Oslo opera house ACM/IEEE 13th International Conference on Model Driven
                Engineering Languages and Systems;
                Oslo, Norway; October 3-8, 2010 ACM IEEE

Ifi University of Oslo

esito The Research Council of Norway

Call for papers: Doctoral symposium


The goal of the Doctoral symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students can present their work in progress and to foster the role of MODELS as a premier venue for research in model-driven engineering. The symposium aims to support students by providing independent and constructive feedback about their already completed and, more importantly, planned research work.


The technical scope of the symposium covers all topics of MODELS 2010.


Submissions should describe research-in-progress that is meant to lead to a PhD dissertation. The submission should stick to the following structure, describing:
  • Problem: The technical problem the research intends to solve and why it is important and needs to be solved.
  • Related work: A review of the relevant related work with an explanation of how the proposed approach is different and which advantages it has.
  • Proposed solution: A description of the proposed solution and which other work (e.g., in the form of methods or tools) it depends on.
  • Expected contributions: A list of the expected contributions.
  • Current status: The current status of the work and how close to completion it is.
  • Plan for evaluation: A description of how it will be shown that the work does indeed solve the targeted problem.
Submissions are invited from PhD students who have settled on a PhD topic, but are still sufficiently far away from completion to be able to take full advantage of the given feedback (typically, this means that, at the time of the symposium, students should be at least one year away from completion). Submissions must be in English, no longer than six pages in the Springer LNCS style, and include a title and the full contact information of the author (name, email address, and postal address). Submissions must be made using EasyChair.

Review and evaluation

Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee using the following criteria:
  • Overall quality of the submission itself (e.g., clarity, precision (relative to the stage of the research), and adequacy of the problem statement, the solution description, the expected contributions, the plan for evaluation, and the review of related work).
  • Potential quality of the (completed and proposed) research (e.g., originality of solution and its impact) and its relevance to the MODELS community.

Important dates

Submission: June 28, 2010
Notification: July 26, 2010
Symposium: October 4, 2010

Program committee


  • Bernhard Schätz (fortiss Gmbh, Germany)
  • Brian Elvesæter (SINTEF, Norway)

For further information, please send your requests to models2010-docsymp@ifi.uio.no.

Last updated Thursday, 24-Jun-2010 15:42:51 CEST by models2010@ifi.uio.no.


  • January 24, 2011
    The conference proceedings are now available online as Springer LNCS 6394 and 6395.
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