Call for Papers ECMDA-FA: Submission open (deadline 24 Feb)

Call for Papers ECMDA-FA: Submission open (deadline 24 Feb)

From: Arend Rensink ^lt;>
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The Second European Conference on Model Driven Architecture(r)
Foundations and Applications

July 10th - 14th , 2006, Bilbao, Spain

You are hereby invited to submit papers for the ECMDA-FA 2006 conference.

Model-Driven Architecture(r) (MDA(r)) is an initiative proposed by the
Object Management Group (OMG, for platform-generic
software development. It promotes the use of models in the specification,
design, analysis, synthesis, deployment, and evolution of complex software

ECMDA-FA is dedicated to furthering the state of knowledge and fostering
the industrialisation of the MDA methodology. Its focus is on engaging the
key European research and industrial figures in a dialogue which will result
in a stronger, more efficient industry, producing more reliable software on
the basis of state-of-the-art research results.

The conference is organised in two tracks of interest dealing with the
foundations and applications of MDA. There will be additional workshops, a
consultancy corner, and tools exhibitions on these subjects.

This call describes how to apply for participation in the paper tracks and
organising workshops. For details concerning the tools and consultancy corner
please see

ECMDA-FA 2006 is the second ECMDA conference. The program and proceedings of
the first ECMDA conference held in Nuremberg, Germany can be found on


ECMDA-FA has two separate paper tracks, one for academic papers (track F)
and one for industrial papers (track A). Both tracks will be judge
differently. The academic track will be reviewed using common academic
review guidelines. Papers in the industrial track may be shorter and will
be judged against special guidelines, as described below.

In Track F (Foundations of MDA), we are soliciting papers presenting original
research on all aspects of MDA. Typical but not exclusive topics of interest

- Metamodelling - foundations, tools
- Model Transformation - languages, tools
- Reasoning about Models
- Model Navigation
- Model Synchronization and Consistency
- Modeling of Requirements, Architectures, Platforms
- Reverse Engineering
- Modeling for Testing and Validation
- Model Execution/Simulation
- Modeling Qualities of Service, Security
- Aspect Modeling
- Software process modelling, enactment and execution

The length of the papers should be between 12 and 15 pages A4 size.
They will be judged on novelty and theoretical contribution.
No simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a
conference or a journal) is allowed.
The proceedings will be published in a Springer LNCS volume.

In Track A (Applications of MDA), we are soliciting papers representing
the views and experiences of industrial players in MDA. In particular, we
look for papers which set requirements on the foundations and tools for MDA.
Papers in all application areas of MDA are welcome, but may focus on one
the following application areas. 

- MDA for Business Integration
- MDA for Large Scale Distributed Systems
- Comparative studies of MDA tools
- MDA technology adoption
- MDA development processes
- Metrics for MDA development
- MDA Training
- MDA for Legacy Systems
- MDA for systems engineering
- Experience reports
- MDA Methodology
- Introducing MDA into organisations
- MDA for embedded systems
- MDA for high-integrity systems (safety-critical  and security-critical systems)
- Model verification and quality-driven development for these systems
- MDA in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics industries
- MDA and multi-domain modelling languages
- MDA and component-based software engineering
- MDA and Web Services

The length of an industrial paper should be between 6 and 12 pages.
Track A papers will be judged on practical feasibility, maturity and
industrial relevance.
No simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a
conference or a journal) is allowed.
The proceedings will be published in the same volume as the proceedings
of the Foundations track.


Submissions should be made through the electronic submission system that will
be made available on


Researchers and practitioners interested in organising a satellite workshop
in the context of ECMDA are invited to submit proposals on topics related to
the conference. For a full list of relevant topics see the conference site

The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants a forum for
presenting novel ideas, and to discuss them in a small and interactive

Responsibility for the format and organisation of each workshop rests with
the submitters of the workshop proposal, but the ECMDA conference organisers
will provide rooms, audio-visual equipment and other logistical support.

The workshop proposals will be selected by the workshop chair, under advice
of the ECMDA steering committee.

Workshop application

Electronic submissions (in PDF) are to be sent to the workshops chair:
( For the submission and acceptance dates
see below ("important dates").

Proposals should include:

- The name and the duration (either half a day, one day, or two days)
of the proposed workshop.
- A short scientific summary of the topic, including a discussion on
the relation with the ECMDA topics.
- A description of past versions of the workshop (if any), including
where possible dates, organisers, submission and acceptance counts, attendance.
- Procedures for selecting participants and papers, and expected number
of participants.
- Plans for dissemination (for example, published proceedings or special
issues of journals).


Workshop proposals due                                  January 30th 2006
Notifications workshop                                  February 6th 2006
Deadline for Abstracts                                  February 24th 2006
Deadline for Paper submissions (Tracks A and F)         March 3rd 2006
Notification to Authors                                 April 5th 2006
Final Submissions                                       April 26th 2006
Tools and consultancy proposals due                     May 10th 2006
Notifications to tools and consultancy proposals        May 30th 2006          

Organising Committee ECMDA-FA 2006:

Jos Warmer (Ordina)                                     Programme and Conference Chair
Asier Azaceta (ESI)                                     Local Arrangements Chair
David Kreische (imbus)                                  Webmaster
Arend Rensink (Twente U)                                Publications Chair
David Akehurst (Kent U)                                 Workshop chair
Alan Hartman (IBM)                                      Tools and Consultancy Chair
Robert Pastor (Thales)                                  Public Relations Chair

ECMDA-FA Series Steering Committee:

Alan Hartman (IBM)                                      General Chair
Jos Warmer (Ordina)
Asier Azaceta (ESI)
David Kreische (imbus)
Arend Rensink (Twente U)
David Akehurst (Kent U)
Uwe Assman (Dresden TU)

For further information please consult the ECMDA-FA web site:

July 10-14th
Bilbao, Spain
Received on Sun Feb 19 21:20:41 2006