Call for Papers CMM 2011 Workshop to be held at CAiSE 2011 Conference

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


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.