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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 2018, 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:



  • 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


  • 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


Franck BarbierUniversity of Pau, 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 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 .
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.


Conference Date: 22 - 24 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 18, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 1, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Bran SelicMalina Software Corp., Canada


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


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Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Anis Boubaker, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Achim D. 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
Renata Carvalho, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dan Chiorean, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University, Sweden
Bernard Coulette, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Birgit Demuth, TU Dresden, Germany
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Zinovy Diskin, McMaster University and University of Waterloo, Canada
Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, Int. Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Sophie Ebersold, IRIT, France
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Stephan Flake, Redknee Germany OS GmbH, Germany
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, 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
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Bernhard Hoisl, WU Vienna, Austria
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
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Rahul Kumar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Lamine Lafi, University of Sousse, MIRA@CL Laboratory, Tunisia
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, Ireland
Peter Gorm Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Francesca Lonetti, National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Frederic Mallet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Beatriz Marin, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Steve McKeever, Uppsala University, Sweden
Stephen Mellor, Freeter, United Kingdom
Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
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
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Achilleas P. Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
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
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
John Slaby, Raytheon, United States
Stefan Sobernig, WU Vienna, Austria
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Jean-Sébastier Sottet, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
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
Andreas Tolk, MITRE Corporation, United States
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG, Germany
Jan Martijn van der Werf, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Elena Viktorovna Chebanyuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
Shuai Wang, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, United States
Husnu Yenigun, Sabanci University, Turkey
Chunying Zhao, Western Illinois University, United States

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