ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
(MODELS 2015)

September 27 - October 2, 2015. Ottawa, Canada

Call for papers and proposals

Web site:

Models 2015 is the premier conference on systems and software modeling. It
will be held in Ottawa, Canada from September 27 to October 2, 2015. The first
three days (the 'satellite events') will focus on workshops, tutorials and symposia.
The final three days will feature keynotes, various categories of papers, and demonstrations.

For the first time, MoDELS will accept papers in the IEEE proceedings format

MODELS 2015 is seeking workshop proposals, tutorials, papers and demonstrations on
all topics related to models and modeling in software and systems engineering.

Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Evaluation and comparison of modeling languages, techniques and tools
* Modeling standards from bodies such as OMG, ITU, INCOSE, Open Group
* Syntax and semantics of modeling languages
* Model transformations
* Modeling tools
* Generative reengineering
* Code generation
* Quality assurance (analysis, testing, verification) for models
* Modeling non-functional properties
* Requirements modeling
* Process modeling
* Modeling in systems engineering
* New modeling formalisms, approaches and frameworks
* Model-driven engineering
* Modeling in open source
* Domain-specific modeling languages and metamodels for specific domains
* Standard languages such as UML, SysML, SDL, GRL, URN
* Eclipse Modeling Framework, Papyrus and other Eclipse projects
* Specific formalisms such as state machines, ERDs, Use Case Maps
* Data modeling
* Real-time modeling and modeling in automotive, aerospace and telecommunications domains
* Profiles such as Autosar, Marte
* Modeling practices, experiences and requirements in industry
* Modeling in enterprise architecture
* Modeling in the public sector
* Integrating modeling and programming
* Management of modeling
* Modeling for cyber-physical systems
* Modeling for cloud computing and the Internet of Things
* Modeling for data analytics and big data
* Collaborative modeling
* Modeling in science in such areas as climate modeling, economic modeling
* Model interoperability
* Megamodeling
* Education of modeling
* Usability of modeling tools and languages

MODELS 2015 seeks submissions from industrial practitioners of modeling,
academics performing research in modeling, and students.

We invite the following types of submissions

* Foundations Track Papers: Novel research and new ideas related to models
* MDE in Practice Track Papers focusing on experience with modeling in industry
* Modeling Pearls Papers, illustrating good practice in modeling
* Educators Symposium Papers focusing on how to teach topics of interest to the conference
* Tutorials providing instruction on a topic relevant to the conference
* Workshops on any theme of the conference
   - These will set up their own program committees and issue their own calls for papers
* Demonstrations of modeling tools and techniques
* Posters
* Sponsorship applications

There will be a later call for student-oriented activities

* Workshop and Tutorial Proposals: March 12, 2015

* Foundations and MDE in Practice Papers:
   - Abstracts: May 1, 2015
   - Full papers: May 8, 2015

* All other submissions: July 17, 2015


Submissions must adhere to the IEEE 2-column formatting instructions:

* LaTeX users: please use the LaTeX class file IEEEtran v1.8 with the following 
configuration (without option 'compsoc' or 'compsocconf'): 

* Word users: please use this Word template

Please submit to the following sites by the deadlines above:

* Foundations, MDE in Practice and Modeling Pearls papers:

* Tutorial proposals 

* Workshop proposals

* Educators Symposium (EduSymp) proposals

Instructions for other tracks and more details of the above instructions such
as page limits and acceptance criteria are available on the main conference website.


