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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 2017, 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
  • Executable UML
  • Meta-Programming
  • Component-based software engineering
  • Software Factories and Software Product Lines
  • Generative Programming


Uwe AssmannTU-Dresden, Germany
Juan de LaraUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Frédérick BenabenEcole de Mines Albi-Carmaux (EMAC), France


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 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 (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 19 - 21 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 27, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 2, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 16, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 28, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 10, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: November 22, 2016 (expired)
Special Session Proposal: November 28, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 3, 2017 (expired)

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: December 14, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 28, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 3, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 3, 2017 (expired)

Open Communications
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017 (expired)


MODELSWARD Secretariat
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             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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Bran SelicMalina Software Corp., Canada


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


Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Omar Badreddin, Northern Arizona University, Canada
Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Daniel Balasubramanian, Vanderbilt University, United States
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Noureddine Belkhatir, University of Grenoble, France
Luca Berardinelli, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Fernando Brito e Abreu, ISTAR/ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Achim D. Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Philipp Brune, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
W.k. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hassan Charaf, BME, Hungary
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
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Birgit Demuth, TU Dresden, Germany
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
Damiano Distante, Unitelma Sapienza University, Italy
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
Jamel Feki, University of Sfax - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Bernd Fischer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Stephan Flake, Redknee Germany OS GmbH, Germany
Francois Fouquet, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jicheng Fu, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
Lidia Fuentes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
Sébastien Gérard, CEA, France
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Stefania Gnesi, CNR, Italy
Javier Gonzalez Huerta, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
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
Cléver Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Bernhard Hoisl, WU Vienna, Austria
Pavel Hruby, CSC, Denmark
Marianne Huchard, CNRS and Université de Montpellier, France
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNINOVA, Portugal
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
George Kakarontzas, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Grzegorz Koziel, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Jochen Kuester, University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, Ireland
Kun Chang Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Lior Limonad, IBM, Israel
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
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
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Frederic Mallet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Beatriz Marin, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Fergal Mc Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Steve McKeever, Uppsala University, Sweden
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
Achilleas P. Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Isabelle Perseil, INSERM, France
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Rob Pettit, The Aerospace Corp., United States
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Laurent Rioux, THALES, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, 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
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
John Slaby, Raytheon, United States
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
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
Alin Stefanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania
Arnon Sturm, Ben-gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Eugene Syriani, University of Montreal, Canada
Layne T. Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Mario Trapp, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Sabrina Uhrig, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG, Germany
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Jan Martijn van der Werf, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Elena Viktorovna Chebanyuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Shuai Wang, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, United States
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Husnu Yenigun, Sabanci University, Turkey
Tian Zhang, Nanjing University, China
Heming Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Gefei Zhang, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany
Haiyan Zhao, Peking University, China
Chunying Zhao, Western Illinois University, United States
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland