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Call for Papers

MODELSWARD is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. METHODOLOGIES, PROCESSES AND PLATFORMS
2. APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
3. MODELING LANGUAGES, TOOLS AND ARCHITECTURES


AREA 1: METHODOLOGIES, PROCESSES AND PLATFORMS


  • 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

AREA 2: APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT


  • 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

AREA 3: MODELING LANGUAGES, TOOLS AND ARCHITECTURES


  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MODELSWARD 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 and Google Scholar.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 25 - 27 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 4, 2019
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

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 22, 2019
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration 2020-01-22 12:00:00 AM

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: December 22, 2019
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration 2020-01-22 12:00:00 AM

SECRETARIAT

MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. L
             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/

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Bran SelićMalina Software Corp., Canada

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Available soon.

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