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


The International Conference on Model-Based Software and Systems Engineering provides a platform for participants from all over the world to present research results and application experience in using model-based techniques for developing all sorts of systems. Model-based software engineering has emerged over many years as an approach for developing IT systems in which models take a central role, not only for the analysis of these systems but also for their construction. More recently, a similar approach has become increasingly widely used not only for software systems, but also for physical, cyber-physical and business systems. This model-based software and systems engineering approach relies on an increasingly rich ecosystem of techniques, languages and tools. MODELSWARD is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners alike to come together and discuss, moving this ecosystem forward.

This conference aims at fostering the further development and application of model-based techniques for the construction and analysis of software and systems. Papers reporting on original work in any of the areas listed below are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors will be published in the MODELSWARD proceedings. 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-Based Development
  • Business Process Management (Modeling, Enactment and Execution)
  • Frameworks for Model-Based Development
  • Multi-level and Multi-view Modeling
  • Model Transformations and Generative Approaches
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Modeling Support
  • Software and Systems Engineering


  • Model-Based Software Development
  • Model-Based Development of Cyber Physical Systems
  • Model-Based Engineering of Digital Twins
  • Enterprise Architecture Modeling
  • Model-Based Product Lines
  • Model Execution and Simulation
  • Model Quality Assessment
  • Model-Based Testing and Validation
  • Model Management
  • Modeling for AI Applications


  • General-Purpose Modeling Languages and Standards
  • Domain-Specific Modeling
  • Modeling Language Engineering
  • Modeling Language Syntax and Semantics
  • Reasoning about Models
  • Model Transformation
  • Model-Based Services Infrastructures
  • Modeling Environments


Francis BordeleauÉcole de technologie supérieure (ETS), Université du Québec, Canada
Jordi CabotLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 21 - 23 February, 2024

Paper Submission: October 9, 2023
Authors Notification:
December 5, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 19, 2023

Paper Submission: November 15, 2023
Authors Notification:
December 22, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2024

Workshop Proposal: October 20, 2023

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 20, 2023

Tutorial Proposal: January 12, 2024

Demo Proposal: January 12, 2024

Panel Proposal: January 12, 2024

Abstract Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024


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


Available soon.


Edwin SeidewitzModel Driven Solutions, United States


Francisco José Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Spain
Luís Ferreira PiresUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Achilleas Achilleos, Frederick University Cyprus, Cyprus
Nesar Ahmad, T. M. Bhagalpur University, India
Akhan Akbulut, Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey
Ludovic Apvrille, LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Marco A. Araújo, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Aneesha Bakharia, The University Of Queensland, Australia
Souvik Barat, Tata Consultancy Service Research, India
Ankica Barisic, Université Côte d'Azur, I3S/INRIA, France
Janis Bicevskis, University of Latvia, Latvia
Andreas Biesdorf, Trier University of Applied Sciences and Siemens AG, Germany
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Juliana Bowles, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Antonio Brogi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany
Alessio Bucaioni, Maelardalen University, Sweden
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Jan Carlson, , Sweden
DeJiu Chen, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yoonsik Cheon, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Massimo Cossentino, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Italy
Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, University of York Europe Campus, Greece
Francisco J. Duarte, University of Minho, Portugal
Sophie Ebersold, Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail, France
Holger Eichelberger, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Vladimir Estivill, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Stephan Flake, S&N CQM Consulting & Services GmbH, Germany
Rogério E. Garcia, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Verena Geist, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Giovanni Giachetti, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
Alexander Kamkin, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Guy Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Mohamed Khalgui, Xidian University, Germany
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Christian Kop, , Austria
Tomaž Kosar, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Lars M. Kristensen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Pierre Laforcade, LIUM, France
Yngve Lamo, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Lucas Lima, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Luis Llana, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Der-Chyuan Lou, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Daniel Lübke, Independent Researcher, Germany
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Beatriz Marín, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Assaf Marron, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Ricardo MARTINHO, CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems ; 3School of Technology and Management – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Goran Martinovic, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
Alexandra Mazak-Huemer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Steve McKeever, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fredrik Milani, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dragan Milicev, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
André Miralles, INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France
Stefan Naujokat, TU Dortmund, Germany
Clémentine Nebut, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Mykola Nikitchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Ian Peake, RMIT University, Australia
Branko Perisic, University Singidunum Belgrade, Serbia
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Nikolaos Petroulakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Roberto Pietrantuono, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Macario Polo, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Nuno Pombo, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Elke Pulvermüller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Jochen Quante, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Aurora Ramirez, University of Córdoba, Spain
Ana L. Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Gianna Reggio, Università di Genova, Italy
Yassine Rhazali, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
Alberto Rodrigues da Silva, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
Ignacio G. Rodríguez De Guzmán, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Djamel Eddine Saïdouni, University of Constantine 2, Algeria
Norsaremah Salleh, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Stefan Sauer, Paderborn University, Germany
Christian Schlegel, Technische Hochschule Ulm, Germany
Jean-Guy Schneider, Monash University, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Diego Sevilla Ruiz, University of Murcia, Spain
Anthony J. Simons, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Marjan Sirjani, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Krzysztof J. Stencel, University of Warsaw, Poland
Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hamed Taherdoost, University Canada West, Vancouver, Canada
Adel Taweel, Birzeit University; King's College London, United Kingdom
Edgar Tello-Leal, Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (Mexico), Mexico
Andreas Tolk, The MITRE Corporation, United States
Jan Tretmans, ESI (TNO), Eindhoven and Radboud University, Netherlands
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Sylvain Vauttier, EuroMov Digital Health in Motion, Univ. Montpellier, IMT Mines Ales, France
Jacques Verriet, TNO-ESI, Netherlands
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Gereon Weiss, Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, Germany
Gera Weiss, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Husnu Yenigun, Sabanci University, Turkey
Marc Zeller, Siemens AG, Germany
Kamil Zyla, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

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