Workshop scope and motivation

The proliferation of ubiquitous networked devices promises to bring to existence smart environments that deal with societal problems like assisted living, urban transportation, health care, education etc. A smart environment is composed of large numbers of basic bricks of different natures: computing nodes, sensors, actuators, networking, software components and services, etc. Eliciting the requirements and putting together the bricks of a smart environment can be a very challenging engineering problem.

This workshop will concentrate on the use of model-driven engineering (MDE) methods for specifying, building, integrating and deploying networked ambient systems. MDE has gained an increasing interest over the past few years, mainly because they allow for capturing architectural, functional and non-functional information about such complex systems in precise, domain-specific models. The techniques for manipulating such models, like model transformation, versioning or traceability have also improved significantly.

The workshop will call for contributions in all areas related to MDE for ambient system, including but not limited to the following topics:

The application areas include, without being restricted to, the following: ambient assisted living (in particular for dependent persons), smart transportation, urban environments, manufacturing, hospitals, schools, power aware systems, etc.

Expected audience

The potential participants are researchers and practitioners concerned with model-based construction of ambient systems. The intention is to identify trends and sketch a roadmap for research, for example on domain-specific modelling languages for such systems. Accordingly to these objectives, the workshop is intended primarily as a discussion forum as opposed to a mini-conference.

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