Call for Papers: Educators' Symposium


Modeling Systems plays an important role in today's software development and evolution. Modeling provides goal-oriented abstractions in all phases of software development, which requires deep knowledge on modeling techniques and broad experiences in applying these techniques. Today, Software Engineering is supported by various modeling techniques, providing modeling languages, modeling language definition technologies, and model transformation technologies. Industry and academia successfully realized expressive modeling and meta modeling languages and mature tools for the practical application.

The Educators' Symposium at MODELS focusses on discussing teaching these technologies to software engineers at universities and software industries. Although most computer science curricula include some education in modeling technologies and therefore provide the basic building blocks for modeling, meta modeling, and model transformation, the whole spectrum of modeling in software engineering is rarely captured.


We encourage papers on the following specific topics:
  • Approaches used to integrate modeling into the software engineering curricula in academia.
  • Approaches used to train practitioners on using modeling techniques in industry.
  • Studies that assess the approaches used to integrate MDD into existing software engineering curricula.
  • Comparative studies of the tools (e.g., Rational Rose, Eclipse UML2, StarUML, Altova Umodel) used to support modeling in academia.
  • The impact modeling has on students’ ability to think abstractly.
  • Industry’s assessment of the MDD training done in academia.
  • Experiences in teaching defining and applying domain specific languages
  • Experiences in teaching meta modeling approaches and tools

We also encourage papers on the following general topics:
  • Introducing modeling early in the CS curriculum.
  • Approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching modeling techniques.
  • Case studies that support teaching modeling techniques.
  • Using good modeling practices in teaching modeling techniques
  • Integrating modeling and MDD into the software engineering curriculum (how do they fit)


We invite contributions from instructors, researchers, and practitioners from both, academia and industry interested in modeling education and using modeling in software engineering training.


The symposium will consist of long paper presentations, short paper presentations and a panel discussion. We expect the short paper presentations to be ongoing research where interested symposium participants may get involved in the research activities.


Please visit the Submission and Publication page of the Educator's Symposium website for submission details.

Important Dates

Deadline Event
15 July 2011 Paper submission
12 August 2011 Notification
9 September 2011 Camera-ready papers
18 October 2011 Educators' Symposium


  • Marion Brandsteidl (TU Wien, Austria)
  • Andreas Winter (Universit├Ąt Oldenburg, Germany)

For further information, please visit the Educator's Symposium website and/or send an email to


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