[Fwd: Educators symposium 2007 - CFP]

[Fwd: Educators symposium 2007 - CFP]

From: Robert France <france_at_cs.colostate.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 15:03:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4639DDA3.4060705@cs.colostate.edu>
				3rd Educators’ Symposium

					As part of
			ACM/IEEE 10th International Conference on
		   Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
			(formerly the UML series of conferences)


Motivation and background

Model-driven development approaches and technologies for software-based
systems, in which development is centered round the manipulation of models,
raise the level of abstraction and thus improve our abilities to develop
complex systems. A number of approaches and tools have been proposed for the
model-driven development (MDD) of software-based systems, for example UML,
model-driven architecture (MDA), and model-integrated computing (MIC). Using
models as the primary artifacts in software engineering shifts the focus of
the existing software engineering methods from code to models.


The list of topics of interest is (but not limited to):
• Content of courses and curricula related to modeling
• Changes of knowledge pre-requisites for modeling courses compared to
programming courses
• Design and experience from university courses with industrial needs in
• Including industrial experiences into teaching modeling and MDD
• Identification of modeling-related topics interesting for industry to be
undertaken while teaching modeling and MDD
• Assessment of industrial relevance of the contents of modeling courses
• Assessment of industrial relevance of the teaching/learning process
• Pedagogical methods used in classrooms and industrial training
• Integration of modeling and MDD into the software engineering curriculum
(how do they fit)
• Teaching modeling, MDD and associated tools (requirements, available
• Use of technology in the classroom and in industrial courses
• Requirements from industry for university education and industrial courses
in MDD
• Experiences from industry about education in MDD
• Experiments and case studies on required skills for realizing the vision
of MDD.

Submission guidelines

Full papers:
The contributions should be submitted electronically in PDF using the IEEE
8.5x11-inch style for A4 paper. The submitted papers should be no longer
than 10 pages in length. Papers will undergo a thorough process of review by
the program committee. The proceedings will be published as a technical

Short papers:
The papers should be no longer than 5 pages in the IEEE format (see above).
The papers can contain work in progress with preliminary results that are of
interest for the community.

Model papers:
The papers should be no longer than 3 pages. The papers should contain a
model (1 page) and an explanation of its educational aspects and how they
are used in the courses (1-2 pages).

All papers will be included in the proceedings which will be published as a
technical report at the IT University of Goteborg, with ISBN and ISSN
numbers. They will also be available on the web.

Best paper
During the symposium, the best paper will be chosen based on the submissions
and the presentations. The authors of this paper will be asked to prepare an
extended version for publication at Elsevier’s Journal on Information and
Software Technology (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infsof) as a special
paper from the educators’ symposium.

Please submit the papers through:

Important Dates
Full papers Submission: May 21, 2007
Full papers Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2007
Full papers Final version: August 15, 2007

Short papers Submission: July 1, 2007
Short papers Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2007
Short papers Final version: August 15, 2007

Model papers Submission: August 1, 2007
Model papers Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2007
Model papers Final version: August 22, 2007

In case of any questions, please contact the symposium chair.

Symposium Chair
Miroslaw Staron, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden
miroslaw.staron [at] ituniv.se

Program committee
Magnus Antonsson, Ericsson, Sweden
Thomas Baar, EPFL, Switzerland
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Holger Giese, University of Paderborn, Germany
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Verdeweek, Spain
Rogardt Heldal, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Oystein Heugen, University of Oslo, Norway
Kai Koskimies, Technical University of Tampere, Finland
Ludwik Kuzniarz, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Lars Pareto, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden
Pascal Roques, Valtech Training, France
Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jean Louis Sourrouille, INSA Lyon, France
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tarja Systa, Technical University of Tampere, Finland
Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
Frank Weil, Motorola, USA
Paula Filho Wilson de Padua, UFMG, Brazil
Robert B. France, Professor       | Tel: 970-491-6356
Computer Science Department       | Fax: 970-491-2466
Colorado State University         | Email: france@cs.colostate.edu
Fort Collins, CO 80523            | www.cs.colostate.edu/~france/

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently away on sabbatical in France until July
2007. My address is:

Equipe Triskell
IRISA - Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex

Tel: +33(0)
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