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MoDELS 2005 Call for Papers

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

<<MDA>> <<UML>> <<MIC>> and more!!

The growing complexity of computer-based systems has resulted in an awareness of the need to raise the level of abstraction at which such systems are developed. Model-driven development approaches and technologies, in which development is centered round the manipulation of models, address this need.

MoDELS 2005 is the premier conference devoted to the topic of model-driven engineering of software-based systems, and covers both languages and development frameworks used to create and evolve complex software systems. This conference is both an expansion and a re-direction of previous Unified Modeling Language (UML) conferences, and replaces that series of conferences for 2005 and beyond. While the UML has played a significant role in the development of software modeling approaches in both academia and industry, there is a need to address modeling issues that go beyond the use of the UML. Initiatives such as the OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and Model Integrated Computing (MIC) are a reflection of the desire to shift attention to the broader problem of providing cost-effective support for model-driven development. The MoDELS series of conferences is intended to be the premier venue for the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experience related to model-driven development of software-based systems.

MoDELS 2005 will include both scientific and experience conference papers, workshops, tutorials, a doctoral symposium, posters and a tool challenge. See the conference website for further details.

Scientific papers:

We invite scientific research papers describing innovative research on model-driven development, and innovative research on other aspects of modeling. This also includes well-designed empirical studies and innovative automation solutions and tool architectures.

Experience papers:

We invite experience papers that focus on reporting project experience with model-driven development. These papers should describe the project context, detail practical lessons learned, and provide insight about how model-driven approaches and technologies can be improved for application in an industrial context.

The conference tracks will include sessions on MDA, UML, MIC, and will include papers on the following topics:

  • Model-driven development methodologies, approaches, and languages
  • Model transformations
  • Model Integrated Computing
  • Unified Modeling Language: What are the next steps?
  • Empirical studies of modeling and model-driven development
  • Tool support for any aspect of model-driven development or model use
  • Models in the development and maintenance process
  • Model evaluation, formal or heuristics
  • Metamodeling
  • Semantics of modeling languages
  • Domain-specific and concern-oriented modeling


Experience and Scientific Papers

  • Hard deadline for abstracts: March 21, 2005
  • Hard deadline for submissions: April 4, 2005
  • Notification to authors: June 6, 2005
  • Final version of accepted papers: July 11, 2005

Workshop Proposals

  • Deadline for submissions: May 6, 2005
  • Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2005

Tutorial Proposals

  • Deadline for submissions: June 6, 2005
  • Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2005
  • Camera ready tutorial notes: September 5, 2005

Doctoral Symposium, Tools and Exhibits, Posters and Demos: TBA


Submit your manuscript electronically in Postscript or PDF using the Springer LNCS style:

Submission web site:

Papers should be no longer than 15 pages in length. Papers will undergo a thorough process of review by a program committee comprising leading experts from academia and industry; however, papers that are too long may be rejected without review. Scientific proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

SoSyM Cover

Authors of 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 Software and Systems Modeling (Springer).

Proposals for advanced workshops, tutorials and posters are requested. See the conference website for details.


General Chair: Stuart Kent, Microsoft, UK
Conference Co-Chairs: Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA and Ezra Mugisa, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
Treasurer and Registration Chair: Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Program Chair: Lionel Briand, Carleton University, Canada
Experience Track Chair: Clay Williams, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Workshop Chair: Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Pau, France
Tutorials Chair: Gianna Reggio, University of Genova, Italy
Panel Chair: Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Doctoral Symposium Chair: Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Tool Exhibition Chair: Gunjan Mansingh, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
Poster Chair: Felix Akinladejo, University of Technology, Jamaica
Local Arrangements Chair: Charmaine DeLisser, University of Technology, Jamaica
Publicity Chairs: Joao Araujo, New University of Lisbon, Portugal and Emanuel Grant, University of North Dakota, USA
Web Chair: Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA
Paper Submission Chair: Vahid Garousi, Carleton University, Canada
Publications Chair: Vahid Garousi, Carleton University, Canada


Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, Netherlands
Omar Aldawud, Lucent Technologies, USA
Ambrosio Toval Alvarez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Erik Arisholm, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Thomas Baar, EPFL, Switzerland
Doo-Hwan Bae, KAIST, Korea
Antonia Bertolino, CNR (the Italian National Research Council), Italy
Jean-Michel Bruel, Université de Pau, France
Christian Bunse, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Alessandra Cavarra, Oxford University, UK
Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
Steve Cook, Microsoft Corporation, UK
Stéphane Ducasse, Universitaet Bern, Switzerland
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA
Martin Gogolla, Universitaet Bremen, Germany
Hassan Gomaa, George Mason University, USA
Jean Hartmann, Microsoft, USA
Hong Mei, Peking University, China
Heinrich Hussmann, University of Munich, Germany
Ashish Jain, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Jean-Marc Jezequel, IRISA, France
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada
Timothy C. Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jonathan I. Maletic, Kent State University, USA
Tom Mens, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgique
Richard Mitchell, InferData Ltd, UK
Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute Alsace, France
Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Berne, Switzerland
Ivan Porres, Abo Akademi University, Finland
Alexander Pretschner, ETH, Switzerland
Kerry Raymond, University of Queensland, Australia
Gianna Reggio, Universita di Genova, Italy
Jaffar-Ur Rehman, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan
Laurent Rioux, Thales Corp., France
Bernhard Rumpe, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
Peter H. Schmitt, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany
Andy Schuerr, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Mark Schulte, Boeing, USA
Bran Selic, IBM Rational Software, Canada
Liu Shaoying, Hosei University, Japan
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tong Sun, Xerox Corp, USA
Francois Terrier, CEA, France
Jos Warmer, Ordina, Netherlands
Ben Watson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, USA
Thomas Weigert, Motorola, USA
Jon Whittle, NASA, USA

Last updated: July 21, 2005