[ecoop-info] Call for Papers -- MODELS 2019

Thomas Kühne Thomas.Kuehne at ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Fri Feb 22 16:35:55 CET 2019

MoDELS 2019 -- ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
15-20 September 2019 Munich, Germany


This is the call for papers for the main conference.
Please see information on and calls for
posters, tutorials, tools and demos, workshops, educator’s and doctoral symposia
at https://modelsconf19.org/?page_id=131

Contributions related to all aspects of modeling, modeling languages and
model-based engineering are cordially invited to the 22nd edition of
MODELS, in Munich, Germany 15.-20. September 2019.

MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and
systems engineering. Since 1998, MODELS has covered all aspects of
modeling, from languages and methods, to tools and applications. Attendees
of MODELS come from diverse backgrounds, including researchers, academics,
engineers and industrial professionals. MODELS 2019 is a forum for
participants to exchange cutting-edge research results and innovative
practical experiences around modeling and model-based software and systems.

This year’s edition will provide an opportunity for the modeling community
to further advance the foundations of model-based engineering (MBE), devise
innovative applications of MBE in emerging areas such as Internet of Things
(IoTs) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs), develop solutions considering
their complex properties such as unpredictability, and integrate with
machine learning and artificial intelligence methods for addressing complex
software engineering challenges. We invite you to join us at MODELS 2019,
Munich, Germany and to help shape the modelling methods and technologies of
the future!

Foundations Track Papers -
We invite authors to submit high quality contributions describing
significant, original, and unpublished results in the following categories:

1. Technical Papers: Technical papers should describe innovative research
in modelling or model-driven engineering activities. Papers in this
submission category should describe a novel contribution to the field and
should carefully support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant

Evaluation Criteria: Technical papers are evaluated on the basis of
originality, soundness, relevance, importance of contribution, strength of
validation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related
work. Where a submission builds upon previous work of the author(s), the
novelty of the new contribution must be described clearly with respect to
the previous work. Technical papers need to discuss clearly how the results
were validated (e.g., formal proofs, controlled experiments, rigorous case
studies, or simulations). Authors are strongly encouraged to make the
artifacts used for the evaluation publicly accessible, e.g., through a
Github repository or an alternative that is likely to remain available.
There will be an artifact evaluation process, as discussed below.

2. New Ideas and Vision Papers: We solicit short papers that present new
ideas and visions. Such papers may describe new, non-conventional
model-driven engineering research positions or approaches that depart from
standard practice. They can describe well-defined research ideas that are
at an early stage of investigation. They could also provide new evidence
that common wisdom should be challenged, present new unifying theories
about existing modeling research that provides novel insight or that can
lead to the development of new technologies or approaches, or apply
modeling technology to radically new application areas. New Ideas Papers
must not exceed 6 pages (including figures, appendices AND references).

Evaluation Criteria: New ideas and vision papers will be assessed primarily
on their level of originality and potential for impact on the field in
terms of promoting innovative thinking. Hence, inadequacies in the
state-of-the-art and the pertinence, correctness, and impact of the
idea/vision must be described clearly, even though the new idea need not be
fully worked out, and a fully detailed roadmap need not be presented.

Practice and Innovation Track -
The goal of this track is to fill the gap between foundational research in
MBE and industrial needs. We invite authors from academia and/or industry
to submit original contributions reporting on the development of innovative
MBE solutions in industries, public sector, or open-source settings, as
well as innovative application of MBE in such contexts. Examples include:

* Scalable and cost-effective methodologies and tools
* Industrial case studies with valuable lessons learned
* Experience reports providing novel insights

Each paper should provide clear take-away value by describing the context
of a problem of practical importance, and the application of MBE that leads
to a solution.

Evaluation Criteria: A paper in the P&I Track will be evaluated mainly from
its practical take-away and the potential impact of the findings. More

* The paper should discuss why the solution to the problem is innovative
   (e.g., in terms of advancing the state-of-practice), effective, and/or
   efficient, and what likely practical impact it has or will have;
* The paper should provide a concise explanation of approaches, techniques,
    methodologies and tools employed;
* The paper should explain best practices that emerged, tools developed,
    and/or software processes involved.
* Studies reporting on negative findings must provide a thorough discussion
   of the potential causes of failure, and ideally a perspective on how to
   solve them.

Topics of Interest
MODELS 2019 seeks submissions on diverse topics related to modeling for
software and systems engineering, including, but not limited to:
* Evidence-based education research for curricular concerns on modeling
* Collaborative modeling research to address global and team management
   issues (e.g., browser-based and cloud-enabled collaboration research and
* New paradigms, formalisms, applications, approaches, frameworks, or
   processes for MBE.
* Modeling with, and for, new and emerging systems and paradigms such as
   cyber-security, cyber-physical systems (CPSs), the internet of things
   (IoTs), cloud computing, data analytics, big data, systems engineering,
   social media, devices and services, mobile applications, open source
   software, sustainability and modeling for social good.
* Development, use, and evolution of domain-specific modeling languages.
* Evaluation and comparison of modeling languages, techniques and tools.
* Evolution of general-purpose modeling languages and related standards.
* Definition of the syntax and semantics of modeling and model
   transformation languages.
* Tools, meta-tools and language workbenches for MBE, including model
* Definition, usage, and analysis of generative and reengineering approaches.
* Integration of modeling languages and tools (hybrid multi-modeling
* Quality assurance (analysis, testing, verification) for functional and
    nonfunctional properties of models and model transformations.
* Development of systems engineering and modeling-in-the-large concepts.
* Search-based MBE and artificial intelligence for MBE.
* Modeling in software engineering; applications of models to address
    general software engineering challenges.
* Modeling for specific challenges such as collaboration, scalability,
    security, interoperability, adaptability, maintainability, dependability,
    reuse, energy efficiency, and uncertainty.

