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ME 2018 : Models and Evolution Workshop


When Oct 16, 2018 - Oct 16, 2018
Where Copenhagen, Denmark
Submission Deadline Jul 17, 2018
Categories    MDE   model based development   evolution of software

Call For Papers

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your contribution to ME 2018, the 12th Int. Workshop on Models and Evolution @ACM/IEEE MODELS 2018.
The paper submission deadline is July 17, 2018.

For more information:

Kind regards,
Alf, Dalila, and Ludovico

CALL FOR PAPERS: 12th Intl Workshop on Models and Evolution (ME 2018)

Co-located with the ACM/IEEE 21st International Conference on Model Driven
Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2018)
October 14-19, 2018 — Copenhagen, Denmark

Software artefacts constantly increase in complexity, variety and novelty.
Environment and business constraints, user requirements and new insights put
additional pressure on their adaptability, availability, reliability and
quality: they continuously need to be up to date. But evolution issues are
critical, complex and costly to manage. They concern requirements,
architecture, design, source code, documentation, integration or deployment.
They also typically affect various kinds of models (data, behavioral, domain,
source code or goal models). Addressing and managing these varieties of
changes is essential. Models and meta-models, the cornerstone of complex
software systems’ abstractions, represent a powerful mean for facing software
evolution challenges by ensuring a more abstract and expressive modeling of
software evolution. They can help and guide software evolution and can enforce
and reduce critical risks and important involved resources. The workshop puts
the focus on Models and Evolution by considering two main sides: (1) Managing
software evolution needs by relying on the high- level abstraction power of
models and meta-models; (2) Managing model and metamodel evolution needs and
the co-evolution of all related software artefacts by putting attention to
their increasing evolution issues as they become primary artefacts.

ME 2018 will bring together researchers and practitioners to share experiences
in dealing with the various forms of models and evolution. It combines a
strong practical focus with theoretical approaches as required in any
discipline to support engineering practices. ME 2018 targets researchers and
practitioners on model-driven engineering to meet, disseminate and exchange
ideas, identify the key issues related to the problem of models and evolution
and explore possible solutions and future work.


Contributions are solicited on all aspects of models and evolution, its
foundations, practices and technologies. In particular, we encourage
submissions from both academia and industry about the following (non-
exhaustive) list of topics:

– Formalisms, theories, formal approaches, methods and languages for
expressing and understanding model-driven software evolution
– Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven software evolution
– (Co-)evolution and (co-)adaptation of models, meta-models and modeling
(languages; classification of (co-)evolution scenarios
– Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronization,
differencing, comparison, impact analysis of evolving models
– Transformation techniques for evolving models: restructuring, refactoring,
migration, translation, composition, versioning, etc.
– Maintenance and evolution of domain-specific languages Maintenance and
evolution of model transformations
– Traceability maintenance, verification, and validation of evolving models,
evolving model transformations, and evolving modeling languages; runtime
– Analysis of model maintainability
– Variability management using models
– Model-driven software architecture recovery, reverse architecting,
reconstruction, migration and software release engineering
– Model-based and model-related techniques for legacy systems evolution and
systems integration
– Reusable evolution solutions and patterns
– Evolution issues in new and emerging systems and paradigms (e.g., cyber-
physical systems, systems of systems, systems engineering, Internet of Things,
cloud computing, etc)
– Training, education, and certification around software evolution
– State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in software evolution Empirical
studies, industrial needs, experience reports and experiments in software
– Tools and methods supporting all of the above topics


We solicit papers of the following types:

1. Research papers (max. 10 pages) providing novel contributions on topics of
the workshop presenting novel ideas, addressing challenging problems, or
making practical contributions.

2. Position papers (max. 6 pages):

a. Work in progress papers presenting early work and preliminary research
results of young researchers in topics related to the workshop.

b. Visionary papers proposing visionary and strategic ideas and/or looking
for collaborations around international projects.

c. Industrial experience papers reporting about experiences in the area of
models and evolution, novel industrial tools, and positions from industry
about experience and/or case studies about managing or putting into
practice model-driven software evolution solutions are highly appreciated.

3. Tool presentations (max. 6 pages) presenting (experience with) tools (which
may be either research prototypes or commercial tools) that are
fully/partially dedicated to supporting the model-based software evolution and
evolution issues encountered in model-based development.

Contributions must be written in English, adhere to the ACM SIGS format, and
be submitted through EasyChair at

All submissions must be original work and must not have been previously
published or being under review elsewhere. For each accepted paper, at least
one of the authors must register for the workshop, participate fully in the
workshop, and present the paper at the workshop. Accepted workshop papers will
be published on CEUR-WS.


– Paper submission: July 17, 2018
– Notification to authors: August 17, 2018
– Camera ready version: August 21, 2018
– Workshop date: October 16, 2018


Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Dalila Tamzalit, Universitè de Nantes, France

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