ECMDA-FA 2007 in Haifa: Reminder: Papers are due by January 31.

ECMDA-FA 2007 in Haifa: Reminder: Papers are due by January 31.

From: Alan Hartman <>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:36:01 +0200
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ECMDA 2007 Conference
Third European Conference on Model Driven ArchitectureŽ Foundations
and Applications
Haifa - Israel
June 11 - 15, 2007

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

Call for Papers
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
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
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
MDA in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics
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 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
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
Electronic submissions (in PDF) are to be sent to the workshops
chair: 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
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

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
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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