[ecoop-info] MODELS 2011 - Call for Papers

Werner Heijstek heijstek at liacs.nl
Fri Feb 18 12:33:06 CET 2011

*** Call for Papers - MODELS 2011 ***

ACM/IEEE 14th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering
Languages and Systems
October 16-21, 2011
Wellington, New Zealand

Important dates
Abstracts: April 18, 2011
Full papers: May 3, 2011
Notification: July 5, 2011
Workshop Proposals: March 31, 2011
Tutorial Proposals: April 18, 2011

All deadlines are hard. No extensions will be allowed. (All dates are
according to time zone UTC-12.)

The MODELS Conference Series
MODELS is the premier venue for the exchange of innovative ideas and
experiences of model-based approaches in the development of complex
systems. Since 1998, MODELS has provided a broad forum for reporting
scientific progress as well as experiences stemming from practical
application of model-based methods. MODELS is a highly selective
conference, with an acceptance rate averaging twenty per cent in
recent years.

The conference series covers all aspects of model-based development
for software and systems engineering, including modeling languages,
methods, tools, and their applications. Engineering models have long
been used in the development of complex systems and the approach is
becoming more prevalent in the design of modern software systems.

The theme for MODELS 2011 is "Modeling in 2020". The theme has been
selected to encourage fresh thinking about the future role of modeling
in complex systems engineering. We would like to encourage 'outside
the box' thinking; to this end, MODELS 2011 solicits, in addition to
the usual foundations and applications papers, special vision papers
as part of the Foundations Track (see below). We also particularly
welcome submissions with an interdisciplinary perspective. The 2011
conference has two distinct tracks:

       - Foundations track
       - Applications track

Papers in each track will be evaluated by separate program committees
based on criteria appropriate to that track. All accepted papers in
both the Foundations and Applications tracks will be published as a
single conference proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. Calls for workshops, tutorials, educators and doctoral
symposium are also available from http://www.modelsconference.org

The Foundation Track
The primary objective of the Foundations Track is to provide a forum
for original scientific research on model-based methods for software
and systems engineering. Papers submitted to the Foundations Track
should describe original, high quality, unpublished research of a
standard suitable for a major international conference. Regular papers
in the Foundations Track should document theoretical, empirical and/or
conceptual research that has been thoroughly and systematically
evaluated. Vision papers in the Foundations Track should describe
radical new ideas and, although they are not held to the same standard
of evaluation, should provide enough evidence to assess their
validity. The MODELS organizers solicit papers on any topic of
modeling for software and systems engineering, including, but not
limited to:

       - Architecture and Design
       - Aspect-Oriented Modeling
       - Business Process Modeling
       - Domain-Specific Modeling
       - Empirical Assessment
       - Formal Verification
       - Generative Programming
       - Metamodeling
       - Methodologies/Processes
       - Model Analysis
       - Model Composition/Versioning
       - Model Consistency
       - Model Evolution
       - Model Execution
       - Model Quality
       - Model Transformation
       - Model-Based Testing
       - Models in Software Product Lines
       - Models in User Interfaces
       - Multi-View Modeling
       - Object Constraint Language
       - Ontologies/Semantic web
       - Profiles
       - Requirements Models
       - Runtime Models
       - Security Models
       - Semantics of Modeling Languages
       - Standards
       - Systems Engineering
       - Tools
       - Traceability

Paper Types
We solicit two types of papers in the Foundations Track. Regular
papers should describe innovative and significant original research
relevant to the MODELS scope, as defined above. Vision papers are
intended to challenge the status quo by either: presenting new
technical ideas that depart from standard practice, providing new
evidence that common wisdom should be challenged, or applying models
to radically new application areas. Whilst research papers are
expected to have a solid and complete evaluation, vision papers will
primarily be assessed based on their level of originality and
potential for impact on the field in terms of promoting fresh

Review and Evaluation Criteria
All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three members of
the Foundations Track Program Committee. Both types of papers will be
assessed based on originality, rigour, presentation and comparison to
related work. Regular papers will additionally be assessed based on
evaluation. Vision papers will also be assessed based on potential
'game changing' impact. Although vision papers are not expected to
have an evaluation as thorough as that for a research paper,
preliminary investigations that provide evidence to support the ideas
are particularly welcome. The review process will include an Author
Response phase Reviews will be provided to authors who will then have
48 hours to prepare a short (500 word) optional response. The response
is to be used for the purpose of clarification, correction or to
respond to questions asked by the reviewers. Author responses will be
used in the decision making process. Authors should, however, be
realistic in their expectations of the Author Response phase: reviews
cannot be updated to reflect the author response and it is likely that
only decisions on borderline papers will be affected (in 2010,
decisions on 9 out of 43 borderline papers were changed as a result of
the author response).

