For the first time, we (Richard Paige, Alfonso Pierantonio and myself) are organizing a workshop to discuss the grand challenges in modeling and model-driven engineering. The workshop will be co-located with the STAF conference.
The workshop will focus on presentations of position papers and challenge problems (precisely and concisely stated). Because the workshop is designed to set a challenging research agenda on modeling and Model-Driven Engineering for the next 5-10 years, we solicit papers on any topic relevant to modeling or MDE. Papers should be either presenting a clear positive position about relevant research, or define a challenge problem to motivate the community. See the workshop website for more details on deadlines, publication and submission process.
I have high expectations for this workshop. It’s going to be 10 years since I last did a similar exercise, which resulted in the paper A research agenda for conceptual schema-centric development (free pdf) and it’s going to be very interesting (and enlightening) to see whether problems from 10 years ago are solved or they continue to be challenging, what others problems pop up and how the community plans to work together to solve them in the following years.