Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (MODELSWARD)

Venue: Barceló Sants Hotel Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Feb 19, 2013 End Date/Time: Feb 21, 2013
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Description

The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2013, is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for Software Development. Model-Driven Development (MDD) is an approach to the development of IT systems in which models take a central role, not only for analysis of these systems but also for their construction. MDD has emerged from modelling initiatives, most prominently the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) fostered by the Object Management Group (OMG). In the scope of MDA, a couple of technologies have been developed that became the cornerstones of MDD, like metamodelling and model transformations. MDD relies on languages for defining metamodels, like the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Ecore (developed in the scope of the Eclipse Modelling Framework), and transformation specification languages like QVT and ATL.
MDD is already around for some years and is about to become commodity in software development due to its benefits (reduction on development costs, improvement of software quality, reduction of maintenance costs and the support for controlled evolution of IT systems). MDD has also been applied in many application areas, such as real-time and embedded systems, and telecommunication systems, and, more recently, to the development and integration of enterprise information systems. However, the MDD research community is wishing to explore the bounds of MDD, by investigating new applications areas and combinations with other emerging technologies, like, for example, pervasive context-aware systems, semantic web, semantic web services, service-oriented architecture, ontologies and cloud computing. This conference aims at fostering the further development and application of MDD techniques for software systems.
Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers reporting on original work in any of the areas listed below are welcome. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of MODELSWARS. The submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in this area, and acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. The conference is open to full research and (short) work-in-progress papers. Sessions are planned for both oral and poster presentations.

Conference Areas

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. MODELING LANGUAGES, TOOLS AND ARCHITECTURES
2. METHODOLOGIES, PROCESSES AND PLATFORMS
3. APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT


AREA 1: MODELING LANGUAGES, TOOLS AND ARCHITECTURES

Domain-Specific Modeling and Domain-Specific Languages
General-Purpose Modeling Languages and Standards
Model Transformations
Syntax and Semantics of Modeling Languages
Metamodeling: Foundations and Tools
Reasoning about Models
Constraint Modeling and Languages
Model-Driven Architecture
Modeling in Service-Oriented Architectures

AREA 2: METHODOLOGIES, PROCESSES AND PLATFORMS

Model-driven Systems Engineering
Model Transformations and Generative Approaches
Frameworks for Model-Driven Development
Hybrid Multi-Modeling Approaches
Modeling for the Cloud
Software Process Modeling, Enactment and Execution
Workflow Management Systems
Business Process Modeling
Agile Model-Driven Development

AREA 3: APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Model-Driven Project Management
Model-Based Testing and Validation
Model Execution and Simulation
Model Quality Assurance Techniques
Executable UML
Meta-Programming
Component-based software engineering
Software Factories and Software Product Lines

Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:

Regular Paper Submission

A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission

A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

Camera-ready:

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

Publications

All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
Important Dates

Conference Date: 19 - 21 February, 2013

Regular Paper Submission: September 27, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): November 16, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: November 30, 2012

Venue

Additional Information

MODELSWARD Secretariat Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 100 033 Fax: +20 3014 9464 e-mail: modelsward.secretariat@insticc.org Web: http://www.modelsward.org/