ICMT 2011: International Conference on Model Transformation 2011

June 27, 2011-June 28, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland

Call for Papers


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, 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

    • graph rewriting, tree rewriting, attribute grammars
    • rule-based, declarative, imperative, functional
    • textual, graphical
    • pattern matching
    • transformation by example
    • modularity, reusability, and composition
    • comparison of transformation languages
    • theoretical foundations
  • Transformation algorithms and strategies

    • model representations: graphs, dags, trees
    • bidirectional transformation
    • incremental transformation
    • scalability
    • optimization
    • termination and confluence
    • higher-order transformation
    • evolution of transformations
  • Implementation and tools

    • design of transformations and transformation languages
    • verification, validation and testing of transformations
  • Applications and case studies

    • refactoring
    • aspect weaving
    • model comparison, differencing and merging
    • round-trip engineering
    • co-evolution of models and meta-models
    • reverse engineering (code-to-model)
    • code generation by model transformation
  • Industrial experience reports

  • Empirical studies

Submission guidelines

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 and should include the authors' names, affiliations and contact details. Further instructions for submitting a paper will be available at http://www.model-transformation.org/ICMT2011/.

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 of Object Technology (JOT).

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: 4 February 2011
  • Paper submission: 11 February 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2011
  • Camera-ready version due: 28 March 2011
  • Conference dates: 27-28 June 2011


PC chairs:

  • Eelco Visser
  • Jordi Cabot

Publicity chair:

  • Dimitrios Kolovos

Web chair:

  • Davide Di Ruscio

Steering committee:

  • Jean Bézivin
  • Martin Gogolla
  • Jeff Gray
  • Richard Paige
  • Alfonso Pierantonio
  • Antonio Vallecillo
  • Laurence Tratt

Program Committee:

  • Andy Schürr
  • Antonio Cicchetti
  • Bernhard Rumpe
  • Daniel Varro
  • Dennis Wagelaar
  • Eric Van Wyk
  • Gerti Kappel
  • Gregor Engels
  • Günter Kniesel
  • Hans Vangheluwe
  • Ivan Kurtev
  • Janis Voigtländer
  • Jendrik Johannes
  • Jesus Garcia-Molina
  • Jim Cordy
  • Juan de Lara
  • Jurgen Vinju
  • Krzysztof Czarnecki
  • Marco Brambilla
  • Mark van den Brand
  • Nate Foster
  • Oscar Nierstrasz
  • Paolo Atzeni
  • Perdita Stevens
  • Pieter Van Gorp
  • Ralf Laemmel
  • Reiko Heckel
  • Simon Thompson
  • Thomas Kuehne
  • Tony Clark
  • Zhenjiang Hu