Call for Tutorials

The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to model-driven approaches in the development of software-based systems. Topics covered by the conference include domain-specific modeling languages, model-driven development and engineering, model transformations (in all its forms including both M2M and M2C), aspect-oriented modeling, verification and validation and real-time.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2012 will host a number of tutorials, during the three days before the main conference. The tutorials will provide intensive courses on topics ranging from thoughts on the past, current, or future development of the modeling discipline to presentations and/or demonstrations of new tools and technologies.

A slot in the Tutorial track will normally be of 1.5 or 3 hours (quarter-day or half-day).

Audience

Tutorials should target an audience of practitioners, industrial researchers, and developers familiar with and already working with software modeling techniques. The target audience typically has a strong interest in Model-Driven Development (MDD), including work on improving and evolving modelling  languages (such as UML), developing sophisticated MDD tool support, and using MDD to  develop complex systems. Potential attendees may also be interested in how modeling has been applied effectively in specialized domains (e.g., in the automotive industry), and in learning about successful use of MDD methods in real-world applications. A tutorial should be relevant to a typical MODELS participant, but it is not required to have the same level of technical originality as a scientific paper in the main conference.

At MODELS, all tutorials are open to all registrants for satellite events (workshops, symposia, etc).

Topics

The following themes are examples of what is considered relevant for tutorials:

  • Modeling techniques for specific domains
  • Presentation of new tools or new versions of old tools (e.g. Modeling workbenches, Model transformation languages, Model Verification tools)
  • Dissemination of project results from industry-related projects
  • Applying modeling technologies in non-traditional domains
  • Modeling for re-engineering and legacy evolution
  • Modeling methodologies and model-oriented processes
  • Practical experiences of general interest

 

Proposal Contents

The submission should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (max 200 words)
  • Keywords
  • Proposed length of the lecture (1.5 or 3 hours)
  • Presenters (name, e-mail address, affiliation, address, and a brief biography)
  • Target audience and any pre-requisite background required by attendees (beyond average modelling skills)
  • Description of the tutorial (max 4 pages)

Proposals in PDF-format should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 2, 2012. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to acknowledge receipt of the proposal.

Submitted proposals will be reviewed to ensure high quality and an appropriate mix of tutorials at the conference. The goal will be to provide a diverse set of lectures that attract a high level interest among broad segments of the MODELS community.

Material

Authors of accepted tutorial proposals are expected to prepare a set of slides to be distributed to participants, including a bibliography pertinent to the tutorial. The camera-ready set of slides should be submitted as a PDF file with two slides per page before July 2, 2012.

Compensation

As in previous years, a single satellite fee has covered both tutorials and workshops. This permits unifying the treatment of Workshops and Tutorials, and it makes tutorials more attractive to attendees: they are much more likely to attend workshops and tutorials than they were when they had to pay additional fees for a tutorial. Under this schema, tutorial presenters will not receive monetary compensation, and will have to pay their own registration. By submitting a tutorial proposal the presenter accepts that there will be no compensation for giving the tutorial if accepted, rather we are giving the authors an opportunity to extend their sphere of influence to the MODELS satellite attendees.

Contact

The Tutorial chair can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Important Dates

Tutorial Deadlines
Deadline Event
02 March 2012 Tutorial proposal submission
02 April 2012 Notification to proposers
02 July 2012 Camera-ready slides
30 Sept - 02 Oct 2012 Tutorial days

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