[ecoop-info] ECMFA 2018: CfP 14th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications

Alfonso Pierantonio alfonso.pierantonio at univaq.it
Tue Dec 19 15:33:50 CET 2017

[apologies for multiple copies]

14th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
ECMFA 2018: Call for Papers

Co-located with STAF 2018
June 25-29, 2018, Toulouse (France)



Abstract submission: February 23, 2018
Paper submission: March 2, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 9, 2018
Camera-ready version due: April 23, 2018
Conference: June 25-27, 2018


Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to the design, analysis
and development of software and systems that relies on exploiting
high-level models and computer-based automation to achieve significant
boosts in both productivity and quality. The ECMFA conference series
is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and fostering the
industrial application of MBE and related approaches. Its focus is on
engaging the key figures of research and industry in a dialog which
will result in stronger and more effective practical application of
MBE, hence producing more reliable software based on state-of-the-art
research results. ECMFA 2018 will be co-located with ICMT, TAP, SEFM,
ICGT and TTC as part of the STAF federation of conferences, leading
conferences on software technologies (STAF 2018). The joint
organization of these prominent conferences provides a unique
opportunity to gather practitioners and researchers interested in all
aspects of software technology, and allow them to interact with each


ECMFA has two distinct Paper Tracks: one for research papers dealing
with the foundations for MBE, and one for industrial/applications
papers dealing with the applications of MBE, including experience
reports on MBE tools.

Research Papers

In this track, we are soliciting papers presenting original research on
all aspects of MBE. Research papers will be evaluated based on their
suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness.
They require novel and complete research work supported by adequate
evaluation results. Typical topics of interest include, among others:

- Foundations of (Meta)modelling
- Domain Specific Modelling Languages and Language Workbenches
- Model Reasoning, Testing and Validation
- Model Transformation, Code Generation and Reverse Engineering
- Model Execution and Simulation
- Model Management aspects such as (Co-)Evolution, Consistency, Synchronization
- Model-Based Engineering Environments and Tool Chains
- Foundations of Requirements Modelling, Architecture Modelling, Platform Modelling
- Foundations of Quality Aspects and Modelling non-functional System Properties
- Scalability of MBE techniques
- Collaborative Modeling

Industrial Papers

In this track, we are soliciting papers representing views, innovations
and experiences of industrial players in applying or supporting MBE. In
particular, we are looking for papers that set requirements on the
foundations, methods, and tools for MBE. We are also seeking experience
reports or case studies on the application, successes or current
shortcomings of MBE. Quantitative results reflecting industrial
experience are particularly appreciated. All application areas of MBE
are welcome including but not limited to any of the following:

- MBE for Large and Complex Industrial Systems
- MBE for Safety-Critical Systems
- MBE for Cyber-Physical Systems
- MBE for Software and Business Process Modelling
- MBE Applications in Transportation, Health Care, Cloud & Mobile computing, etc.
- Model-Based Integration and Simulation
- Model-Based System Analysis
- Application of Modeling Standards
- Comparative Studies of MBE Methods and Tools
- Metrics for MBE Development
- MBE Training


Manuscripts for both tracks must be submitted as PDF files through the
EasyChair online submission system:

Please ensure that you submit to the right track by choosing either
Foundations or Applications as your topic in the EasyChair submission

 * Research papers should be up to 14 pages long plus at most 2 pages
   references (16 in total).

 * Industrial papers should be up to 12 pages long plus at most 2 pages
   references (14 pages in total) for full papers, or up to 2 pages
   long plus 1 page references (3 pages in total) for short papers.
   Short papers will be given shorter presentation slots.

Papers must be compliant with the LNCS paper style. Failure to conform
to these guidelines may result in disqualification of the paper. In
particular, papers longer than the maximum number of pages may be
automatically rejected without review.

All contributions will be subject to a rigorous selection process by the
Program Committee. No simultaneous submission to other publication
outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed; any concurrent
submission will result in the immediate rejection of the paper. As in
previous years, the proceedings of the conference with the accepted
papers of both tracks will be published in a dedicated Springer LNCS
volume. If accepted, one of the authors must attend the ECMFA 2018
conference and present the work in person.

The proceedings of the conference with the accepted papers of both
tracks will be published in a dedicated Springer LNCS volume.


Selected papers among accepted ones in ECMFA 2018 with a proper
extension will be considered for publishing in Special Issue of the
International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM). Authors
of selected papers will receive invitation to extend and submit a
manuscript for this special issue.


Perdita Stevens, Professor of Mathematics of Software Engineering in the
School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh, will give the
keynote speech.


PC Chiars

 * Foundations Track
	Alfonso Pierantonio, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

 * Applications Track
	Salvador Trujillo, Ikerlan, Spain

Program Committees

 * Foundations Track PC

 - Anthony Anjorin, Paderborn University, Germany
 - Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
 - Jordi Cabot, ICREA, Spain
 - Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
 - Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University, Sweden
 - Benoit Combemale, University of Toulouse, France
 - Zinovy Diskin, McMaster/Waterloo University, Canada
 - Romina Eramo, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy 
 - Michalis Famelis, University of Montreal, Canada
 - Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
 - Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
 - Joel Greenyer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
 - Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
 - Regina Hebig, Chalmers | Gothenburg University, Sweden
 - Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
 - Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
 - Ekkart Kindler , Technical University of Denmark
 - Dimitris Kolovos, University of York, UK
 - Thomas Kuehne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
 - Ralf Lämmel, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
 - Timothy Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
 - Richard Paige, University of York, UK
 - Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany 
 - Eugene Syriani, University of Montreal, Canada
 - Massimo Tisi, IMT Atlantique, France
 - Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
 - Mark Van Den Brand, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
 - Hans Vangheluwe, Antwerp/ McGill University, Belgium and Canada
 - Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
 - Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 - Tao Yue, Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo, Norway
 - Steffen Zschaler, King's College London, UK

 * Applications Track PC (to be completed)
 - Shaukat Ali, Simula, Norway
 - Alessandra Bagnato, Softeam, France 
 - Jean-Michel Bruel, IRIT, France
 - Federico Ciccozzi, MDH, Sweden
 - Sebastien Gerard, CEA, France
 - Øystein Haugen, University of Oslo, Norway
 - Rolf-Helge Pfeiffer, Danish Meteorological Institute, Danemark
 - Daniel Ratiu, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
 - Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
 - Houari Sahraoui, University of Montreal, Canada
 - Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland
 - Ramin Tovakoli-Kolagali, University Nuernberg, Germany 
 - Steffen Zschaler, King’s College London, UK

== Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to: ecmfa2018 at googlegroups.com

Alfonso Pierantonio
Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
University of L’Aquila, Italy

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