Educators' Symposium  
  Doctoral Symposium


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.


09:00 - 10:30 Session 1 Teaching Certain Topics
09:00 - 09:05 Opening Remarks
09:05 - 09:40 Guest Speaker: Robert B. France
Teaching Student Programmers How to Model: Opportunities & Challenges
09:40 - 10:05 Dan Chiorean, Ileana Ober and Vladiela Petrascu
Avoiding OCL specification pitfalls
10:05 - 10:30 Benoît Combemale, Xavier Crégut, Arnaud Dieumegard, Marc Pantel and Faiez Zalila
Teaching MDE through the Formal Verification of Process Models
10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 Session 2 Practical Approaches in Teaching and Teaching in Practice
11:00 - 11:30 Jon Whittle and John Hutchinson
Mismatches between industry practice and teaching of model-driven software development
11:30 - 12:00 Gordana Milosavljevic, Igor Dejanovic and Branko Perisic
Ready for the Industry: A Practical Approach to Teaching MDE
12:00 - 12:30 Matthias Hauswirth
Models and Clickers for Teaching Computer Science
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Session 3 Teaching approaches und Modeling Skills
14:00 - 14:30 Azzam Maraee, Mira Balaban, Arnon Strum and Adiel Ashrov
Model Correctness Patterns as an Educational Instrument
14:30 - 15:00 Ven Yu Sien and David Weng Kwai Chong
Threshold Concepts in Object-Oriented Modelling
15:00 - 15:30 Ludwik Kuzniarz and Jürgen Börstler
Teaching Modeling - An Initial Classification of Related Issues
15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:30 Session 4 Discussion: Modeling Curriculum
16:00 - 16:20 Position Paper: Martina Seidl and Peter Clarke
Software Modelling Education
16:20 - 17:20 Discussion:
Skills to teach in a Modeling Curriculum
17:20 - 17:30 Wrap up and plans for the next symposium                  

Further information about the programme is available from the Pre-Proceedings.

Further Information

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

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 (Universität Oldenburg, Germany)


Doctoral Symposium


The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students can present their work in progress and to foster the role of MODELS as a premier venue for research in model-driven engineering. The symposium aims to support students by providing independent and constructive feedback about their already completed and, more importantly, planned research work. The symposium will be accompanied by prominent professors in the field of model-driven engineering who will actively participate in critical discussions. The workshop lasts for a whole day and will be able to accommodate 6 to 8 students.


9:30 - 9:45 Introductory remarks (Ivan Porres)
9:45 - 10:30 Henning Agt
Supporting Software Language Engineering by Automated Domain Knowledge Acquisition
Discussant: Bran Selic
11:00 - 11:45 Regina Hebig
An Approach to Integrating Model Management and Software Development Processes
Discussant: Marian Petre (Bran Selic)
11:45 - 12:30 Andreas Vogelsang
A Hierarchical Model for Structuring Functional Requirements and Their Dependencies
Discussant: Wolfram Schulte
14:00 - 14:45 Muhammad Atif Qureshi
Interoperability of Software Engineering Metamodels
Discussant: Colin Atkinson (Juergen Dingel)
14:45 - 15:30 Magdalena Widls
Formal Methods in Software Model Evolution
Discussant: Juergen Dingel
15:30 - 15:45 Closing remarks (Ivan Porres)

Further Information

For further information, please check the Call For Papers and/or send an email to

Important Dates

Deadline Event
26 June 2011 Paper submission
24 July 2011 Notification
18 September Camera-ready papers
17 October 2011 Doctoral Symposium


  • Joerg Evermann (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Ivan Porres (Abo Akademi University, Finland)


We hope you enjoy the MODELS 2011 Image Gallery

Proceedings LNCS 6981 now online

The Programme links to a soft copy of the conference booklet

The Carter Observatory Reception featured a talk by Dr. Johnston-Hollitt

Satellite Events now include lunch! Also see the new Food Map

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