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Fourth International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development – MODELSWARD 2016

The Fourth International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development – MODELSWARD 2016 will take place from 19 to 21 February, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

19 February 2016 - 21 February 2016

The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2016 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for Software Development. Model-Driven Development (MDD) is an approach to the development of IT systems in which models take a central role, not only for analysis of these systems but also for their construction. MDD has emerged from modelling initiatives, most prominently the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) fostered by the Object Management Group (OMG). In the scope of MDA, a couple of technologies have been developed that became the cornerstones of MDD, like metamodelling and model transformations. MDD relies on languages for defining metamodels, like the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and Ecore (developed in the scope of the Eclipse Modelling Framework), and transformation specification languages like QVT and ATL.

Regular Papers
Paper Submission: September 8, 2015
Authors Notification: November 26, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 14, 2015

Position Papers
Paper Submission: October 29, 2015
Authors Notification: December 4, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 18, 2015

Workshop Proposal: September 9, 2015

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 3, 2015
Authors Notification: December 11, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2015

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 21, 2015

Tutorials, Demos and Panel Proposals
October 14, 2015

Conference Areas
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:
1. Modelling languages, tools and architectures
2. Methodologies, processes and platforms
3. Applications and software development

Area 1: Modelling languages, tools and architectures
- Domain-specific Modelling
- General-purpose Modelling Languages and Standards
- Model Transformation
- Syntax and Semantics of Modelling Languages
- Meta-modelling: Foundations and Tools
- Reasoning about Models
- Constraint Modelling and Languages
- Model-Driven Architecture
- Service Oriented Architectures

Area 2: Methodologies, processes and platforms
- Systems Engineering
- Model Transformations and Generative Approaches
- Frameworks for Model-Driven Development
- Hybrid Multi-Modelling Approaches
- Modeling for the Cloud
- Software Process Modeling, Enactment and Execution
- Workflow Management Systems
- Business Process Modeling
- Agile Model-Driven Development

Area 3: Applications and software development
- Model-Driven Project Management
- Model-based Testing and Validation
- Model Execution and Simulation
- Model Quality Assurance Techniques
- Executable UML
- Meta-Programming
- Component-based software engineering
- Software Factories and Software Product Lines
- Generative Programming

Keynote Lecture
Lionel Briand, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg

MODELSWARD Conference Co-chairs
Bran Selic, University of Toronto, Canada
Philippe Desfray, SOFTEAM, France

Programme Co-chairs
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, MODESTE, France
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands

Programme Committee

MODELSWARD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq., 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813