<<UML>> 2003


Model Driven Architecture in the Specification, Implementation and Validation of Object-oriented Embedded Systems

Workshop at <<UML>> 2003

October 21, 2003

San Francisco, California, USA

Workshop overview

Workshop program (NEW: some papers made available)


Call for position papers


Format of the workshop

Important dates



The latest OMG initiative (already two years old), called MDA -- for "Model Driven Architecture" - puts forward the idea that the growing complexity of software systems and the rapid rate of change in technology can be more effectively tackled by making models the primary focus of development. Modeling abstractions enable the separation of platform-independent concerns from platform-specific concerns, thus allowing developers to better manage changes in technology. The OMG has initiated activities (e.g. MOF 2.0) to promote the development and use of technologies that pave the way for the use of MDA in industry.

A significant feature of the MDA paradigm is the support it gives engineers for building application models that can be conveniently ported to new, emerging technologies - implementation languages, middleware, etc.- with minimal effort and risk.

In the distributed embedded real-time system area, the model-based development paradigm is gaining attention and there is a growing awareness of the benefits that can be reaped. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, academicians, engineers and other practitioners to debate the advantages and drawbacks of applying model driven architecture to distributed embedded systems, and relate and discuss MDA experiences.

This workshop is part of a series of workshops on object-oriented (OO) approaches to developing distributed embedded real-time system (SIVOOES 2000 and SIVOES'2001 at ECOOP, FDTRT'2000 , CIUML 2001 and SIVOES-MONA 2002 at UML).


The workshop aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to consider software engineering issues related to applying UML in distributed embedded system development in a lodel driven architecture. The following is a partial list of topics that are expected to be covered by the workshop:


The participation to the workshop is on an invitation basis. In order to participate please send a position paper to Sébastien Gérard via email. The paper should not exceed 10 pages (10 pt., single space) and should be in one of the following file formats: plain text, postscript, pdf or word. Accepted submissions will be placed on the workshop web site and will be published in the Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS) published on the web by Elsevier as an electronic companion to the journal Theoretical Computer Science in a volume dedicated to the UML 2003 workshops.


A workshop is not a sequence of lectures. Therefore, every participant should actively contribute to the discussions during the workshop. The workshop will consist of two parts.

First, the workshop organizers will select 2 or 3 of the submitted position papers to introduce the workshop subject and initiate discussions. In the second part, separate focus groups will be formed to investigate individual topics. The set of topics will be provided by the organizers to all participants prior to the workshop to allow preparation for the discussions. Each working group will then summarize their conclusions and will present them to the plenary group at the conclusion of the workshop.


Submission deadline: 15 August 2003

Notification date: 10 September 2003

Workshop date: 20 or 21 October 2003


Sébastien GERARD (CEA, France, Sebastien.Gerard@cea.fr )
Robert FRANCE (Colorado State University, USA, france@CS.ColoState.EDU)
Ileana OBER (VERIMAG, France, ileana.ober@imag.fr )
Laurent RIOUX (THALES Research and Technology, France, laurent.rioux@thalesgroup.com )


Last updated: Oct-15, 2003