Calls for Educators' Symposium
Model-driven development approaches and technologies for software-based systems, in which development is centered round the manipulation of models, raise the level of abstraction and thus, improve our abilities to develop complex systems. A number of languages (e.g., UML, Alloy), approaches (e.g., OMG's MDA, MIC, Multi-Modeling), and tools (e.g., Fujaba, GME, USE, OCLE) have been proposed for the model-driven development (MDD) of software-based systems.
Putting the model-driven development vision into practice requires not only sophisticated modeling approaches and tools, but also considerable training and education effort. Practitioners in industry and education/training specialists need to understand the principles underlying MDD, and the strengths and limitations of current MDD tools, techniques. Such understanding is needed for proper selection and use of MDD technologies in industrial software development projects.
Industry is striving to improve their practice of software development by adopting MDD. The adoption, nevertheless, is determined by the availability of skilled software engineers who have been educated and trained in modeling and model-driven development. MDD educators and trainers can influence the practices in industry by producing an increasing number of graduates with deep understanding of MDD principles, technologies and challenges.
The Educator's Symposium at the MODELS conference, the premier conference devoted to the topic of model-driven engineering of software-based systems, is intended as a forum in which educators and trainers can meet to discuss pedagogy, use of technology in the classroom, and share their experience pertaining to teaching modeling techniques and model-driven development.
In this fifth version of the symposium we would like to focus discussions on the resources needed to effectively educate future MDD practitioners. In particular, we would like to hear about efforts on developing community-based MDD education resources, that is, resources that allow educators in the MDD community to share, evaluate, and evolve education artifacts. These artifacts should be based upon synergies between industrial needs and academic education and research goals. We encourage papers on the following topics:
We also encourage papers of general interest, including papers on:
Hard Deadline for Submission: June 29, 2009
Submit your manuscript electronically in PDF using the ACM template style.
The submitted papers should be no longer than 8 pages in length. Papers will undergo a thorough process of review by the program committee. The proceedings will be published as a technical report.
Please submit your paper via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is planned that the authors of the best papers from the conference will be invited to revise and submit extended versions of their papers for publication consideration in a special issue of the Software and Systems Modeling journal at Springer.
Martin Gogolla (email@example.com), University of Bremen,
Jordi Cabot, University of Toronto, Canada
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