Model-Based Software Engineering


Special Track

in the Twentieth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'08)



Hotel Sofitel, San Francisco Bay, USA, July 1 – 3, 2008

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The amount of information contained in a software implementation usually far exceeds our ability to comprehend it. We need high-level abstract descriptions, or models, to document, communicate, reason about, verify, and reuse software designs.


This special track on Model-Based Software Engineering (MBSE) in SEKE08 is established to provide a forum for researchers and industry practitioners to discuss Model-Based Software Engineering issues, challenges and needs, and exchange new ideas and solutions as well as practice experience.


The topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

·        Metamodeling frameworks and languages

·        Domain-specific and reusable model development

·        Models of software behavior

·        Visual notation for MBSE

·        Model-based requirements analysis

·        Model-based approach to COTS systems, SOA-based systems

·        Techniques for supporting model interchange between tools (e.g., model transformation)

·        Approaches for code generation from software models

·        Model-based software testing, verification, and validation

·        Model-based evolution of software systems

·        The role of ontology in MBSE

·        Knowledge- and semantic-preserving transformations between models and metamodels

·        Case studies and empirical studies showing success or failure of MBSE usage




·        Paper submission due: March 16, 2008 (FIRM)

·        Notification of acceptance: TBA

·        Camera-ready copy: May 7, 2008

·        Conference: July 1 – 3, 2008




Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL:


Please use Internet Explorer as the browser, and select the paper type “Model-Based Software Engineering”. Each manuscript must include a 200-word long abstract, and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (including figures and references).




Mikhail Auguston, ( ), Naval Postgraduate School, USA

Barrett Bryant, (, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Jeff Gray, (, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Rajeev Raje, (, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA


Program Committee Members:


Swapan Bhattacharya, (, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India

Alan Hartman, ( ), IBM Haifa Research, Israel

Clinton Jeffery, ( ), University of Idaho, USA

Frederic Jouault,  ( ), University of Nantes/INRIA, France

Audris Kalnins, ( ), University of Latvia, Latvia

Vinay Kulkarni, ( ), Tata Research, India

Shih-Hsi Liu, ( ), California State University at Fresno, USA
Alfonso Pierantonio, ( ), University of L’Aquila , Italy

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, ( ), MetaCase, Finland

Mark Trakhtenbrot, ( ), Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

Laurence Tratt, ( ), Bournemouth University, UK

Antonio Vallecillo, ( ), University of Malaga, Spain

Franz Wotawa, ( ), Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria

Jing Zhang, ( ), Motorola Research, USA