EDUCON2017 25-28 April 2017, Athens, Greece

EDUCON2017 25-28 April 2017, Athens, Greece

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The advent of the 4th industrial revolution with paradigms like internet of Things, Factories of the Future and Cyber-Physical Systems increase the complexity and ubiquity of digital artefacts introducing: human challenges (e.g. human-machine/system interaction), lifecycle challenges (e.g. ICT embedded in the lifecycle of automotive, machines, energy provision systems etc.), business challenges (e.g. creating new business models to exploit value from new applications), and regulatory challenges (e.g. privacy, security etc.). A higher level of automated processing of digital information is expected, as well as “end-to-end” integration of processes across multiple organizations and customers. Also, the diversity of devices and items interacting with each other require processes that interoperate seamlessly, and products that are intelligible and useful to the intended users. These developments multiply the number and complexity of the requirements which engineers and computer scientists face in the design and management process of products, services and supporting information systems. At the same time, it increases their need for modelling, analysis and simulation tools suitable for executing these tasks.

This workshop focuses on concepts, methods, tools and advanced laboratories for teaching conceptual modelling. It aims to explore how conceptual modelling can be taught theoretically and practically. In addition, it aims to discuss how advanced conceptual modelling laboratories can be used to equip students and graduates with the necessary competences in solution engineering.

Topics of Interest

We invite academics and practitioners from all over the world to submit original contributions and experience reports. All topics relevant to conceptual modelling and advanced laboratories are of interest, with special focus on:

  • Teaching methods for conceptual modelling
  • Practice in conceptual modelling teaching
  • Applications and conceptual modelling tools from different domains
  • Laboratories for conceptual modelling
  • (Domain-specific) requirements for advanced conceptual modelling laboratories
  • Best practices
  • Innovative didactical and pedagogical approaches in teaching conceptual modelling


For the workshop we solicit high quality contributions in the form of papers according to the IEEE format (full papers: 8 pages, short papers: 4 pages), which will be presented in 20 minutes presentations + 10 minutes of discussions.

All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Educon proceedings that will be distributed to all EDUCON participants and will be considered for publication in IEEE Xplore. (More information)


All papers must be prepared in accordance to the IEEE format (Instructions here) and be submitted electronically (in PDF) via the submission website. Please submit your paper in the respective special session titled “Teaching Conceptual Modelling”.

Program Committee


  • Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece


  • Xavier Boucher, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St. Etienne
  • Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano
  • Manfred Jesufeld, University of Skövde
  • Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Nineta Polemi, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Important Dates

10 Feb 2017Paper submission deadline
28 Feb 2017Notification of Acceptance
05 Mar 2017Final/Camera-ready Due
25 Apr 2017Workshop

Registration and Fees

For information and registration, please contact us at Alternatively, you can register via the conference website and select the workshop participation.

Participants of the OMiLAB Workshop can register for the entire EduCon Conference, or they can decide to register only for the OMiLAB Workshop. There is only a small handling fee of 20 Euro for participation only in the OMiLAB Workshop since its costs are covered by a sponsorship.


The OMiLAB Workshop is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project “OMI-Open Models Initiative”,, funded with support from the European Commission. This workshop reflects only the view of its organizers, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Open Models Laboratory, University of Vienna
c/o: Ms. Elena-Teodora Miron
Phone: +43-1-4277-78940

Important Dates

20 Oct 2016Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions
02 Nov 2016Invitation to submit complete paper (postponed, was expected for Oct 31st)
06 Dec 2016Complete paper submission,
Panel and Workshop proposals
23 Jan 2017Notification of Acceptance
17 Feb 2017Author registration and payment,
Camera-ready submission
25 Apr 2017Pre-conference Workshops
26 Apr 2017Conference Opening


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