Call for papers: Applications Track

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 widely 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 successfully overcome. Unfortunately, there is still insufficient awareness among many practitioners of such results and the potential of these methods for delivering major improvements in productivity and product quality.

The objective of the MODELS 2012 applications track is to provide a realistic and verifiable picture of the current state-of-the-practice in model-based engineering and to provide a forum where the problems encountered by the industrial adoption of model driven techniques can be explored. 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. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Introducing model-based approaches into organizations.
  • Application, technology and methodology case studies (successful and unsuccessful).
  • Issues of scalability (model size, user group size, viewpoint size etc.)
  • Limitations, gaps and mismatches in current modeling standards.
  • Industrial scale model management.
  • Economic issues of model driven development.
  • Achieving industrial quality benchmarks with model driven development.
  • Industrial requirements for domain specific modelling.
  • Visions for industrial strength model driven engineering.

Submission Process

Papers should be submitted through the CyberChair system. Each paper must conform to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines and is limited to 15 pages plus at most two pages for references. Papers that are too long or violate the LNCS formatting instructions will be automatically rejected. All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

Authors will be given an opportunity to provide a 500 word response to initial reviews which will be taken into account during the PC meeting. This response should focus on clarifying, correcting or answering questions asked by the reviewers.

Accepted papers will be published in the 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

    Main Conference
    Deadline Event
    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 Oct - 05 Oct 2012 Conference


    All deadlines are hard. No extensions will be allowed. (All dates are according to time zone UTC -12).

    Papers should be submitted through the CyberChair system (

    Please note: Abstract submission is mandatory.