The System Analysis and Modeling (SAM) conference provides an open arena for participants from academia and industry to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in modeling, specification and analysis of distributed, communication and real-time systems using ITU-T’s Specification and Description Language (SDL) and Message Sequence Charts (MSC), as well as related system design languages (including but not limited to UML, ASN.1, TTCN, SysML and URN).
As in previous editions, SAM 2016 will be co-located with the MODELS 2016. The SAM conference originates from the use of languages and techniques for telecommunications applications, whereas MODELS has a background in the application of UML. However, UML is also used for telecommunications, and the languages standardized by ITU‑T (ASN.1, SDL‑2010, MSC, TTCN‑3, URN) are also used for other applications. The MODELS 2016 conference week is a unique opportunity to attend both of these events with overlapping domains of interest.
Scope and Topics
The 2016 edition of the conference is under the theme of Technology-specific aspects of Models. This theme includes domain-specific aspects of models and peculiarities of using models for different technologies, including, but not limited to the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive software, cloud applications, and embedded software. Moreover, we encourage people to consider publishing information about the usage of models for different purposes and the combination with different software engineering technologies, including, but not limited to software testing, requirements engineering, and automated code generation.
In addition to our theme, contributions were invited from a broader range of topics from the following non-exhaustive list:
Models and quality:
- models quality assurance; quality of models and model artefacts; design of reusable models artefacts; reuse of model artefacts; characteristics of model quality.
- domain-specific languages and language extensions; standardization of language profiles; evolution of language standards; modular language design; semantics; evaluation of languages; languages for real-time systems; performance and other non-functional properties.
- systems engineering; analysis and transformation of models; verification and validation of models; simulation; systematic testing based on and applied to models; tool support.
- Using Specification and Description Language, Message Sequence Charts, UML, SysML, ASN.1, TTCN‑3, User Requirements Notation, and related languages.
- Industrial usage reports; experiences from education; domain-specific applicability (e.g., in automotive, aerospace, telecommunication, process automation and healthcare); methodologies for applications.
- Application reports should focus on what is effective (and ineffective) in applying a technique preferably backed up by some measurements. A report should not just describe an implementation, though new application areas are of interest.
Location, Venue and Registration
SAM 2016 will be held in Saint-Malo, France on October 3rd – 4th 2016. The conference will be co-located with the MODELS 2016. Registration is via http://models2016.irisa.fr/registration/, but check the particular details for SAM2016 Registration and Venue.
Submission and Publications
The conference papers will be published in the well-known Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science. Submissions had to be previously unpublished, written in English, and use the LNCS style as described in the LNCS Author and Editor Guidelines. Authors were strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX version of the template. Papers accepted or under review for other events were ineligible for submission to SAM 2016. Submissions and accepted papers are full papers describing original, unpublished results (max. 16 pages in LNCS style). Page limits include illustrations, bibliography and appendices.
The SAM 2016 Program Committee evaluated the technical contributions of each submission as well as its accessibility to the audience. Papers were judged based on significance, originality, substance, correctness, and clarity.
Requirements for authors
Accepted papers have to be presented by one of the authors at SAM2016.