General Chair
Timothy Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada,
Foundations Track Program Chair
Jordi Cabot, École des Mines de Nantes, France

MDE in Practice Program Chair
Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Finance Chair
Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Tutorials Co-Chairs
Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Workshops Co-Chair
Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Posters and Demos Co-Chair
Vinay Kulkarni, TCS, India
Omar Badreddin, Northern Arizona University, USA
Panels Co-Chairs
Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France
Benoit Combemale, Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, France
Educators Symposium Co-Chair
Tony Clark, Middlesex University, London, UK
Educators Symposium Co-Chair: Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair: Dimitris Kolovos, University of York, UK

ACM Student Research Co-Chair
Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany

Web Chair: Stéphane Somé, University of Ottawa, Canada
Social Media Co-Chair: Sahar Kokaly, McMaster University, Canada
Social Media Co-Chair: Michalis Famelis, University of Toronto, Canada
Publicity Co-Chair - Focus on Europe: Manuel Wimmer, TU Wien, Austria
Publicity Co-Chair - Focus on China: Tian Zhang, Nanjing University, China

Registration Chair
Vahdat Abdelzad, University of Ottawa, Canada

Local Arrangements and Student Volunteers Co-Chairs
Karim El Guemhioui, Université du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada
Andrew Forward, Private Consultant, Canada

Steering Committee
Lionel Briand (Chair), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Juergen Dingel, Queen's University, Canada
Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Benoit Baudry, IRISA - INRIA, France
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jean-Michel Bruel, IRIT, France
Jordi Cabot, INRIA, France
Laurie Dillon, Michigan State University, USA
Alexander Egyed, JKU Linz, Austria
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
Øystein Haugen, SINTEF, Norway
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
Thomas Kühne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Timothy C. Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute-Alsace, France
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Rob Pettit, The Aerospace Corp, USA
Gianna Reggio, University of Genoa, Italy
Bernhard Schätz, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Wolfram Schulte, Microsoft Research, USA
Andy Schürr, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Steve Seidman, Texas State University, USA
Jon Whittle, Lancaster University, UK

Program Board
Richard Paige, University of York, United Kingdom
Juergen Dingel, Queen's University, Canada
Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Màlaga, Spain
Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp, Canada
Bernhard Rumpe, Software Engineering RWTH Aachen, Germany
Øystein Haugen, SINTEF, Norway
Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Pierre-Alain Muller, Université de Haute Alsace, France
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
Lionel Briand, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France

Foundations Track Program Committee
Daniel Amyot, Universtiy of Ottawa, Canada
Mohsen Asadi, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Don Batory, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, United Kingdom
Xavier Blanc, Bordeaux University, France
Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ruth Breu, Universitaet Innsbruck, Austria
Manfred Broy, Fakultät für Informatik Technische Universität München, Germany
Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse, France
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers & Gothenburg University, Sweden
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
Robert Clariso, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Tony Clark, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, United States
Manuel Clavel, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Krzysztof Czarnecki, Universtiy of Waterloo, Canada
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Neil Ernst, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Alessandro Garcia, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Geri Georg, Colorado State University, United States
Sebastien Gerard, CEA List, France
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, United States
John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Reiko Heckel, Department of Computer Science University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Tom Maibaum, Department of Computing and Software McMaster University, Canada
Frederic Mallet, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Shahar Maoz, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Tom Mens, University of Mons, Belgium
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Henry Muccini, University of l'Aquila, Italy
Shiva Nejati, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University, Canada
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of l'Aquila, Italy
Julia Rubin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Ina Schaefer, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
Andy Schuerr, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Jocelyn Simmonds, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Friedrich Steimann, Fernuniversitaet in Hagen, Germany
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany
Pieter Van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Daniel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Andrzej Wasowski, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jon Whittle, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Tao Yue, Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo, Norway
Steffen Zschaler, King's College London, United Kingdom
Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Yves le Traon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Model Driven Engineering in Practice Track Program Committee
Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Robert Baillargeon, CloudOne, United States
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Francis Bordeleau, Ericsson, Canada
Maged Elaasar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Pavel Hruby, CSC, Denmark
Robert Karban, JPL, United States
Cornel Klein, Siemens AG Corporate Research & Technology CT NTF CAR, Germany
Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Stephen J. Mellor, Independent Consultant, United Kingdom
Pieter Mosterman, MathWorks McGill University, United States
Isabelle Perseil, INSERM, France
Rob Pettit, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Ketil Stolen, SINTEF, Norway
Stephan Thesing, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Salvador Trujillo, IK4-IKERLAN Research Centre, Spain
Markus Voelter, Independent/Itemis, Germany