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MRT 2013 : 8th International Workshop on Models at run.time


When Sep 29, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013
Where Miami, FL, US
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2013
Notification Due Aug 23, 2013

Call For Papers

8th International Workshop on Models at run.time
Co-located with ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages & Systems (MODELS 2013)
September 29th - October 4th, 2013, Miami, FL, USA

Important Dates

Submissions of papers: July 15th, 2013
Notification: August 23rd, 2013
Workshop date: September 29th, 2013

We are witnessing the emergence of new classes of application that are highly
complex, inevitably distributed, and operate in heterogeneous and rapidly
changing environments. Examples of such applications include those from
pervasive and Grid computing domains. These systems are required to be
adaptable, flexible, reconfigurable and, increasingly, self-managing. Such
characteristics make systems more prone to failure when executing and thus the
development and study of appropriate mechanisms for runtime validation and
monitoring is needed.

In the model-driven software development area, research effort has focused
primarily on using models at design, implementation, and deployment stages of
development. This work has been highly productive with several techniques now
entering the commercialisation phase. The use of model-driven techniques for
validating and monitoring run-time behaviour can also yield significant
benefits. A key benefit is that models can be used to provide a richer
semantic base for run-time decision-making related to system adaptation and
other run-time concerns. For example, one can use models to help determine
when a system should move from a consistent architecture to another consistent
architecture. Model-based monitoring and management of executing systems can
play a significant role as we move towards implementing the key self-*
properties associated with autonomic computing.

The goal of this workshop is to look at issues related to developing
appropriate model-driven approaches to managing and monitoring the execution
of systems. We build on the previous events where we have succeeded in
building a community and bringing about an initial exploration of the core
ideas of Models@Runtime and now seek:
- experiences with actual implementations of the concept
- rationalisation of the various concepts into overall architectural
- to make explicit the specific roles that models play at runtime
- impact on software engineering methodologies
- to continue to build a network of researchers in this emerging area, based
on the results of the earlier editions

Workshop Format

The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and ideas
related to this new and emerging field. You are invited to apply for
attendance by sending a full-paper (8-12 pages) or a position paper (5-6 pages)
in PDF. The paper must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines: (it is the same format of the Conference,
see conference website for more information). Submissions will be reviewed by
at least 3 PC members. The authors will be notified about acceptance before
the MODELS 2010 early registration deadline. Candidates for best papers (if
finally chosen) can be just taken from the category of full-papers.

A primary deliverable of the workshop is a report that clearly outlines (1)
the research issues and challenges in terms of specific research problems in
the area, and (2) a synopsis of existing model-based solutions that target
some well-defined aspect of monitoring and managing the execution of systems.
Potential attendees are strongly encouraged to submit position papers that
clearly identify research issues and challenges, present techniques that
address well-defined problems in the area, and are supported by small demos.

The workshop aims to:

- Integrate and combine research ideas from the areas cited above.
- Provide a “state-of-the-research” assessment expressed in terms of research
issues, challenges, and accomplishments. This assessment can be used to guide
research in the area.
- Continue to build a network of researchers in this area, building on the
previous editions.
- Plan and promote further events on these topics.

We strongly encourage authors to address the following topics.
Topics labelled with (*) are crucially important:
- What a runtime model looks like and how does it evolve? (*)
- How are the causal links with executing code realized? Difference with
computational reflection (*)
- Models@runtime and software aging: does it help or hurt?
- The role of models@run.time in the software development process (*)
- Models@runtime, the silver bullet for runtime assurance and V&V?
- Role of requirement at runtime, requirements reflection (*)
- How are the abstractions tied to the types of adaptations supported? (*)
- How do these abstractions evolve over time? (*)
- Are new abstractions created during runtime? (*)
- MDE@Runtime: Are MDE tools ready (performance, etc.) for more dynamic usages?
- Examples of how models can be used to validate and verify the behaviour of
the system at runtime (*)
- Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches
- How do models at other phases of the SE lifecycle relate to the corresponding
runtime models?
- How models@runtime can support large multi-disciplinary teams in open
innovation/continuous design?
- Models@runtime and scalability: horizontally (managing large set of nodes)
and vertically (from the cloud to the sensors)
- Small demos and tools that support the use of models@run.time (*)


- Nelly Bencomo (main contact), INRIA, France
- Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
- Sebastian Götz, TU Dresden, Germany
- Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Programme Committee (tbc.)

Franck Chauvel, SINTEF, Norway
Peter J. Clark, Florida International University, USA
Fabio Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Holger Giese, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Gang Huang, Peking University, China
Martin Gogolla, Universität Bremen, Germany
Jean-Marc Jézéquel, Triskell Team, IRISA, France
Rui Silva Moreira, UFP & INESC, Portugal
Brice Morin, SINTEF, Norway
Hausi A. Müller, University of Victoria, Canada
Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Hui Song, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Thaís Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN, Brasil

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