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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 and University of Twente, Netherlands
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 ( 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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

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 DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 February, 2020

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

Paper Submission: November 22, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020 (expired)


Paper Submission: December 13, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 7, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 15, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

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

Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Abstract Submission: December 27, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2020 (expired)


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




Bran SelićMalina Software Corp., Canada


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


Bülent M. Adak, ASELSAN AŞ, Aselsan A.S., Turkey
Ludovic Apvrille, Telecom Paris, France
Ethem Arkin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Marco Autili, Department of Information Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Elarbi Badidi, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Omar Badreddin, 6115 Escondido driveUnit 28B, University of Texas El Paso, United States
Stamatia Bibi, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Paolo Bocciarelli, Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Marcello Bonsangue, LIACS - Leiden Insititute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University, Netherlands
Juan Boubeta-Puig, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Cádiz, Spain
Antonio Brogi, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa, Italy
Matthias Brun, Graduate School of Electronics of the West, France
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Renata Carvalho, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Olena Chebanyuk, software engineering, National Aviation University, Ukraine
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dan Chiorean, Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Dickson Chiu, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Cicchetti, Innovation, Design, and Engineering (IDT), Malardalen University, Sweden
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Dip. Ingegneria dell'Impresa, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Enrico Denti, Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria (DISI), Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Dimitris Dranidis, Computer Science Department, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus, Greece
Sophie Ebersold, FSL / SM@RT, IRIT, France
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Achiya Elyasaf, Software and Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Andrea Enrici, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Huseyin Ergin, Computer Science, Ball State University, United States
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Angelina Espinoza, Business Information Systems Department, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Anne Etien, CRIStAL, University Lille 1 - Inria - Cnrs, France
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Jicheng Fu, Computer Science, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
Paola Giannini, Computer Science Institute, DiSSTE, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Fabian Gilson, Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, Computer Science, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Jean Hauck, Departamento de Informatica e Estatistica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Klaus Havelund, Laboratory for Reliable Software, Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Jose R. Hilera, DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, University of Alcala, Spain
Pavel Hruby, DXC Technology, Denmark
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
Ludovico Iovino, Computer Science, Gran Sasso Science institute, Italy
Stefan Jablonski, Applied Informatics IV, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Maria Jose Escalona, Languages And Computer Sciences, University of Seville, Spain
George Kakarontzas, Digital Systems Department, University of Thessaly, Greece
Alexander Kamkin, Software Engineering, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Teemu Kanstren, VTT, Finland
Guy Katz, Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alexey Khoroshilov, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Jun Kong, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, United States
Uirá Kulesza, Department of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (DIMAp), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Rahul Kumar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Ralf-Detlef Kutsche, DIMA / EN-7, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Pierre Laforcade, LIUM, France
Youness Laghouaouta, INPT, Morocco
Rafael Lahoz Beltra, Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution (Biomathematics), Faculty of Biological Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ivan Lanese, DISI, University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy
Kevin Lano, Department of Informatics, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Abderrahmane Leshob, Analytics, Operations and Information Technology, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Timothy Lethbridge, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University Of Ottawa, Canada
Yannis Lilis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, Greece
Lior Limonad, Smart Wearable and IoT solutions , IBM, Israel
Dongxi Liu, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Luis Llana, Facultad de Informatica C/ Prof. José García Santesmases Cuidad Universitaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Francesca Lonetti, SEDC Laboratory at Institute of information science and technology "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI), National Research Council (CNR) Pisa, Italy
Patricia López Martínez, University of Cantabria, Spain
David Lorenz, Computer Science, Open University, Israel
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
Hong Lu, Software Engineer Institute, China
Juho Mäkiö, Hochschule Emden / Leer, Germany
Frederic Mallet, Informatics, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Beatriz Marin, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Johnny Marques, Computer Science Division, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Assaf Marron, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Steve McKeever, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dragan Milicev, Dept. Computing, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
André Miralles, INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France
Anila Mjeda, Lero (The Irish Software Engineering Centre), Ireland
Ambra Molesini, DISI, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Rodrigo S. Monteiro, Computer Science, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Sébastien Mosser, Informatique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Information Sciences, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Hamid Mukhtar, Department of Computer Science, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Stefan Naujokat, TU Dortmund, Germany
Clémentine Nebut, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Andrzej Niesler, Department of Information Systems, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland
Mykola Nikitchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Aida Omerovic, SINTEF, Norway
Olaf Owe, Dept. Of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Ana R. Paiva, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Rob Pettit, Computer Science, George Mason University, United States
Elke Pulvermüller, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Ansgar Radermacher, LIST, CEA, France
Aurora Ramirez, University of Córdoba, Spain
Daniel Ratiu, Siemens AG, Germany
Gil Regev, EPFL-IC-LAMS, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Information Systems, University of Haifa, Israel
Wolfgang Reisig, Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Dept. Of Cooperative Information Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Yassine Rhazali, 23 Cooperative Hassania, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
Laurent Rioux, Critical Embedded System Laboratory, THALES, France
Alberto Rodrigues da Silva, Engenharia Informática, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
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
Comai Sara, Dipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jean-Guy Schneider, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Dept. For Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Stéphane Somé, Site, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jean-Sébastier Sottet, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Ioanna Stamatopoulou, Computer Science, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Alin Stefanescu, Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
Jean-Bernard Stefani, INRIA, France
Arnon Sturm, Software and Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hiroki Suguri, School of Project Design, Miyagi University, Japan
Hamed Taherdoost, 204-1132 Haro Street, University Canada West, Vancouver, Canada
Yves L. Traon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
Christelle Urtado, EuroMov Digital Health in Motion, Univ. Montpellier, IMT Mines Ales, Ales, France
Sylvain Vauttier, EuroMov Digital Health in Motion, Univ. Montpellier, IMT Mines Ales, France
Layne T. Watson, Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Aerospace Eng., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States
Michael Whalen, Computer Science Dept., University of Minnesota, United States
Hao Wu, Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Husnu Yenigun, Computer Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey
Marc Zeller, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Germany
Haiyan Zhao, Computer Science, Peking University, China
Chunying Zhao, Computer Science, Western Illinois University, United States
Olaf Zimmermann, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
Kamil Zyla, Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland