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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 2014, 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
  • General-purpose Modeling Languages and Standards
  • Model Transformation
  • Syntax and Semantics of Modeling Languages
  • Meta-modeling: Foundations and Tools
  • Reasoning about Models
  • Constraint Modeling and Languages
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architectures


  • 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
  • Generative Programming
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Philippe DesfraySOFTEAM, France
Colin AtkinsonUniversity of Mannheim, Germany
Silvia AbrahãoUniversitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Kim G. LarsenAalborg University, Denmark
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers may be published by Elsevier in Science of Computer Programming.
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


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


Carlo A. Furia, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Doo-Hwan Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of
Daniel Balasubramanian, Vanderbilt University, United States
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Luca Berardinelli, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alexandre Bergel, Pleiad Lab, Computer Science Department (DCC), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Paolo Bocciarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, Netherlands
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jean-Pierre Bourey, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
Fernando Brito e Abreu, ISTAR/ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany
Achim D. Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Philipp Brune, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
W.k. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers | Gotenborg University, Sweden
David Chen, Laboratory IMS, France
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University, Sweden
Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Leonidas Deligiannidis, Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States
Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Zinovy Diskin, McMaster University and University of Waterloo, Canada
Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, Int. Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Angelina Espinoza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa (UAM-I), Spain
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Jamel Feki, University of Sfax - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Stephan Flake, Redknee Germany OS GmbH, Germany
Lidia Fuentes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, UPM, Spain
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Stefania Gnesi, CNR, 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
Michael Grimaila, Center for Cyberspace Research, United States
Cléver Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Marianne Huchard, CNRS and Université de Montpellier, France
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNINOVA, Portugal
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
George Kakarontzas, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Jacek Kesik, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Joseph Kiniry, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
In-Young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Grzegorz Koziel, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Jochen Küster, IBM Research, Switzerland
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Kevin Lano, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego, United States
Kun Chang Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Francesca Lonetti, National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
Denivaldo Lopes, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Beatriz Marin, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Steve McKeever, Uppsala University, Sweden
Stephen Mellor, Freeter, United Kingdom
Dragan Milicev, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Marek Milosz, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Dugki Min, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Valérie Monfort, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Halit Oguztüzün, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Malgorzata Plachawska-Wójcik, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Ivan Porres, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Laurent Rioux, THALES, France
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Rick Salay, University of Toronto, Canada
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Petr Sauer, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Basilicata, Italy
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Stefan Sobernig, WU Vienna, Austria
Arnor Solberg, Sintef, Norway
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Stéphane Somé, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jean-Sébastier Sottet, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
George Spanoudakis, City University London, United Kingdom
James Steel, University of Queensland, Australia
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A. Taleb-Bendiab, Edith Cowen University, Australia
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Salvador Trujillo, Ikerlan, Spain
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Sabrina Uhrig, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG, Germany
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Ragnhild Van Der Straeten, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Pieter Van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR, Russian Federation
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Tao Yue, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Heming Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
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