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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 BrambillaDipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mark van den BrandMathematics And Computer Science, Eindhoven 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 DesfrayIndependent Researcher, France
Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Slimane HammoudiComputer Science Department, ESEO, ERIS, France
Luís Ferreira PiresFaculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands


Silvia Abrahão, Dep. Sistemas Informáticos y Computación, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Computer Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keijiro Araki, Dept. of Advanced Information Technology,Grad. School of ISEE, Kyushu University744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Kyushu University, Japan
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Elarbi Badidi, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Franck Barbier, Independent Researcher, France
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Luca Berardinelli, Business Informatics Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lorenzo Bettini, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni 'Giuseppe Parenti', Università di Firenze, Italy
Paolo Bocciarelli, Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Jan Bosch, Department of Computer Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jean-Pierre Bourey, Independent Researcher, France
Achim D. Brucker, Security & Trust, SAP Research, Germany
Philipp Brune, Information Management, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, Software Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania
Fergal M. Caffery, Computing and Maths, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
W.k. Chan, Department Of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
David Chen, Laboratory IMS, France
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Chihung Chi, Independent Researcher, Australia
Antonio Cicchetti, Innovation, Design, and Engineering (IDT), Malardalen University, Sweden
Tony Clark, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Bernard Coulette, Département Mathématiques-Informatique, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Kevin Daimi, Dept. of Math, Computer science, and Software Engineering, 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, Computer Science, Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Enrico Denti, Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria (DISI), Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Zinovy Diskin, McMaster University and University of Waterloo, Canada
Dimitris Dranidis, Computer Science Department, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus, Greece
Schahram Dustdar, Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Vadim Ermolayev, Information Technologies, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
João P. Faria, DEI - Departament of Informatics Engineering, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Jamel Feki, Computer department, University of Sfax - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
Gianluigi Ferrari, Information Engineering, University of Parma, Italy
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Bernd Fischer, Computer Science Division, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Andrew Forward, , Canada
Piero Fraternali, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jicheng Fu, Computer Science, 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, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'informazione e metodi matematici, University of Bergamo, Italy
Kurt Geihs, FB 16, University of Kassel, Germany
Paola Giannini, Computer Science Institute, DiSSTE, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, Computer Science, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Thomas Gschwind, , Switzerland
Kevin Hammond, School of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Klaus Havelund, Laboratory for Reliable Software, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Brian Henderson-Sellers, School of Software, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jose R. Hilera, DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, University of Alcala, Spain
Marianne Huchard, LIRMM UMR 5506 Bâtiment 4, Université de Montpellier, France
Emilio Insfran, Departamento de Sistemas Informaticos y Computacion (DSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yassine Jamoussi, Computer Science, National School of Computer Science, Tunisia
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNINOVA, Portugal
Maria Jose Escalona, Languages And Computer Sciences, University of Seville, Spain
George Kakarontzas, Digital Systems Department, University of Thessaly, Greece
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Jacek Kesik, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Jun Kong, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, United States
Grzegorz Koziel, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Martin Kropp, Institute Of Mobile And Distributed Systems, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Uirá Kulesza, Department of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (DIMAp), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Yvan Labiche, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Kevin Lano, Department of Informatics, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Dongxi Liu, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Francesca Lonetti, SEDC Laboratory at Institute of information science and technology "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI), National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, Department of Software Engineering and IT, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Der-Chyuan Lou, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering​, ​Chang Gung University​, 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, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dragan Milicev, Dept. Computing, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Marek Milosz, Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Dugki Min, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Valérie Monfort, computer science, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Information Sciences, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Department of Information Technology, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India
Halit Oguztüzün, Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Olaf Owe, Dept. Of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Patrizio Pelliccione, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Alexander Petrenko, Software Engineering, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Rob Pettit, Computer Science, George Mason University, United States
Malgorzata Plachawska-Wójcik, Instutute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Elke Pulvermüller, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Wolfgang Reisig, Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Dept. Of Cooperative Information Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Laurent Rioux, Critical Embedded System Laboratory, THALES, France
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Jose Raul Romero, Dept. Informática Y Análisis Numérico, University of Cordoba, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Facultad De Informatica. Universidad Nacional De La Plata, Lifia, Argentina
Francesca Saglietti, Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik 11), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Rick Salay, University of Toronto, Canada
Comai Sara, Dipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giuseppe Scanniello, Mathematics And Informatics, University of Basilicata, Italy
Jean-Guy Schneider, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
John Slaby, Software Engineering Directorate, Raytheon, United States
Arnor Solberg, Ict, Sintef, Norway
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Stéphane Somé, Site, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jean-Sébastier Sottet, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Alin Stefanescu, Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
Hiroki Suguri, School of Project Design, Miyagi University, Japan
Massimo Tivoli, Department of Information Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Salvador Trujillo, Independent Researcher, Spain
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
Sabrina Uhrig, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Andreas Ulrich, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Germany
Pieter Van Gorp, Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Marten van Sinderen, Computer Science (faculty EEMCS), University of Twente, Netherlands
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Dpto. Ing. Sistemas Informáticos y Telemáticos, Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres, Avda. Universidad S/N, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Gianluigi Viscusi, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Linkoping University, Sweden
Michael Whalen, Computer Science Dept., University of Minnesota, United States
Franz Wotawa, Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Amiram Yehudai, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Tao Yue, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Gefei Zhang, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany
Haiyan Zhao, Computer Science, Peking University, China
Olaf Zimmermann, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
Elena Zucca, DIBRIS, University of Genova, Italy
Kamil Zyla, Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland