OCL 2010

Workshop on OCL and Textual Modelling - 3rd October 2010

Part of the MoDELS'10 conference

Modelling started out with UML and its precursors as a graphical notation. However, graphical notations were found to have limitations in terms of specifying detailed aspects of a system design and in terms of processing and managing models. Limitations in using graphical languages include: specifying detailed behaviour; linking models to other traditional languages; making models executable; model transformation; extensions to modelling languages; model management. Many of these limitations have been addressed in recent years by proposals for textual modelling languages (e.g. theres is a growing number of tools to textually define UML models ) that either integrate with or replace graphical notations for modelling. Typical examples of such languages are OCL, textual MOF, Epsilon, Alloy etc.

The motivation for this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in textual modelling to report advances in the field, to share results, to identify common areas and potential for integration, and to identify common tools for developing textual modelling languages, with a view to advancing the state-of-the art. In particular the workshop will provide a forum for existing textual modelling standards such as OCL to be debated and the intention is that the workshop will engage with the appropriate standards bodies to disseminate practitioner requirements and to report research results.

Last updated: Jun 1, 2010