CfP ECMDA 2008, June 9-12, Berlin

CfP ECMDA 2008, June 9-12, Berlin

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Fourth European Conference on 
Model Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications

ECMDA 2008
Berlin, Germany, June 09 - 12, 2008


Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) 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 is dedicated to furthering the state of knowledge and fostering the industrialisation of the MDA methodology. Its   focus is on engaging the key key figures of European research and industry 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 2008   conference is organised in two tracks of interest dealing with the foundations and applications of MDA. Experience  Reports  on MDA tools and their applications are welcomed. There will be additional workshops, tools and poster  exhibitions on  these subjects.


David Harel, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Axel Uhl, SAP, Germany


Workshop proposals                              January  9th 2008 
Notifications for workshops                     January  11th 2008
Deadline for Abstracts                          January  28th 2008
Deadline for Paper submissions                  February 05th 2008
Notification to Authors                         March    04th 2008
Final Submissions                               March    24th 2008
Tools and poster proposals                      April    07th 2008
Notifications to tools and poster proposals     April    28th 2008
Conference                                      June     09th - 12th 2008


ECMDA has two separate paper tracks, one for research 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.

- Research Papers on Foundations of MDA (Academic Track)

In this track, we are soliciting papers presenting original research on all aspects of MDA. Typical but not exclusive   topics of interest are:
*	Metamodelling - foundations and tools
*	Model Transformation - languages and tools
*	Reasoning about Models
*	Model Navigation
*	Model Synchronization and Consistency
*	Modeling of Requirements, Architectures, Platforms
*	Reverse Engineering
*	Modeling for Testing and Validation
*	Model Execution and Simulation
*	Modeling of Service Qualities and of Security
*	Aspect Modeling
*	Software Process Modelling, Enactment and Execution

The research papers should be between 12 and 16 pages long, in A4 size along the LNCS article style and uploaded as PDF.   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 are planned to be published in a Springer LNCS volume.

- Industrial Papers on Applications of MDA (Industrial Track)

In this track, we are soliciting papers representing the views and experiences of industrial players in MDA and of MDA   users. In particular, we are looking for papers that set requirements on the foundations, methods and tools for MDA. We   are also seeking for experience reports or case studies on the application, successes or current shortcomings of MDA.   Quantified data are appreciated. Industrial papers on all application areas of MDA are welcomed and may focus e.g. on one   of the following:
*	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 Methods and Tools
*	MDA Technology Adoption, Development and Roll-Out Processes
*	Metrics for MDA Development
*	MDA Training
*	MDA for Legacy Systems
*	MDA for Systems Engineering
*	Model Verification and Quality-Driven System Development
*	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. Industrial 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.


Paper submissions should be made through the electronic submission system at For  submission and acceptance dates, see Important Dates.

Papers must report previously unpublished work and not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed   proceedings. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

The proceedings of ECMDA'08 are scheduled to be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of  Springer-Verlag. All paper submissions should be in the LNCS format (see


Researchers and practitioners interested in organising a satellite workshop in the context of ECMDA 2008 are invited to  submit proposals on topics related to the conference. 

The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants with a forum for presenting novel ideas, and to discuss them in  an  open 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: 
Proposals should include:
*	The name and the duration (half a day, one day, or two days) of the proposed workshop
*	A statement of the workshop goals
*	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)
For submission and acceptance dates, see Important Dates.


Ina Schieferdecker, FOKUS (Conference Chair)
Alan Hartmann, IBM (Programme Chair)
Marc Born, IKV++ (Workshop chair)
Julia Reznik, FOKUS (Publications Chair)
Philippe Desfray, Softeam (Tools and Poster Chair)

Jan Aagedal, Telenor
Dave Akehurst, Thales
Uwe Assmann, TU Dresden
Terry Bailey, Fundación European Software Institute 
Mariano Belaunde, France Telecom 
Xavier Blanc, University of Paris VI 
Zhen Ru Dai, Philips 
Miguel de Miguel, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid 
Jean-Luc Dekeyser, University of Lille 1 
Philippe Desfray, Objecteering Software 
Juergen Dingel, Queen's University 
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn 
Joachim Fischer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama 
Alan Hartman, IBM 
Frederic Jouault, University of Nantes 
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University/ISIS 
Olaf Kath, IKV++ 
Torsten Klein, Carmeq 
Ingolf Krueger, UC San Diego 
Zhang Li, Beihang University 
Eda Marchetti, CNR 
Tiziana Margaria, Univ. of Potsdam 
Parastoo Mohagheghi, SINTEF 
Bjørn Nordmoen, Western Geco
Richard Paige, University of York 
Christoph Pohl, SAP AG 
Arend Rensink, University of Twente 
Laurent Rioux, Thales Group 
Tom Ritter, Fraunhofer FOKUS 
Bernhard Rumpe, University of Braunschweig 
Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS 
Doug Schmidt, Vanderbilt University 
Rudolf Schreiner, Objectsecurity 
Andy Schürr, Darmstadt University of Technology 
Bran Selic, IBM Canada 
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, Metacase 
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG 
Marten Van Sinderen, University of Twente 
Regis Vogel, IHG 
Jos Warmer, Ordina 
James Willans, Xactium XCT MIA-Software
Clay Williams, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Albert Zündorf, University of Kassel


The conference will be held in Berlin, German capital, located at the heart of Europe. With about 3,400,000 inhabitants,   The German capital Berlin is the largest city in Germany. In the middle of the Brandenburg region, the city occupies the   flatlands on the banks of the Spree, Havel and Dahme rivers and is criss-crossed with numerous canals. Berlin unites   culture, nature and history, has more than 170 museums and more than 2,500 public recreational and green spaces. Berlin  is  very close to the historically important city of Potsdam with the famous palace Sanssouci.


ECMDA 2008 is organized with the support of FOKUS. The local organizers are Birgit Benner, Andrea Techlin, Ilona  Schubert,  Franziska Wollert, and Yanti Grossmann.

Enquiries regarding the organization of the conference (submission, accomodation, sponsoring, etc.) should be addressed  to  ecmda2008(at)
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