Call for Tutorials

ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
Austin, Texas, Sept 17-22, 2017

MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and systems engineering. Since 1998, MODELS has covered all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods, to tools and applications. MODELS 2017 cordially invites contributions to all aspects of model-driven engineering. For a list of topics relevant to MODELS 2017, please consider the MODELS 2017 call for papers.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2017 will host tutorials as part of its satellite events on September 17-19, 2017. 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. A regular slot in the tutorial track will be 3 hours (half-day). In exceptional cases, 6 hours (full-day) tutorials are also possible.

Audience

Tutorials should 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. 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 2017, all tutorials are open to all registrants of satellite events (workshops, symposia, etc.).

Topics

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

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.

Proposal Contents

All submissions must be in English and adhere to the IEEE formatting instructions.

The submission must include the following information in the indicated order:

Submission

Proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the MODELS 2017 Tutorials EasyChair submission page by March 10, 2017 anywhere on earth (local times). This is a hard deadline. No extensions will be allowed. Authors will be notified by April 10, 2017. Tutorials are planned to be held September 17-19, 2017 (Sunday to Tuesday).

Important Dates

Review Process

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.

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.

Compensation

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 schema, 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.

Organizers

For further information on tutorials, please contact the tutorial chairs at models-tutorials@cs.utexas.edu.

Tutorials Selection Committee