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NW-MODE 2010 : 8th Nordic Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering


When Aug 23, 2010 - Aug 26, 2010
Where Copenhagen, Denmark
Submission Deadline May 17, 2010
Notification Due Jun 7, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2010
Categories    software engineering   model-driven development

Call For Papers


8th Nordic Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering (NW-MODE 2010)
co-located with the 4th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2010), 23-26 August 2010 Copenhagen, Denmark


The Nordic Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering brings together industry practitioners and academic researchers to share experiences and latest research on model driven software engineering and development. The workshop is a forum to present experiences and ongoing research in software engineering and model-driven engineering in particular, but also functions as an event for establishing co-operative research projects between the participants and working on joint research papers. The workshop provides an open forum, reserving ample time for discussions. The workshop has 7 editions of past history. Prior instances were held in Reykjavik (Island), Ronneby (Sweden), Grimstad (Norway), Tampere (Finland), and Turku (Finland).
Model driven software development approaches (MDE, MDA, MDD) have matured and grown out from an academic research community to gain wider industrial adoption. They are now perceived as one of the mainstream technologies to improve the productivity of software teams and the quality of products. Model-driven engineering can bring important benefits to software architectures; however there are still challenges to be addressed in order to realize a successful integration. This year, the NW-MoDE workshop focuses on the relations between model-driven paradigm and the software architecture field. This topic is also sustained by the existing overlap between the software architecture community and the model-driven one, as seen by the publications of the MODELS, ECSA, and formerly WICSA conferences. Thus, we encourage submissions from software architecture community discussing the viability, advantages, and weaknesses of model-driven architecture. We encourage in particular submissions presenting industrial experiences on integrating software architecture and model-driven engineering.

• Presentations of the accepted papers
• Invited talk
• Special sessions on selected topics
• Industrial presentations
• Working sessions
• Panel discussion

• Model-driven development and software architecture
• Experiences and applications: empirical work on modeling and model driven engineering, and experiences in working with models in industry;
• Model driven development: model based software and system engineering, analysis of models, model transformations, approaches supporting reuse, and tool support for modeling;
• Models in Web Services engineering;
• Modeling languages: domain specific languages and profiles, standardization activities, language design and engineering, and tool support;
• Modeling processes: processes for model driven engineering, and modeling of engineering processes;
• Model processing operations: version management of models, model integration, model differencing, and model synthesis;
• Quality of models and modeling: measuring quality of models, and modeling processes;
• Model-based/driven testing, validation and verification, and
• Other topics: model integration, code generation from models, reverse engineering into models, and evolution of models.

The following types of submission are accepted:
• Short papers (4 pages) - describing work in progress or industrial experiences,
• Long papers (8 pages) - reporting substantial, completed, and previously unpublished research.

Submissions should be written in English and should contain original contributions not published elsewhere. Workshop proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library (pending). The format of the submission should follow ACM Formatting Guidelines ( The submission should be done in PDF-format via EasyChair ( before May 17, 2010.

The submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. All submitted papers will be reviewed by members of the programme committee. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors. At least one author of each paper should register for the workshop.

Very high quality papers from the workshop may be invited for being published in a special issue of the Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) Journal or of the Nordic Journal of Computing (NJC).

The workshop will also include special sessions. Suggestions for special sessions are welcomed from persons which intend to participate in the workshop and which are interested in mediating the sessions as well as in exchanging information on the topic. The suggestion should include the topic, short description of the planned discussion, target participants, format, and duration (short 90 minutes, long 180 minutes). Suggestions should be sent by email to

Deadline for paper submission May 17, 2010
Author notification: June 7, 2010
Submission of camera-ready paper: July 1, 2010
Workshop: August 23, 2010

• Øystein Haugen (SINTEF, Norway)
• Rogardt Heldal (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
• Kai Koskimes (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
• Ludwik Kuzniarz (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
• Johan Lilius (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
• Ian Oliver (Nokia Research Center, Finland)
• Lars Pareto (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
• Ivan Porres (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
• Miroslaw Staron (IT University of Goteborg, Sweden)
• Eleni Stroulia (University of Alberta, Canada)
• Dragos Truscan (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
• Andrzej Wąsowski (IT University, Denmark)
• Kasper Østerbye (IT University, Denmark)

General Chair
Andrzej Wąsowski
IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Programme Chair
Dragos Truscan
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

Special Session Chair
Ludwik Kuzniarz
Blekinge Institute of Technology

2009 Tampere, Finland
2008 Reykjavik, Iceland
2007 Ronneby, Sweden
2006 Grimstad, Norway
2005 Tampere, Finland
2004 Turku, Finland
2003 Ronneby, Sweden

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