The term Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is used to refer to software development approaches in which models are the primary development artifacts. A model is created for a specific purpose and contains only information needed to fulfill its purpose. One can expect that the development of a complex system will involve the creation and manipulation of many models, where each model describes an aspect of the system under development. From this perspective, the design process can be characterized as a (partially automatable) weaving of these aspects into a detailed design model. There is a growing research community that is interested in developing modeling techniques that leverage work in the areas of Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) and MDE. AOSD research aims to provide better support for separating interdependent concerns while MDE research aims to provide better support for the use of models as the primary artifacts of development. Development approaches that leverage work in these two areas are more likely to provide effective support for managing software complexity.
This special issue aims to present high-quality papers that reflect state-of-the-art research on development approaches that leverage MDE and AOSD techniques. Authors are invited to submit papers that focus on methodologies, techniques, tools, and processes that support the integrated use of AOSD and MDE techniques.
The following are some of the topic areas that the special issue plans to cover:
Original manuscripts should follow LNCS formatting guidelines, and should be submitted as PDF or zipped
PostScript files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each submission will be reviewed by, at least, three referees
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA.
Jean-Marc Jezequel, Irisa (INRIA & University of Rennes), France.
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2007
First Round Review Notification: February 28, 2008
Re-Submission Revised Papers: April 30, 2008
Second Round Review Notification: June 15, 2008
Submission of the Camera Ready: July 15, 2008
Special issue's publication: late 2008 or early 2009