[ecoop-info] CfP: 16th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA 2020)

Antonio Vallecillo antoniovallecillomoreno at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 16:57:34 CEST 2019

This year ECMFA 2020 publishes its proceedings in the JOT journal and
implements a two-phase submission and review process.

*** Deadline is due in less than three weeks: Oct 11, 2019. Don't miss
the opportunity!

16th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA 2020)
Co-located with STAF 2020. June 22-26 Bergen, Norway


Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to the design, analysis,
and development of software and systems that relies on exploiting
high-level models and computer-based automation to achieve significant
boosts in both productivity and quality.

The European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
(ECMFA) is the premier European forum dedicated to advancing the state
of knowledge and fostering the application of all aspects of MBE and
related approaches.

In its 16th edition, ECMFA will introduce two major innovations to
strengthen the scope of the community and to foster the quality of its

*  First, the International Conference on Model Transformations (ICMT) will join
   forces with ECMFA, merging both into one single event that unites all aspects
   related to Model-Based Engineering (MBE).
*  Second, a two-phase submission and review process is introduced, with two
   possible submission periods (October'19 and February'20). Papers accepted in
   the first round will be published as soon as they are ready, and presented
   at the conference. Authors of papers not accepted in the first phase can
   resubmit improved versions of their work in the second submission phase.

This is fully aligned with the decision made last year of publishing
the ECMFA accepted papers in a platinum open-access journal,
specifically the JOT journal (www.jot.fm), which is also indexed by
Scopus, dblp, and Scientific Commons, among others.


We are soliciting papers presenting original research on all aspects
of model-based engineering. Two types of submissions are possible:

*  Foundation Papers, dealing with modeling foundations, such as metamodeling,
   model transformations, model engineering methods and tools, and related

*  Application Papers, dealing with the application of modeling techniques,
   including experience reports on the use of MBE methods and tools, industrial
   case studies, or successful applications of MBE practices in the
industry or in
   public administrations, with significant modeling lessons learned.

All applications must have been done in real contexts and at least one
of the authors
of the paper must be from the company or administration where the
application took place.

Submissions must conform to the JOT LaTeX template (see
and must not exceed 20 pages (including figures, references, and
appendices). Failure to conform to these guidelines may result in
disqualification of the paper. No simultaneous
submission to other publication venues (either a conference or a
journal) is allowed;
any concurrent submission will result in the immediate rejection of the paper.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
Program Committee.  Contributions will be evaluated based on their
suitability for the conference, originality,  and technical soundness.
They require novel and scientifically rigorous contributions to the
field, supported by adequate evaluation results.

All papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through
Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecmfa2020).


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
*  Foundations of MBE and model transformations.
*  Application of MBE methods, tools, and techniques to specific domains,
   e.g., automotive, cyber-physical systems, robotics or IoT.
*  Successful use of MBE and Model Transformations in connection with
   other disciplines and approaches, such as Artificial Intelligence,
    Blockchain, or Open Source.
*  Educational aspects of MBE
*  Tools and initiatives for the successful adoption of MBE in industry


All papers will be assessed by the program committee in terms of their
novelty, significance,  and level of rigor. Applications papers will
weight these factors differently than Foundations papers.

Contributions can be submitted to any of the two submission periods.
Papers submitted to the first round of review can be recommended by
the Program Committee to be accepted-as-is, accepted with minor
revisions, undergo major revisions (and resubmit in the second round)
or rejected. Recommendations for papers submitted in the second round
are for accept, minor revisions or reject.

Papers accepted at any of the two rounds with minor revisions will be
given a specified period of time to perform the revisions and
re-submit.  The same reviewers will assess how well the revision
requests have been addressed by the authors, and whether the final
paper maintains or improves the level of contribution of the original
submission. Revisions that significantly lessen the contribution of
the work or that fail to adequately address the reviewers' original
concerns will result in the paper's rejection.

Papers not accepted in the first round can be resubmitted to the
second one, indicating how they have improved the paper to address the
reviewers' criticisms. Papers not accepted in the second round but
with a sufficient level of quality may be encouraged to resubmit next
year, or alternatively as regular JOT articles, hence continuing their
review process through the normal journal channels.

Papers will be published in the JOT journal as soon as they accepted
and one of their authors registers in the conference.


Artifacts are recommended, but not required, for the initial
submission. Depending on the papers, reviewers may take the existence
of artifacts as a positive signal about the work. Also depending on
the papers, artifacts may be required as a condition for publication.


All accepted papers will be published as platinum open-access journal
publication in JOT. At least one author for each accepted paper must
register before the early registration deadline and present the paper
during the conference. Failure to do so will result in the paper being
withdrawn from the proceedings.



Round 1:
* Submission: Oct 11, 2019
* Notification: Dec 13, 2019

Round 2:
* Submission: Feb 21, 2020
* Notification: April 24, 2020

Conference: 22-26 June, 2020



Richard Paige,      McMaster University, Canada,
                    and the University of York, UK
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Málaga, Spain


Adrian Rutle,  Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Alessandra Bagnato, Softeam
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L’Aquila
Andrzej Wasowski, IT University
Andy Schuerr, Darmstadt University of Technology
Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University
Arend Rensink, University of Twente
Athanasios Zolotas, University of York
Benoit Combemale, University of Toulouse
Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University
Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp.
Carlos Cetina, Universidad San Jorge
Colin Atkison, University of Mannheim
Daniel Varro, McGill University and Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics
Davide Di Ruscio, University of L’Aquila
Dimitris Kolovos, University of York
Eric Cariou, LIUPPA and Universite de Pau
Erwan Bousse, Université de Nantes and LS2N
Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid
Federico Ciccozzi, Mälardalen University
Fiona Polack, Keele University
Francis Bordeleau, Cmind Inc
Gabi Taentzer, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Gerti Kappel, TU Wien
Javier Troya, University of Seville
Jean-Michel Bruel, IRIT
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama
Jennifer Horkoff, Chalmers and the Univ. of Gothenburg
Jesus Sanchez Cuadrado, Universidad de Murcia
Joel Greenyer, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase
Loli Burgueño, Open University of Catalonia and CEA
Manuel Wimmer, JKU Linz
Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen
Massimo Tisi, INRIA
Michalis Famelis, University of Montreal
Omar Alam, Trent University
Oystein Haugen, Ostfold University College and SINTEF
Ralf Laemmel, Universität Koblenz-Landau
Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Lab
Sahar Kokaly, University of Toronto
Sebastien Gerard, CEA, LIST
Steffen Zschaler, King’s College London
Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University
Tao Yue, Simula Research Lab
Thomas Kuehne, Victoria University of Wellington
Toni Clark, Aston University
Vasco Amaral, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Zhenjiang Hu, Peking University
Zinovy Diskin, McMaster Univ. and Univ. of Waterloo

The PDF version of this CFP is at http://staf2020.hvl.no/calls/ECMFA2020-CFP.pdf

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