The purpose of the Midwest
Software Engineering Conference is
to bring together practitioners, educators, and researchers
in software engineering to present the current practices
and experiences, the emerging technologies, and the
latest research findings in software engineering.
The objective for this conference is to provide attendees
with topics that integrate practical experiences with
current research and emerging trends in software productivity
improvement. The conference will feature a number
of tracks that focus on the pressing issues facing
the software industry today.
MSEC Program Committee is pleased to announce
that this year keynote speaker will be Dr.
Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer for the Object Management
Group (OMG). Dr. Soley will present "Model
Driven Architecture: Three Years On".
are currently soliciting paper submissions from
both industry and academia in the following
The Business of Software Development
Driven Architecture: Three Years On
is expensive to build, and more expensive
to maintain and integrate; worse, the
moment it's created it's a legacy that
must be integrated with everything else
that comes afterward. Getting past this
problem once and for all will require
some way to move up a level to designs
that allow implementation on many platforms,
as implementation infrastructure changes.
Modeling is an obvious way to move to
a meta-design level, but nearly all modeling
methods have previously been focused primarily
on the requirements analysis and software
design stages of development-the tip of
the iceberg. Model Driven Architecture
(MDA) extends models to system implementation,
long-term maintenance and most importantly
integration of applications.
The initial vision statement for the OMG's
MDA Initiative was released in September
2000, with that vision becoming the OMG's
primary architecture six months later.
Three years on, where does the Intiative
stand? Dr. Soley will address
- how models can encapsulate design to
support development, re-implementation
on changing infrastructure and integration
with other corporate assets
- how Model Driven Architecture standards
support integrating corporate assets
- case studies of system implementations
based on MDA that are deployed and working
- how well the MDA Initiative is standing
up to scrutiny after its first three years.
and Tool Demo Abstracts