http://www.dagstuhl.de/18491

December 2 – 7 , 2018, Dagstuhl Seminar 18491

Multidirectional Transformations and Synchronisations

Organizers

Anthony Cleve (University of Namur, BE)
Ekkart Kindler (Technical University of Denmark – Lyngby, DK)
Perdita Stevens (University of Edinburgh, GB)
Vadim Zaytsev (RainCode – Brussels, BE)

For support, please contact

Annette Beyer for administrative matters

Andreas Dolzmann for scientific matters

Motivation

Bidirectional transformations (Bx) are a mechanism for maintaining the consistency of two (or more) related sources of information, such as models in model-driven development, database schemas, or programs. Bx technologies have been developed for practical engineering purposes in many diverse fields. Different disciplines such as programming languages, graph transformations, software engineering, and databases have contributed to the concepts and theory of Bx.

However, so far, most efforts have been focused on the case where exactly two information sources must be kept consistent; the case of more than two has usually been considered as an afterthought. In many practical scenarios, it is essential to work with more than two information sources, but the community has hardly started to identify and address the research challenges that this brings.

Driven by the practical needs and usage scenarios from industry, this Dagstuhl Seminar will identify the challenges, issues and open research problems for multidirectional model transformations and synchronisations and sketch a road map for developing relevant concepts, theories and tools.

To increase the practical relevance of this seminar, participants from industry who could contribute with their practical experience, scenarios, challenges and problems are particularly encouraged to participate.

License
  Creative Commons BY 3.0 DE
  Anthony Cleve, Ekkart Kindler, Perdita Stevens, and Vadim Zaytsev

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Classification

  • Data Bases / Information Retrieval
  • Programming Languages / Compiler
  • Software Engineering

Keywords

  • Multidirectional model transformation
  • Synchronisation
  • Consistency
  • Traceability
  • Model-driven development

Book exhibition

Books from the participants of the current Seminar 

Book exhibition in the library, ground floor, during the seminar week.

Documentation

In the series Dagstuhl Reports each Dagstuhl Seminar and Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop is documented. The seminar organizers, in cooperation with the collector, prepare a report that includes contributions from the participants' talks together with a summary of the seminar.

 

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Publications

Furthermore, a comprehensive peer-reviewed collection of research papers can be published in the series Dagstuhl Follow-Ups.

Dagstuhl's Impact

Please inform us when a publication was published as a result from your seminar. These publications are listed in the category Dagstuhl's Impact and are presented on a special shelf on the ground floor of the library.

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