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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   RUIPIACS Workshop on Control Systems User Interfaces
From:   Matteo Risoldi
Email:   Matteo.Risoldi_(on)_cui.unige.ch
Date received:   30 May 2006
Deadline:   10 Jul 2006
Start date:   13 Sep 2006

Dear colleague, We'd like to submit to your attention this call for papers, and invite you to participate and eventually forward the call to anybody you know that might be interested. Best Regards Matteo Risoldi --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The First International Workshop on Rapid User Interface Prototyping Infrastructures Applied to Control Systems (RUIPIACS) http://smv.unige.ch/rise06/ruipiacs In conjunction with: Rapid Integration of Software Engineering techniques Conference (RISE 2006) September 13th, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Workshop Description Generally speaking, control systems are concrete hardware machines which expose hundreds and in some cases thousands of physical controls. Those are meant mainly to allow system operators to supervise and take actions on the controls to fix a problem or conduct a process in a determinate way. In order to produce good quality user interfaces adequate to this specific domain, the system designer has to face some challenges. Typically, the high number of controls and exceptional situations require a well organized rapid prototyping methodology. Moreover, a common feature for complex control systems is that the software is often developed while the system itself is still in engineereing, requiring a certain dynamicity of the framework to easily add, remove or change design properties. We observe that there is a lack of a good rapid prototyping infrastructure to reflect required new changes so that the system designer can be able to quickly validate the GUI against the operators (users). This leads to a situation where the implementation of such GUIs is time consuming because they are coded from scratch. Therefore, the community requires robust methodologies that lead to a fast and effective way to derive GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) from the specification of a control system, or at least guide the system designer in its specification. The workshop aims to collect current experience and further the state-of-the-art in the subject of Rapid User Interface Prototyping Infrastructures Applied to Control Systems (RUIPIACS) as well as to define future directions by bringing together people with practical experience and/or involved in related theoretical research efforts. The workshop will be held on September 13th 2006 in Geneva (Switzerland) during the RISE 2006 conference. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Organizers: * Matteo Risoldi, Software Modeling and Verification group, Université de Genève, Switzerland * Vasco Amaral, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Workshop topics * Domain specific languages * Model driven design and testing techniques * Automated GUI development for control systems * Requirements engineering for control systems --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Workshop high-level goals * Completely Survey the area (past/recent projects) * Best Practices (Common vision) * Future research directions --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Workshop Focus * Foundations * Design of tools (including standardization) with a focus on Modeling * Applications (specific domains/formalisms) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS Prospective participants are asked to submit a position paper or experience report of up to 4 pages, A4 format. Submission of industry papers is particularly encouraged. All papers must be written in English. Papers should be submitted in PDF (or PostScript) format by the 10th of July 2006. Camera-ready versions of all accepted papers should be submitted by the 1st of September 2006. Detailed instructions will be emailed to the authors. Descriptions of work-in-progress and open questions are strongly encouraged. Hence, we suggest that position papers and experience reports contain a final section named Open Issues in which the authors identify a number of open questions (typically 3-5) related to their work that caused them special problems or that they think are relevant to the rest of the community. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proceedings Accepted position papers and experience reports will be distributed to the participants electronically prior to the workshop. The proceedings will be published as technical reports of Centre Universitaire D'Informatique, Université de Genève, and made available via the workshop's website. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Submission Guidelines Send the paper (in PDF or Postscript format, max 4 A4 pages) through our management system on the website. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Dates -July 10, 2006: Submission -July 25, 2006: Notification to Authors -August 4, 2006: Registration for workshop -September 1, 2006: Camera Ready copy -September 13, 2006: Workshop --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Workshop program committee Didier Buchs, Université de Genève, CH Gilles Falquet, Université de Genève, CH Markus Aleksy, University of Mannheim, DE Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ES Luis Marcelino, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT Matteo Risoldi, Université de Genève, CH Sven Helmer, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Vasco Amaral, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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