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                                    FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS


Model-Driven Web Engineering 2007 (MDWE’07)

at ICWE 2007
Como, Italy, July 16-20

Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD) advocates the use of models and 
model transformations as the key artefacts in all phases of development, 
from system specification and analysis, to design and testing. Each 
model usually addresses one concern, independently from the rest of the 
issues involved in the construction of the system. Thus, the basic 
functionality of the system can be separated from its final 
implementation; the business logic can be separated from the underlying 
platform technology, etc. The transformations between models enable the 
automated implementation of a system right from the different models 
defined for it.

Web Engineering is a specific domain in which Model-Driven Software 
Development (MDSD) can be successfully applied. Existing model-based Web 
engineering approaches already provide excellent methods and tools for 
the design and development of most kinds of Web applications. They 
address different concerns using separate models (navigation, 
presentation, workflows, etc.) and come with model compilers that 
produce most of the application’s Web pages and logic based on these 
models. However, most of these Web Engineering proposals do not fully 
exploit all the potential benefits of MDSD, such as complete platform 
independence, model transformation, and metamodelling.

Recently, the MDA initiative has introduced a new approach for 
organizing the design of an application into different models so 
portability, interoperability and reusability can be obtained through 
architectural separation of concerns. MDA covers a wide spectrum of 
topics and issues (MOF-based metamodels, UML profiles, model 
transformations, modelling languages and tools, etc.). In another camp, 
Software Factories provide concepts and resources for the model-based 
design of complex applications. At the same time, we see a trend towards 
the incorporation of emerging technologies like the Semantic Web and 
(Semantic) Web Rule Languages, which aim at fostering application 
interoperability. However, the effective integration of all these 
techniques with the already existing model-based Web Engineering 
approaches is still unresolved.

The workshop will provide – in the same way as the previous MDWE´05 and 
MDWE'06 did – a discussion forum where researchers and practitioners on 
model-driven development of Web applications can meet, disseminate and 
exchange ideas and problems, identify some of the key issues related to 
these topics, and explore together possible solutions and future works.

* Topics for the workshop

The main goal of this workshop is to offer a forum to exchange 
experiences and ideas related to model-driven software development in 
the Web Engineering field. Accordingly, we will invite submissions from 
both academia and industry about any of the following topics of interest:

· Model Driven Architecture (MDA) in the context of Web application 
· Other model-driven approaches (e.g., Software Factories) for the 
development of Web systems
· Potential problems or limitations of MDSD in Web Engineering
· Metamodels for model-driven approaches used for Web application 
· UML profiles for Web applications
· Web systems software architecture modelling in MDSD approaches
· Model-driven code generation for Web applications
· Model transformations in the context of model-driven approaches used 
for Web application development
· Model-to-model and model-to-code transformations
· Model transformation languages
· Interoperability models for Web applications and resources (Web pages, 
Web services, portlets,
distributed components, etc.)
· Tools for model-driven Web development
· Model-driven quality analysis of Web applications
· Maintenance, evolution and management of model-driven generated Web 
· Model-driven approaches to design distributions aspects in Web systems
· Use of Semantic Web-based approaches in model-driven Web design

* Submission Format and Procedure

Paper submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS guidelines 
and must not be longer than 15 (fifteen) pages and include the authors’ 
name, affiliation, and contact details. They should be submitted using 
the EasyChair review system through the MDWE’07 Workshop website 
( before April 7, 2007. All submissions 
will be formally reviewed by at least two reviewers. Authors will be 
notified of acceptance by May 13, 2007 and camera-ready versions of the 
workshop papers need to be due on May 30, 2007. At least one author of 
accepted papers should register for the conference and participate in 
the workshop. Workshop proceedings will be published with ISSN, both in 
paper and electronically. Workshop papers will be made available on-line 
to the participants at least one week before the workshop. In addition, 
the best papers will be invited to send an extended version of the paper 
to a journal in a special issue on the topic on Model-Driven Web 

* Important Dates

Paper submission: April 14, 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 13, 2007
Camera-ready version due: May 30, 2007
Workshop date: July 16 - 20, 2007

* Workshop Organizers

Antonio Vallecillo, ETSI Informática, University of Málaga, Spain
Nora Koch, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München and FAST GmbH, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and Technische 
Universiteit Eindhoven,The Netherlands

* Program Committee

Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jean Bézivin, University of Nantes, France
Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Piero Fraternalli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Jaime Gómez, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Gerti Kappel, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Esperanza Marcos, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Mulhouse, France
Alfonso Pierantonio, Universita di L'Aquila, Italy
Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, LIFIA, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina
Hans-Albrecht Schmidt, FH Konstanz, Germany

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