International Workshop on Conceptualization of Modelling Methods (CMM)

                                                  To be held in conjunction with
23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2011)
                                                      London 20-24 June 2011

Download CMM 2011 Call for Papers in pdf

Workshop Description

A growing number of groups around the world design their individual modelling methods, in addition to existing standard ones for a variety of application domains. Modelling methods provide the necessary concepts capable to capture relevant domain knowledge in terms of models that describe relevant aspects of the application domain. The construction of useful modelling methods is a complex task and requires high effort particularly when the entire spectrum of a method, ranging from language artefacts and a dedicated process to functionality in terms of platform mechanisms (e.g., comparison, composition, translation etc.) is addressed during development.
Today, different approaches, guidelines and practices for the development of modelling methods are available and promoted by different communities in research as well as practice. This workshop concentrates on the conceptualization, i.e., early development phases down to the actual implementation of modelling methods and how contemporary meta-modelling concepts and modern platforms address challenges that arise during a holistic modelling method life-cycle. In this way, the aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners mainly from two areas:
* In developing and applying modelling methods in arbitrary application domains
* In dealing with method engineering on meta-modelling platforms

Workshop Topics

Relevant workshop topics include theoretical, empirical and/or case-based exploration of (meta-) modelling concepts, modelling methods and methodologies for different application domains as well as topics concerning the concrete realization of theoretical method specifications based on meta-modelling platforms. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceptual foundations for modelling method development / engineering
  • Meta-modelling concepts and method engineering
  • Approaches to conceptualize, design and implement modelling methods for different application domains
  • Modelling method life-cycle design and management
  • Experience reports in and guidelines for realizing and using modelling methods and tools
  • Modularization of modelling methods
  • Modelling method extension, (de-)composition, variability
  • Reusable assets in modelling method development / engineering
  • Meta-modelling platforms and languages
  • Repository-based infrastructure for modelling methods and models

Important Dates

Extended paper submission deadline:  2nd of March 2011

Paper submission deadline:                    25th of February 2011
Notification of acceptance:                           21st of March 2011
Notification of acceptance:                           14th of March 2011
Camera-ready paper submission:                30th of March 2011 (hard deadline)


We invite prospective authors to submit papers in any of the workshop topics. Papers submitted to CMM 2011 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. Submitted papers must comply with the Springer LNBIP formatting rules and must not exceed 15 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). Further authoring instructions are available at:

Submissions not conforming to the LNBIP format, exceeding 15 pages, or being obviously out of the scope of the workshop, will be rejected without review. Online submission of your workshop paper is handled by EasyChair:

Accepted papers will be published in the CAiSE 2011 workshop proceedings and selected best workshop papers will be published at the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design.


Programm Committee Chairs
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Responsible for organisation and communication
Alexander Bergmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Elena-Teodora Miron, University of Vienna, Austria
Lidia López, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
E-mail: come[at]openmodels[dot]at

Programm Committee

Ahmad Abdollahzadeh Barfourosh, Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran
Tony Clark, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Rébecca Deneckère, Université Paris, France
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Roxana Giandini, National University of La Plata, Argentina
Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Renata S. S. Guizzardi, Federal University of Esprito Santo, Brazil
Yoshinori Hara, Kyoto University, Japan
Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Heinrich Mayr, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Razvan Petrusel, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Alfonso Pierantonio, Università degli Studi dell` Aquila, Italy
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Gianna Reggio, Università di Genova, Italy
Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Michal Smialek, Warsaw Univeristy of Technology, Poland
Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada



Extended Paper Submission Deadline

The deadline for submitting papers to CMM2011 has been extended to March 2, 2011.

CAiSE 2011 Working Conferences and Workshops Schedule

The schedule for CAiSE 2011 workshops is now available. We will announce the detailed program for the CMM2011 workshop soon.

Keynote Speaker

We are proud that John Mylopoulos agreed to give a keynote speech at CMM2011 workshop!

Notification for CMM workshop acceptance

We are happy to announce that our CMM workshop proposal has been accepted by the upcoming CAiSE 2011 conference ;)

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