2nd International Workshop on Models and Model-driven Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE 2011) | EDOC 2011

2nd International Workshop on Models and Model-driven Methods for Service Engineering (3M4SE 2011)

The 3M4SE workshop is organized in conjunction with the Fifteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2011), "The Enterprise Computing Conference", 29th August - 2nd September 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.


Call for papers


About the workshop

Recent developments in meta-modelling and model transformation techniques have led to increasing adoption of model-driven engineering practices. The increase in interest and significance of the model-driven approach has also accelerated its application in the development of large (distributed) IT systems to support (collaborative) enterprises. Shifting attention from source code to models allows enterprises to focus on their core concerns, such as business processes, services and collaborations, without being forced to simultaneously consider the underlying technologies. Different concerns are typically addressed by different models, with transformations between the models and ultimately to the source code. Although the model-driven approach offers theoretical benefits for the development, maintenance and evolution of enterprise computing systems and corresponding service-oriented solutions, a number of issues for the practical application of the approach still exist. In order to solve these issues further advances in models (business goals, pragmatic interoperability, semantic interoperability) and model-driven methods (design concepts, languages, meta-models, profiles, specification frameworks) are necessary.

This workshop aims at helping the convergence of research on model-driven development and practical application of the model-driven approach in the area of enterprise computing and service engineering. The workshop addresses questions with respect to the requirements on, concepts for, properties of and experience with models and model-driven methods for service engineering in the area of enterprise computing. A special focus will be on the combined application of model-driven and semantic approaches in the different phases of the service lifecycle.


The workshop invites original submissions from both researchers and practitioners in the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Model-driven service-oriented design process, milestones and design guidelines for service engineering (business goals, pragmatic interoperability, semantic interoperability);
  • Modelling techniques for Service-Oriented Architectures (design concepts, languages, meta-models, profiles and specification frameworks);
  • Full lifecycle requirements management for service systems;
  • Modelling of non-functional and Quality-of-Service characteristics;
  • Modelling, analysis and execution of service compositions;
  • Model-driven design patterns;
  • Platform-independent modelling techniques;
  • Mappings and transformation patterns from platform-independent models to specific technology platforms (Web Services, J2EE, .NET, etc.).
  • Limitations of metamodel-based techniques for service engineering, and  alternative techniques;
  • Model-driven service description, publication and discovery;
  • Platform models and generic platform types;
  • Use of viewpoints, relations and correspondences between viewpoints for model-driven service-oriented design;
  • Implications of (middleware) platform characteristics for the model-driven design process;
  • Empirical studies and experience reports on models and model-driven methods.


Important dates and submission guidelines

All workshops follow the same schedule and submission guidelines. Please refer to the workshop summary page.

The workshop welcomes submissions of full papers (8 to 10 pages long) and position papers (around 4 pages) in the IEEE Computer Society format. Full research papers should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated for scientific or technical contribution, originality, appropriateness and significance.

Position papers should describe new insights gained, should define new problems or research directions and/or pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance, clarity and on their potential to trigger interesting discussions on the day of the workshop.
All submissions must comply with the IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings format guidelines (please use the latest template as there have been updates recently). Submissions must be in English.

Submissions should be submitted in PDF format using the EasyChair system (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3m4se2011).
All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the international program committee.

At least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the workshop and register for the whole conference. Accepted papers will be published pre-conference, in the EDOC short-papers and workshops’ proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the workshop.


Workshop chairs

  • Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Luís Ferreira Pires (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob (University of Twente, The Netherlands)


Workshop program committee

Colin Atkinson (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Mariano Belaunde (France Telecom R&D, France)
Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Clever Ricardo Guareis de Farias (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Roy Grønmo (SINTEF, Norway)
Slimane Hammoudi (ESEA, France)
Peter F. Linington (University of Kent, UK)
Oscar Pastor Lopez (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Richard Soley (Object Management Group, USA)
Antonio Vallecillo (University of Málaga, Spain)
Branimir Wetzstein (University of Stuttgart, Germany)