10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
12 - 16, June 2008            Barcelona, Spain
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The 4th International Workshop on
Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems
(MDEIS 2008)
12-13 June, 2008 - Barcelona - Spain
In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008)

Luís Ferreira Pires
CTIT, Univ. of Twente,
The Netherlans

Slimane Hammoudi
ESEO, Angers

Background and Goals
The Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) is an approach to the development of IT systems fostered by the Object Management Group (OMG) that separates the specification of the system functionality from its implementation on a particular platform. A common pattern of MDA development is to define a platform-independent model (PIM) of a system, and to apply (parameterised) transformations to this PIM to obtain one or more platform-specific models (PSMs). In this context, PIMs are reusable models that consolidate the application development effort. Furthermore, MDA advocates the use of OMG core technology, especially the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and MOF-compliant languages such as UML and CWM. The potential benefits of MDA are reduction on development costs, improvement of software quality, reduction of maintenance costs and the support for controlled evolution of IT systems. MDA has been applied in many application areas, such as real-time and embedded systems, and telecommunication systems, and, more recently, to the development and integration of enterprise information systems. The goal of this workshop is to bring together people working on MDA techniques and tools, and applying them on enterprise information systems, so that they can exchange their experience with the use of MDA, create new ideas, evaluate and improve MDA and spread its use. This year, we continue to encourage the combined application of MDA and emerging technologies, such as the Semantic Web, Semantic Web services, Ontologies and knowledge representation techniques.

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

• Applications of MDA in EIS
• PIM and PSM metamodels for EIS Model-Driven Specification Engineering Process
• Domain Specific Languages (DSL)
• Model Transformation Languages and Tools
• Mapping, Matching and Transformation Techniques
• Applying MDA to Databases
• Applying MDA to Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
• Business Process Modelling and MDA
• Applying MDA to reverse-engineering and software maintenance within the EIS context
• Application of MDA for Management of heterogeneous IT Environments
• Modelling and Simulation (M&S) of MDA applications
• Automatic Mapping Tools: theory and implementation
• J2EE and dotNET in the MDA context for building EIS
• MDA adoption in EIS: barriers and solutions
• MDA and Service-Oriented Architectures
• MDA and Semantic Web
• MDA and Semantic Web services
• MDA and Ontologies or other knowledge representation techniques

Format of the Workshop
The workshop will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations of previously submitted papers that went through a double peer review process. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book.

Submission of Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex format) are available at the ICEIS web site. Papers should be submitted online through the online submission system.
All accepted papers will be published in workshop proceedings book with an ISBN#, which will be printed by INSTICC Press. The proceedings will be available at the time of the workshop.

Keynote Lecture
- Jean-Marie Favre (University of Grenoble, LIG, France)
  Title: Engineering the Power of Babel through Community Engineering and Software Language Engineering

Important Dates
Paper Submission: Deadline Expired
Author Notification: Deadline Expired
Final Camera-Ready and Registration: Deadline Expired

Workshop Program Committee
João Paulo A. Almeida (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
Jerome Delatour (ESEO, France)
Jeffrey G. Gray (Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, U.S.A.)
Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom, Germany)
Nicolas Guelfi (Univ. du Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Sune Jakobsson (Telenor, Norway)
Jing Liu (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China)
Denivaldo Lopes (Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil)
Valérie Monfort (Univ. de Paris I, Sorbonne, France)
Raul Romero (University of Cordoba, Spain)
Marten van Sinderen (Univ. of Twente, Netherlands)
Richard Mark Soley (OMG, U.S.A.)
Tarja Systä (Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland)
Andreas Tolk (Old Dominion University Norfolk, U.S.A.)
Antonio Vallecillo (Univ. de Málaga, Spain)

Workshop Location
The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008) in Barcelona - Spain.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by April 14, 2008, the paper will not be published in the proceedings. For registering go to http://www.iceis.org

ICEIS 2008 Secretariat - The Fourth International Workshop on Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems (MDEIS-2008)
E-mail: workshops@iceis.org
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 

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