INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MODEL TRANSFORMATION (ICMT) 2012 Co-located with TOOLS Europe 2012
Prague - Czech Republic, May 28 - 29 2012 http://www.model-transformation.org/
Modelling is a key element in reducing the complexity of software systems during their development and maintenance. Model transformations are essential for elevating models from documentation elements to first-class artifacts of the development process. Model transformation includes model-to-text transformation to generate code from models, text-to-model transformations to parse textual representations to model representations, model extraction to derive higher-level models from legacy code, and model-to-model transformations to normalize, weave, optimize, simulate and refactor models, as well as to translate between modeling languages.
Model transformation encompasses a variety of technical spaces, including modelware, grammarware, and XML-ware, a variety of transformation representations including graphs, trees, and DAGs, and a variety of transformation paradigms including rule-based graph transformation, term rewriting, and implementations in general-purpose programming languages.
The study of model transformation includes foundations, semantics, structuring mechanisms, and properties (such as modularity, composability, and parameterization) of transformations, transformation languages, techniques and tools. An important goal of the field is the development of high-level declarative model transformation languages, providing model representations of transformations that are amenable to 'higher-order' model transformation. To achieve impact on software engineering practice, tools and methodologies to integrate model transformation into existing development environments and processes are required. ICMT is the premier forum for the presentation of contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the field of model transformation and aims to bring together researchers from all areas of model transformation.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Transformation paradigms and languages
Transformation algorithms and strategies
Implementation and tools
Applications and case studies
Industrial experience reports
James F. Terwilliger (Microsoft Corporation, USA)
* Abstract submission: 16 January 2012 * Paper submission: 23 January 2012 * Notification of acceptance: 7 March 2012 * Camera-ready version due: 23 March 2012 * Conference dates: May 28 - 29
All contributions will be subject to a rigorous selection process by the international Program Committee, with an emphasis on originality, practicality and overall quality. Papers should clearly indicate their contributions with respect to previous work. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 committee members. All submissions should follow the LNCS format, be in PDF, and should include the authors' names, affiliations and contact details. The submission web site is:
Two kinds of submissions are sought:
Research papers: Up to 15 pages long.
Tool demonstration papers: Up to 7 pages long.
Tool demonstration papers should describe novel and state-of-the-art tools, related to model transformation. Submissions should consist of two parts. The first part, no more than 7 pages, should describe the tool presented (please include the URL of the tool if available). This part will be included in the proceedings. The second part, no more than 5 pages, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out, including screen dumps and examples. This part will not be included in the proceedings, but will be evaluated.
As in previous editions of ICMT, we intend to publish proceedings in the Springer LNCS series. Moreover, a special issue with a selection of the best papers from the conference will be published in the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (Springer).