MSC-News: CfP SDL and MSC Workshop SAM98

Subject: MSC-News: CfP SDL and MSC Workshop SAM98
From: Eckhardt Holz (
Date: Wed Jan 21 1998 - 13:55:41 GMT

Please find attached the Call for Papers and Participation for the
1st Workshop of the SDL Forum Society on SDL and MSC.


============================================================================ Dr. Eckhardt Holz Tel.: +49-30-20181-241 Institut fuer Informatik Fax.: +49-30-20181-234 Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin e-mail: Axel-Springer-Str. 54a D-10099 Berlin

1st Workshop of the SDL Forum Society on SDL and MSCCALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION


1st Workshop of the SDL Forum Society on SDL and MSC


Date:                   29.06. - 01.07. 1998
Organized by:           SDL Forum Society,
                        Humboldt University Berlin, and
                        GMD Fokus
Sponsored by:           DT Berkom
Venue:                  GMD Fokus
                        Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31
                        D - 10589 Berlin
Web page:      


The SDL & MSC workshop shall provide an open discussion platform between SDL fora. It addresses 3 topics related to both description techniques. The intended audience ranges from SDL Forum members, tool vendors over researchers and users to standardizers and will be limited to about 80 persons. Being a less formal event as the bi-annual SDL Forum the workshop is expected to be a place for intensive discussions enabling the unfolding of ideas for the future development and application of SDL and MSC.

The workshop will consist of a set of invited presentations and topic centered breakout sessions. Potential participants of the sessions are also encouraged to submit and present papers reflecting their work. Following the presentations plenty of time will be made available for indepth discussions. In case of parallel sessions plenaries will be used to inform all participants of the workshop of the outcome of the single sessions.

Each day of the workshop will address one special topic:

Day 1 - 29 June 1998

Morning (9:00 - 10:00) - Workshop Opening and Keynote Speech
Morning (10:30 - 13:00) - SDL 2000 / MSC 2000 -Parallel Sessions
This session covers the future language development of SDL and MSC, the introduction of new concepts, the removal of outdated concepts, the alignment of existing concepts as well as experiences with the last language revision of SDL (SDL-96) and the latest MSC version.
Afternoon (14.00 - 15.30) - Continuation of Morning Sessions
Afternoon (16.00 - 17.00) - Joint Session and Wrap-Up
Social Event
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Day 2 - 30 June 1998

Morning (9:00 - 13:00) - Message Sequence Charts
This session is dedicated to the relation of MSC's to other description techniques.
Morning (9:00 - 13:00) - Semantics
This session covers new approaches to formalize the semantics of current SDL and MSC as well as the semantic foundation of concepts to be introduced in new revisions of both languages. Space will also given aspects of the verification and validation on base of the formal semantics.
Afternoon (14.00 - 18.00) - Object Orientation and Distributed Systems
This session addresses the combined application of SDL and MSC with techniques from the area of object oriented analysis and design. Especially the Unified Modeling Language (UML) which is standardized by the OMG will gain a strong influence in future. Other topics of this session are the application of SDL for the development of distributed systems according to the ODP standard and the OMG specifications and the relation of SDL to languages used in this scope (object and interface definition languages e.g. ODL, IDL).
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Day 3 - 1 July 1998

Morning (9:00 - 13:00) - Patterns and SDL
(to be confirmed)
Afternoon (14.00 - 18.00) - Industrial Applications
This session serves as a podium to share experiences resulting from the application of SDL and MSC in real-life industrial projects between users, language & tool developers and methodologist. The goal is to find out, how the languages fulfill the requirements of the industry and which additions/changes to the languages, tools and methodologies are wanted.
Afternoon - Closing Session
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Invited Presentations will be given a time slot of 30-45 minutes, participant's presentations 20-25 minutes (about 4 per session). The remaining time of one hour is available for discussions.

Important Deadlines:

Paper submissions:
             Registration will start:                        30.03.1998
Only electronic submission of abstracts and final papers are accepted. The allowed formats are Postscript and PDF. Please send your submissions to: The proceedings of the workshop will be published by Humboldt-University in form of a University Research Report (HU Informatikbericht).

The workshop will be held on a non-profit base to keep the fees as low as possible and to enable a large group of interested people to attend. The workshop fee is:

The fee includes lunch on all three days, refreshments during breaks, workshop proceedings and social event on Day 1.

Preliminary Program Committee:

For additional and more recent information check our web page at
or contact
        Prof. Joachim Fischer/Dr. Eckhardt Holz
        A.-Springer-Str. 54a
        10117 Berlin
        Phone:  +49-30-20181 233
                +49-30-20181 241
        Fax:    +49-30-20181 234

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Copyright © 1998 [Humboldt-University Berlin]. All rights reserved.
Revised: January 19, 1998.
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