ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems


Models 2015 is the premier conference on systems and software modeling. It was held in Ottawa, Canada from September 27 to October 2, 2015. The main conference ran from Wednesday Sept 30 to Friday Oct 2, with satellite events such as workshops and tutorials being held the previous three days. The full program is online.

We accepted 46 papers in the Foundations and MEIP tracks. You can click here to see the titles and abstracts, and download preprints or videos if the authors have provided such information.

Key statistics on papers

  • 216 abstracts
  • 172 full submissions
    • 132 Foundations papers (including 22 new ideas)
    • 40 In practice papers
  • 46 papers accepted
    • 35 foundations (26.5%)
    • 11 in practice (28%)

Registration is now closed

We are all now looking forward to next year's conference Oct 2-7 2016 in Saint-Malo, France


Awards Presented At the Conference

Distinguished Papers in the Foundations Track

  • Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, Esther Guerra and Juan De Lara for Quick fixing ATL model transformations Paper details
  • Shahar Maoz and Jan Oliver Ringert for A Framework for Relating Syntactic and Semantic Model Differences Paper details
  • Martin Gogolla, Antonio Vallecillo, Loli Burgueno and Frank Hilken for Employing Classifying Terms for Testing Model Transformations Paper details

Best Paper in the MEIP Track

  • Daniela Lettner, Klaus Eder, Paul Grünbacher and Herbert Prähofer For Feature Modeling of Two Large-scale Industrial Software Systems: Experiences and Lessons Learned Paper details

Best Paper from 10 years ago

  • Pierre-Alain Muller, Franck Fleurey and Jean-Marc Jézéquel for Weaving Executability into Object-Oriented Meta-Languages   Link to paper preprint

Career Award


ACM Student Research Award winners

There were only entrants at the graduate level

Gold Medal:

  • Ivan Ruchkin for Architectural and Analytic Integration of Cyber-Physical System Models Link to paper

Silver Medal

  • Amal Khalil for Change-driven Incremental Symbolic Execution of Evolving State Machines Link to paper

Bronze Medal

  • Loli Burgueño for Testing M2M/M2T/T2M Transformations Link to paper

Best Workshop

  • Sebastian Götz, Nelly Bencomo, Gordon Blair and Hui Song For 10th International Workshop on Models@runtime

Best Tutorial

  • Jon Whittle for How Industry Uses MDE: And what it means to you as a researcher/student/practitioner

Best Reviewer in the Foundations Track

  • Pieter Van Gorp

Best reviewer in the MEIP track

  • Robert Karban

Awards for Outstanding Committee Service

  • Jordi Cabot
  • Gunter Mussbacher
  • Ana Moreira
  • Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj
  • Emilio Insfran
  • Marsha Chechik
  • Dimitris Kolovos
  • Vahdat Abdelzad

Best student volunteers

  • Damiano Torre
  • Malak Baslyman

Workshops and Tutorials

The program for workshops and tutorials was as follows:

  • 19 workshops in the Satellite event period (Sunday to Tuesday)
  • 9 tutorials in the Satellite event period
  • 2 mini-tutorials in the Main conference (Wednesday to Friday)

Visit each workshop's own website to learn more details and submit papers.

Posters and Demonstrations

The program for posters, demonstrations and exhibits is here and the proceedings is here.

Of Special note

SoSyM Journal-First Presentations:As a new feature this year, we gave the authors of top SoSyM papers the opportunity to present their work at the conference. Click for details

Special commemoration of Robert France: We are sad to inform you that Robert France is no longer with us. He was given a Special Lifetime award by the Models conference in early 2015. Click here for more details.