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Model-driven Software Development (MDSD) and Software Migration are two different approaches that had been under research separately. In recent years, researchers found interesting analogies between both fields.

While model-driven approaches aim at transforming assets between different levels of abstraction, software migration aims at converting legacy systems into new technologies without changing functionality. Here, software migration can benefit from model-driven approaches by using the techniques to abstract, transform and concretize legacy systems again.

However, both fields of research are not yet entirely understood. Neither is the combination of both fields examined very well. The MDSM workshop will bring together latest research in the field of model-driven software migration approaches.

Goals and Topics

The MDSM workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of model-driven approaches supporting software migration to present and discuss state-of-the-art techniques as well as real-world experiences to stimulate further model-driven migration research activities.

The scope of the MDSM workshop includes, but is not restricted to, the following topics:

  • Modeling languages, query languages and transformation languages
  • Domain Specific Languages for software migration
  • Model-integration in repositories
  • Model-driven architecture reconstruction or migration
  • Model-driven code migration
  • Software migration by transforming legacy code
  • Model-driven software renovation
  • Tools and methods for model-driven migration
  • Design patterns for model-driven software migration
  • Experience reports


The MDSM full-day workshop will be held during the CSMR 2011 main conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The workshop sessions will consist of

  • 2 paper sessions (with 2 papers each) with plenty of time for discussions
  • 1 project session presenting 3 projects in the context of model-driven software migration

Prior to the MDSM workshop, all MDSM attendees are invited to listen to the key note talk of the SQM workshop.


In addition to full papers, position papers and discussion papers of work-in-progress are welcome. Workshop papers will be published online on with ISSN and will be distributed to the conference participants via USB stick. All papers must be in English and are to be submitted online in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format via the CSMR-MDSM submission site. They have to adhere to the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. Full papers may not exceed four pages. Exceeding submissions will be rejected without review.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: December 17, 2010
Paper submission: January 5, 2011
Notification of acceptance: January 21, 2011
Camera-ready paper submission: February 4, 2011
Workshop date: March 1, 2011


Workshop Chairs:

Program Committee:

  • Andy Schürr, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Anthony Cleve, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) Lille, France
  • Bernhard Rumpe, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany
  • Dragang Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Filippo Ricca, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
  • Harry Sneed, Central European University Budapest, Hungary & Universität Passau, Universität Regensburg, Germany
  • Heinz Züllighoven, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Jaques Klein, Université du Luxembourg
  • Jorge Ressia, Universität Bern, Switzerland
  • Jürgen Ebert, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Klaus Krogmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Rainer Gimnich, IBM Frankfurt, Germany
  • Rocco Oliveto, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • Romain Robbes, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Steffen Becker, Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Tudor Girba, Universität Bern, Switzerland


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