The 10th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, USA
17-18 October 2010

Workshop has now finished. You can view the papers, presentations and group work results.

Domain-specific modeling (DSM) provides a modern solution to demands for higher productivity by constricting the gap between problem and solution modeling. In the past, productivity gains have been sought through new programming languages. Today, domain-specific modeling languages provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction beyond coding, making development faster and easier.

In DSM the models are constructed using concepts that represent things in the problem domain, not concepts of a given programming language. The modeling language follows the domain abstractions and semantics, allowing developers to perceive themselves as working directly with domain concepts. The models represent simultaneously the design, implementation and documentation of the system, which can be generated directly from them. In a number of cases the final products can be automatically generated from these high-level specifications with domain-specific code generators. This automation is possible because of domain-specificity: both the modeling language and code generators fit the requirements of a narrowly-defined domain, usually inside a single organization.

Workshop format and schedule

The workshop format is a combination of presentations, discussion sessions, and group work on selected topics. This structure was found effective during the past workshops. Based on the review scores, papers were categorized into long and short presentation slots. A long slot is 30 minutes: 20 minutes to present plus 10 minutes for questions. A short slot is 20 minutes: 15 minutes to present plus 5 minutes for questions.

Sunday 17 October (Central Pacific A, B & C)

8:30  Introduction


9:00  (not present) Eberos GML2D: A Graphical Domain-Specific Language for Modeling 2D Video Games 
Frank E. Hernandez, Francisco R. Ortega
9:00   A Domain Specific Language to Define Gestures for Multi-Touch Applications
Shahedul Khandkar, Frank Maurer (presentation)
9:20    A DSML for Mobile Phone Applications Testing 
Youssef Ridene, Nicolas Belloir, Franck Barbier, Nadine Couture (presentation)
9:40   Domain-specific Modeling as an Enabling Technology for SMEs 
Donald Barkowski, Thomas Kuhn, Christian Schäfer, Mario Trapp (presentation)
10:10  Break  
10:30   Experiences with Automotive Service Modeling 
Akihito Iwai, Norio Oohashi, Steven Kelly (presentation)
10:50   Towards an Open Meta Modeling Environment 
Bernhard Volz, Stefan Jablonski (presentation)
11:10  Introduction to group work, workshop photo
11:20  Group work  
12:00  Lunch in groups
13:45  Group work 

Transformations and testing

14:50    Plug & Play Model Transformations - A DSL for Resolving Structural Metamodel Heterogeneities 
Manuel Wimmer, Gerti Kappel, Angelika Kusel, Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Schoenboeck, Wieland Schwinger (presentation)
15:10  Break  
15:30   A WYSIWYG Approach for Configuring Model Layout using Model Transformations 
Yu Sun, Jeff Gray, Philip Langer, Manuel Wimmer, Jules White (presentation)
16:00   Towards flexible and efficient model-based testing utilizing domain-specific modeling 
Olli-Pekka Puolitaival, Teemu Kanstren (presentation)
16:30   Verification and Validation in the Context of Domain-Specific Modelling 
Janne Merilinna, Juha Pärssinen (presentation)
17:00 First day ends


Monday 18 October (Central Pacific A, B & C)

8:30  Introduction for the second day

Language Design

8:30    Integrating Models with Domain-Specific Modeling Languages
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, Steven Kelly (presentation)
9:00   Domain-Specific Engineering of Domain-Specific Languages 
Raphael Mannadiar, Hans Vangheluwe (presentation)
9:30   Domain Specific - a Binary Decision? 
Markus Voelter, Bernhard Merkle (presentation)
10:00 Break  
10:20   Analysis of a Metamodel to Estimate Complexity of Using a Domain-Specific Language 
Jonathan Sprinkle (presentation)
10:50   Measuring the Effort for Creating and Using Domain-Specific Models 
Yali Wu, Frank Hernandez, Francisco Ortega, Peter J. Clarke, Robert France (presentation)
11:10  Group work
12:00  Lunch in groups

Tools and meta-metamodels

14:00   The GDSE Framework: A Meta-Tool for Automated Design Space Exploration 
Tripti Saxena, Gabor Karsai (presentation)
14:30   Developing Domain Specific Modeling Languages by Metamodel Semantic Enrichment and Composition: a Case Study 
Luis Pedro, Matteo Risoldi, Didier Buchs, Vasco Amaral (presentation)
14:50   Conceptual modeling using domain ontologies: Improving the domain-specific quality of conceptual schemas 
Frederik Gailly, Geert Poels
15:10  Break  
15:30 Group work Groups prepare their report
16:00  Group work reporting and discussion
16:50  Closing
17:00  Workshop ends

Last program update: 14th October.


The papers are published in printed proceedings and are also available online.

Group work

Program committee

Organizing committee