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

Erika Asnina erika.asnina at rtu.lv
Thu Jul 2 15:48:15 CEST 2009

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book edited by Dr. Janis Osis and Dr. Erika Asnina, 
Riga Technical
University, Latvia

To be published by IGI Global:


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 cycle. 
 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 etc.
 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 promote 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

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the

Driven Architecture and Means for Domain Modeling:

What is a Domain
 *Domain Modeling: A Problem, Requirements and Solutions 
Models and Requirements Models
A Domain Model and Model-Driven
 *MDA Computation Independent (Domain) Model VS Requirements
 *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
Improvement of MDA Domain Modeling by a Formal Business Model

for Advanced Application Domains:

Contributions for E-Commerce

*Model-Driven Engineering for E-Commerce
 *Business Patterns for
Contributions for Finance
 *Business-Focused Models for
Financial Services
 *Model-Driven Engineering in a Large Financial
 *MDA Application for Business Applications in Financial
Contributions for Manufacturing
 *Model Driven Engineering
for Product Lines
 *Model Driven Manufacturing Systems
Model-Driven Manufacturing Systems
 *Model Driven Engineering for Flexible
Manufacturing Systems 
Contributions for Enterprise Computing
Driven Web-Services
 *Model-Driven Enterprise Computing
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 and
erika.asnina at rtu.lv, with Subject "IGI Book Chapter Proposal" on or before
JULY 15, 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 JULY 25, 2009 and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by AUGUST
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. This publication is anticipated to be released in

Important Dates

JULY 15, 2009: Proposal Submission
JULY 25, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
AUGUST 20, 2009: Full
Chapter Submission Deadline
OCTOBER 15, 2009: Review Result
NOVEMBER 15, 2009: Revised Chapter Submission Deadline
30, 2009: Final Acceptance Notification
DECEMBER 15, 2009: Final Chapter
Submission Deadline

Editorial Advisory Board

Eduardo Fernandez-Medina
Paton, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Jeff Gray, University of
Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Stan Hendryx, Hendryx & Associates, USA
Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ricardo J. Machado, University
of Minho, Portugal
Jose-Norberto Mazon, University of Alicante, Spain
Nijssen, PNA, The Netherlands
Dilip Patel, London South Bank University,
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

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 
 Tel. Office:
(+371) 67089523
 Fax: (+371) 67089596


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

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