Call for Workshops

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 modelling languages, model-driven engineering processes, model transformations, aspect-oriented modelling, verification and validation, and modelling of applications in specific domaings (e.g., real-time systems).

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2012 will host a number of workshops during the three days before the main conference. The workshops will provide a collaborative forum for a group of typically 15 to 30 participants to exchange recent and/or preliminary results, to conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic, or to coordinate efforts between representatives of a technical community. They are intended as a forum for lively discussion of innovative ideas, recent progress, or practical experience on model-driven engineering for specific aspects, specific problems, or domain-specific needs. Each workshop should provide a balanced distribution of its time for both presentation of papers and discussions. We encourage prospective workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly-interactive workshops focusing on areas related to modelling in general. Both research-oriented and applied topics are welcome. The duration of each workshop is one day.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal
Deadline Event
02 March 2012 Workshop Proposal Submission
26 March 2012 Notification
30 Sept - 02 Oct 2012 Workshops

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal document must contain the following information:

1. General Information

  • Workshop title
  • Organizers and primary contact (name/affiliation/email)
  • Abstract (200 words), intended for the MODELS 2012 web site

2. Objectives and Scope

  • Motivation
  • Objectives
  • Intended audience
  • Relevance (in particular to the MODELS community)
  • Context (any past events related to your workshop including related conferences, previous workshops, previous sessions, and previous experience of the current organizers)
  • Need (comments in favor of your application; if your workshop was at MODELS'11 or any of the former conferences, why is it useful to run it again?)

3. Organization Details

  • Details on the organizers (150 words max), including relevant past experience in workshop organization
  • Workshop program committee (indicated as finalized or expected)
  • Would you be willing to merge your workshop with other workshops on a similar topic if this were a condition for hosting your workshop at MODELS?

4. Workshop Format

  • Please note: Your workshop must adhere to the common deadlines specified below
  • Intended paper format
  • Evaluation process
  • Intended publication of accepted papers (printed proceedings or website)
  • Intended workshop format (including duration, number of presentations, and planned keynotes)
  • How many participants do you expect (please make at least an educated guess)?
  • What kind of equipment do you need (e.g., data projector, computer, whiteboard)?

5. Additional Material

  • Workshop web page (URL of the draft web page, if one exists)
  • Draft Call for papers for the Workshop (a one page Call for Papers that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)

In order to ensure a proper coordination with the deadlines of the main conference, the following constraints have to be respected by the deadlines you plan for your workshop:

Workshop Website and CFP Dissemination 27 April 2012
Workshop Paper Submission Deadline 26 July 2012
Workshop Paper Notification to Authors 03 September 2012
Workshop Dates 30 Sept - 02 Oct 2012

Please note that the above dates are common across all workshops. These are the internal dates for your workshop. The actual deadline for submitting a workshop proposal is March 2, 2012.

Please ensure that you adhere to the above workshop proposal guidelines providing all requested information using at most six pages. In addition, please provide a one page draft of your planned Call for Papers to the proposal (not included in the six pages).

Submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF using the Springer LNCS style. The proposal must be submitted as a PDF file to EasyChair. Please click here to submit a workshop proposal.

Workshop papers will be published in a post-conference edition of the ACM Digital Library. Details will be communicated to the organizers of accepted workshops at the time of notification.

Workshop Committee:

  • Jeff Gray (University of Alabama/USA, co-chair)
  • Joanna Chimiak-Opoka (University of Innsbruck/AUSTRIA, co-chair)
  • Birgit Demuth (TU Dresden/GERMANY)
  • Geri Georg (Colorado State University/USA)
  • Gerti Kappel (TU Wien/AUSTRIA)
  • Joerg Kienzle (McGill University/CANADA)

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