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UML'04 DocSym

[ Intro | Accepted Papers | Submission | Review Process | Dates | Committee | Contacts | Organization ]

Doctoral Symposium

7th International Conference on the
Unified Modeling Language

<<UML>> 2004

October 10, 2004



The UML'04 Doctoral Symposium is the first Doctoral symposium in the UML Conference series. The Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD Students working in areas related to UML and modeling in general. It will be held in parallel with the remaining workshops. It is a full-day workshop.

Selected students will have the opportunity to present and to discuss their research goals, methods and results within a constructive and international atmosphere. The symposium is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before submitting their dissertation, so that they can benefit from the Symposium discussions.


Time Session (click on paper name to obtain the pdf)
09:00 Opening Session
09:30 Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering
Isabel Brito
10:00 An Aspect Oriented Approach to Early Software Development
Y. Raghu Reddy
10:30 Coffee-break
11:00 Pervasive Systems Development with the Model Driven Architecture
Javier Muñoz
11:30 Integration of Security Patterns in Software Models based on Semantic Descriptions
Diego Ray
12:00 Plugging Active Mechanisms to Control Dynamic Aspects in UML
H.T. Al-Jumaily
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 A Standards-based UML-profile for message-based information dissemintation
Jörn Guy Süß
14:30 Visual Coordination Diagrams
David Safranek
15:00 A Systematic Approach to Testing UML Design Models
Trung Dinh-Trong
15:30 Coffee-break
16:00 Model and Function Driven Development
Ruth Raventós
16:30 Ontology-Driven Information Systems: Pruning and Refactoring of Ontologies
Jordi Conesa
17:00 Closing Session

Members of the Senior Programme Committee attending the workshop:
Fernando Brito e Abreu, Robert France, Friedrich Steimann and Belén Vela.

Submission Procedure

Each participant provided an abstract of his/her doctoral work. The abstract should not exceed 8 pages in the LNCS conference-proceedings style and should:

  • cleary formulate the research topic
  • outline the significant problems in the field and its current solutions
  • present any preliminary idea, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far
  • point out the contributions of his/her work

The abstracts were submitted electronically to


All submissions were in either in PDF or PS.

The topics were the same as those of the main conference. These topics included but were not restricted to:

  • model transformations
  • lessons learned from modeling
  • tool support for any aspect of modeling or model use
  • models in the development and maintenance process
  • model evaluation, formal or informal
  • metamodeling
  • model-driven engineering
  • semantics of modeling languages
  • domain-specific and concern-oriented modeling

Review process

Submissions were judged on originality, significance, technical merit, presentation quality and relevance to the conference topics. Each paper wasl be reviewed by, at least, two senior reviewers. 10 students were accepted for presenting their work at the Symposium. Participation is open to all submitters.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and made available on the World Wide Web.

Important dates

Hard Deadline for submission: June 21th
Notification of acceptance: August 9th
Hard Deadline for camera ready version: September 15th

Senior Program Committee

Fernando Brito e Abreu
João Araújo
Jean Bézivin
Robert France
Gonzalo Génova
Martin Gogolla
Heinrich Hussmann
Ivan Porres
Bran Selic
Friedrich Steimann
Ernest Teniente
Ambrosio Toval
Belén Vela


Any questions about the Doctoral Symposium should be addressed to


Workshop's Organizers

Marcus Alanen maalanen[at]abo.fi
Jordi Cabot jcabot[at]uoc.edu
Miguel Goulão miguel.goulao[at]di.fct.unl.pt
José Sáez jsaez[at]um.es
Devon Simmonds simmonds[at]CS.ColoState.EDU

(in all email addresses, "[at]" replaces "@", to prevent spam).




Last Update: September 23, 2004