[XML-SIG] [CFP:] UML'2003

Jean-Michel BRUEL Jean-Michel.Bruel@univ-pau.fr
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:42:45 +0100

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                           Call for Papers
                 Sixth International Conference on
               UML - Modeling Languages and Applications

                October 20-24, 2003, San Francisco, USA


The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has rapidly become the
`lingua-franca' of the software community, both in industry and
academia. In doing so it has focused attention on the modeling
process, whether with languages inside or outside the UML family. The
UML series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of
innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to modeling.

UML 2003 will include conference papers, workshops, tutorials and a
tool exhibition. We invite three kinds of papers; although the lengths
vary, each accepted paper will be allocated the same length slot in
the conference programme.

RESEARCH PAPERS describing innovative research on any aspect of

SHORT EXPERIENCE PAPERS describing experience of significant
application of modeling. Such papers will be judged by the quality of
their contribution to industrial best-practice (rather than to the
body of research knowledge).

SHORT TOOL PAPERS describing innovative work on modeling-related
tools. Such papers may concern tools with any licensing model
(e.g. commercial or open source). They will be judged on their
interest to the modeling community, and on the contribution they make
to future tool-building within it.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- lessons learned from modeling
- tool support for any aspect of modeling or model use
- models in the development and maintenance process
- model evaluation, formal or informal
- meta-modeling
- model-driven engineering
- semantics of modeling languages
- domain-specific and concern-oriented modeling.

Papers concerning modeling languages other than UML are welcome, but
authors must bear in mind that their readers will, in general, be most
familiar with UML.

Hard Deadline for Abstracts      08 April 2003
Hard Deadline for Submissions    15 April 2003
Notification to Authors          24 June  2003
Final Version of Accepted Papers 29 July  2003

Paper Submissions: Submit your manuscript electronically in Postscript
or PDF using the Springer LNCS style. Full papers should be 10-15
pages in length, short papers 2-4 pages. Full details, including more
specific guidelines on the preparation of papers, can be found on the
conference website. Papers will undergo a thorough process of review
by a programme committee comprising leading experts from academia and
industry; however, papers which are too long may be rejected without
review. Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS
series. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

Workshop and Tutorial Submissions: 

Proposals for advanced tutorials and workshops are requested: 
details of the proposal process are on the conference website.
Important dates are listed below.

Workshop deadline for submissions: 21 April 2003
Workshop notification of acceptance: 30 April 2003

Tutorial deadline for submissions: 29 June 2003
Tutorial notification of acceptance: 20 July 2003
Tutorial notes camera-ready copy deadline: 21 September 2003

See the conference website http://www.umlconference.org for details.


General Chair           Grady Booch, USA
Conference Chair        Jon Whittle, USA
Programme Chair         Perdita Stevens, UK
Workshop Chair          Ana Moreira, Portugal
Tutorial Chair          Joao Araujo, Portugal
Local Arrangements      Sherif Yacoub, USA
Publicity Chairs        Geri Georg, USA and Jean-Michel Bruel, France