MDWE 2008: Call for Papers

MDWE 2008: Call for Papers

From: Nathalie Moreno <>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 06:37:31 +0200
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* 1st Call for Papers
* 4th Model-Driven Web Engineering (MDWE’2008)
* Workshop at MoDELS 2008
* September 28 ­ October 3, 2008

Web Engineering is a specific domain in which Model-Driven Software 
Development (MDSD) can be successfully applied. Existing model-based Web 
engineering approaches already provide excellent methods and tools for 
the design and development of most kinds of Web applications. They 
address different concerns using separate models (navigation, 
presentation, workflows, etc.) and come with model compilers that 
produce most of the application’s Web pages and logic based on these 
models. However, most of these Web Engineering proposals do not fully 
exploit all the potential benefits of MDSD, such as complete platform 
independence, metamodeling, and model transformations.

Recently, the MDA initiative has introduced a new approach for 
organizing the design of an application into different models so 
portability, interoperability, and reusability can be obtained through 
architectural separation of concerns. MDA covers a wide spectrum of 
topics and issues (MOF-based metamodels, UML profiles, model 
transformations, modeling languages and tools, etc.). In another camp, 
Software Factories provide concepts and resources for the model-based 
design of complex applications. At the same time, we see a trend towards 
the incorporation of emerging technologies like the Semantic Web and 
(Semantic) Web Rule Languages, which aim at fostering application 
interoperability, especially with the advent of the Web 2.0 and its 
related technologies and richer applications. However, the effective 
integration of all these new techniques with the already existing 
model-based Web Engineering approaches is still unresolved.

The main goal of the workshop is to provide a discussion forum where 
researchers and practitioners on model-driven development of Web 
applications can meet, disseminate and exchange ideas and problems, 
identify some of the key issues related to these topics, and explore 
together possible solutions and future works.


Both academia and industry are invited to submit papers about any of the 
following topics of interest:

* Model Driven Architecture (MDA) in the context of Web application 
* Other model-driven approaches (e.g., Software Factories) for the 
development of Web systems
* Potential problems or limitations of MDSD in the Web Engineering domain
* Metamodels for model-driven approaches used for Web application 
* Domain specific modelling languages for Web Engineering
* UML profiles for Web applications
* Patterns in the design and implementation of Web applications
* Web systems software architecture modelling in MDSD approaches
* Model-driven code generation for Web applications
* Model-to-model and model-to-code transformations for Web application 
* Model transformation languages
* Interoperability models for Web applications and resources (Web pages, 
Web services, portlets, distributed components, etc.)
* Tools and frameworks for supporting model-driven Web development
* Model-driven quality analysis of Web applications
* Maintenance, evolution and management of model-driven generated Web 
* Model-driven approaches to design distributions aspects in Web systems
* Use of Semantic Web-based approaches in model-driven Web design
* Empirical studies of modeling Web systems and model-driven Web 
* Industrial experience on model-driven Web development


Submissions should be not more than 15 pages long in LNCS format. They 
have to include the authors’ name, affiliation and contact details. 
Submissions are due on June 20 and should be sent to

Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 30, 2008 and camera-ready 
versions of the workshop papers are due on September 3, 2008. At least 
one author of accepted papers should register for the conference and 
participate in the workshop.

The workshop proceedings will be made available online to the 
participants at least one week before the workshop. Similarly to 
previous editions of the MDWE workshop we will publish the proceedings 
in CEUR (free online publications with ISSN). The best two papers will 
be selected for inclusion in the MoDELS satellite events proceedings 
that will be published as LNCS volume by Springer (with ISBN).


Paper submission June 20, 2008
Notification of acceptance July 30, 2008
Camera-ready version due September 3, 2008
Workshop date September 28, 29 or 30, 2008


* Nora Koch, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München and Cirquent 
* Antonio Vallecillo, University of Málaga, Spain
* Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and Technische 
Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Olivier Barias,Université de Rennes 1, France
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jean Bézivin, University of Nantes, France
Sara Comai, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Damiano Distante, University of Sannio, Italy
Piero Fraternalli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Gerti Kappel, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Alexander Knapp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Research, India
Esperanza Marcos, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Santiago Meliá, Universidad de Alicante
Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Mulhouse, France
Alfonso Pierantonio, Universita di L'Aquila, Italy
Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina
Fernando Sánchez, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
James Steel, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hans Vangheluwe, McGill University, Canada
Marco Winkler, Université Toulouse, France
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