Tues, Oct 6, 2009
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
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
We encouraged papers on the following topics:
We also encouraged papers of general interest, including papers on:
- Education artifacts that can be effectively shared through a community-based MDD resource
- Descriptions of existing community-based MDD education resources
- Plans for developing and maintaining community-based education resources
- Designing university courses at various levels with industrial needs in mind
- How to include industrial experiences into teaching modeling and MDD
- How to ensure and assess industrial relevance of the contents of modeling courses
- How to assess industrial relevance of the teaching/learning process
- How the teaching of modeling techniques influences industrial practices
- Methodology issues (how to teach modeling or MDD) with industry in mind
- Integrating modeling and MDD into the software engineering curriculum (how do they fit)
- Teaching modeling and MDD and associated tools (requirements, available tools)
- Experience reports from designing university courses in modeling with industrial focus
- Requirements from industry for university education in MDD
- Experiences from industry about university education in MDD
- Case studies on required skills for realizing the vision of MDD.
- Abstract thinking: A predictor of modelling ability?
Patricia Roberts (University of Westminster).
- Experiences of Teaching Model-Driven Engineering in a Software Design Course.
Peter J. Clarke, Yali Wu, Andrew A. Allen (Florida International University), Tariq M. King (North Dakota State University).
- Teaching Models@BIG: On Efficiently Assessing Modeling Concepts.
Marion Brandsteidl, Martina Seidl, Gerti Kappel (Vienna University of Technology).
- Teaching Model Engineering in the Large.
Petra Brosch, Gerti Kappel, Martina Seidl, and Manuel Wimmer (Vienna University of Technology).
- Teaching Object-Oriented Modeling and UML to Various Audiences.
Sabine Moisan (INRIA), Jean-Paul Rigault (University of Nice).
Agenda for MODELS 2009 Educators' Symposium
Tuesday October 6, 2009
- 09:00-10:00 Session 1
- 09:00-09:20 Opening Remarks
- 09:20-10:00 Teaching Modeling from the 1980ies until now. What has happened? Oystein Haugen
- 10:00-10:30 Break
- 10:30-12:30 Session 2
- 10:30-11:00 Teaching Model Engineering in the Large. Petra Brosch et al.
- 11:00-11:30 Experiences of Teaching Model-Driven Engineering in a Software Design Course. Peter J. Clarke et al.
- 11:30-12:00 Abstract thinking: A predictor of modelling ability? Patricia Roberts
- 12:00-12:30 Teaching Models@BIG: On Efficiently Assessing Modeling Concepts. Marion Brandsteidl et al.
- 12:30-02:00 Lunch
- 02:00-03:30 Session 3
- 02:00-02:30 Teaching Object-Oriented Modeling and UML to Various Audiences. Sabine Moisan et al.
- 02:30-03:00 MDE Diploma at Ecole des Mines de Nantes. Jordi Cabot, Jean Bézivin
- 03:00-03:30 REMODD Update. Betty Cheng et al.
- 03:30-04:00 Break
- 04:00-06:00 Session 4
- 04:00-05:30 Panel. Moderator M. Gogolla; Panelists: G. Taentzer, R. France, O. Haugen, J. Bézivin, and D. Varro
- 05:30-06:00 Wrap up and plans for next symposium
- Jordi Cabot, University of Toronto, Canada
- Peter Clarke, Florida International University, USA
- Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Oystein Haugen, SINTEF and University of Oslo, Norway
- Ludwik Kuzniarz, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Timothy Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
For further information, please contact:
Colorado State University, Colorado, USA
University of Bremen, Germany