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The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics 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:



  • Agile Model-Driven Development
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Frameworks for Model-Driven Development
  • Multi-level and Multi-view Modeling
  • Model Transformations and Generative Approaches
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Modeling Support
  • Software Process Modeling, Enactment and Execution
  • Systems Engineering


  • Component-Based Software Engineering
  • Data Mining Applications
  • Model-Driven Software Product Lines
  • Executable UML
  • Automated Code Generation
  • Model Execution and Simulation
  • Model Quality
  • Model-Based Testing and Validation
  • Model Management
  • Modeling for AI Applications
  • Model-Driven Development of Cyber Physical Systems


  • Constraint Modeling and Languages
  • Domain-Specific Modeling
  • General-Purpose Modeling Languages and Standards
  • Metamodeling: Foundations and Tools
  • Model Transformation
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • Reasoning about Models
  • Model-Driven Software and Services Infrastructures
  • Syntax and Semantics of Modeling Languages


Schahram DustdarVienna University of Technology, Austria
Ralf LämmelFacebook, London, UK / University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Jim LoganDirector of Semantic Technologies & Interoperability at No Magic, Inc., United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 February, 2021

Paper Submission: October 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 26, 2020

Paper Submission: November 5, 2020 (extended)
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2020

Workshop Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 17, 2020

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: November 26, 2020
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020

Demo Proposal: December 17, 2020

Panel Proposal: December 17, 2020

Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
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e-mail: modelsward.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.modelsward.org


Edwin SeidewitzModel Driven Solutions, United States
Richard Soley (honorary)Object Management Group, Inc., United States


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


Bülent Adak, Aselsan A.S., Turkey
Ludovic Apvrille, Telecom Paris, France
Ethem Arkin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Stamatia Bibi, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Juan Boubeta-Puig, University of Cádiz, Spain
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Artur Caetano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Olena Chebanyuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University, Sweden
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Italy
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, Int. Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Sophie Ebersold, IRIT, France
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Achiya Elyasaf, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Andrea Enrici, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Angelina Espinoza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Sébastien Gérard, CEA, France
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Fabian Gilson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Alex Groce, Northern Arizona University, United States
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Pingaud Hervé, INU Champollion, France
Marianne Huchard, Université de Montpellier, France
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science institute, Italy
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
Alexander Kamkin, Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Guy Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alexey Khoroshilov, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Pierre Laforcade, LIUM, France
Kevin Lano, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Abderrahmane Leshob, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Stefan Leue, University of Konstanz, Germany
Lior Limonad, IBM, Israel
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Luis Llana, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Marcos López-Sanz, Rey Juan Carlos University - Kybele Research Group, Spain
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Frederic Mallet, University of cote d'azure, France
Frederic Mallet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Beatriz Marin, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Johnny Marques, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Assaf Marron, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Steve McKeever, Uppsala University, Sweden
Santiago Meliá, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Dragan Milicev, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
André Miralles, IRSTEA, France
Anila Mjeda, Lero (The Irish Software Engineering Centre), Ireland
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Valérie Monfort, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Hamid Mukhtar, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Stefan Naujokat, TU Dortmund, Germany
Clémentine Nebut, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Mykola Nikitchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Ana C. Paiva, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Ansgar Radermacher, CEA, France
Aurora Ramirez, University of Córdoba, Spain
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Yassine Rhazali, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Jean-Guy Schneider, Deakin University, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Alberto Silva, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
Anthony Simons, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Marjan Sirjani, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Ioanna Stamatopoulou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Arnon Sturm, Ben-gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hamed Taherdoost, Research Club, Hamta Group | Hamta Business Solution Sdn Bhd, Canada
Matthias Tichy, University of Ulm, Germany
Jan Tretmans, Research Fellow, ESI (TNO), Eindhoven; and Assoc. Prof., Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL., Netherlands
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Christelle Urtado, LGI2P / Ecole des Mines d'Alès, France
Sylvain Vauttier, LGI2P, France
Gereon Weiss, Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, Germany
Hao Wu, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Marc Zeller, Siemens AG, Germany
Hauxi (Yulin) Zhang, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Haiyan Zhao, Peking University, China
Albert Zündorf, Kassel University, Germany
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

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