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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
Bernhard RumpeRWTH Aachen University, Germany
David HarelThe Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 22 - 24 January, 2018

Paper Submission: September 7, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 18, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 1, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 9, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 2, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 22, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 28, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Special Session AMARETTO
Paper Submission: November 14, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)

Special Session MOMA3N
Paper Submission: November 10, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: November 16, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 23, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 1, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 29, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 16, 2018 (expired)


MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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Bran SelićMalina Software Corp., Canada


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


Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ludovic Apvrille, Telecom Paris, France
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Ethem Arkin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Omar Badreddin, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Frédérick Benaben, IMT Mines Albi, France
Luca Berardinelli, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lorenzo Bettini, Università di Firenze, Italy
Paolo Bocciarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany
Achim Brucker, SAP Research, Germany
Matthias Brun, Graduate School of Electronics of the West, France
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Håkan Burden, Viktoria Swedish ICT, Sweden
Renata Carvalho, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Rui César das Neves, Directorate-General of Health, Portugal
Hassan Charaf, BME, Hungary
Olena Chebanyuk, National Aviation University, Ukraine
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dan Chiorean, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Antonio Cicchetti, Malardalen University, Sweden
Bernard Coulette, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Kevin Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Birgit Demuth, TU Dresden, Germany
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus, Greece
Sophie Ebersold, IRIT, France
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Angelina Espinoza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Fabian Gilson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Peter Gorm Larsen, DIGIT, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
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
Rene Hexel, Griffith University, Australia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Pavel Hruby, DXC Technology, Denmark
Javier Huerta, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
George Kakarontzas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
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
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Abderrahmane Leshob, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Lior Limonad, IBM, Israel
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, Republic of China
Hong Lu, Software Engineer Institute, China
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
Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Dragan Milicev, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Dugki Min, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Rodrigo Monteiro, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Clémentine Nebut, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Halit Oguztüzün, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Aida Omerovic, SINTEF, Norway
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Mert Ozkaya, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Ana C. Paiva, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal
Vera Pantelic, McMaster University, Canada
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Rob Pettit, George Mason University, United States
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Ansgar Radermacher, CEA, France
Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
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
Jean-Guy Schneider, Deakin University, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Alberto Silva, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
Stefan Sobernig, WU Vienna, Austria
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Arnor Solberg, Sintef, Norway
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Jean-Sébastier Sottet, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Andreas Tolk, , United States
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens AG, Germany
Matias Urbieta, LIFIA, UNLP, Argentina
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Shuai Wang, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Layne Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, United States
Hao Wu, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Husnu Yenigun, Sabanci University, Turkey
Heming Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Chunying Zhao, Western Illinois University, United States
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland