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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 2015, 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 MODELSWARS. 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.


Avaliable soon.


Bran SelićMalina Software Corp., Canada
Sébastien GérardCEA, France
Marco BrambillaPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Mark van den BrandEindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


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 ( 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.
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 .


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Philippe Desfray, France
Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Franck Barbier, , France
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Luca Berardinelli, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Paolo Bocciarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jean-Pierre Bourey, , France
Achim D. Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Fergal M. Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
W.k. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
David Chen, Laboratory IMS, France
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Chihung Chi, , Australia
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
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Leonidas Deligiannidis, Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States
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, University of York Europe Campus, Greece
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
João P. 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
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Andrew Forward, , Canada
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jicheng Fu, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
Lidia Fuentes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Carlo A. Furia, , Switzerland
Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, UPM, Spain
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, 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
Thomas Gschwind, , Switzerland
Kevin Hammond, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Klaus Havelund, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Marianne Huchard, Université de Montpellier, France
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yassine Jamoussi, National School of Computer Science, Tunisia
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNINOVA, Portugal
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
George Kakarontzas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Jacek Kesik, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Grzegorz Koziel, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Uirá Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Kevin Lano, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Francesca Lonetti, National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Beatriz Marin, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
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
Halit Oguztüzün, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Rob Pettit, George Mason University, United States
Malgorzata Plachawska-Wójcik, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Elke Pulvermüller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
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
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Rick Salay, University of Toronto, Canada
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Basilicata, Italy
Jean-Guy Schneider, Monash University, Australia
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
John Slaby, Raytheon, United States
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
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Salvador Trujillo, , Spain
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Sabrina Uhrig, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG, Germany
Pieter Van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Gianluigi Viscusi, Linköping University, Sweden
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, United States
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Amiram Yehudai, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Tao Yue, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Gefei Zhang, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany
Haiyan Zhao, Peking University, China
Olaf Zimmermann, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland