The Fourth International Comparing Modeling Approaches (CMA) workshop continues the work begun at CMA workshops held at previous MODELS conferences, Requirements Engineering (RE) 2013, and previous Bellairs Workshops. The Bellairs workshops produced a focused case study suitable for modeling in its entirety based on a Crisis Management System case study, and a preliminary collection of criteria to compare aspect-oriented modeling (AOM) approaches along with more traditional object-oriented modeling (OOM) approaches.
Each CMA workshop has produced a revised set of criteria along with evaluations of additional modeling approaches that have broadened the modeling paradigms beyond the initial scope of AOM and OOM. The 2013 edition of the CMA workshop at MODELS (CMA@MODELS'13) will bring together practitioners of different modeling approaches with the following two aims in mind: to continue applying the comparison criteria to more modeling approaches in the context of the focused case study, and to propose and execute analyses of the existing results, with the end goal of enabling practitioners to propose and evaluate end-to-end methodologies.
The CMA@MODELS'13 workshop solicits three types of submissions:
- Models of the bCMS case study including assessments (Type I): Workshop participants will submit well-described models of the entire focused case study using their own or other approaches that have been identified as modeling approaches of interest. Submissions must be accompanied by a description of the modeling approach. Accepted approaches will also require an assessment of the modeling approach based on the comparison criteria prior to the workshop meeting date.
- Papers reflecting on, improving, or extending the current comparison criteria document or assessments (Type II): Workshop participants will examine all or a subset of the existing assessments of modeling approaches or comparison criteria and either correct, improve, or align the assessments or comparison criteria while providing justifications for the changes. The identified analyses may be used for this examination.
- Papers proposing analyses based on the assessments of the currently covered modeling approaches and the comparison criteria document (Type III): Workshop participants will examine all or a subset of the existing assessments of modeling approaches and the comparison criteria document and propose analyses that will enable the end goal of practitioners being able to propose end-to-end methodologies and evaluate their potential effectiveness. Potential analyses are given as food for thought.
At the workshop, participants will discuss the submitted models, assessments, and the submissions on the existing comparison criteria as well as existing assessments. Furthermore, the comparison criteria document may be extended to cover more criteria relevant for the comparison of modeling approaches. Last but not least, further analyses may be identified that should be performed on existing assessments with the help of accepted papers and discussions.
The workshop is co-located with the ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2013) in Miami, Florida, USA, in September/October 2013. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings and published in CEUR, which is indexed by DBLP. Accepted models including assessments will be published in the Repository for Model Driven Development (ReMoDD). After the workshop, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in publication of the workshop report which will be part of the workshop proceeding, and a more comprehensive journal publication effort spanning results from previous workshops that will focus on the insights gained during the workshops.