own modeling tools.
Submissions may document research work on newly
created modeling tools, either for prototype or production purposes,
as well as work on methodology and architecture of modeling tool
development. This may cover model editor software in a narrow sense,
as well as any approach for handling, transforming or analyzing
models in a wider sense.
Possible research questions for submissions are:
- What new approaches exist to edit and access models on mobile devices? How can interaction capabilities of touch-screens be used for modeling?
- How can distributed modeling scenarios be supported by modeling tools? On which architectural principles can distributed modeling tools ground?
- Which role do modeling tools play as end-user interfaces for controlling applications ("models at runtime")?
- How do code generation approaches for creating modeling tools, such as provided by the Eclipse modeling tools, compare to runtime interpreter solutions?
- How can versioning conflicts during parallel development of modeling languages, modeling tools, and existing model instances, be handled?
- Can multi-media capabilities, such as movement and sound, be incorporated into modeling tools?
Contributions to related topics are of course welcome.
Submissions and reviews
Full paper submissions may have a maximum of 10 pages. You can also submit a short paper with at most 5 pages.
All submissions must be made in PDF format and comply with the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines.
Please upload your submissions to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=modtools14.
The papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the
workshop program committee. Accepted papers will be published along
with the EDOC proceedings. The proceedings will be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press and be made accessible through IEEE
Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library.
Please contact the workshop organizers in case of any further questions.
2014-04-28 Paper submission
2014-05-23 Notification to authors
2014-06-09 Camera-ready version
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jens Henning von Pilgrim, NumberFour AG, email@example.com