IStarT 2017 Second International iStar Teaching Workshop


iStarT 2017 is the second edition of the iStar Teaching Workshop. We are collocated with ER2017 The 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling Nov. 6th-9th, 2017, in Valencia, Spain. While we wait for this edition to start, we have posted above a photo from the first edition, held in 2015.
In the past 20 years, Goal-oriented Modeling Languages and Methodologies have received a lot of attention, requiring analysts to learn how to use different kinds of models when compared to more traditional modeling approaches.
As a result, academic courses have been created in several Universities (both in the undergraduate and graduate levels) with the aim of educating future analysts regarding the existing Goal-oriented Modeling Languages and Methodologies. Moreover, in industrial settings, training is also required to enable practitioners to acquire skills related to the Goal-oriented paradigm.
Goal-oriented Modeling Languages and Methodologies include the i* framework, KAOS, GRL, GBRAM, and Techne (among others).
The istarT workshop is aimed at providing a forum where researchers and practitioners around the world may share their experiences in teaching about the Goal-oriented Modeling Languages and Methodologies, both in the academic and industrial settings.
Relevant topics include organization of teaching materials, goal-oriented learning objectives, content and pedagogical differentiation for different audiences, prerequisites, and learning curve.  The objective of the workshop is to share knowledge, stimulate discussion, foster improved teaching practices, and increase inclusion of goal-oriented modeling languages and methodologies in educational content.
The second edition of the istarT workshop is being organized as a special track of the 5th Symposium on Conceptual Modeling Education (SCME 2017) at ER 2017, thus allowing the participants to be aware of the big picture regarding conceptual modeling educational practices.
The objective of the discussion-oriented workshop is to share knowledge, stimulate discussion and foster new educational practices and collaboration among different groups, both from research and industry.
To support these goals, we will schedule as much time for discussion as for presentations – the actual time will depend on the final number of accepted papers.
If the schedule allows, we plan to include a keynote speech and further occasions for discussion in the program, in addition to a wrap-up session.

Submission Guidelines

Contributions should be max 10 pages in LNCS format, describing experiences and insight in teaching activities related to goal-oriented modeling languages or methodologies.This year, we welcome four types of papers: experience reports, position papers, and pedagogical research papers.
All submissions should be uploaded to easychair (link). All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted work will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series.

Important dates

Paper Submission July 03, 2017

Author Notification July 26, 2017

Camera Ready August 09, 2017

iStarT 2017 Co-Chairs

Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil

Ivan Jureta, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS & University of Namur, Belgium