MoDELS 2012: ACM/IEEE International Conference On Model Driven Engineering Languages And Systems (Formerly The UML Series Of Conferences) 2012

September 30, 2012-October 5, 2012 in Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Call for Papers

            MODELS 2012 
ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference 

on Model-Driven Engineering Language & Systems

           Call for Papers

Sept. 30th - Oct. 5th, 2012 - Innsbruck/AUSTRIA

         Deadline 19 March 2012

Over the years, model-based development has been successfully adopted across a wide range of domains such as industrial automation, business engineering, hardware/software co-design, real-time system development, Web 2.0 application design, and so forth. However, there are still numerous problems to be addressed that require collaborative research across multiple disciplines. The primary objective of the Foundations Track of MODELS 2012 is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new ideas, results and insights that can advance the state-of-the-art in model-driven engineering.

We invite authors to submit original papers in the following categories.

Foundations Track Papers

Technical Papers describing original scientifically rigorous solutions to significant model-driven development problems. A technical paper should clearly describe the problem addressed, the relevant state of the art, the scientifically-founded solution, and the benefits of the contribution. Appropriate examples, synthetic or otherwise, should be used to explain all aspects of the proposed contribution

Empirical Evaluation Papers evaluating existing problem cases or scientifically validating proposed solutions through, for example, empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal analyses, and mathematical proofs. The topic of the evaluation presented in the paper as well as its causal or logical properties must be clearly stated. The research method must be sound and appropriate.

Exploratory papers describe new, non-conventional model-driven development research positions or approaches. These papers should challenge the status-quo and describe solutions that are based on new ways of looking at model-driven development problems and solutions. They must clearly describe the inadequacies in the current state-of-the-art and rigorously present their approach, clearly demonstrating its pertinence and correctness.

Application Track Papers

Application Track papers provide a realistic and verifiable picture of the current state-of-the-practice in model-based engineering and explore the problems encountered by the industrial adoption of model driven techniques. The Applications Track seeks articles that describe and analyze the application of model driven techniques to industrial case studies, especially those that describe innovative solutions and concepts arising from practical deployment of tools and techniques.

Full details can be found at

Invited Speakers

Tom Henzinger, President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), AUSTRIA Janos Sztipanvoits, E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA Stephan Thesing, Eurocopter Group Munich, GERMANY

Important Dates

19 March 2012 Conference paper abstract submission

02 April 2012 Conference paper submission

21 May 2012 Author access to reviews

23 May 2012 Author response

15 June 2012 Author notification

02 July 2012 Camera-ready papers

03-05 Oct 2012 Conference


Conference Chairs Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck/AUSTRIA Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim/GERMANY

Foundations Track Program Chair Robert France, Colorado State University/USA

Applications Track Program Chair Jürgen Kazmeier, Siemens/GERMANY

Workshop Chairs Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham/USA Joanna Chimiak-Opoka, University of Innsbruck/AUSTRIA

Tutorial Chair Antonio Vallecillo, University of Malaga/SPAIN

Exhibition and Demo Chair Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics/HUNGARY

Social Media Chair Richard Paige, University of York/UNITED KINGDOM

Doctoral Symposium Chair Yvan Labiche, Carleton University/CANADA

Educators Symposium Chairs Dan Chiorean, University of Babes-Bolyai/ROMANIA Benoit Combemale, University of Rennes/FRANCE

Panel Chair Friedrich Steimann, Fernuniversitaet Hagen - University of Hagen/GERMANY

North America Publicity Chair Peter Clarke, Florida International University/USA

European Publicity Chair Boris Shishkov, Delft University of Technology

Local Arrangements Chair Anja Niedworok, University of Innsbruck/AUSTRIA

Web Chair Thomas Schrettl, University of Innsbruck/AUSTRIA

MODELS 2012 Program Board

Lionel Briand, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany

Betty Cheng, Michigan State University, USA

Tony Clark, Middlesex University, UK

Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA

Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany

Jean-Marc Jezequel, IRISA/Université de Rennes, France

Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp., Canada

Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK

Foundations Track Program Committee

Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada

Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Benoit Baudry, INRIA,

Xavier Blanc, Université Bordeaux 1, France

Jean-Michel Bruel, IRIT, France

Jordi Cabot, École des Mines de Nantes/INRIA, France

Alessandra Cavarra, University of Oxford, UK

Michel Chaudron, Leiden University, LIACS, Netherlands

Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Vittorio Cortellessa, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada

Jürgen Dingel, Queen’s University, Canada

Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany

Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio, Brazil

Holger Giese, University of Potsdam, Germany

Sébastien Gérard, CEA List, France

Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA

Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA

Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Australia

Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Heinrich Hussmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Paola Inverardi, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, USA

Alexander Knapp, University of Augsburg, Germany

Ingolf Krüger, University of California-San Diego, USA

Thomas Kühne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada

Philippe Lahire, University of Nice, France

Kevin Lano, King’s College, UK

Hong Mei, Peking University, China

Dragan Milicev, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute-Alsace, France

Ileana Ober, IRIT/Université de Toulouse, France

Richard Paige, University of York, UK

Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada

Alfonso Pierantonio, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

Alexander Pretschner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Gianna Reggio, University of Genoa, Italy

Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Arnor Solberg, Sintef, Norway

Jim Steel, University of Queensland, Australia

Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK

Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp, Belgium; McGill University, Canada

Dániel Varró, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA

Jon Whittle, Lancaster University, UK

Andrea Zisman, City University, UK

Steffen Zschaler, King’s College London, UK

Applications Track Program Committee

Alfred Aue, Cap Gemini, Germany

Robert Baillargeon, Sordis, USA

Balbir Barn, Middlesex University, UK

Klaus Beetz, EIT ICT Labs, Germany

Nelly Bencomo, INRIA, France

Brian Berenbach, Siemens Corporate Research, USA

Bezhad Bordbar, University of Birmingham, UK

Rudolf Haggenmueller, ITEA, Germany

Oystein Haugen, Sintef, Norway

Pavel Hruby, CSC, Denmark

Cornel Klein, Siemens, Germany

Georg Kreuch, ATOS, Austria

Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Thomas Mayerdorfer, Siemens, Austria

Stephen J. Mellor, Independent Consultant, UK

Dan Paulish, SCR, USA

Isabelle Perseil, INSERM, France

Rob Pettit, The Aerospace Corp., USA

Bernhard Schätz, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Wolfram Schulte, Microsoft, USA

Sebastin Thoma, ATOS, Germany

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland

Laurence Tratt, King’s College, UK

Michael von der Beeck, BMW Group, Germany

Frank Weil, UniqueSoft, USA