Call for contributions: ECMDA-FA2009

Call for contributions: ECMDA-FA2009

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                                    ECMDA-FA 2009

Fifth European Conference on Model-Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications

                    University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

                                   23-26 June 2009



Topics in this call:

- About ECMDA-FA
- Call for Papers
- Call for Workshops and Tutorials
- Call for Tools Demonstrations and Consultancy Presentations
- Call for hosting ECMDA 2010
- Important dates



Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) is an initiative proposed by the Object Management
Group (OMG) for platform-independent 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 advancing the state of knowledge and fostering the
industrialisation of the MDA methodology. Its focus is on engaging key figures of
research and industry, in Europe and elsewhere, 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 2009 conference will be again organised in two
tracks dealing with the foundations and applications of MDA. There will be additional
workshops, tools and poster exhibitions on these subjects.

ECMDA-FA 2009 is proud to host the following keynote speakers:

– David Harel, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
– Tim Trew, NXP Semiconductors, The Netherlands
– Akira Ohata, Toyota Motors, Japan


Call for Papers


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, focusing on novel
contributions to knowledge. Papers in the industrial track may be shorter and will
be judged against special guidelines, as described below.

Research Papers on Foundations of MDA (Academic Track F)

In this track, we are soliciting papers presenting original research on all aspects
of MDA. Typical but not exclusive topics of interest are:

- Metamodeling – foundations and tools
– Model Transformation and Code Generation
– 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 Safety and Security
– Aspect Modeling
– Software Process Modeling, Enactment and Execution

The research papers should be between 12 and 16 pages long, in A4 size compliant with
the LNCS paper style and should be submitted as PDF. They will be evaluated on novelty
and theoretical contribution. No simultaneous submission to other publication outlets
(either a conference or a journal) is allowed; any concurrent submission will result 
in the immediate rejection of the paper. The proceedings are planned to be published
in a Springer LNCS volume.

Industrial Papers on Applications of MDA (Industrial Track A)

In this track, we are soliciting papers representing the views and experience 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
experience reports or case studies on the application, successes or current shortcomings
of MDA. Quantitative results are appreciated. Industrial papers on all application
areas of MDA are welcomed and may focus, for example, 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 Modeling Languages
– MDA and Component-Based Software Engineering
– MDA and Service-Oriented Architectures
– MDA and Business Process Modeling

The length of an industrial paper should be between 6 and 12 pages. Industrial papers
will be evaluated on practical feasibility, maturity, and industrial relevance.
No simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (conference or journal) is
allowed. The proceedings are planned to be published in the same Springer LNCS volume
as the proceedings of the Foundations track.

Submission and selection

You are asked to submit your contribution through the web site; see
Submission occurs in two phases; please submit an abstract by January 30, 2009,
and a full version by February 6, 2009.
For further dates see

Programme Committee


Chair: Richard Paige , University of York

- Xavier Blanc, Universite de Paris-6
- Phil Brooke, University of Teesside
- Jean-Luc De Keyser, LIFL
- Miguel De Miguel, Polytechnical University of Madrid
- Birgit Demuth, Technical University Dresden
- Juergen Dingel, Queens University
- Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn
- Frederic Jouault, Universite de Nantes
- Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University
- Ingolf Krueger, University of California at San Diego
- Ralf Laemmel, University of Koblenz
- Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam
- Richard Paige , University of York
- Arend Rensink, University of Twente
- Bernhard Rumpe, Technical University of Braunschweig
- Houari Sahraoui, University of Montreal
- Ina Schieferdecker, Technical University Berlin
- Doug Schmidt, Vanderbilt University
- Andy Schürr, Darmstadt University of Technology
- Pieter van Gorp, University of Antwerp
- Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente
- Jules White, Vanderbilt University
- Steffen Zschaler, University of Lancaster


Chair: Alan Hartman, IBM

- Jan Aagedal, Telenor
- Dave Akehurst, Thales
- Terry Bailey, Vicinay Cadenas
- Mariano Belaunde, France Telecom
- Marc Born, IKV
- Zhen Ru Dai, Philips
- Miguel Angel Fernandez, Telefonica
- David Frankel, SAP
- Mathias Fritsche, SAP
- Alan Hartman, IBM
- Andreas Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Fokus
- Olaf Kath, IKV
- Vinay Kulkarni, Tata
- Erhan Mengusoglu, IBM
- Parastoo Mohagheghi , Sintef
- Nanjagud Narendra, IBM
- Tor Neple, Sintef
- Bjorn Nordmoen, Western Geco
- Christoph Pohl, SAP
- Laurent Rioux, Thales
- Tom Ritter, Fraunhofer Fokus
- Julia Rubin, IBM
- Andrey Sadovykh, Softeam
- Bran Selic, Malina
- Bikram Sengupta, IBM
- Alin Stefanescu, SAP
- Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, Metacase
- Tim Trew, NXP
- Andreas Ulrich, Siemens
- Regis Vogel, IHG


Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Researchers and practitioners interested in organizing a satellite workshop or
tutorial in the context of ECMDA 2009 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 organization of each workshop rests with the submitters of the
workshop proposal, but the ECMDA conference organizers will provide rooms, audio-visual
equipment, and other logistic support. The workshop proposals will be selected by the
workshop chair, according to the advice of the ECMDA steering committee.

The purpose of the tutorials is to provide instruction to both academic and industrial
participants in key areas related to MDA. An industrial tutorial should focus on hands-on
experience in various aspects of MDA, including, for example, modeling methodologies,
transformation techniques, document and code generation, test generation and execution.

Academic tutorials should focus on emerging areas of research, including motivation,
state-of-the-art, and advanced topics.

Workshop and Tutorials Applications

Electronic submissions in PDF should be sent to the workshops and tutorials chair:
Luís Ferreira Pires ( by January 14, 2009.

Workshop 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, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, and attendance
– Procedures for selecting participants and papers, and expected number of participants
- Expected background of the participants
– Plans for dissemination
 (for example, published proceedings or journal special issues)

Tutorial Applications

Tutorial proposals should include:

– The name and the duration (half a day, one day, or two days) of the proposed tutorial
– A statement of the tutorial goals and target audience
– A description of past versions of the tutorial (if any), including, where possible,
 dates, organizers, and attendance
– Pre-requisites and required equipment
- Expected background of the participants
– A short CV of the speaker(s)


Call for Tools Demonstrations and Consultancy Presentations

ECMDA has traditionally had a very strong tools and consultancy track since this is often
the meeting place between academic and industrial people interested in the practice of MDA.
In this track, we are soliciting demonstrations of academic, open source, and commercial
tools for applying MDA. MDA Consultants are also welcome to participate in this track and
should prepare a portfolio of their recent MDA consulting engagements. Commercial tool
vendors and consultants will be required to take up a level of sponsorship in order to 
participate in the Tools track. All those who wish to present a tooling demonstration in
the tools track should send a 2-3 page description of the tool including its functionality,
extension points, integration points with other tools, and screenshots.

The descriptions (in PDF) should be sent to the Tools demonstration chair:
Regis Vogel ( by April 6, 2009. 


Call for Hosts ECMDA 2010

We are calling for proposals to host the 2010 ECMDA-FA conference - from industrial and
academic institutions.

An expression of interest in hosting the conference in 2010 should reach the steering
committee (by email to by April 1st 2009.

A full proposal includes the following items:

– Venue and precise dates in the summer of 2010
– Budget, also indicating labour costs that the organizing institution intends to charge
 to the conference
– Publication plans
– Program committee candidates
– Planned satellite events,  e.g. workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, tools exhibits.

The institution or company proposing to organize the conference is responsible for the
financial success or failure of the conference in any particular year. Any losses incurred
in running the conference are a liability that should be borne by the organizing institution.
One of the conditions of awarding the conference to an applicant institution is that at
least 50% of any profits made by the conference will be passed on to the following years
conference organizers.

For more information you can visit the website
and read the charter of the conference or send an email to the ECMDA-FA steering committee


Important Dates

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals: January 14, 2009

Workshop and Tutorial Notifications: January 20, 2009

Deadline for Paper Abstracts (Tracks A & F): January 30, 2009

Deadline for Paper Submission (Tracks A & F): February 6, 2009

Notification to Authors (Tracks A & F): March 16, 2009

Deadline for Hosting ECMDA2010 Proposals: April 1, 2009

Deadline for Tools and Posters Proposals: April 6th, 2009

Notification to Tools and Poster Proposals: April 27th, 2009 


For more information please visit the conference web site:
or send an email to the organizers at
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