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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 2016, 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 MODELSWARD. 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


Manfred BroyTechnische Universität München, Germany
Paola InverardiUniversità dell'Aquila, Italy
Lionel BriandUniversité du Luxembourg, Luxembourg


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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) 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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (IJISMD).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 19 - 21 February, 2016

Paper Submission: October 27, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 26, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 14, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 9, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 4, 2015 (expired)
Paper Submission: November 30, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 9, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 18, 2015 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Authors Notification: January 8, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 9, 2015 (expired)

Special Session LMCO
Paper Submission: November 27, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 9, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 17, 2015 (expired)

Special Session MDE4SI
Paper Submission: December 2, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 15, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 28, 2015 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: November 29, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 20, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: February 29, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 26, 2016 (expired)


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: modelsward.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.modelsward.org/


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


Bran SelicMalina Software Corp., Canada
Philippe DesfraySOFTEAM, France


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


Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Luca Berardinelli, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alexandre Bergel, Pleiad Lab, Computer Science Department (DCC), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Antonia Bertolino, Italian National Research Council - CNR, Italy
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Paolo Bocciarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jean-Pierre Bourey, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Achim Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Bernd Bruegge, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Philipp Brune, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Juan Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
W.k. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hassan Charaf, BME, Hungary
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University, Sweden
Tony Clark, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Bernard Coulette, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Leonidas Deligiannidis, Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States
Birgit Demuth, TU Dresden, Germany
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
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
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Sophie Ebersold, IRIT, France
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Angelina Espinoza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa (UAM-I), Spain
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia
Anne Etien, CRIStAL, University Lille 1 - Inria - Cnrs, France
Dirk Fahland, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jicheng Fu, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
Carlo Furia, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Carmine Gravino, University of Salerno, Italy
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Bernhard Hoisl, WU Vienna, Austria
Pavel Hruby, DXC Technology, Denmark
Marianne Huchard, Université de Montpellier, France
Javier Huerta, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, 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
In-Young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Jochen Kuester, University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Philip Langer, EclipseSource Services GmbH, Austria
Lior Limonad, IBM, Israel
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Francesca Lonetti, National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Frederic Mallet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
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
Dugki Min, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Valérie Monfort, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
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
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Rob Pettit, The Aerospace Corp., United States
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Houari Sahraoui, Université de Montreal, Canada
Rick Salay, University of Toronto, Canada
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
John Slaby, Raytheon, United States
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
Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
James Steel, University of Queensland, Australia
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Arnon Sturm, Ben-gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Eugene Syriani, University of Montreal, Canada
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Andreas Tolk, MITRE Corporation, United States
Mario Trapp, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
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
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Shuai Wang, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MGU, Russian Federation
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
Chunying Zhao, Western Illinois University, United States
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland