CfP & CfW ECMDA-FA 2007



CfP & CfW ECMDA-FA 2007

From: Arend Rensink <rensink_at_cs.utwente.nl>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:59:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4545F72C.4050102@cs.utwente.nl>
Third European Conference on Model Driven ArchitectureŽ Foundations and Applications
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ECMDA 2007 Conference
Haifa - Israel, June 11 - 15, 2007
http://www.haifa.il.ibm.com/conferences/ecmda2007/ 

CALL FOR PAPERS and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Background
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Model-Driven Architecture MDAŽ 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 systems. 

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 2007 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. 

ECMDA-FA 2007 is the third ECMDA conference. The program and proceedings of the previous ECMDA conferences held in Nuremberg and Bibao can be found on http://www.ecmda-fa.org/history.shtml. 

Call for Papers
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ECMDA-FA has two separate paper tracks, one for academic papers (Track F) and one for industrial papers (Track A). Each track will be judged 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. 

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

- 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. 

Industrial Track A: Applications of MDA
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In Track A, we are soliciting papers representing the views and experiences of industrial players in MDA. In particular, we are looking for papers that set requirements on the foundations and tools for MDA. 

Papers in all application areas of MDA are welcome, and may focus on one of the following application areas: 

- MDA for Complex Systems and Systems of Systems 
- MDA for Embedded Systems and Real-Time Systems 
- MDA for high-integrity systems (safety-critical and security-critical systems) 
- MDA in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics industries 
- Comparative studies of MDA tools 
- MDA technology adoption, development processes, methodology 
- Metrics for MDA development 
- MDA Training 
- MDA for Legacy Systems 
- MDA for systems engineering 
- Experience reports 
- Model verification and quality-driven development for these systems 
- MDA and multi-domain modelling languages 
- MDA and component-based software engineering 
- MDA and Service Oriented Architectures 
- MDA and Business Process Modelling 

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 (conference or journal) is allowed. The proceedings will be published in the same Springer LNCS volume as the proceedings of the Foundations track. 

Submissions
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Submissions should be made through the electronic submission system that will be made available at a later date. 

For submission and acceptance dates, see Important Dates. 

Call for Workshops
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Researchers and practitioners interested in organising a satellite workshop in the context of ECMDA 2007 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 with a forum for presenting novel ideas, and to discuss them in a small and interactive atmosphere. 

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, with the advice of the ECMDA steering committee. 

Workshop Applications
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Electronic submissions (in PDF) are to be sent to the workshops chair: mailto:workshops@ecmda-fa.org. For submission and acceptance dates, see Important Dates. 

Proposals should include: 

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

Important Dates
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- Workshop proposals due January 12, 2007 
- Notifications workshop January 22, 2007 
- Deadline for Abstracts (Tracks A & F) January 24, 2007 
- Deadline for Paper submissions (Tracks A & F) January 31, 2007 
- Notification to Authors (Tracks A & F) March 15, 2007 
- Final Submissions (Tracks A & F) March 30, 2007 
- Tools and consultancy proposals due April 13, 2007 
- Notifications to tools and consultancy proposals April 27, 2007 

Location
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Haifa is the third largest city in Israel, situated on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. It is a multicultural city, and the world centre of the Bahai religion. Haifa is also the home of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa University, and a developed hi-tech industry sector including the research and development sites of IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, and other multi-nationals. The weather in Haifa in June is warm with temperatures in the mid 20's. Tourist and historical attractions include the spectacular Bahai gardens and temple, Elijah's cave, and the monastery at Stella Maris - home of the Carmelite order. 

Organising Committee ECMDA-FA 2007
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- Programme Chair: David Akehurst (Kent U) 
- Programme Chair: Asier Azaceta (ESI)  
- Local Arrangements Chair: Alan Hartman (IBM) 
- Webmaster: Asier Azaceta (ESI) 
- Publications Chair: Richard Paige (York U) 
- Workshop chair: Arend Rensink (Twente U) 
- Tools and Consultancy Chair: Regis Vogel (IHG) 
- Public Relations Chair: Ettie Gilead (IBM) 
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