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

Call for Workshops

This is for the historical record; the deadline has passed. Click here for details of the accepted workshops

The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to model-driven software engineering approaches. Topics covered by the conference include domain-specific modeling languages, general-purpose modeling languages and standards, model-driven engineering processes, model transformations, model-driven software engineering tools and frameworks, quality assurance for functional and non-functional properties of models, modeling challenges, and many more.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2015 will host a number of workshops during the three days before the main conference. The workshops will provide a collaborative forum for a group of typically 15 to 30 participants to exchange recent and/or preliminary results, to conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic related to model-driven software engineering, or to coordinate efforts between representatives of a technical community. They are intended as a forum for lively discussion of innovative ideas, recent progress, or practical experience on model-driven engineering for specific aspects, specific problems, or domain- specific needs. Each workshop should provide a balanced distribution of its time for both presentation of papers and discussions. We encourage prospective workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly-interactive workshops focusing on areas related to modeling in general. Both research-oriented and applied topics are welcome. The duration of each workshop is one day.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission: March 12, 2015 "Anywhere on Earth", i.e., UTC-12
  • Notification: April 12, 2015
  • Workshop dates: September 27-29, 2015 (Sunday to Tuesday).

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal document must contain the following information:

  1. General Information:
    • Workshop title and name or acronym
    • Organizers and primary contact (name/affiliation/email)
    • Abstract (200 words), intended for the MODELS 2015 web site
  2. Objectives and Scope
    • Motivation
    • Objectives
    • Topics of interest
    • Intended audience
    • Relevance to the MODELS community
    • Context (any past events related to your workshop including related conferences, previous workshops, previous sessions, and previous experience of the current organizers)
    • Need (comments in favor of your application; if your workshop was at MODELS 2014 or any of the former conferences, why is it useful to run it again?)
  3. Organization Details
    • Details on the organizers (150 words max), including relevant past experience in workshop organization
    • Workshop program committee (indicated as finalized or expected)
    • Would you be willing to merge your workshop with other workshops on a similar topic if this were a condition for hosting your workshop at MODELS?
  4. Workshop Format
    • Intended paper format
    • Evaluation process
    • Intended workshop format (including duration, number of presentations, and planned keynotes)
    • How many participants do you expect (please make at least an educated guess)?
    • What kind of equipment do you need (e.g., data projector, computer, whiteboard)?
  5. Additional Material
    • Workshop web page (URL of the draft web page, if one exists)
    • Draft Call for papers for the Workshop (a one page Call for Papers that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)

In order to ensure a proper coordination of the workshop paper submission deadlines with those of the main conference, the following constraints have to be respected by the deadlines you plan for your workshop:

  • Workshop website and CFP dissemination: May 17, 2015
  • Workshop paper submission deadline: July 17, 2015
  • Workshop paper notification to authors: August 21, 2015
  • Workshop dates: September 27 - 29, 2015

Please note that the above dates are common across all workshops. These are the internal dates for your workshop. The actual deadline for submitting a workshop proposal is March 12, 2015.


Please ensure that you adhere to the above workshop proposal guidelines providing all requested information using at most six (6) pages. In addition, please provide a one page draft of your planned Call for Papers to the proposal (not included in the 6 pages).

The submission must adhere to the IEEE formatting instructions:

Please submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF to EasyChair (


Workshop papers will be published on CEUR. Details will be communicated to the organizers of accepted workshops at the time of notification.

Workshop Organization and Contact Information

Workshops Co-Chairs:

  • Wahab Hamou-Lhadj, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
For further information, please contact the tutorial chairs at

Workshops Selection Committee:

  • Silvia Abrahao, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
  • Wahab Hamou-Lhadj (chair), Concordia University, Canada
  • Emilio Insfran (chair), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Marouane Kessentini, University of Michigan, USA
  • Dimitris Kolovos, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Yan Liu, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Alfonso Pierantonio, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
  • Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Basilicata, Italy
  • Gabi Taentzer, University of Marburg, Germany
  • Matthias Tichy, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Manuel Wimmer, Technical University of Wien, Austria
  • Omar Bahy Badreddin, Northern Arizona University, US