|[m2m-atl-dev] CFP SoSyM Special Issue: SW & System Modeling with Graph Transformations|
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Software and Systems Modeling with Graph Transformations
Special Issue of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling
Over the years model-based development has gained rapidly increasing popularity
in various engineering disciplines. Numerous efforts have resulted in the
invention of an abundance of appropriate modeling concepts, languages, and tools.
Today modeling activities often span multiple disciplines and have to be addressed
by collaborative efforts across disciplines such as industrial automation,
business engineering, hardware/software co-design, real-time system development,
Web 2.0 application design, and so forth.
As a consequence "model-based development" techniques related to the analysis and
synchronization of families of models that are concurrently developed by different
engineers on different levels of abstraction play a major role in many software
and systems development projects.
Graphs, on the other hand, are among the simplest and most universal models for a
variety of systems, not just in computer science, but throughout engineering and
the life sciences. Graph transformations combine the idea of graphs as a universal
modelling paradigm with a rule-based mathematically well-founded approach to
specify their evolution. As a consequence graph transformation concepts, languages,
and tools offer an appropriate framework for specifying and simulating as well as
for predicting and verifying critical properties of model transformations in
different application domains such as ...
* Bioinformatics and system biology
* Civil engineering
* Embedded & mechatronic system development
* Image generation and pattern recognition techniques
* Process control engineering
* Self-adaptive systems and ubiquitous computing
* Workflows and business processes
The Journal on Software and Systems Modeling therefore invites original,
high-quality submissions for its theme issue on
"Software and Systems Modeling with Graph Transformations"
focusing on foundations, applications, and tools that rely on graph transformation
theory and offer nevertheless practical support for the enactment of model-based
Special Issue Editors
Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Arend Rensink, University of Twente
Robert France, Colorado State University
Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University
* Papers must be written in a scientifically rigorous manner with adequate
references to related work.
* Submitted papers must not be simultaneously submitted in an extended or
shortened form to other journals or conferences. It is however possible to
submit extended versions of previously published work if less than 70% of
the content already appeared in a NON-journal publication. Please see the
SoSyM Policy Statement on Plagiarism for further conditions.
* Submitted papers should adhere to the SoSyM author information instructions
for submitting papers.
* Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers.
More information on the SoSyM Journal, including its purpose and scope, is
available at http://www.sosym.org/.
Paper submission: 03.04.2011
You will find below instructions on how to submit your paper to the SoSyM
on-line document tracking program, Manuscript Central.
In order to submit your paper, please go to
* create a new account (if you don't have one)
* login and go to Author Center
* select the link for new manuscripts under Author Resources and
provide the following information:
1- Type, Title, Abstract:
Select 'Special Section Paper' as the paper type.
Choose Bernhard Rumpe as the Editor in Chief (EIC).
These are keywords describing the paper; no restrictions on this input.
3- Authors & Institutions: again, no restrictions
4- Reviewers & Editors:
Near the bottom of this page is a section called 'Add an Editor'.
It has a pull-down list of editors.
Please choose "Schürr & Rensink" and click 'Designate as Preferred Editor'.
5- Details & Comments:
This form includes uploading the pdf cover letter and answering
previous publication questions; there are no further restrictions
we need to impose for the special issue.
6- File Upload: Papers should be submitted as PDF.
7- Review & Submit: no restrictions
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