9th International Conference on Model Transformation (ICMT) 2016 Vienna

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  • The 9th Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Model Trans­for­ma­tion (ICMT) 2016 will be held at the Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy — TU Wien (TUW) on July 56, 2016 in Vienna, Aus­tria and is co-​located with the Soft­ware Tech­nolo­gies: Appli­ca­tions and Foun­da­tions (STAF2016) Fed­er­a­tion Annual Con­fer­ence.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Mod­el­ing 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. Trans­for­ma­tions also play a key role in ana­lyz­ing mod­els to reveal con­cep­tual flaws or high­light qual­ity bot­tle­necks and in inte­grat­ing het­ero­ge­neous tools into uni­fied tool chains.

    Model trans­for­ma­tion includes approaches such as:

    • model-​to-​text trans­for­ma­tion, e.g., to gen­er­ate code or other tex­tual arti­facts from models;
    • text-​to-​model trans­for­ma­tions, e.g., to derive mod­els from struc­tured text such as legacy code;
    • and model-​to-​model trans­for­ma­tions, e.g., to nor­mal­ize, weave, ana­lyze, opti­mize, sim­u­late, and refac­tor models,
    • as well as to trans­late between mod­el­ing languages.

    Model trans­for­ma­tion encom­passes a vari­ety of tech­ni­cal spaces, includ­ing mod­el­ware, gram­mar­ware, dataware, and onto­ware, a vari­ety of model rep­re­sen­ta­tions, e.g., based on dif­fer­ent types of graphs, and a vari­ety of trans­for­ma­tion par­a­digms includ­ing rule-​based trans­for­ma­tions, term rewrit­ing, and manip­u­la­tions of objects in general-​purpose pro­gram­ming languages.

    The study of model trans­for­ma­tion includes foun­da­tions, 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 model trans­for­ma­tion lan­guages, pro­vid­ing trans­for­ma­tions that are amenable to higher-​order model trans­for­ma­tions or tai­lored to spe­cific trans­for­ma­tion prob­lems. The effi­cient exe­cu­tion of model queries and trans­for­ma­tions by scal­able trans­for­ma­tion engines on top of large graph data struc­tures is also a key chal­lenge in dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tion sce­nar­ios. Novel algo­rithms as well as inno­v­a­tive (e.g., dis­trib­uted) exe­cu­tion strate­gies and domain-​specific opti­miza­tions are sought in this respect.

    To achieve impact on soft­ware engi­neer­ing in gen­eral, method­olo­gies and tools are required to inte­grate model trans­for­ma­tion into exist­ing devel­op­ment envi­ron­ments and processes. ICMT is the pre­mier forum for researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers from all areas of model transformation.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    Top­ics of inter­est include, but are not lim­ited to:

    Trans­for­ma­tion par­a­digms and languages

    • graph rewrit­ing, tree rewrit­ing, attribute grammars
    • rule-​based, declar­a­tive, imper­a­tive, and functional
    • tex­tual, graphical
    • model queries, pat­tern matching
    • trans­for­ma­tion by example/​demonstration
    • mod­u­lar­ity, reusabil­ity, and composition
    • com­par­i­son of trans­for­ma­tion languages
    • the­o­ret­i­cal foundations

    Trans­for­ma­tion algo­rithms and strategies

    • bidi­rec­tional transformation
    • incre­men­tal transformation
    • scal­a­bil­ity and optimization
    • ter­mi­na­tion and confluence
    • higher-​order transformation
    • trans­for­ma­tion chains
    • non-​functional aspects of transformations

    Devel­op­ment of transformations

    • spec­i­fi­ca­tion, ver­i­fi­ca­tion, and validation
    • ver­i­fi­ca­tion and val­i­da­tion (incl. test­ing, debug­ging, ter­mi­na­tion, con­flu­ence, metrics)
    • evo­lu­tion
    • devel­op­ment processes
    • tool sup­port
    • bench­mark­ing of trans­for­ma­tion engines

    Appli­ca­tions and case studies

    • refac­tor­ing
    • aspect weav­ing
    • model com­par­i­son, dif­fer­enc­ing, and merging
    • model syn­chro­niza­tion and change propagation
    • co-​evolution of mod­els, meta­mod­els, and transformations
    • round-​trip/​reverse/​forward engineering
    • indus­trial expe­ri­ence reports
    • empir­i­cal studies

    Pub­li­ca­tion Opportunity

    The con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings will be pub­lished in the Springer Lec­ture Notes in Com­puter Sci­ence series. More­over, the best papers will get a spe­cial oppor­tu­nity for pub­lish­ing their extended papers in the Springer jour­nal Soft­ware & Sys­tems Mod­el­ing (SoSyM).



    • Gre­gor Engels – Uni­ver­sität Pader­born (Germany)
    • Pieter Van Gorp – Uni­ver­sity of Eind­hoven (The Netherlands)

    Steer­ing Committee

    • Jordi Cabot, INRIA, École des Mines de Nantes (France)
    • Juan de Lara, Uni­ver­si­dad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
    • Davide Di Rus­cio, Uni­ver­sity of L’Aquila (Italy)
    • Keith Duddy, Queens­land Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (Australia)
    • Mar­tin Gogolla, Uni­ver­sity of Bre­men (Germany)
    • Jeff Gray, Uni­ver­sity of Alabama (USA)
    • Zhen­jiang Hu, National Insti­tute of Infor­mat­ics (Japan)
    • Gerti Kap­pel, Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (Austria)
    • Richard Paige, Uni­ver­sity of York (UK)
    • Alfonso Pieran­to­nio, Uni­ver­sity of L’Aquila (Italy)
    • Lau­rence Tratt, King’s Col­lege Lon­don (UK)
    • Anto­nio Val­le­cillo, Uni­ver­si­dad de Málaga (Spain)
    • Dániel Varró, Budapest Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy and Eco­nom­ics (Hungary)
    • Eelco Visser, Delft Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (The Netherlands)
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