I attended MODELS 2011 recently since it was in my home city of Wellington, New Zealand. It was primarily organised by my colleague Thomas Kuehne who did a fantastic job since it was the week before the Rugby World Cup Final, which New Zealand proudly won. I was glad I did not have to travel very far for once for a conference!
There were some interesting talks and discussion, even if it were not about software visualization, but some what related as it had to do with Models and UML. Besides the excellent social events there were two things that I found particularly interesting:
- Mairan Petre‘s keynote on The Value in Muddling Around Modelling
- Bran Selic‘s vision talk on The Could Be, Should Be, and (Likely) Will Be of Model-Based Engineering