MODELS 2019 tutorial proposal submission due in two weeks

by Andreas Wortmann, March 1, 2019

MODELS 2019 - Call for Tutorial Proposals

ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering
Languages and Systems

15-20 September 2019 Munich, Germany

http://www.modelsconference.org/

[Our apologies for multiple posts]

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MODELS 2019 - Call for Tutorial Proposals

ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering
Languages and Systems

15-20 September 2019 Munich, Germany

http://www.modelsconference.org/
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Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2019 will host
tutorials as part of its satellite events on September 15 to 17, 2019.

Tutorials provide intensive courses on topics in the area of
model-based software and systems engineering ranging from modeling
methodologies and research methods through new modeling tools and
technologies to thoughts on the past, current, and future development
of the modeling discipline.

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Important Dates
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- Tutorial proposal submission: March 16, 2019, Anywhere on Earth (i.e. UTC-12)
- Notification: April 16, 2019
- Tutorials: September 15-17, 2019

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Audience
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Tutorials target an audience of practitioners, researchers (academic
and industrial), students, and developers familiar with, and already
working with, modeling techniques. The target audience typically has a
strong interest in Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), including work on
improving and evolving modeling languages (such as UML or DSLs),
developing sophisticated MDE tool support, and using MDE to develop /
test / reverse / maintain 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 uses of MDE methods in real-world
applications.

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

- Modeling techniques for specific domains (e.g., automobile,
cyber-physical and hybrid systems, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things,
...)
- Modeling methodologies and model-oriented processes (e.g., for agile
modeling or modeling at scale)
- AI in modeling (including search*based approaches, machine learning,
planning, or flexible modeling)
- Presentation of new tools or new versions of old tools (e.g.,
modeling tools, language workbenches, model transformation languages,
model verification tools, model execution tools)
- Dissemination of project results from industry-related projects
- Teaching of model-driven software development
- Research methods in MD* (Model-Driven Development (MDD), Model
Driven Engineering (MDE), Model Driven Software Development (MDSD),
etc.)
- Modeling for re-engineering and legacy evolution
- Empirical studies in the context of modeling
- User experience in model-based software engineering
- Practical experiences of general interest
- General topics of interest to young researchers, like presentation
skills or research methodologies

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instructions on a topic
of relevance to the audience described above. Therefore, no
sales-oriented presentations will be accepted. Tutorials relating to
commercial tools or involving the use of commercial tools may be
accepted but will be subject to closer scrutiny, including possible
approval of presentation slides. Potential presenters should keep in
mind that there may be quite a varied audience, including novice
graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialized
researchers. Tutorial speakers should be prepared to cope with this
diversity.

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Proposal Contents
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All submissions must be in English and adhere to the IEEE formatting
instructions (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).
The submission must include the following information in the indicated
order:

- Title
- Presenters: Name, affiliation, contact information, and short bio.
- Authors of the proposal or tutorial material, who are not going to
be presenting, may be listed, but must be listed last with a footnote
“Author only; will not be presenting”.
- Abstract (maximum of 200 words)
- If accepted, the abstract will be used to advertise the tutorial.
Thus, the abstract should clearly highlight the goals of the tutorial
and the skills that participants will acquire.
- Keywords (at least 5 keywords)
- Proposed length: half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours)
- Regular tutorials should be set up as half-day tutorials (3 hours).
A proposal for a full-day tutorial (6 hours) must be accompanied by a
clear justification of why 6 hours are necessary.
- Level of the tutorial: beginner/introduction or advanced
- Target audience and any prerequisite background required by
attendees to be able to follow the tutorial (beyond average modeling
skills)
- Description of the tutorial and intended outline (maximum of 4 pages)
- Novelty of the tutorial
- List offerings of similar tutorials at previous editions of the
MODELS conference or other conferences, and discuss the differences
with respect to the current proposal
- Required infrastructure
- Declare any infrastructure that you would need for your tutorial
besides a data projector (e.g., flip charts, whiteboards). We will do
our best together with the local organizers to provide you with the
needed infrastructure
- Sample slides (minimum of 6 slides, maximum of 25 slides)
- Supplementary material (optional)

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Submission Guidelines
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Proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the
MODELS 2019 Tutorials EasyChair submission page at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=models2019; Select category
“Tutorials”, by March 16, 2019 AoE.

This is a hard deadline. No extensions will be allowed.

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Review Process
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The Tutorials Selection Committee will review each submitted proposal
to ensure high quality, and select tutorials based on their
anticipated benefit for prospective participants and their fit within
the tutorial program as a whole. Factors to be considered also
include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal;
effectiveness of teaching methods; and past experience and
qualifications of the instructors. The goal will be to provide a
diverse set of tutorials that attracts a high level of interest among
broad segments of the MODELS participants.

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Compensation
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As in previous years, participants will pay a single satellite fee,
which will cover both tutorials and workshops. This permits unifying
the treatment of workshops and tutorials, and it makes tutorials more
attractive to attendees. Under this scheme, tutorial presenters will
not receive monetary compensation and will have to pay their own
registration to the satellite events. By submitting a tutorial
proposal, the presenter accepts that there will be no compensation for
giving the tutorial if accepted and that the registration fees for the
instructors have to be funded by the instructors themselves. The
benefit to the presenter is the opportunity to extend their sphere of
influence to the MODELS community.

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Selection Committee
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- Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim (Germany)
- Loli Burgueño, Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)  &
CEA List (Paris, France)
- Thomas Degueule, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (The Netherlands)
- Juergen Dingel, Queen's University (Canada)
- Michalis Famelis, Université de Montréal (Canada)
- Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
- Regina Hebig, Chalmers | Gothenburg University (Sweden)
- Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
- Harald König, FHDW Hannover (Germany)
- Levi Lucio, Fortiss (Germany)
- Richard Paige, McMaster University (Canada)  and the University of York (UK)
- Ernesto Posse, Zeligsoft (Canada)
- Jan Oliver Ringert, University of Leicester (UK)
- Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp. (Canada)
- Arnor Solberg, Tellu (Norway)
- Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)
- Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)

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Tutorials Co-Chairs
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- Ruth Breu, Universität Innsbruck (Austria)
- Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

For further information, please contact the tutorial chairs at
[email protected]