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Calls for Empirical Results

As with any emerging technical discipline, model-based engineering approaches to software and system development give rise to a unique set of challenges related to practical application. These include a very diverse list of issues such as problems of scaling to multi-domain and geographically distributed teams, difficulties of integrating new methods and tools into legacy environments, resistance to culture change, and coping with immature technologies. Nevertheless, there are numerous practical examples of industrial application of model-based engineering in which such problems have been overcome, resulting in successful systems that clearly demonstrate the viability and the advantages of model-based methods. Unfortunately, there is still insufficient awareness among many practitioners of such results and the potential of these methods for delivering major increases in productivity and product quality. A primary objective of the MODELS empirical results track is to provide a realistic and verifiable picture of the current state-of-the-practice of model-based engineering.

Both long and short papers are sought. In addition to experience reports, papers that describe innovative solutions and concepts stemming from practical application of model-based methods and tools in industrial settings are deemed highly relevant to this track. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Introducing model-based approaches into organizations
  • Experience stories in general (successful and unsuccessful)
  • How to scale modeling to many users and large models
  • Issues related to current model-based engineering standards
  • Engineering and managing sets of modeling languages
  • Integrating models into a development environment
  • Experience with model-based engineering tools

Empirical Results Program Committee

Please click here for information on the members of the Empirical Results Program Committee.

Submission Process

Submission Link: Click here to submit your empirical track paper.

Long (15 pages) and short (5 pages) paper submissions must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. They will undergo a thorough review process by a track-specific committee comprising leading experts from academia and industry; however, papers that are too long or violate the LNCS formatting instructions will be rejected. Accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings by Springer in the LNCS series.

Authors of best papers from the conference will be invited to revise and submit extended versions of their papers for a special issue of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (Springer Press).

Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 26, 2009, 23:59 (MDT)*
Full paper submission: May 10, 2009, 23:59 (MDT)* Hard deadline
Author notification: June 29, 2009
Camera-ready papers: July 12, 2009
(*) MDT = Mountain Daylight Time Zone (Denver local time)

Last updated: July 23, 2009