Organizing Committee

Nelly Bencomo  (main contact)
Gordon Blair
Computing Department
Lancaster University, UK

Robert France
Computer Science Department
Colorado State University, USA

Program Committee

Betty Cheng
Michigan State University, USA
Fabio M. Costa
Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Van Den Berg Aswin
Motorola Labs, USA
John C. Georgas
Univ. of California, Irvine, USA
Gang Huang
Peking University, China
University of Kent, UK
Andrey Nechypurenko
Siemens, Germany
Eugenio Scalise
UCV, Venezuela
Rui Silva Moreira
UFP, INESC Porto, Portugal
Arnor Solberg
SINTEF, Norway
Marten van Sinderen
Univ. of Twente, The Netherlands
Thaís Vasconcelos Batista
UFRN, Brazil
Jules White
Vanderbilt University, USA

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:
01th August
Notification of acceptance:
24th August
Workshop at MoDELS:
Tuesday 2nd October

Models at Run-Time:  Important Dates   Call for Papers   Submission   Programme   Papers Accepted   Related Events: Previous Edition Models@runtime 2006   M-ADAPT @ ECOOP 07  


Visit Model@run.time 2008 workshop web pages. See you at MODELS 2008 . (07/04/08)

Summary of the workshop. Published as "2nd International Workshop on Models@run.time" in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Satellite Events at the MODELS 2007 Conference, Springer-Verlag. (07/02/08)

The best 2 papers to be published in the LNCS MoDELS'07 Workshop Reader are shown in the Papers Accepted section.(02/11/07)

Relevant results and slides of the discussions during the workshop in Nashville can be found at: Group 1: Infrastructure and its people and Group 2: Concepts and Languages and its people . Pictures courtesy of Øystein Haugen. (09/10/07)

Results of the workshop in 2006 can be found at summary group 1 group 2 (30/09/07)

Camera ready papers are online and can be found at here If you are attending the workshop and would like to be a second reader please contact us (19/09/2007)

The proposal of the programm is online and can be found here. The workshop will be structured into presentation and work (discussion) sessions. During the presentation session, papers will be presented by two speakers, the first speaker will be an author of the paper and the second speaker (reader) will be an independent reader who is also attending the workshop. (12/09/2007)

Accepted papers are here. Camera-ready papers will be online by 19/09/2007 (08/09/2007)

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We are witnessing the emergence of new classes of application that are highly complex, inevitably distributed, and operate in heterogeneous and rapidly changing environments. Examples of such applications include those from pervasive and Grid computing domains. These systems are required to be adaptable, flexible, reconfigurable and, increasingly, self-managing. Such characteristics make systems more prone to failure when executing and thus the development and study of appropriate mechanisms for runtime validation and monitoring is needed.

In the model-driven software development area, research effort has focused primarily on using models at design, implementation, and deployment stages of development. This work has been highly productive with several techniques now entering the commercialisation phase. The use of model-driven techniques for validating and monitoring run-time behaviour can also yield significant benefits. A key benefit is that models can be used to provide a richer semantic base for run-time decision-making related to system adaptation and other run-time concerns. For example, one can use models to help determine when a system should move from a consistent architecture to another consistent architecture. Model-based monitoring and management of executing systems can play a significant role as we move towards implementing the key self-* properties associated with autonomic computing.

The goal of this workshop is to look at issues related to developing appropriate model-driven approaches to monitoring and managing the execution of systems. This is the first workshop to address this theme and its treatment requires the bringing together of a variety of communities including researchers working on model-driven software development, software architectures, reflection (including for example architectural reflection), and autonomic and self healing systems. Discussions in the workshop will address questions such as: What should a runtime model look like? How can the models be maintained at runtime? What are the best approaches to follow when developing runtime models?

Workshop Format

The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and ideas related to this new and emerging field. You are invited to apply for attendance by sending a position paper (using the same style required by the Conference Springer LNCS style, maximum 6 pages) in PDF or PS. Submissions will be reviewed by the organizers. The authors will be notified about acceptance before the MoDELS 2007 early registration deadline. A primary deliverable of the workshop is a report that clearly outlines (1) the research issues and challenges in terms of specific research problems in the area, and (2) a synopsis of existing model-based solutions that target some well-defined aspect of monitoring and managing the execution of systems. Potential attendees are strongly encouraged to submit position papers that clearly identify research issues and challenges or present techniques that address well-defined problems in the area. The first part of the workshop will focus on identifying the research issues and challenges and framing an initial set of research questions. The second part of the workshop will focus on discussing approaches for tackling the problems; in particular, the integration of runtime models with model-driven development approaches will be discussed.

The workshop aims to:
- Integrate and combine research ideas from the areas cited above.
- Provide a “state-of-the-research” assessment expressed in terms of research issues, challenges, and accomplishments. This assessment can be used to guide research in the area.
- Initiate a network of researchers in the area. Initially, the researchers in the network will share related experience and research results via a mailing list.
- Plan and promote further events on these topics.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- The relevance and suitability of different model-driven approaches to monitoring and managing systems during runtime.
- Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches.
- What should a runtime model look like?
- How do models at other phases of the software engineering lifecycle relate to the corresponding run-time models?
- How can runtime models be maintained and validated?
- What is the role of reflection in maintaining the causal connection between models and run-time systems?
- Experience related to the use of run-time models to adapt software systems
- Managing and modelling the runtime variability

The two best contributions of each workshop and a workshop report will be published in a "Workshop and Symposia" proceedings by Springer in the LNCS series after the conference.

    Last Updated: 01/10/2007
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