The 9th System Analysis and Modeling (SAM) conference

Helmut Neukirchen, 1. June 2016

Call for Papers

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, we also invite contributions 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.

Language development:

  • 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.

Model-driven development:

  • 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 and Venue

SAM 2016 will be held in Saint-Malo, France on October 3rd – 4th 2016. The conference will be co-located with the MODELS 2016.

Submission and Publications

All accepted papers will be published in the well-known Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science. Submissions must be previously unpublished, written in English, and use the LNCS style as described in the LNCS Author and Editor Guidelines. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX version of the template. Papers accepted or under review for other events are ineligible for submission to SAM 2016. Submissions in the following categories are solicited:

  • Full papers describing original, unpublished results (max. 16 pages in LNCS style)
  • Short papers describing work in progress (max. 8 pages in LNCS style)

All page limits are including illustrations, bibliography and appendices. Failure to use the LNCS style and comply to the page limit will lead to a desk-reject of the submission.

The SAM 2016 Program Committee will evaluate the technical contributions of each submission as well as its accessibility to the audience. Papers will be judged based on significance, originality, substance, correctness, and clarity.

Information on how to submit your paper can be found on the submission page.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: Sunday, June 19th 2016
  • Submission of Papers: Sunday, June 26th 2016
  • Notification: Wednesday July 27th 2016
  • Camera Ready: Friday, August 5th 2016
  • SAM 2016: Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th 2016

Requirements for authors

Accepted papers have to be presented by one of the authors at the SAM 2016. A full SAM 2016 conference registration is required for each accepted paper. Failure to comply to these requirements may result in the exclusion of the paper from the proceedings.