The Applications Track
As with any emerging technical discipline, model-based engineering
approaches to software and system development give rise to a unique
set of challenges related to practical application. These include a
very diverse list of issues such as problems of scaling to
multi-domain and geographically distributed teams, difficulties of
integrating new methods and tools into legacy environments, resistance
to culture change, and coping with immature technologies.
Nevertheless, there are numerous practical examples of industrial
application of model-based engineering in which such problems have
been overcome, resulting in successful systems that clearly
demonstrate the viability and the advantages of model-based methods.
Unfortunately, there is still insufficient awareness among many
practitioners of such results and the potential of these methods for
delivering major increases in productivity and product quality.

The objectives of the MODELS applications track are to provide a
realistic and verifiable picture of the current state-of-the-practice
of model-based engineering and to provide a forum where the problems
encountered by the industrial adoption of model driven techniques can
be explored. The Applications Track seeks articles that describe and
analyse the application of model driven techniques to industrial case
studies that describe innovative solutions and concepts arising from
practical deployment of tools and techniques, and that describe
industrial problems that can help shape the model driven research
agenda. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

       - Introducing model-based approaches into organizations.
       - Application, technology and methodology case studies (successful
	 and unsuccessful).
       - Issues of scalability (model size, user group size, viewpoint
size etc.)
       - Limitations, gaps and mismatches in current modeling standards.
       - Industrial scale model management.
       - Economic issues of model driven development.
       - Achieving industrial quality benchmarks with model driven development.
       - Industrial requirements for domain specific modeling.
       - Visions for industrial strength model driven engineering.

Review and Evaluation Criteria
All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three members of
the Applications Track Program Committee. Papers will be assessed
based on originality, rigour, presentation, and on their industrial
relevance. The review process will include an Author Response phase
(see to the left for dates). Reviews will be provided to authors who
will then have 48 hours to prepare a short (500 word) optional
response. The response is to be used for the purpose of clarification,
correction or to respond to questions asked by the reviewers. Author
responses will be used in the decision making process. Authors should,
however, be realistic in their expectations of the Author Response
phase: reviews cannot be updated to reflect the author response and it
is likely that only decisions on borderline papers will be affected.

Please visit http://modelsconference.org/ for complete and up-to-date

How to Submit

Papers for consideration should not have been published or be
currently under review elsewhere. In the case of dispute, Springer's
Policy on Publishing Integrity will be followed. Paper submissions
must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines (see
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs). Regular papers are limited to
15 pages in length. Vision for the Foundation Track are limited to 10
pages in length. These page limits include all text, references,
figures, appendices and annexes. The title of vision papers MUST be
preceded by "Vision Paper:". All submissions must be written in
English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Any submission that does
not conform to the page limits or formatting instructions will be desk
rejected without review. Papers must be submitted electronically
through the conference submission page. Accepted papers (both regular
and vision) will be published in the conference proceedings by
Springer in the LNCS series. Authors of best papers from the
conference will be invited to revise and submit extended versions of
their papers for a special issue of the Journal 'Software and Systems
Modeling' (Springer Verlag).

Organization Committee
Conference Chair:
Thomas Kuehne, New Zealand

Local Chairs:
Stuart Marshall, New Zealand
Hui Ma, New Zealand

Program Chairs:
Jon Whittle, UK
Tony Clark, UK

Workshop Chair:
Joerg Kienzle, Canada

Tutorial Chair:
Vasco Amaral, Portugal

Panel Chair :
Colin Atkinson, Germany

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
Joerg Evermann, New Foundland
Ivan Porres, Finland

Educators' Symposium Chair:
Marion Brandsteidl, Austria
Andreas Winter, Germany

Publicity Chair:
Werner Heijstek, the Netherlands

About Wellington and the conference location
MODELS 2010 takes place in Wellington, New Zealand's capital.
Wellington is a compact city with an abundance of cafes, restaurants
and outdoor activity opportunities. The expected temperature in
October is between 9°C and 15°C. The conference will take place in the
National Museum "Te Papa" which is located in the heart of Wellington,
directly on Wellington's main bay - in which orcas have been seen

New Zealand's fabled South Island is only a stone's throw away. The
South Island harbours world famous sites such as the Marlborough
Sounds, Abel Tasman National Park, the Franz Josef Glacier and
Fjordland National Park. The South Island will certainly appeal to
those who enjoy nature. Kayak through the Milford Sound, scuba dive
near a seal colony in Kaikoura, hike the Franz Josef glacier, enjoy
the marvelous beauty of lake Tekapo or take the fainting train ride
through the Southern Alps.

More information can be found on http://www.tourismnewzealand.com

In addition, Air New Zealand offers attractively priced tickets that
allow for multi-day stopovers on a multitude of attractive locations
including (but not limited to) Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Honolulu,
Vancouver, San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, London and
multiple locations in Australia. For example: A ticket from Amsterdam
to Wellington with one week stopovers in Tahiti and Beijing can be had
for around 1,400 euro, depending on the chosen dates. Look for the
multi-stop itenary application on the Air New Zealand website.

Visit the MODELS 2011 web site at http://modelsconference.org/ for
more information.

Werner Heijstek

Foundations of Software Technology Group
Section Software Engineering

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Faculty of Science - Leiden University

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room 150, first floor

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the Netherlands

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