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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
  • Modeling Environments


Øystein HaugenDepartment of Computer Science and Communication, Ostfold University College, Norway
Alfonso PierantonioDipartimento di Informatica, University of L'Aquila, Italy


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: 26 - 28 February, 2025

Paper Submission: October 2, 2024
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 20, 2024

Paper Submission: November 13, 2024
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 13, 2025

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2024

Tutorial Proposal: January 17, 2025

Demo Proposal: January 17, 2025

Panel Proposal: January 17, 2025

Abstract Submission: January 10, 2025
Authors Notification: January 23, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: January 31, 2025


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


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Francis BordeleauDepartment of Software Engineering and Information Technology, École de Technologie Supérieure, Université du Québec, Canada


Federico CiccozziMälardalen University, Sweden
Luís Ferreira PiresFaculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands


Achilleas Achilleos, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics, Frederick University Cyprus, Cyprus
Paulo Alencar, University Waterloo, Canada
Ludovic Apvrille, LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Marco A. Araújo, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Souvik Barat, Research, Tata Consultancy Service Research, India
Lorenzo Bettini, DISIA, Univ. Firenze, Italy
Andreas Biesdorf, Trier University of Applied Sciences and Siemens AG, Germany
Antonio Brogi, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa, Italy
Christian Bunse, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany
Jan Carlson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Allaoua Chaoui, MISC Laboratory, Faculty of NTIC, University Constantine 2 - Abdelhamid Mehri, Constantine, Algeria., Algeria
DeJiu Chen, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yoonsik Cheon, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Dickson Chiu, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Massimo Cossentino, High performance Computing and Networks Institute (ICAR), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Dip. Ingegneria dell'Impresa, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Italy
Marcos Didonet Del Fabro, LSEA, CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique, Brazil
Francisco J. Duarte, University of Minho, Portugal
Sophie Ebersold, Mathématiques-Informatique, 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
Jicheng Fu, Computer Science, University of Central Oklahoma, United States
Verena Geist, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Giovanni Giachetti, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile
Paola Giannini, Computer Science Institute, DiSSTE, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Paolo Giorgini, Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Trento, Italy
Wahab Hamou-Lhadj, Electrical And Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada
David Hästbacka, Computing Sciences, Tampere University, Finland
Emilio Insfran, Departamento de Sistemas Informaticos y Computacion (DSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Maria Jose Escalona, Languages And Computer Sciences, University of Seville, Spain
Alexander Kamkin, Software Engineering, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Guy Katz, Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Jun Kong, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, United States
Christian Kop, Independent Researcher, Austria
Tomaž Kosar, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ivan Kurtev, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Pierre Laforcade, LIUM, France
Lucas Lima, Departamento de Computação, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
Dongxi Liu, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Luis Llana, Facultad de Informatica C/ Prof. José García Santesmases Cuidad Universitaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 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
Juho Mäkiö, Hochschule Emden / Leer, Germany
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Beatriz Marín, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Assaf Marron, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, 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
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Computer Science, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
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
Owen Molloy, School of Computer Science, University of Galway, Ireland
Stefan Naujokat, TU Dortmund, Germany
Clémentine Nebut, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier, France
Mykola Nikitchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Olaf Owe, Dept. Of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
Ian Peake, RMIT University, Australia
Branko Perisic, Center Novi Sad, University Singidunum Belgrade, Serbia
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Macario Polo, Informática, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Nuno Pombo, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Andreas Prinz, University of Agder, Norway
Henderik A. Proper, Business Informatics Group, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, Austria
Elke Pulvermüller, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Jochen Quante, Corporate Research, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Ana L. Ramos, Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Gianna Reggio, Dibris, Università di Genova, Italy
Yassine Rhazali, 23 Cooperative Hassania, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
Ignacio G. Rodríguez De Guzmán, Department Of Information Technologies And Systems, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Jose Raul Romero, Dept. Informática Y Análisis Numérico, University of Cordoba, Spain
Maria Teresa Rossi, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Norsaremah Salleh, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Stefan Sauer, SICP | Software Innovation Lab, Paderborn University, Germany
Christian Schlegel, Computer Science, Technische Hochschule Ulm, Germany
Jean-Guy Schneider, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia
Wieland Schwinger, Dept. For Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, Computer Science, Montpellier University, France
Marjan Sirjani, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Stéphane Somé, Site, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alin Stefanescu, Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
Arnon Sturm, Software and Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Adel Taweel, Independent Researcher, Palestine (State of)
Naoyasu Ubayashi, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
Sylvain Vauttier, EuroMov Digital Health in Motion, Univ. Montpellier, IMT Mines Ales, France
Jacques Verriet, TNO-ESI, Netherlands
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Dpto. Ing. Sistemas Informáticos y Telemáticos, Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres, Avda. Universidad S/N, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Gereon Weiss, Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, Germany
Husnu Yenigun, Computer Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey
Vadim Zaytsev, Formal Methods & Tools, University of Twente, Netherlands
Marc Zeller, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Germany
Kamil Zyla, Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

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