Organizing Committee

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

Robert France
Computer Science Department
Colorado State University, USA

Freddy Munoz
INRIA, France (Submissions)
Cedric Jeanneret
Universitat Zurich, Switzerland (Publicity)

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:
Friday August 15th

Notification of acceptance:
September 7th (or before early registration deadline at MODELS08)

Workshop at MODELS:
Tuesday 30th September

Program Committee

Betty Cheng
Michigan State University, USA
Fabio M. Costa
Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Anthony Finkelstein
Jeff Gray
Oystein Haugen
SINTEF, Norway
Jozef Hooman
ESI, The Netherlands
Gang Huang
Peking University, China
Paola Inverardi
University of L'Aquila
University of Kent, UK
Jean-Marc Jezequel
Triskell Team,IRISA, France
Rui Silva Moreira
UFP, INESC Porto, Portugal
Andrey Nechypurenko
Siemens, Germany
Oscar Nierstrasz
University of Berne
Eugenio Scalise
UCV, Venezuela
Arnor Solberg
SINTEF, Norway
Thaís Vasconcelos Batista
UFRN, Brazil
Steffen Zschaler
T.U. Dresden, Germany

Models@run.time:  Important Dates   Call for Papers   ---> Submission   <---- Programme   Papers Accepted  

Related Events: Models@runtime 2006   Models@runtime 2007   M-ADAPT @ ECOOP 07  


The summary of the 3rd International workshop Models@run.time can be found here here (and the BibTeX here) (04/06/2009)

The proceedings of the workshop can be downloaded here (10/11/2008)

We are happy to announce the Call for Papers of the (06/10/2008)
IEEE Computer: Special issue on Models@run.time

Important Dates
Submissions due: February 9, 2009
Final paper decisions: June 1, 2009
Issue Publication date: October, 2009

List of Accepted Papers and programme is online. Visit the pages for more info. . (19/09/2008)

Notifications for accepted papers have been sent out. News about format of workshop will be announce shortly. (08/09/2008)

Submissions and update of submitted paper is not possible anymore. The review process has started. Results will be announced before the deadline for early registration. (18/08/2008)

Submission deadline (Friday 15th August) is approaching. If you are planning to submit if would be helpful if you send us an email with the title, abstract, and authors in advance; it will help us to make arrangements with reviewers ; (02/08/2008)

- Submission is open. ( See submission button above 29/07/2008)

If you are planning to submit if would be helpful if you send us an email with the title, abstract, and authors by Friday 1st of August 2007; it will help us to make arrangements with reviewers ; (18/06/2008)

We will be at MODELS on Tuesday 30th September, see important dates   (18/06/2008)

CfP has been released! (11/04/2008)
We will be at MODELS 2008. The CfP will be released soon! (03/04/2008)

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 full-paper (8-10 pages) or a short paper (2-4 pages) in PDF or PS The paper must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines: (it is the same format of the Conference, see conference website for more information). Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. The authors will be notified about acceptance before the MoDELS 2008 early registration deadline. Candidates for best papers can be just taken from the category of full-papers. 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, present techniques that address well-defined problems in the area, and are supported by small demos. 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.
- Continue to build a network of researchers in this area, building on the initial event help last year.
- Plan and promote further events on these topics.
We strongly encourage authors to address the following topics. Labelled research topics with (*) are crucially important:
- What a runtime model looks like and how does it evolve? (*)
- How can runtime models be maintained? (*)
- How can runtime models be validated?
- What abstractions over runtime phenomena are useful?
- How are the abstractions tied to the types of adaptations supported? (*)
- How do these abstractions evolve over time? (*)
- Are new abstractions created during runtime? (*)
- How are the causal relationships with executing code realized? (*)
- What is the role of reflection in maintaining the causal connection between models and run-time system?
- The relevance and suitability of different model-driven approaches to monitoring and managing systems during runtime
- Examples of how models can be used to validate and verify the behaviour of the system at runtime (*)
- Compatibility (or tension) between different model-driven approaches
- How do models at other phases of the software engineering lifecycle relate to the corresponding run-time models?
- Small demos and tools that support the use of models@run.time (*)

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