In software and in particular in model-driven engineering (MDE)  models play a pivotal role in the software development process. In the past two decades modeling languages as the UML were increasingly introduced both in the practice of software development and in universities' curricula. At the moment we have to conclude that MDE or the use of models in software development processes is not that widely applied as thought. In the companies on one hand systems are rarely being developed by using complete models, but rather with a set of diagrams, some informal notation only or just code- centric. On the other hand we see students struggle  in education with the complexity of modeling, and they seem not to be motivated to use modeling techniques. Therewith educators are continuing to rise the challenges in tradition of the first nine educators symposia.


The Educators' Symposium at MODELS 2014 addresses the challenges, techniques and best practices involved in teaching modeling technologies to software engineers at universities and software industries. Experience in teaching methods including presence courses, blended and distance learning and especially e-learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and game-based approaches are in demand. The New York Times confirmed the trend to e-learning approaches by naming 2012 The Year of the MOOC. Papers on all topics and ways related to the teaching of modeling including analysis, design as well as model transformation activities are of interest to the symposium. We ask for contributions related but not limited to the following issues: How do we teach modeling (analysis and design) in due consideration of cognitive aspects? How can we motivate computer science students to apply model-based or model-driven software development techniques in their development projects? What are useful online tools and e-learning concepts in teaching modeling? Are e-learning approaches suited at all due to the  ordinary “big solution space” of a modeling task? Are there experiences with/examples of game-based learning approaches and/or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? What is the best way for teaching modeling: before, after or intertwined with OO programming? Should we begin to teach modeling using a modeling tool or by pencil and paper? In the students' first software project covering the whole software life cycle: should we require a more rigid or an agile software development process? How can we measure the quality of students' software models?


Full Papers, not exceeding 10 pages in Springer LNCS style contribute research papers and experience reports in line with the topics of the 10th Educators' Symposium @ MODELS 2014. They present contributions in the field of MDE education or the use of models in software engineering education. Short Papers, not exceeding 4 pages in Springer LNCS style present position statements on modeling education and experiences, addressing the symposium's topics. These papers intend to stimulate discussions on teaching modeling at universities and in industries. In order to facilitate a comprehensive and open minded online decision on paper acceptance, all papers and reviews are accessible to all PC members (exempt those reporting a conflict of interest).  All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The paper selection process will be based on the novelty of the ideas or solutions, the impact of modeling in software development education, and relevance to the topics for the symposium.


All papers of the 10th Educators' Symposium @ MODELS 2014 will be published in CEUR. At least one author for each accepted paper must register for the symposium at the MODELS 2014 conference and present the paper.


All papers have to be submitted electronically in pdf format via Easychair.

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The Edudators Symposium chairs are: Birgit Demuth, TU Dresden, Germany Dave Stikkolorum, Leiden University, Netherlands They can be contacted here. The names of the Educators Symposium Selection Committee members can be found on the Committees Web Page.

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Jul 11 Jul 20 Submission Deadline (Extended)
Aug 22 Notification of acceptance
Sept 29 Educators Symposium