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2012 Workshop on OCL and Textual Modelling (OCL 2012)

September, 30th, 2012 - Innsbruck/AUSTRIA, Being part of the MODELS 2012 Conference.

Modeling started out with UML and its precursors as a graphical notation. Such visual representations enable direct intuitive capturing of reality, but some of their features are difficult to formalize and lack the level of precision required to create complete and unambiguous specifications. Limitations of the graphical notations encouraged the development of text-based modeling languages that either integrate with or replace graphical notations for modeling. Typical examples of such languages are OCL, textual MOF, Epsilon, and Alloy. Textual modeling languages have their roots in formal language paradigms like logic, programming and databases.

The goal of this workshop is to create a forum where researchers and practitioners interested in building models using OCL or other kinds of textual languages can directly interact, report advances, share results, identify tools for language development, and discuss appropriate standards. In particular, the workshop will encourage discussions for achieving synergy from different modeling language concepts and modeling language use. The close interaction will enable researchers and practitioners to identify common interests and options for potential cooperation.

The workshop continues a successful series of previous OCL workshops, most of them colocated to previous editions of the UML/MODELS conference. A list of all previous editions can be found via this link.