Submission and Evaluation Process

The submission process for MODELS 2019 is similar to past MODELS
conferences, with the specific details below. We however introduce the
double blind review process and “New Ideas and Vision Papers” should be
submitted as short papers as mentioned. In the double blind review process,
authors will not be identified to reviewers and reviewers will not be
identified to authors. Please consult the submission information page to
prepare your manuscript for the double-blind process.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be submitted electronically through the MODELS 2019 EasyChair
submission web pages. The submission for Foundations and Practice &
Innovation tracks can be found at: MODELS 2019 EASYCHAIR

“Foundations” and “Practice and Innovation” papers must not exceed 10 pages
(including figures and appendices, excluding references). All papers may
include 1 additional page for references. All submissions must be in
English. “New Ideas/Vision” must not exceed 6 pages (including figures,
appendices AND references). Submissions must adhere to the IEEE formatting
instructions, which can be found at:

Submissions that do not adhere to these limits or that violate the
formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected without review. Accepted papers
will be published in the conference proceedings published by ACM. Authors
of best papers from the conference will be invited to revise and submit
extended versions of the papers for publication in the Journal of Software
and Systems Modeling.

Review Process

MODELS 2019’s double blind review process will use a single phase with no
rebuttals. There will be an extended discussion phase monitored by one or
two Program Board members assigned to each paper. The Program Chairs will
also be heavily involved in monitoring discussions and reviews, to ensure
that quality reviews are produced.

All papers that conform to the submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed
by at least three members of the Program Committee. The Program Board will
monitor the reviews of papers assigned to them, to ensure that the reviews
are constructive and sufficiently detailed so that authors can both improve
their papers and understand the rationale behind final decisions. After
reviews are completed, the Program Board will lead a discussion phase on
papers assigned to them, in order to come up with recommendations. These
recommendations will be discussed at the Program Board meeting, to be held
in early June 2019, in order to come up with decisions on papers to be
presented at the conference.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit their accompanying
artifacts (e.g., software, datasets, proofs) to the Artifact Evaluation
process. The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee
whose task is to assess how the artifacts support the results presented in
the papers. Participation in the Artifact Evaluation process is optional
and does not affect the final decision regarding the papers. Papers that
successfully go through the Artifact Evaluation process will be rewarded
with a seal of approval printed on the paper themselves. The artifacts will
be archived.

Important Dates
Foundation Track and Practice and Innovation Track have the following

* Monday 22 April 2019, Abstract submission
* Monday 29 April 2019, Paper submission
* Monday 17 June 2019, Author notification
* Monday 1 July 2019, Camera Ready Due

Please note that:
* Abstract submission is mandatory.
* All deadlines are hard. No extensions will be granted.
* All dates are according to time zone “Anywhere on Earth”, i.e., UTC-12.
* All accepted papers must be presented by an author who is registered as a
   “Regular” participant (student presenters must register as a Regular participant).


Organizing Committee

General Chairs
Alexander Pretschner , Technical University of Munich, Germany
Sebastian Voss , fortiss GmbH, Germany

Foundations Track Chair
Marouane Kessentini, University of Michigan, USA

Practice and Innovation Track Chair
Tao Yue, Simula, Norway

Workshop Chairs
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers and Gothenburg University, Sweden
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada

Tools and Demos Chairs
Markus Völter, Independent, Germany
Sebastien Gerard, CEA, LIST, France

Tutorial Chairs
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Social Media Chairs
Huseyin Ergin, Ball State University, USA

Posters Chairs
Mansooreh Zahedi, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Educators Symposium Chairs
Arend Rensink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Fiona Polack, Keele University, UK

Industry Day Chairs
Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz, Austria
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, USA
Francis Bordeleau, Cmind, Canada

Doctoral Symposium Chairs
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Gerti Kappel, TU Wien, Austria

Publicity Chairs
North America: Matthew Stephan, Miami University, USA
Latin America: Jocelyn Simmonds, University of Chile, Chile
Europe: Christoph Seidl, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Asia: Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Oceania: Thomas Kühne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Proceedings Chairs
Loli Burgueño, Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Sponsorship Chair
Francis Bordeleau, Cmind, Canada

Panel Chair
Eugene Syriani, University of Montreal, Canada

Marketing Chair
Kathrin Kahle, fortiss GmbH, Germany

Local Arrangements Chairs
Andreas Bayha, fortiss GmbH, Germany
Johannes Eder, fortiss GmbH, Germany

Web Chair
Sudeep Kanav, fortiss GmbH, Germany

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