[TYPES/announce] Call for Papers for ECMFA 2016: 12th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications

Andrzej Wąsowski wasowski at itu.dk
Fri Jan 15 15:17:35 EST 2016

12th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
ECMFA 2016 At STAF 2016: 4-8 July, 2016, Vienna, Austria

General description

Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to the design, analysis and
development of software and systems that relies on exploiting high-level
models and computer-based automation to achieve significant boosts
in both productivity and quality. The ECMFA conference series is
dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and fostering the
industrial application of MBE and related approaches. Its focus is on
engaging the key figures of research and industry in a dialog which
will result in stronger and more effective practical application of
MBE, hence producing more reliable software based on state-of-the-art
research results.

ECMFA 2016 will be co-located with ICMT, TAP, SEFM, ICGT and TTC as
part of the STAF federation of conferences, leading conferences on
software technologies (http://stafconferences.info). The joint
organization of these prominent conferences provides a unique
opportunity to gather practitioners and researchers interested in all
aspects of software technology, and allow them to interact with each


ECMFA has two distinct Paper Tracks: one for research papers (Track F)
dealing with the foundations for MBE, and one for
industrial/applications papers (Track A) dealing with the applications
of MBE, including experience reports on MBE tools.

Research Papers (Track F)

In this track, we are soliciting papers presenting original research
on all aspects of MBE. Typical topics of interest include, among others:

Foundations of (Meta)modelling
Domain Specific Modelling Languages and Language Workbenches
Model Reasoning, Testing and Validation
Model Transformation, Code Generation and Reverse Engineering
Model Execution and Simulation
Model Management aspects such as (Co-)Evolution, Consistency,
Model-Based Engineering Environments and Tool Chains
Foundations of Requirements Modelling, Architecture Modelling,
Platform Modelling
Foundations of Quality Aspects and Modelling non-functional
System Properties
Scalability of MBE techniques
Collaborative Modeling

Industrial Papers (Track A)

In this track, we are soliciting papers representing views,
innovations and experiences of industrial players in applying or
supporting MBE. In particular, we are looking for papers that set
requirements on the foundations, methods, and tools for MBE. We are
also seeking experience reports or case studies on the application,
successes or current shortcomings of MBE. Quantitative results
reflecting industrial experience are particularly appreciated. All
application areas of MBE are welcomed including but not limited to any
of the following:

MBE for Large and Complex Industrial Systems
MBE for Safety-Critical Systems
MBE for Cyber-Physical Systems
MBE for Software and Business Process Modelling
MBE Applications in Transportation, Health Care, Cloud & Mobile 
computing, etc. ...
Model-Based Integration and Simulation
Model-Based System Analysis
Application of Modeling Standards
Comparative Studies of MBE Methods and Tools
Metrics for MBE Development
MBE Training

Submission and selection

Manuscripts for both tracks must be submitted as PDF files through
the EasyChair online submission system. Please ensure that you
submit to the right track! Research papers should be up to 16
pages long; Industrial papers should be 12 pages long (full
papers), or 2 pages long (short papers). Short papers will be
given shorter presentation slots.

Papers must be compliant with the LNCS paper style. Failure to
conform to these guidelines may result in disqualification of the
paper. In particular, papers longer than the maximum number of
pages may be automatically rejected without review.

All contributions will be subject to a rigorous selection process
by the Program Committee. No simultaneous submission to other
publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed;
any concurrent submission will result in the immediate rejection of
the paper. As in previous years, the proceedings of the conference
with the accepted papers of both tracks will be published in a
dedicated Springer LNCS volume. If accepted, one of
the authors must attend the ECMFA 2015 conference and present the
work in person.

The authors of selected best papers from the foundations track will
be invited to submit extended version to a special issue of the
SoSyM journal (with another review process).

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2016 AoE
Papers submission deadline: March 1, 2016 AoE
Notification to authors: April 7, 2016
Camera ready versions due: April 28, 2016

Keynote Speakers

Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
Stefan Voget, Continental Automotive GmbH, Germany

Program Committees

Foundations Track

Andrzej Wasowski, IT University of Copenhagen (chair)

Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck
Jordi Cabot, ICREA
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto
Benoit Combemale, University of Rennes
Nancy Day, University of Waterloo
Juergen Dingel, Queen's University
Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama
Esther Guerra, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Regina Hebig, Chalmers Gothenburg
Thomas Hildebrandt, IT University of Copenhagen
Ekkart Kindler, Technical University of Denmark
Dimitris Kolovos, University of York
Thomas Kuehne, Victoria University
Ralf Laemmel, Universitat Koblenz-Landau
Shahar Maoz, Tel Aviv University
Ileana Ober, IRIT Toulouse
Ina Schaefer, Technische Universitat Braunschweig
Andy Schuerr, Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh
Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology
Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps-Universitat Marburg
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Malaga
Mark Van Den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology
Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp and McGill University
Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology

Applications Track

Henrik Lonn, Volvo (chair)

Andreas Abele, Robert Bosch GmbH
Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory
Behzad Bordbar, University of Birmingham, UK
Goetz Botterweck Lero, University of Limerick
Jean-Michel Bruel, IRIT
Federico Ciccozzi, Malardalen University
Maged Elaasar, JPL
Sebastien Gerard CEA, LIST
Oystein Haugen, Oestfold University College
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services
Philip Langer, EclipseSource
Roberto Erick Lopez-Herrejon, Johannes Kepler University
Rolf-Helge Pfeiffer, DMI, Denmark
Daniel Ratiu, Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich
Charles Rivet, Zeligsoft
Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University
Houari Sahraoui, Universite De Montreal
Rick Salay, University of Toronto
Bernhard Schaetz, TU Muenchen
Harald Stoerrle, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari, Nuremberg Institute of Technology
Francois Terrier, CEA LIST
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase
Stefan Voget, Continental Automotive GmbH

associate prof. Andrzej Wasowski, http://www.itu.dk/~wasowski
IT University, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
room 4D10 phone +45 7218 5086 fax *5001 skype wasowski_andrzej

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