This workshop is associated with the 2010 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing.
Yngve Lamo, from the University of Bergen(Norway), will deliver an invited talk entitled A formal approach to patterns in MDE on the Diagram Predicate Framework. The abstract of the talk can be found here.
The preliminary programme is available here.
Patterns are increasingly used in the definition of software frameworks, as well as in Model Driven Development, to indicate parts of required architectures, drive code refactoring, or build model-to-model transformations. The full realisation of their power is however hindered by the lack of a standard formalization of the notion of pattern. Presentations of patterns are typically given through natural language, to explain their motivation, context and consequences; programming code, to show usages of the pattern; and diagrams, to communicate their structure and behaviour.
Several researchers have indicated the limitations of the current semi-formal devices for pattern definition - generally based on domain modelling languages, such as UML for design patterns, or Coloured Petri Nets for workflow - and research is active to propose rigorous formalisms, methodologies and languages for pattern definition in specific domains, as well as to propose general models of patterns.
The availability of formalisms will make common practices involving patterns, such as pattern discovery, pattern enforcement, pattern-based refactoring, etc., simpler and amenable to automation, and open new perspectives for pattern composition and analysis of pattern consequences.
The workshop will bring together researchers interested in the definition, usage and analysis of patterns through visual formalisms, which couple the simplicity of traditional methods for pattern expression with solid foundations for pattern-based activities.
Topics of interest are the following, but the workshop is open to any contribution to the development of the field:
The workshop also encourages contributions on formalisations, experiences and tool support for patterns in specific disciplines, like:
Paolo Bottoni - Department of
Computer Science, "Sapienza" Universitŕ di Roma, Italy
Esther Guerra - Department of Computer Science,
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Jing Dong, University of Texas, Dallas
Amnon H. Eden, University of Essex
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester
John Hosking, University of Auckland
Dae-Kyoo Kim, Oakland University
Soon-Kyeong Kim, University of Queensland
Gerrit Meixner, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Susana Montero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Francesco Parisi Presicce, University of Rome, "Sapienza"
Claudia Pons, University of La Plata
Michael Stal, Siemens AG
Gerson Sunyé, Université de Nantes
Toufik Taibi, Independent consultant, Ontario
Kang Zhang, University of Texas, Dallas
We solicit both
regular (12 pages) and short (5 pages) papers for presentation at the workshop and inclusion in the
pre-proceedings. Post-proceedings will be published in the Electronic Communications of the EASST, the electronic, open
access journal of the EASST. The post-proceedings will include
selected, revised versions of the regular papers. Submission of papers (in PDF) is via
Each submission will be reviewed by 3 members of the programme committee. Submissions should be in ECEASST format.
We plan to organize a journal special issue with expanded versions of the best papers of the workshop.
7 June, 2010 21 June, 2010 Deadline Extended.
Notification: 12 July, 2010
Final papers due: 2 August, 2010
Workshop: 21 September, 2010
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