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MODELSWARD is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2013, is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for Software Development. Model-Driven Development (MDD) is an approach to the development of IT systems in which models take a central role, not only for analysis of these systems but also for their construction. MDD has emerged from modelling initiatives, most prominently the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) fostered by the Object Management Group (OMG). In the scope of MDA, a couple of technologies have been developed that became the cornerstones of MDD, like metamodelling and model transformations. MDD relies on languages for defining metamodels, like the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Ecore (developed in the scope of the Eclipse Modelling Framework), and transformation specification languages like QVT and ATL.
MDD is already around for some years and is about to become commodity in software development due to its benefits (reduction on development costs, improvement of software quality, reduction of maintenance costs and the support for controlled evolution of IT systems). MDD has also been applied in many application areas, such as real-time and embedded systems, and telecommunication systems, and, more recently, to the development and integration of enterprise information systems. However, the MDD research community is wishing to explore the bounds of MDD, by investigating new applications areas and combinations with other emerging technologies, like, for example, pervasive context-aware systems, semantic web, semantic web services, service-oriented architecture, ontologies and cloud computing. This conference aims at fostering the further development and application of MDD techniques for software systems.
Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers reporting on original work in any of the areas listed below are welcome. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of MODELSWARS. The submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in this area, and acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. The conference is open to full research and (short) work-in-progress papers. Sessions are planned for both oral and poster presentations.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Domain-Specific Modeling and Domain-Specific Languages
  • General-purpose Modeling Languages and Standards
  • Model Transformations
  • Syntax and Semantics of Modeling Languages
  • Metamodeling: Foundations and Tools
  • Reasoning about Models
  • Constraint Modeling and Languages
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • Modeling in Service-Oriented Architectures


  • Model-driven Systems Engineering
  • Model Transformations and Generative Approaches
  • Frameworks for Model-Driven Development
  • Hybrid Multi-Modeling Approaches
  • Modeling for the Cloud
  • Software Process Modeling, Enactment and Execution
  • Workflow Management Systems
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Agile Model-Driven Development


  • Model-Driven Project Management
  • Model-based Testing and Validation
  • Model Execution and Simulation
  • Model Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Executable UML
  • Meta-Programming
  • Component-based software engineering
  • Software Factories and Software Product Lines


Oscar PastorUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Stephen MellorFreeter, United Kingdom


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Rui César das NevesPolytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal


Slimane HammoudiESEO, MODESTE, France
Luis Ferreira PiresUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Noureddine Belkhatir, University of Grenoble, France
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Behzad Bordbar, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jean-Pierre Bourey, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany
Achim D. Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers | Gotenborg University, Sweden
Chihung Chi, CSIRO, Australia
Roger Chiang, University of Cincinnati, United States
Dan Chiorean, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University, Sweden
Tony Clark, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Alcino Cunha, HASLab / INESC TEC and University of Minho, Portugal
Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Claudia Ermel, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Jamel Feki, University of Sfax - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
Stephan Flake, Redknee Germany OS GmbH, Germany
Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-essen, Germany
Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Lidia Fuentes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Alessandro Garcia, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cléver Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Mark Harman, University College London, United Kingdom
Øystein Haugen, Østfold University College, Norway
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Soichiro Hidaka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Marianne Huchard, CNRS and Université de Montpellier, France
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Ivan Kurtev, Nspyre, Netherlands
Jochen Küster, IBM Research, Switzerland
Kevin Lano, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Denivaldo Lopes, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Dragan Milicev, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Dugki Min, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Parastoo Mohagheghi, Sintef, Norway
Valérie Monfort, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Jeff Offutt, George Mason University, United States
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Isabelle Perseil, INSERM, France
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Ivan Porres, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Gianna Reggio, University of Genoa, Italy
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Laurent Rioux, THALES, France
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
John Slaby, Raytheon, United States
Arnor Solberg, Sintef, Norway
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Friedrich Steimann, Fernuniversitaet Hagen - University of Hagen, Germany
Ketil Stølen, SINTEF, Norway
A. Taleb-Bendiab, Edith Cowen University, Australia
Salvador Trujillo, Ikerlan, Spain
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG, Germany
Aswin van den Berg, UniqueSoft LLC, United States
Ragnhild Van Der Straeten, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Pieter Van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Hans Vangheluwe, McGill University, Canada / University of Antwerp, Belgium
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Markus Voelter, Independent/ itemis, Germany
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Amiram Yehudai, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Tao Yue, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Gefei Zhang, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany
Haiyan Zhao, Peking University, China
Olaf Zimmermann, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy