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MiSE 2016 : 8th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering

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Link: http://tinyurl.com/MiSE-2016
 
When Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 16, 2015
Where Austin, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2015
Notification Due Feb 19, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 26, 2015
Categories    software engineering   modelling
 

Call For Papers

8th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE'2016)


Models have long been used in the development of complex systems. Their use is becoming more prevalent in the software development domain as modeling techniques and tools mature. Despite this, there are many challenging issues that the modeling research community must address if software modeling practices are to become mainstream. Furthermore software and systems become more intertwined and the modeling techniques used for systems engineering need to be harmonized with software models.

The workshop provides a forum for discussing and critically analyzing modeling techniques with respect to their purposes in software engineering processes. Participants engage in the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences related to modeling, including modeling notations, abstraction techniques, modeling strategies, and use of models in development activities, including system configuration, system simulation, testing, and product line variability management.

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8th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE'2016)


Co-located with ICSE 2016


Austin, USA, May 2016


http://tinyurl.com/MiSE-2016

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** Important Dates **

Paper submissions due: January 22, 2016

Notification to authors: February 19, 2016

Camera-ready copies due: February 26, 2016



** Theme and Goals **

Models have long been used in the development of complex systems. Their use is becoming more prevalent in the software development domain as modeling techniques and tools mature. Despite this, there are many challenging issues that the modeling research community must address if software modeling practices are to become mainstream. Furthermore software and systems become more intertwined and the modeling techniques used for systems engineering need to be harmonized with software models.


The primary goal of this workshop is to foster exchange of innovative ideas on the use of models in software engineering. Another goal of this workshop is to further promote crossfertilization between the model-driven engineering (MDE) communities (e.g., MODELS) and software-engineering communities. Previous versions of the workshop showed that while there is great interest in collaborations and discussions across these communities, there are differences in terminologies and concepts that need to be harmonized for effective communication to take place. To ensure that discussions at the 2016 workshop progress beyond the basic alignment of concepts, potential workshop participants will be encouraged to familiarize themselves with the papers presented at the previous and current MiSE workshop in the calls for papers and for participation.


The workshop provides a forum for discussing and critically analyzing modeling techniques with respect to their purposes in software engineering processes. Participants engage in the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences related to modeling, including modeling notations, abstraction techniques, modeling strategies, and use of models in development activities, including system configuration, system simulation, testing, and product line variability management.


The purpose of a model and the domain it describes determine the types of abstractions that are useful and the degree of formality and precision needed. We identify the following major purposes of software modeling:


Exploration: Models are used to explore and learn about the problem to be solved, where the “problem” can be, for example, requirements identification, system specification, system or component design, complex protocol or algorithm design. Of particular interest is the use of models to enable “what-if?” analysis and prognostics (e.g., prediction), such as via models of ‘big data’.


Communication: Communication models are used to document software decisions (e.g., requirements, designs, and deployment decisions), or to enable discussion, conversation and negotiation between different stakeholder groups with different perspectives, vocabularies and needs.. Support for downstream activities: We use software models to answer questions or check properties (e.g., correctness, fitness of use) of the modeled artifact, to generate other artifacts, or to configure existing systems.


Configurability and adaptation: We use models at runtime to configure the system and adapt it to changed needs of the users. A model of the environment also allows a system to capture its knowledge about the context it controls or communicates with.



** Call for Papers **

The purpose of this 2-day workshop is to promote the use of models in the engineering of software systems. In particular, we are interested in the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences related to modeling. Engineers have used models to effectively manage complexity for centuries, and there is a growing body of work on the use of models to manage inherent problem and solution complexity in software development. The use of software models will become more prevalent as methodologies and tools that manipulate models at various levels of abstraction become available.


Workshop activities will focus on analyzing successful applications of software-modeling techniques to gain insights into challenging modeling problems, including: (1) identifying, describing, and using appropriate abstractions, (2) supporting incremental, iterative development through the use of appropriate model composition, transformation and other model manipulation operators, and (3) automated analysis of possibly large, possibly incomplete models to determine the presence or absence of desired and undesired properties. Topics of interest include:


- Modeling notations and tools - Metamodeling - Abstractions and modeling methodologies - Model-based analysis and synthesis - Model transformation and composition - Model evaluation - Model management - Extracting models from software artifacts (e.g., program system or program understanding) - Use of models for downstream activities (e.g., generating test cases) - Modeling the system environment - Modeling cyber-physical systems - Models at runtime (e.g., for software adaptation) - Models for “what-if?” analysis and prognostics - Empirical studies - Domain-specific modeling - Variability management using models - Model reuse - Further uses of modeling



*** Submission Details ***

Prospective participants are invited to submit a 5-7 page position or technical paper. Workshop papers must follow the ICSE 2016 Format and Submission Guideline. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee and the organizing committee for quality and relevance. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings.


The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mise16

ICSE submission guidelines: http://2016.icse.cs.txstate.edu/formatInstr



*** Organizing Committee ***

Davide Di Ruscio (primary contact), DISIM - University of L’Aquila, Italy Joanne M. Atlee, University of Waterloo, Canada

Robert Baillargeon, Method Park America, USA

Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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