Track 8: Modeling and Development Methods

This track invites research contributions in the areas of conceptual modeling of information systems and development methods of complex software systems. Conceptual modeling aims at analyzing and designing information systems jointly with the organizational action system. Therefore, conceptual modeling of information systems encompasses different perspectives such as the analysis of business processes, the static description of information structures (in the form of data or object models), the representation of relevant aspects of corporate strategy or architecture of information systems. Research on conceptual modelling and development methods aims to develop and evaluate modelling languages and modelling methods. Other research topics include among others: Creation of reference models for selected domains, design of generic architectural models and development of modelling tools. Conceptual models also form the basis for development methods that are used for the design, implementation and deployment of corporate information systems.

The program committee invites submission of original papers. Submissions must not be previously published elsewhere or be otherwise already subjectto review. It is expected that the submissions are based on sound methodical, theoretical, conceptual-analytical and, where appropriate, hermeneutic and/or behaviouristic approaches (e. g. case study-based research). Submissions may not have been submitted or be under consideration elsewhere and must constitute original work.


Submissions may include manuscripts on the following topics (non-exhaustive list):

  • Business Process Modeling and Enterprise Modeling

  • Modeling languages, Domain-Specific Modeling Languages (DSML), Meta Modeling

  • Modelling techniques, Software development methods, Method Engineering

  • Enterprise Architectures, Information system architectures, Reference Models

  • Modeling and analysis tools, Models@run.time

  • Cooperative and collaborative modeling, Open Models

  • Model-based software development methods, component-based software development

  • Approaches to software development, generative approaches, agile development methodologies, software product lines

  • Process models for the development and design of information systems

  • Modeling and development of very large business applications (VLBA)

  • Modeling, specification and prediction of system properties

Track Chairs

Prof. Dr. Stefan Strecker, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Klaus Turowski, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany

Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Jörg Becker, University Münster, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jörg Desel, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eicker, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Gregor Engels, University Paderborn, Germany
Prof. Dr. Werner Esswein, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Frank, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jung, University St. Gallen, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Karagiannis, University Wien, Austria
Prof. Dr. Peter Loos, Saarland University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Heinrich C. Mayr, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Prof. Dr. Andreas OberweisKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Dr. Elmar Sinz, University Bamberg, Germany