The 12th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

22nd October, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Salon I (GB)

Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort - Tucson Arizona, USA

Workshop has now finished. You can view the papers, presentations and group work results.

Domain-specific modeling (DSM) provides a modern solution to demands for higher productivity by constricting the gap between problem and solution modeling. In the past, productivity gains have been sought through new programming languages. Today, domain-specific modeling languages provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction beyond coding, making development faster and easier.

In DSM the models are constructed using concepts that represent things in the problem domain, not concepts of a given programming language. The modeling language follows the domain abstractions and semantics, allowing developers to perceive themselves as working directly with domain concepts. The models represent simultaneously the design, implementation and documentation of the system, which can be generated directly from them. In a number of cases the final products can be automatically generated from these high-level specifications with domain-specific code generators. This automation is possible because of domain-specificity: both the modeling language and code generators fit the requirements of a narrowly-defined domain, usually inside a single organization.

Workshop format and schedule

The workshop format is a combination of presentations, discussion sessions, and group work on selected topics. This structure was found effective during the past workshops.

8:30  Introduction (slides)


8:50   Towards xMOF: Executable DSMLs based on fUML (slides)
Tanja Mayerhofer, Philip Langer and Manuel Wimmer
9:10   Proactive Modeling: Auto-Generating Models From Their Semantics and Constraints
Tanumoy Pati, Dennis Feiock and James Hill


9:30   The RPG DSL: a case study of language engineering using MDD for Generating RPG Games for Mobile Phones (slides)
Eduardo Marques, Valter Balegas, Bruno Barroca, Ankica Barisic and Vasco Amaral
9:45   Domain Specific Modeling for Operations Research Simulation in a Large Industrial Context
David Lugato, Marc Palyart and Christophe Engelvin


10:30   The United States of a Meta-model build with MyDraft - An agile model-driven cloud-based platform for data-oriented rich web applications (slides)
Michel Zam, Gilles Dodinet and Geneviève Jomier

Extending Languages

10:45 EA Anamnesis: Towards an approach for Enterprise Architecture rationalization (slides)
Georgios Plataniotis, Sybren de Kinderen and Henderik A. Proper
11:05   UML4COP: UML-based DSML for Context-Aware Systems (slides)
Naoyasu Ubayashi and Yasutaka Kamei
11:25 DSMLs for Enterprise Architecture Management - Review of Selected Approaches (slides)
Heiko Kattenstroth
11:45   Heterogeneous Multi-core Systems: UML Profiles vs. DSM Approaches  (slides)
David McKean and Jonathan Sprinkle



Research Directions

13:40   Design Considerations for a Cyber-Physical Testing Language on the Example of Autonomous Driving  (slides)
Christian Berger
14:00   ESEML - Empirical Software Engineering Modeling Language (slides)
Bruno Cartaxo, Ítalo Costa, Dhiego Martins, André Santos, Sergio Soares and Vinicius Garcia
14:15   Domain-Specific Languages for Composing Signature Discovery Workflows  (slides)
Ferosh Jacob, Adam Wynne, Yan Liu, Nathan Baker and Jeff Gray
14:30   Group work topic selection, group work starts


15:30 Group work continues
16:40 Group work reporting and discussion (DSM and frameworks group, Inputs and End Users Group)
17:00 Wrap-up and closing


The accepted papers will be published both on the workshop website and proceedings in ACM DL.

Program committee

Organizing committee