Call for Educators Symposium Papers

Call for Papers: Educators Symposium

In today’s technological environment, models play a major role in understanding business needs, in requirements elicitation, and in software development. To facilitate these activities, in the past decades many modeling languages such as URN (for requirements), BPMN (for business process modeling) and the UML (for software development) were introduced both in the academia and in practice. Nevertheless, the use of these models and modeling languages is limited. Arguably, a contributory factor limiting the use of modeling is the lack of appropriate educational resources.

To better understand the gaps and to propose solutions for the existing problems, the 12th Educators Symposium at MODELS 2016 aims at addressing the challenges, techniques and best practices involved in teaching modeling technologies to various stakeholders. In particular, we are interested in topics related to (but not limited to) the following:

  • Topics to be included in modeling education and at what stages.
  • Tool support for teaching modeling.
  • Challenges in teaching modeling:
    • Weaving modeling courses into distance learning environment.
    • How to engage students into modeling?
    • Use of appropriate and novel assessment techniques.
    • Use of appropriate and novel modeling technologies to enrich the student experience.
    • Ensuring that theory and practice are balanced in modeling teaching.
    • Exploiting innovative teaching methods in order to enhance the student learning experience.
    • Exploiting effective learning and teaching mechanisms for distance learning.
    • How to teach modeling in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?
  • Research methods in modeling education.
  • Practitioner viewpoint on modeling education.
  • Use of case studies or explicative examples to teach modeling.
  • Teaching global or open source software engineering modeling.


Papers have to present original content. Previously published papers or papers accepted or under review for other publications are ineligible for submission to the Educators Symposium 2016. Papers must be in pdf format, written in English, and formatted according to LNCS formatting guidelines available at:

Full Papers are expected to contribute research and experience reports and must be no longer than 8 pages.

Short Papers are expected to present position statements addressing the symposium’s topics. These papers intend to stimulate discussions on teaching modeling at universities and in industry and must not exceed 5 pages.

All papers have to be submitted electronically in pdf format via Easychair at:

All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The paper selection process will be based on the novelty of the ideas or solutions, the impact of modeling in software development education, and relevance to the topics of the symposium.


All papers of the 12th Educators Symposium @ MODELS 2016 will be published in CEUR. At least one author for each accepted paper must register for the symposium at the MODELS 2016 conference by the early registration deadline and present the paper at the symposium. Failure to do so will result in the paper being withdrawn from the proceedings.

Important Dates

July 10, 2016 Abstract submission
July 17, 2016 Paper submission
August 14, 2016 Acceptance Notification
September 1, 2016 Camera Ready
(TBD) October 2, 3, or 4, 2016 Educators Symposium


  • Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy (
  • Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Canada (

Program Committee

  • Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Michel Chaudron, Chalmers & Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
  • Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden
  • Peter Clarke, Florida International University, USA
  • Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA
  • Martin Gogolla, Universität Bremen, Germany
  • Jennifer Horkoff, City University London, UK
  • Gerti Kappel, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
  • Stephan Krusche, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Tim Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Grischa Liebel, Chalmers & Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
  • Richard Paige, University of York, UK
  • Alfonso Pierantonio, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy and Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden
  • Dave Stikkolorum, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
  • Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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