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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 2020, 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
  • Hybrid Multi-Modeling Approaches
  • Model Transformations and Generative Approaches
  • Modelling for Cloud Computing
  • Software Process Modeling, Enactment and Execution
  • Systems Engineering


  • Component-Based Software Engineering
  • Modeling in Data Mining Applications
  • Software Factories and Software Product Lines
  • Executable UML
  • Generative Programming
  • Model Execution and Simulation
  • Model Quality
  • Model-Based Testing and Validation
  • Model-Driven Project Management
  • Modeling for AI Applications


  • Constraint Modeling and Languages
  • Domain-Specific Modeling
  • General-Purpose Modeling Languages and Standards
  • Meta-Modeling: Foundations and Tools
  • Model Transformation
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • Reasoning about Models
  • Service Oriented Architectures
  • Syntax and Semantics of Modeling Languages


Giancarlo GuizzardiFree University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia, Canada
Sébastien GérardCEA, 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 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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 24, 2019 (extended) (extended)
Authors Notification:
December 3, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 17, 2019

Paper Submission: November 15, 2019
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2019
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: December 19, 2019
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020

Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020

Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: December 27, 2019
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: modelsward.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.modelsward.org




Bran SelićMalina Software Corp., Canada


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


Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Bülent Adak, Aselsan A.S., Turkey
Ludovic Apvrille, LTCI, Télécom ParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Ethem Arkin, Aselsan, Turkey
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Maraee Azzam, Ben Gurion University and Ahava College, Israel
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Daniel Balasubramanian, Vanderbilt University, United States
Frédérick Benaben, IMT Mines Albi, France
Saddek Bensalem, VERIMAG – U.Grenoble Alpes, France
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Stamatia Bibi, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Paolo Bocciarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, Netherlands
Juan Boubeta-Puig, University of Cádiz, Spain
Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Bernd Bruegge, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Matthias Brun, ESEO Group, France
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Juan Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Renata Carvalho, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Olena Chebanyuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
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
Nebut Clémentine, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, 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
Huseyin Ergin, Ball State University, United States
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
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Sergio Firmenich, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jicheng Fu, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
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
Jean Hauck, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Pavel Hruby, DXC Technology, Denmark
Marianne Huchard, Université de Montpellier, France
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science institute, Italy
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNINOVA, Portugal
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
George Kakarontzas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Alexander Kamkin, Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Guy Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alexey Khoroshilov, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
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
Rahul Kumar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Ivan Kurtev, Altran Nederland, Netherlands
Ralf-Detlef Kutsche, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Pierre Laforcade, LIUM, France
Youness Laghouaouta, Le Mans University, France
Rafael Lahoz Beltra, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ivan Lanese, University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy
Kevin Lano, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Kun Chang Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Abderrahmane Leshob, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Timothy Lethbridge, University Of Ottawa, Canada
Yannis Lilis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Lior Limonad, IBM, Israel
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Luis Llana, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Francesca Lonetti, National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
Patricia López Martínez, University of Cantabria, Spain
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hong Lu, Software Engineer Institute, China
Juho Mäkiö, Hochschule Emden / Leer, Germany
Frederic Mallet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
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
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
Rodrigo Monteiro, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Sébastien Mosser, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Hamid Mukhtar, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Stefan Naujokat, TU Dortmund, Germany
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Mykola Nikitchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Halit Oguztüzün, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Aida Omerovic, SINTEF, Norway
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Görkem Paçacı, Uppsala University, Sweden
Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Ana C. Paiva, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal
Vera Pantelic, McMaster University, Canada
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Rob Pettit, The Aerospace Corp., United States
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Ansgar Radermacher, CEA, France
Aurora Ramirez, University of Córdoba, Spain
Daniel Ratiu, Siemens AG, Germany
Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Yassine Rhazali, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
Laurent Rioux, THALES, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Jean-Guy Schneider, Deakin University, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, Montpellier University, France
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Alberto Silva, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
John Slaby, Raytheon, United States
Stefan Sobernig, WU Vienna, Austria
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Stéphane Somé, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jean-Sébastier Sottet, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Ioanna Stamatopoulou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Jean-Bernard Stefani, INRIA, France
Arnon Sturm, Ben-gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Hamed Taherdoost, Research Club, Hamta Group | Hamta Business Solution Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Yves Traon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Uraz Türker, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Christelle Urtado, LGI2P / Ecole des Mines d'Alès, France
Jan Martijn van der Werf, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Sylvain Vauttier, LGI2P, France
Layne Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States
Gereon Weiss, Fraunhofer ESK, Germany
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, United States
Hao Wu, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Husnu Yenigun, Sabanci University, Turkey
Marc Zeller, Siemens AG, Germany
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
Olaf Zimmermann, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

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