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 modeling languages, model-driven engineering, model transformations, aspect-oriented modeling, verification and validation and real-time.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2011 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 (favoring the attendance of young researchers) and discussions. We encourage prospective workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly-interactive workshops focusing on areas related to modeling in general. Both research-oriented and applied topics are welcome. The duration of these workshops is in general one day, but we encourage the submission of half-day workshop proposals on focussed topics as well.

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal document must be structured as follows:
    • Workshop title
    • Organizers and primary contact
      (name / affiliation / email)
    • Abstract
    • 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'10 or any of the former conferences, why is it useful to run it again?)
    • Organization
    • Details on the organizers
    • 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?
    • Workshop format
    • Planned deadlines
    • 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)?
    • 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:

no later than 20 June 2011 Workshop web site and CFP
after 12 July (ideally towards end of July) 2011 Workshop paper submission deadline
no later than two weeks before
the early bird registration deadline
Workshop paper authors notified
one of 16,17,18 October 2011 Workshop date


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

Submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF using the Springer LNCS style to


Selected papers will most likely be published in a Workshop Reader as part of the LNCS series (Springer Verlag).

Important Dates

Deadline Event
11 April 2011 Workshop Proposal submission
16 May 2011 Notification
16-18 October 2011 Workshops

Workshop Committee

  • Jörg Kienzle (McGill University, Canada; chair)
  • Lionel Briand (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Robert France (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Jeff Gray (University of Alabama, USA)
  • Hans Vangheluwe (McGill University and University of Antwerp, Belgium)

For further information, please send an email to


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