[AISWorld] Deadline Extension: EMMSAD'2017

Iris Reinhartz-Berger iris at is.haifa.ac.il
Wed Mar 1 10:10:29 EST 2017

Apologies for Multiple postings....


Dear colleagues,

Due to requests, the deadline of EMMSAD'2017 has been extended. The new
dates are:

-        *Abstract submission (required): March 3rd, 2017*

-        *Paper submission: March 5th, 2017 *

Make sure to *hide author names and self citations* (as the review process
will be double blind) and to follow Springer LNBIP format.

For your convenience, the CFP is provided below.


Iris, Sergio, Wided, and Palash

International Conference on Evaluation and Modeling Methods for Systems
Analysis and development

The 22nd edition of the EMMSAD series, held in conjunction with CAiSE’17

12-13 June 2017, Essen, Germany


*Background and Aims:*

The field of information and software systems development has resulted in a
rich heritage of modelling methods and notations (e.g. ER, ORM, UML,
ArchiMate, EPC, BPMN, DEMO). This canon of methods and notations continuous
to be enriched with extensions, refinements, and even new languages, to
deal with new challenges. Even with some attempts to standardise (e.g. UML
for object-oriented software design, ArchiMate for enterprise architecture
modelling, and BPMN for business process modelling), new modelling methods
are constantly being introduced, especially in order to deal with emerging
trends such as compliance and regulations, cloud computing, big data,
business analytics, the internet of things, etc. These ongoing changes
significantly impact the way information and software systems, enterprises,
and business processes are being analysed and designed in practice.

Evaluation of modelling methods contributes to the knowledge and
understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge may guide
researchers towards the development of the next generation of modelling
methods and help practitioners select the modelling methods most
appropriate to their needs. A variety of empirical and non-empirical
evaluation approaches can be found in the literature: feature comparison,
meta-modelling, metrics, paradigmatic analyses, contingency identification,
ontological evaluation, surveys, laboratory and field experiments, case
studies, and action research. Yet, there is a paucity of such research in
the literature.

Moreover, the rapid pace of change, innovation, and adoption makes us deal
with digitalizing the world, competing with big data and advanced
analytics, joining the social matrix, deploying the Internet
of (all) Things, offering anything as a service, and automating knowledge
work. These introduce challenges to modeling as well: scalability, privacy,
security, and performance – to list a few, and may call for extending
existing modelling methods or developing new ones.

The EMMSAD conference focuses on evaluating, as well as exploring and
enhancing, modelling methods and techniques for the development of
information and software systems, enterprises, and business processes. The
objective of the EMMSAD conference series is to provide a forum for
researchers and practitioners interested in evaluation and modelling
methods for systems development to meet and exchange research ideas and
results. It also provides the participants an opportunity to present their
research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open


We solicit papers on topics included (but are not limited to) the following

·       Empirical studies of conceptual modelling

·       Evaluation and comparison of modelling languages, techniques and

·       Experiences in modelling

·       Quality and metrics of models

·       Evolution of modelling languages and related standards

·       Modelling languages and meta-modelling

-        Enterprise modelling

-        Requirements modelling

-        Analysis and design modelling

-        Development and deployment modelling

·       The process of modelling or modelling languages and tools

·       Integration of models

·       Methodologies and tools for modelling

·       Modelling and modelling languages in the context of evolving, and
new trends

-        Regulation & compliance

-        Business analytics

-        Big data

-        Distributed and cloud environments

-        Internet-of-Things

*Important Dates:*

* Abstract submissions (optional): 3rd February, 2017 *=> Required for
March 3rd*

* Full paper submissions: 1st March, 2017 *=> Extended to March 5th*

* Notification of acceptance: 27th March, 2017

* Camera-ready copies: 6th April, 2017

* Conference: 12-13th June 2017

*Submission & Publication:*

The working conference accepts long papers that report Completed Research
or Research-In-Progress and short papers reporting innovative ideas,
experience, or tools.

·       Completed research papers should not only discuss research
findings, but also the initial research objectives, the research
methodology used, as well as its appropriateness and its execution.

·       Research-in-progress papers report on research that is well under
way with preliminary results available at the time of the conference. These
papers should clearly identify the research objectives of the ongoing
research effort, the research methodology used, and the progress made

·       Idea papers may present completely new research approaches or
adaptation of existing approaches to new types of emerging challenges. The
papers should precisely describe the shortcomings of current methods, the
innovative aspects of the suggested approach, and its potential to make

·       Experience reports are expected to report on work done in a context
of a real-life organization. They should describe the practical goals of
the work, the organizational/business context, the methods or theories
used, and the lessons learnt.

·       Tool demonstration papers should be related to the conference
topics. They should include the research background and application
context, the key technologies used, the novelty of the tool, and its

Please use the following format for your submissions:

·       Long papers (Completed Research and Research-in-Progress) should
not exceed 15 pages (including references and appendices).

·       Short papers (idea papers, experience reports, and tool
demonstration) should not exceed 8 pages (including references and
appendices). The presentation of these papers may take an interactive form
(e.g., a poster or a demo session).

·       Only electronic submissions in PDF format, and in Springer's LNBIP
style (See http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0), will
be accepted. Both the recommended abstract and the full paper should be
submitted using the conference management system available at:

The proceedings with the accepted papers will be published in *Springer's
LNBIP series*.

Top papers will be invited to submit an extended and enhanced version for
consideration for publication in *SoSyM – Software and System Modelling



Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel

Sérgio Guerreiro, Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa,

Wided Guédria, Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology - LIST,

Palash Bera, Saint Louis University, USA

Advisory committee:

John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Henderik A. Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology - LIST,
Luxembourg, and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands


·       Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE). As
of 2007, EMMSAD is officially linked on an ongoing basis to the CAiSE
conference series.

·       International Federation for Information Processing Working Group
8.1 (IFIP WG 8.1). Sponsor since 1997.

·       Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on
Systems Analysis and Design (AIS-SIGSAND). Sponsor since 2005

·       Enterprise Architecture Network. Sponsor since 2009.

·       The ORM Foundation. Sponsor since 2009.

·       The Enterprise Engineering Team. Sponsor since 2010.

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