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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: MOCA 2009, Modelling of Objects, Components and Agents


                             Call for Papers

                      Fifth International Workshop on
               Modelling of Objects, Components, and Agents

                   Hamburg, Germany, 11th September 2009

                             organised by the
               "Theoretical Foundations of Informatics" Group
                       at the University of Hamburg

              Contact e-mail:


                      The workshop is co-located with

                                 MATES 2009
     The Seventh German conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies


                                CLIMA-X 2009
 10th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems


                             Important Dates:

               Deadline for submissions:        July 17, 2009
               Notification of acceptance:    August 14, 2009
               Deadline for final papers:     August 28, 2009
               Workshop:                   September 11, 2009



  Modelling is THE central task in informatics. Models are used to
  capture, analyse, understand, discuss, evaluate, specify, design,
  simulate, validate, test, verify and implement systems. Modelling needs
  an adequate repertoire of concepts, formalisms, languages, techniques
  and tools. This enables addressing distributed, concurrent and complex

  Objects, components, and agents are fundamental units to organise
  models. They are also fundamental concepts of the modelling process.
  Even though software engineers intensively use models based on these
  fundamental units, and models are the subjects of theoretical research,
  the relations and potential mutual enhancements between theoretical and
  practical models have not been sufficiently investigated. There is
  still the need for better modelling languages, standards and tools.
  Important research areas are for example UML, BPEL, Petri nets, process
  algebras, or different kinds of logics. Application areas like business
  processes, (Web) services, production processes, organisation of
  systems, communication, cooperation, cooperation, ubiquity, mobility
  etc. will support the domain dependent modelling perspectives.

  Therefore, the workshop addresses all relations between theoretical
  foundations of models on the one hand and objects, components, and
  agents on the other hand with respect to modelling in general. The
  intention is to gather research and application directions to have a
  lively mutual exchange of ideas, knowledge, viewpoints, and

  The multiple perspectives on modelling and models in informatics are
  most welcome, since the presentation of them will lead to intensive
  discussions. Also the way objects, components, and agents are use to
  build architectures / general system structures and executing units /
  general system behaviours will provide new ideas for other areas.
  Therefore, we invite a wide variety of contributions, which will be
  reviewed by the PC-members who reflect important areas and perspectives
  for the Modelling of Objects, Components, and Agents (MOCA).


  We look for contributions describing original research in topics
  related to formal methods in combination with object-orientation,
  components, or agents addressing open problems or presenting new ideas.
  Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    * Uses of models of objects, components, and agents:
      design, specification, analysis, synthesis, composition,
      transformation, testing, validation, simulation, verification,
      assessment, software engineering, software development,
      re-engineering, code generation, prototyping, configuration,
      presentation, evolution, model checking, etc.
    * Concepts used within modelling of objects, components, and agents:
      objects (OOP, OOD, OOSE), components (CBD, CBSE), agents (AOP,
      AOSE, ABM), multi-agent systems (MAS), services, roles,
      interactions, organisations, processes, etc.
    * Concepts to be modelled with objects, components, and agents:
      software architecture, intelligence, coordination, negotiation,
      cooperation, organisation, encapsulation business objects,
      e-commerce, workflows, web services, flexible manufactoring, bio
      informatics, etc.
    * Techniques for modelling of objects, components, and agents:
      formal languages, visual languages, Unified Modelling Language
      (UML), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), object-oriented
      Petri nets (OOPN), agent-oriented Petri nets, graph grammars and
      transformations, process algebras, logics, domain-specific
      languages (DSL), architecture description languages (ADL),
      event-driven process chains (EPC), discrete event systems,
      comparisons between modelling techniques, heterogeneous designs,
      multi-formalism modelling
    * Properties of models of objects, components, and agents:
      concurrency, distribution, mobility, autonomy, emotions,
      complexity, adaptability, self-organising, reliability,
      consistency, safety, deadlock prevention, evolution, scalability,
    * Modelling methodologies, paradigms and principles
    * Embedding of formal techniques in traditional software engineering
    * Tools and implementation technology in the fields mentioned above



  The program committee invites submissions of full contributions (10 -
  20 pages) or short contributions (up to 6 pages). For your submission
  in PDF format please use the online conference management system at


  Just create a new account and then upload your paper. (Later you will
  be able to see your reviews there.)

                           Submission Guidelines

  Please use the LaTeX document class svmult.cls for your contributions.
  Please also use BibTeX for your references (in particular for the final
  papers). An up-to-date version of svmult.cls together with extensive
  documentation can be found at


  or directly at

  Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings which will
  appear as a technical report of the Department of Informatics,
  University of Hamburg, and which will be available at the workshop.

  The submissions will be evaluated by the international programme
  It is planned to publish post proceedings after a further review
  process in a book, dedicated to the workshop topics.


   For further information on MOCA'09 contact the programme commitee by
             email at