[ecoop-info] Call for Book Chapters [MD DA&SD]

Erika Asnina erika.asnina at rtu.lv
Mon Jun 1 10:36:02 CEST 2009

 [We apologize if you receive multiple copies]   



 FULL CHAPTERS DUE: July 20, 2009


 A book edited by Dr. Janis Osis and Dr. Erika Asnina, 
 Riga Technical University, Latvia   
 To be published by IGI Global:
http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=614 [1]   

    Software developers use different techniques for identification
and specification of a domain’s characteristics and requirements
for a planned application. Primarily these techniques are aimed at
application analysis, while the problem domain is regarded almost as a
black box describing a number of aspects of the system. The fact that
system requirements are constraints set
by real world phenomena not
vice versa is underestimated.    Software developers implement not
what the customer needs, but what the customer wants. The reason is
that proper problem domain analysis requires additional time and
effort, while customers want to receive a working application as soon
as possible. However, the customer’s needs and wants can differ.
Thus a gap between the application and real world exists, creating the
question of what domain is to be modeled at the beginning: the domain
of today’s reality or the domain of customer’s expected
reality. It is impossible to be highly efficient with a weak
beginning, even with a strong end of the software development life
    In order to develop software to be used for real-world purposes,
we must know how it will affect this world, where the implications can
be far-reaching. This understanding has critical importance for
mechatronic, embedded and high risk systems as well, where failure
could cost
human lives. It is also important for complex business
systems, wherein failures could lead to huge financial losses.
Developers must not ignore modeling the existing domain, where the
planned application will work within, because this application placed
in operation will certainly change the existing domain.
    OMG Model Driven Architecture (MDA) uses a principle of the
separation of concerns. MDA utilizes three independent but related
views: Computation Independent View, Platform Independent View, and
Platform Specific View. Two latter views are related to
customer’s expected reality. The theoretical foundation of the
first view is not sufficiently clear. Considering its definition, we
can assume that it is related not only to customer’s expected
reality, but also to the domain of today’s reality. Thus to get
really model-driven development this model should be formal (should
reduce inaccuracies and ambiguities of specifications), and
transformable. However,
there is not enough research on this area.
Another issue is application of MDA for advanced domains such as
e-commerce, finance, manufacturing, web-services, enterprise computing
    There exists a need for an edited collection of publications on
keeping and improving the mechanisms of MDA for business modeling and
advanced domains.   
 Objective of the Book

    This book will aim to provide theoretical frameworks and the
latest empirical research findings in improving model-driven domain
analysis and software development. The viability of the proposed
topics is provided by the viability of Model Driven Architecture that
is still young and growing. It will be written for professionals who
want to improve their understanding of the important role of the
domain modeling in model-driven software development to make its
models more formal and, thus, automatically transformable; to enable
developers not to avoid proper problem domain analysis and to
them (and tool vendors) to include formal construction and analysis of
the problem domain into the industrial software development process
using MDA.   
 Target Audience

    This book is primarily intended for three groups of people:
computer science students who ought to become practicing software
engineers, users of the most advanced methods and approaches,
experienced software developers who wish to acquire knowledge in
applying Model Driven Architecture, and people interested in
improvements to productivity of software development or quality of
software products.   
 Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

 Model Driven Architecture and Means for Domain Modeling:   

 What is a Domain Model?
  *Domain Modeling: A Problem, Requirements and Solutions 
  *Business Models and Requirements Models
 A Domain Model and Model-Driven Architecture
Computation Independent (Domain) Model VS Requirements Model
  *The Role of Domain Model in Traditional and MDA Software
Development Life Cycles
 Means for Domain Modeling
  *Business Modeling Approaches Proposed by OMG
  *Use Case Driven Modeling Approaches
  *Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering Approaches
  *Quality of Domain Models
 Improvement of MDA Domain Modeling by a Formal Business Model   

 MDA for Advanced Application Domains:   

 Contributions for E-Commerce
  *Model-Driven Engineering for E-Commerce
  *Business Patterns for E-Commerce
 Contributions for Finance
  *Business-Focused Models for Financial Services
  *Model-Driven Engineering in a Large Financial Institution
  *MDA Application for Business Applications in Financial
 Contributions for Manufacturing
  *Model Driven Engineering for Product Lines
  *Model Driven Manufacturing Systems
  *Holistic Model-Driven Manufacturing Systems
  *Model Driven Engineering for Flexible Manufacturing Systems 

Contributions for Enterprise Computing
  *Model Driven Web-Services
  *Model-Driven Enterprise Computing
  *Model-Driven Business Integration
  *Model-Driven Distributed Systems   
 Submission and Review Procedure

    Authors are invited to submit chapters describing original,
high-quality research on topics of relevance for this book. A 3-5
pages chapter proposal (in Word format) should be sent by e-mail to
both editors at janis.osis at cs.rtu.lv [2] and erika.asnina at rtu.lv [3],
with Subject “IGI Book Chapter Proposal” on or before June
18, 2009. A chapter proposal should contain title, author details
(names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses), and an extended abstract,
suggested chapter structure, an explanation of relevance for this book
and brief biographies of the authors. The authors will be notified
about the acceptance of their chapter proposals on or before June 25,
2009 and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected
to be
submitted by July 20, 2009. If authors need an additional time to
complete full chapters, we would like to ask them to submit their
requests to our approval. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. The process for selecting which submitted
chapters will be accepted will be competitive. Contributors may also
be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.   

    This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science
Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical
Information Science Reference” and “IGI Publishing”
imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please
visit www.igi-global.com [4]. This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2010.   
 Important Dates

 JUNE 18, 2009:          Proposal Submission Deadline
 JUNE 25, 2009:   Notification of Acceptance
20, 2009:          Full Chapter Submission Deadline
 August 15, 2009:  Review Result Returned
 September 15, 2009:  Revised Chapter Submission Deadline
 September 30, 2009:  Final Acceptance Notification
 October 15, 2009:  Final Chapter Submission Deadline   
 Editorial Advisory Board Members:

 Eduardo Fernandez-Medina Paton, University of Castilla-La Mancha,
 Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
 Stan Hendryx, Hendryx & Associates, USA
 Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
 Ricardo J. Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
 Sjir Nijssen, PNA, The Netherlands
 Dilip Patel, London South Bank University, UK
 Juan-Carlos Trujillo Mondejar, University of Alicante, Spain
 Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada   
 Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:


  Dr. Janis Osis
Department of Applied Computer Science
  Faculty of Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  Riga Technical University
  Meza iela 1/3, Riga, LV 1048, Latvia
  Email: janis.osis at cs.rtu.lv [2] 
  Tel. Office: (+371) 67089523
  Fax: (+371) 67089596   


  Dr. Erika Asnina
  Department of Applied Computer Science
  Faculty of Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  Riga Technical University
  Meza iela 1/3, Riga, LV 1048, Latvia
  Email: erika.asnina at rtu.lv [3] 
  Fax: (+371) 67089596S  

[1] http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=614
[2] mailto:janis.osis at cs.rtu.lv
[3] mailto:erika.asnina at rtu.lv
[4] http://www.igi-global.com/
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