CfP: 3rd Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling, OOPSLA 2003

CfP: 3rd Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling, OOPSLA 2003

Post by Juha-Pekka Tolvane » Thu, 03 Jul 2003 20:53:42

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

The 3rd OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

October 26, 2003
Anaheim, California

Call for Position Papers:

Domain-driven development (3D) has recently popularized the importance
of model-based research. A broad range of new research topics in this
space have emerged and are being explored in numerous contexts. At the
past two OOPSLA DSVL workshops, an international group of researchers
assembled to discuss topics related to modeling and domain-specific
visual languages. Although these prior workshops had a wide selection
of topics (including generative/transformation techniques from models
to code), this version of the OOPSLA 2003 DSM workshop will focus
solely on issues at the modeling level.

A contributing factor to the rising interest in modeling comes from the
realization of productivity gains that have been attributed to a shift
in focus toward software represented at varying degrees of abstraction.
In the past, abstraction was improved when programming languages
evolved towards higher levels of specification. Today, domain-specific
modeling provides a trajectory for continuing to raise the description
of software to more abstract levels.

Much investigation is still needed in order to advance the acceptance
and viability of model-driven techniques. This workshop welcomes
position papers describing new ideas at either a practical or
fundamental level. From a practical side, we are interested in
submissions from tool vendors and others who have experience in
applying modeling techniques within a specific domain. In addition to
industrial projects, we seek initial descriptions of fundamental
research ideas that initiate and forward the technical underpinnings of
the science of modeling. In particular, the importance of metamodeling
is highlighted in this workshop. Metamodeling concepts significantly
ease the implementation of domain-specific visual languages and provide
support for experimenting with the modeling language as it is built
(thus, metamodel-based language definition also assists in the task of
constructing generators that reduce the burden of tool creation and

Some suggested topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
  - Tools for supporting domain-specific modeling (DSM) and visual
    modeling languages
  - Techniques for supporting model interchange between tools
  - Principles of modeling science for constructing metamodels
  - Issues of support/maintenance of models and evolution of visual
    language in accordance with the representative domain
  - Metamodeling frameworks and languages
  - Novel ideas for applying the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and the
    proposed Query/View/Transformation (QVT)
  - Aspect-Oriented techniques to support DSM
  - Version control techniques for DSMs
  - Specific domains where this technology can be most productive in
    the future (e.g., embedded systems, product family domains or
    systems with multiple implementation platforms)
  - Industry/academic experience reports describing success/failure in
    using domain-specific modeling
  - Approaches for identifying constructs for visual languages
    supporting DSM
  - Relationships between ontologies and metamodels
Important Dates:

Initial submission:     August 20, 2003
Author Notification: September 12, 2003
                               (1 week prior to Early Registration deadline)
Final version:           October 3, 2003
Workshop:              October 26, 2003
Submission Information:

Admission to the workshop will be extended to those who have submitted a
relevant position paper. Each position paper will be reviewed by the
Program Committee and invitations to attend the workshop will then be
issued based upon the evaluation of the position paper.

The position paper should be approximately 5 to 8 pages and should be
submitted by August 20, 2003. The contributions should be sent as a PDF

Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 12, based on the
evaluation of the contribution by members of the program committee.

The accepted papers will be posted on the workshop web site.
Additional Information:

Additonal information about the workshop is available at the workshop
web site, including the anticipated workshop format, the pre/post
workshop activities, and links to the previous and related workshops
at OOPSLA. The web page is at:

Program Committee:

Pierre America, Philips
Philip T. Cox, Dalhousie University
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo
Steven Kelly, MetaCase
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University
Pentti Marttiin, Nokia
David Oglesby, Honeywell
Jonathan Sprinkle, Vanderbilt University
Sharon White, University of Houston
Organizing Committee:

Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase
Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics