Call for Papers: Applications Track

As with any emerging technical discipline, model-based engineering approaches to software and system development give rise to a unique set of challenges related to practical application. These include a very diverse list of issues such as problems of scaling to multi-domain and geographically distributed teams, difficulties of integrating new methods and tools into legacy environments, resistance to culture change, and coping with immature technologies. Nevertheless, there are numerous practical examples of industrial application of model-based engineering in which such problems have been overcome, resulting in successful systems that clearly demonstrate the viability and the advantages of model-based methods. Unfortunately, there is still insufficient awareness among many practitioners of such results and the potential of these methods for delivering major increases in productivity and product quality.

The objectives of the MODELS applications track are to provide a realistic and verifiable picture of the current state-of-the-practice of model-based engineering and to provide a forum where the problems encountered by the industrial adoption of model driven techniques can be explored. The Applications Track seeks articles that describe and analyse the application of model driven techniques to industrial case studies that describe innovative solutions and concepts arising from practical deployment of tools and techniques, and that describe industrial problems that can help shape the model driven research agenda. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

      • Introducing model-based approaches into organizations.
• Application, technology and methodology case studies
  (successful and unsuccessful).
• Issues of scalability (model size, user group size, viewpoint size etc.)
• Limitations, gaps and mismatches in current modeling standards.
• Industrial scale model management.
• Economic issues of model driven development.
• Achieving industrial quality benchmarks with model driven development.
• Industrial requirements for domain specific modelling.
• Visions for industrial strength model driven engineering.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three members of the Applications Track Program Committee. Papers will be assessed based on originality, rigour, presentation, and on their industrial relevance. The review process will include an Author Response phase. Reviews will be provided to authors who will then have 48 hours to prepare a short (500 word) optional response. The response is to be used for the purpose of clarification, correction or to respond to questions asked by the reviewers. Author responses will be used in the decision making process. Authors should, however, be realistic in their expectations of the Author Response phase: reviews cannot be updated to reflect the author response and it is likely that only decisions on borderline papers will be affected.

How to Submit

Papers for consideration should not have been published or be currently under review elsewhere. In the case of dispute, Springer's Policy on Publishing Integrity will be followed. Paper submissions must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines. Papers are limited to 15 pages in length including all text, references, figures, appendices and annexes. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Any submission that does not conform to the page limits or formatting instructions will be desk rejected without review.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the conference submission page.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer in the LNCS series. Authors of best papers from the conference will be invited to revise and submit extended versions of their papers for a special issue of the Journal Software and Systems Modeling (Springer Verlag).

Important Dates

Deadline Event
18 April 2011 Conference paper abstract submission
3 May 2011 Conference paper submission
20 June 2011 Author access to reviews
22 June 2011 Author response
5 July 2011 Author notification
18 July 2011 Camera-ready papers
19-21 October 2011 Conference


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