Call for Tutorials

The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to model-driven approaches in the development of software-based systems. Topics covered by the conference include domain-specific modeling languages, model-driven development and engineering, model transformations (in all its forms including both M2M and M2C), aspect-oriented modeling, verification and validation and real-time.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2011 will host a number of tutorials, during the three days before the main conference. The tutorials will provide intensive courses on anything from thoughts on the past, current, or future development of our modeling domain to presentations and/or demonstrations of new tools and technologies.

The tutorial should target an audience of practitioners industrial researchers, and developers familiar with and already working with techniques like, e.g., MDE. They have a strong interest in Model-Driven Development, how to improve and evolve the languages supporting modeling, including UML, how to develop sophisticated tool support, and how to deliver complex systems through modeling. They want to learn how modeling has been applied effectively in specialized domains, and they have keen interest in how to make modeling successful in real-world applications.. In other words, the talks should be relevant for the participant at the MODELS conference, but it is not not required the same level of technical originality that we expect from a paper in the main conference.

A slot in the Tutorial track will normally be of 1.5 or 3 hours (quarter-day or half-day). Proposals for tutorials may also suggest a series of such tutorial lectures, but each lecture should be reasonably self-contained.

Following last year's MODELS conference of Tutorial tracks, this year the tutorials will be open for those who have registered for satellite events (workshops, symposia, etc).

The following themes are examples of what is considered relevant for tutorials:

  • Modeling techniques for specific domains.

  • Presentation of new tools or new versions of old tools (e.g. Modeling workbenches, Model Transformation languages, Model Verification tools,...).

  • Dissemination of project results from industry-related projects.

  • Applying modeling technologies in non-traditional domains.

  • Modeling for re-engineering and legacy evolution.

  • Methodology and model-oriented processes.

  • Practical experiences of general interest.

  • Book presentations.

Tutorial Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal document must be structured as follows:
    • Tutorial title
    • Abstract (max. 200 words)
    • Keywords
    • Presenters
      (name, e-mail address, affiliation, address, and a brief biography)
    • Proposed length of the lecture (1.5 or 3 hours)
    • Target audience
    • Description of the tutorial (max. 4 pages) should include:
      • Context
        (any past events related to your tutorial including related conferences, previous tutorials, and previous experience of the current organizers)
      • Need
        (comments in favor of your application; if your tutorial was at MODELS'10 or any of the former conferences, why is it useful to run it again?)
      • Objectives
      • Relevance
        (in particular to the MODELS community)
    • How many participants do you expect?
      (please make at least an educated guess)
    • What kind of equipment do you need
      (e.g., data projector, computer, whiteboard)?
    • Reference material
      (in case it exists)


Please ensure that you adhere to the above tutorial proposal guidelines providing all requested information using at most five pages. Submit your tutorial proposal electronically in PDF using the Springer LNCS style to

Important Dates

Deadline Event
18 April 2011 Tutorial Proposal submission
16 May 2011 Notification
16-18 October 2011 Tutorials

Tutorial Committee

  • Vasco Amaral (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; chair)
  • João Araújo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Jean-Michel Bruel (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
  • Richard Paige (University of York, United Kingdom)
  • Matteo Risoldi (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

For further information, please send an email to


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