MoDELS / UML 2005



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MoDELS 2005 Call for Educators' Symposium

ACM / IEEE 8th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
(formerly the UML series of conferences)

October 2 - 7, 2005
Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Tentative Date for the Educators' Symposium: October 3, 2005

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. Therefore, a number of approaches and tools have been proposed for the model-driven development (MDD) of software-based systems. Examples are UML, model-driven architecture (MDA), and model-integrated computing (MIC).

Putting the model-driven development vision into practice requires not only sophisticated modeling approaches and tools, but also considerable training and education efforts. To make people ready for model-driven development, its principles and applications need to be taught to practitioners in industry, incorporated in university curricula, and probably even introduced in schools.

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, and share their experience pertaining to teaching modeling techniques and model-driven development.

Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Experience reports from academia (on teaching modeling or MDD)
  • Experience reports from industry (on teaching modeling or MDD)
  • Experience reports from school (on teaching modeling or MDD)
  • Methodology issues (how to teach modeling or MDD)
  • Integrating modeling and MDD into the curriculum (how do they fit)
  • Teaching modeling and MDD and associated tools (requirements, available tools)

The symposium should also facilitate the sharing of project ideas, exemplar models, and other teaching materials. It is planned to use this event as the starting point to develop and establish a community-wide repository of educational resources for modeling and model-driven development. The symposium will be a full day event, but the exact date has not yet been determined.

Important Dates

Hard Deadline for Submission: May 20, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2005
Hard Deadline for Final Version: August 5, 2005

Paper Submissions

Submit your manuscript electronically in PDF using the IEEE Computer 8.5x11-inch style for A4 paper

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

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.

Symposium Chair

Holger Giese, University of Paderborn, Germany (hg [at]

Symposium Co-Chair

Pascal Roques, Valtech Training, France

Program Committee

Omar Aldawud, Lucent Technologies, USA
Balbir Barn, Thames Valley University, UK
Leonor Barroca, Open University, UK
Francis Bordeleau, Carleton University Canada
Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Pau, France
Doris Carver, Louisiana State University, USA
Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
Kendra Cooper, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Peter Dolog, L3S Research Center, Germany
Robert B. France, Colorado State University, USA
Haim Kilov, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Timothy C. Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
Bruce R. Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Hossein Saiedian, University of Kansas, USA
Justo N. Hidalgo Sanz, Denodo Technologies, Spain
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK
Xudong He, Florida International University, USA

Last updated: March 3, 2005