PAME 2015

First International Workshop on Patterns in Model Engineering

Co-located with STAF'15 on July 21, 2015 in L'Aquila, Italy

The field of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) has evolved tremendously since its early stages. Current development activities in MDE span very different techniques such as metamodeling, model transformation, domain-specific modeling, model evolution, model verification and validation. Although some preliminary work on design patterns has been proposed for some of them, this is an area of MDE that yet needs to be explored. The first international workshop on Patterns in Model Engineering (PAME 2015) offers researchers a dedicated forum to identify, discuss, formulate and analyze the recurring patterns that occur during different modeling activities, and with different modeling languages, tools and operations. PAME 2015 provides an arena to discuss, identify, between theoreticians and practitioners from academy and industry, given its ideal co-location with STAF.


Call For Papers

The field of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) has evolved tremendously since its early stages in 2002. Current development activities in MDE span very different techniques such as metamodeling, model transformation, domain-specific modeling, model evolution, model verification and validation. Various languages have been proposed to implement artifacts produced by these activities. Having been applied in a variety of different application domains, good practices and idioms have been proposed for some of these languages in order to improve the quality of modeling artifacts produced. Some language-specific idioms can be re-used and applied across different languages, to then become generalized to design patterns. Although some preliminary work on design patterns has been proposed, this is an area of MDE that yet needs to be explored. With the growing maturity of MDE, it is high time to further investigate the discovery, definition, purpose and application of design patterns in model engineering activities.

PAME is intended to be the first forum for practitioners in MDE to discuss patterns that occur often during the different modeling activities. The aim of this workshop is to provide an arena for proposing and discussing good practices, patterns, pattern-based modeling, as well as start the initiative of developing a "language" for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions in the form of patterns.

PAME 2015 will be a true 'working' workshop, therefore we invite submissions in the form of:
Pattern Description, in some kind of standard format (e.g., Gang of Four) that is relevant to modeling. This might be a modeling pattern, a metamodeling pattern, a transformation pattern, a query pattern, etc.
Challenge Problem, related to patterns and modeling. This will require a precise statement of the problem, a motivation for why the problem is relevant and interesting to the modeling communities, and a concrete example of the problem.
Proposal for Evaluating Patterns, a technique or method that could be used, an example of an evaluation, a case study of how a particular pattern was validated with users, etc.

You can download a pdf version of the CfP here. A4 or Letter.




Submission

All submissions will be no more than 3 pages in Springer LNCS format.

Submissions have to be done through Easychair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pame2015

A post-workshop version of the papers may be produced between a pattern proposer and a research who presented an evaluation technique, and will be published in CEUR (http://ceur-ws.org).

The organizers are planning to write a vision paper with interested participants of PAME to be published in the Journal of Object technology.




Organizers

Eugene SYRIANI, University of Montreal, Canada

Richard PAIGE, University of York, UK

Steffen ZSCHALER, King's College London, UK

Huseyin ERGIN, University of Alabama, USA




Important Dates

  • Submission

    May 22, 2015


  • Author Notification

    June 19, 2015


  • Final Version

    July 3, 2015


  • Workshop

    July 21, 2015

Program

9:00-10:30 ICGT Keynote
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:10 Intro
11:10-12:30 Paper presentation:

  • Adolfo S├ínchez-Barbudo Herrera. Auto-generation of model visitor frameworks
  • Vadim Zaytsev. Two-Faced Data
  • Sahar Kokaly, Zinovy Diskin, Tom Maibaum and Hamid Gholizadeh. Elementary Model Management Patterns
  • Kevin Lano and Sobhan Yassipour Tehrani. Design Patterns for Model Transformations: Current research and future directions
  • Huseyin Ergin and Eugene Syriani. A Unified Template for Model Transformation Design Patterns

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Invited talks:

  • Daniel Varro. Patterns and styles for incremental model transformations
  • Antonio Cicchetti. On the need of a bottom-up approach to metamodelling
  • Jordi Cabot. Who needs languages when you have patterns?

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 Discussion




Contact

You can contact with Huseyin for more information.
Email: hergin[at]crimson[dot]ua[dot]edu