Call for Papers

Metamodeling has proven to be an important and successful technology in a large variety of application areas such as (domain-specific) language definition, process definition, model transformation, data integration, and repositories. While these areas use more than one interpretation of the notion of “metamodeling”, and further alternatives exist, for instance regarding “multi-level domain modeling”, they are all based on the premise that there is value in explicitly modeling the definitions of artifacts to make these definitions flexible or the subject of further analysis. Even though a lot of progress has been made in clarifying the notion of “metamodeling”, supporting it with a range of different mechanisms, and applying it successfully in tools that provide end user value, much remains to be addressed and to be reported on.

The Journal on Software and Systems Modeling therefore invites original, high-quality submissions for its theme issue on “Metamodeling” to appear in 2007, focusing on topics related to metamodeling, including
  • foundations
      e.g., theory, principles, and definition of metamodeling
  • support
      e.g., mechanisms for creating and controlling metamodeling hierarchies
  • applications
      e.g., novel forms of reaping benefits from metamodeling
  • tools
      e.g., advances in supporting and/or applying metamodeling with tools


Thomas Kühne
Victoria University of Wellington


Robert France
Colorado State University

Bernhard Rumpe
Braunschweig University of Technology

Important Dates

Paper submission 01.04.2007
Notification 01.06.2007
Camera-ready version    01.08.2007

Submission Details

General Author Information

  • Papers must be written in a scientifically rigorous manner with adequate references to related work.
  • Submitted papers must not be simultaneously submitted in an extended form or in a shortened form to other journals or conferences. It is however possible to submit extended versions of previously published work if less than 75% of the content already appeared in a non-journal publication, or less than 40% in a journal publication. Please see the SoSyM Policy Statement on Plagiarism for further conditions.
  • Submitted papers do not need to adhere to a particular format or page limit, but should be prepared using font “Times New Roman” with a font size no smaller than 11 pt, and with 1.5 line spacing. Please consult the SoSyM author information for submitting papers.
  • Each paper will be reviewed by four reviewers.

Making a submission

  • Prepare your submission with either LaTeX or Word
    (corresponding packages are available).
  • Possible submission formats are:
    • Word (.doc, without macros)
    • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
    • PostScript (.ps, special fonts must be embedded)
    • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf, saved as readable in version 5.0, special fonts embedded)
  • Contact the editor with the title of your submission and the full list of authors.
  • Submit your work using the online submission system manuscript central:
    • In step 1, select “Special Section Paper” as the manuscript type
      and select “Dr. Bernhard Rumpe” as the “Editor-in-Chief” (EIC).
    • In step 4, add “Thomas Kuehne” (+ email address) as an editor
      and choose “Designate as Preferred Editor”.
    • In step 5, make sure field “Cover Letter” includes the line
      “Submission for Theme Issue on Metamodeling”.


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Word and LaTeX packages (.zip, 293 KB)


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