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Model Transformations in Practice Workshop

October 3rd 2005
Part of the MoDELS 2005 Conference


November 11, 2005Slides for several talks available.
September 23, 2005Programme available.
August 10, 2005Errata page updated.
July 29, 2005FAQ page updated.
July 11, 2005FAQ page updated.
July 5, 2005FAQ page updated.
July 4, 2005FAQ page and errata updated.
July 1, 2005FAQ page added. The FAQ page contains answers to common questions, and will be frequently updated. Serious errors will continue to be noted in the errata page which will hopefully be updated much less frequently.
June 28, 2005Errata page added.
June 27, 2005Release of the full Call for Papers, including the specification of the mandatory example.


Model Transformations in Practice is a workshop at the upcoming MoDELS 2005 conference aiming to provide a forum for the model transformation community to discuss practical model transformation issues. Currently, many different model transformation approaches have been proposed and explored, but there has been too little work on comparing and contrasting various approaches. Without such comparisons, it is hard to assess new model transformation approaches, or to discern sensible future paths and upcoming standards such as the upcoming OMG MOF/QVT recommendation.

The aim of this workshop is to lead to an increased understanding of the relative merits of different model transformation techniques and approaches. A more advanced understanding of such merits is of considerable benefit to both the model transformation and wider modelling communities.

Workshop format

In order to to facilitate comparison between approaches, authors are requested to follow a standard format for submissions. Authors will be requested to take their chosen model transformation approach and realize model transformations in it, including aspects of a mandatory example. Submissions should be of the following form: an overview of the chosen model transformation approach; aspects of the mandatory model transformation example; optionally extra model transformations chosen by the authors from a list of alternatives; results and discussion. The mandatory example is fully described in the full Call for Papers.

The workshop itself will last for one day, and will consist of presentations of accepted submissions, and a round-table discussion.

Workshop outcome

The workshop has two staged outcomes. The workshop itself will allow paper authors to gain an increased understanding of other model transformation approaches. It is proposed that subsequent to the workshop, a state-of-the- art-book containing updated versions of the highest quality submissions will then be made, allowing the wider model transformation and modelling communities the opportunity to make use of the insights gained from the workshop.

Important dates

June 27, 2005Call for papers released
August 15, 2005Submissions due.
September 9, 2005Acceptance notice.
October 3, 2005Workshop.

Workshop organizers

Jean Bézivin, Bernhard Rumpe, Andy Schürr, Laurence Tratt
University of Nantes, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, King's College London



Programme committee

Wim Bast, Compuware, Netherlands
Tony Clark, Xactium, UK
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Kerry Raymond, DSTC, Australia
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Jens Jahnke, University of Victoria, Canada
Jean-Marc Jézéquel, University of Rennes, INRIA, France
Stuart Kent, Microsoft, UK
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA
Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
R. Venkatesh, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Albert Zundorf, University of Kassel, Germany