In software engineering, the emerging model-driven development (MDD) paradigm is one promising solution for handling the complexity of software systems. Industry and academia successfully implemented several approaches and provide expressive modeling languages and mature tools for the practical application of MDD techniques. Nevertheless, the widespread adoption advances slowly. In order to fully exploit the power of MDD, developers are needed who recognize the potential of models and who do not consider them as pretty pictures only.
Although most computer science curricula include some education in modeling software systems and therefore provide the basic building blocks for MDD, the whole spectrum of lived model-driven development is rarely captured. The sixth edition of this symposium will focus on approaches to integrate MDD into modern computer science curricula and on the means necessary to communicate the paradigm shift away from traditional software engineering.