3m4se2014 - Towards Model-Driven Service-Oriented Enterprise Computing Systems

September 01, 2014 - September 05, 2014,  Location : Ulm, Germany

Call for papers

About the workshop
Recent developments in metamodelling and model transformation techniques have led to increasing adoption of model-driven engineering practices. The increase in interest and significance of the model-driven approach has also accelerated its application in the development of large (distributed) IT systems to support (collaborative) enterprises. Shifting attention from source code to models allows enterprises to focus on their core concerns, such as business processes, services and collaborations, without being forced to simultaneously consider the underlying technologies. Different models typically address different concerns, with transformations between these models and ultimately to the source code. Although the model-driven approach offers theoretical benefits for the development, maintenance and evolution of enterprise computing systems and corresponding service-oriented solutions, a number of issues for the practical application of the approach still exist. In order to solve these issues further advances in models (business goals, pragmatic interoperability, semantic interoperability) and model-driven methods (design concepts, languages, metamodels, profiles, specification frameworks) are necessary.

This workshop aims at helping the convergence of research on model-driven development and practical application of the model-driven approach in the area of enterprise computing and service engineering. The workshop addresses questions with respect to the requirements on, concepts for, properties of and experience with models and model-driven methods for service engineering in the area of enterprise computing. A special focus is on the combined application of model-driven and semantic approaches in the different phases of the service lifecycle. Submissions related to model-driven approaches in cloud computing are also welcome.

The workshop invites original submissions from both researchers and practitioners in the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Model-driven service-oriented design process, milestones and design guidelines for service engineering (business goals, pragmatic interoperability, semantic interoperability)
  • Modelling techniques for Service-Oriented Architectures (design concepts, languages, meta-models, profiles and specification frameworks)
  • Full lifecycle requirements management for service systems
  • Modelling of non-functional properties (Quality-of-Service)
  • Modelling, analysis and execution of service compositions
  • Model-driven design patterns
  • Platform-independent modelling techniques
  • Mappings and transformation patterns from platform-independent models to specific technology platforms (Web Services, J2EE, .NET, etc.)
  • Limitations of metamodel-based techniques for service engineering, and alternative techniques
  • Model-driven service description, publication and discovery
  • Platform models and generic platform types
  • Use of viewpoints, relations and correspondences between viewpoints for model-driven service-oriented design
  • Implications of (middleware) platform characteristics for the model-driven design process
  • Model-driven approaches in cloud computing
  • Empirical studies and experience reports on models and model-driven methods.

Submission and publication information
The workshop welcomes submissions of full papers (6 to 10 pages long) and position papers (around 3-6 pages) in the IEEE Computer Society format. All submissions will be formally peer reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published on-line in the IEEE Digital Library and in the EDOC 2014 workshop proceedings bundle published by the IEEE Computer Society. At least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the workshop.

We aim at publishing a selection of the best papers of 3M4SE 2014 in a Special Issue of a Journal.

Important dates

Abstract submission due: 1 April 2014
Paper submission due: 28 April 2014
Notification to authors: 28 May 2014
Camera ready due: 14 June 2014
Workshop dates: 1-2 September 2014

Organising Committee
Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Luís Ferreira Pires (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Maria-Eugenia Iacob (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Program Committee (To be confirmed)

Colin Atkinson (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Mariano Belaunde (France Telecom R&D, France)
Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Clever Ricardo Guareis de Farias (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Roy Grønmo (SINTEF, Norway)
Slimane Hammoudi (ESEA, France)
Peter F. Linington (University of Kent, UK)
Oscar Pastor Lopez (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Richard Soley (Object Management Group, USA)
Antonio Vallecillo (University of Málaga, Spain)
Branimir Wetzstein (University of Stuttgart, Germany)