The 26th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems 

Analysis and Development (EMMSAD’2021)

held in conjunction with CAiSE’21, Melbourne, Australia

http://www.emmsad.org/    @EMMSADconf

Submission deadline: March 19th, 2020 (Abstract – March 15th)


Dear Colleague,

We cordially invite you to submit your papers to the *** 26th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development (EMMSAD'2021) *** that will be held in conjunction with CAiSE'21, Melbourne, Australia, on June 28-29, 2021 (http://www.emmsad.org/).

The objective of the EMMSAD conference series is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in modeling methods for Systems Analysis and Development (SA&D), including enterprise, business process, information system (IS), and domain-specific modeling, to meet and exchange research ideas and results. We solicit papers in the following five tracks:

Foundations of modeling & method engineering:
Chairs: Mahdi Fahmideh, Jolita Ralyte & Janis Stirna

* Definition and representation: conceptual modeling, metamodeling, method knowledge infrastructure, and method ontologies
* Agility in modeling and method engineering
* Situational method engineering including evaluation of approaches, case studies and experience reports
* Method adaptation, extension and configuration
* Maturity and quality of models and methods
* Evolution and interoperability of models
* Modeling and method engineering for emerging computing technologies and approaches
* Ethical foundations of modeling

Enterprise, business, process & capability modeling:
Chairs: Dominik Bork, Janis Grabis & Paul Grefen

* Enterprise modeling approaches, architectures, and platforms
* Business models and ecosystems
* Modeling data-driven organizations
* Business process modeling, architectures, and evolution
* Reference modeling
* Capability-driven development

IS & requirements modeling:
Chairs: Aneesh Krishna & Roman Lukyanenko, Marcela Ruiz

* Model-Driven development
* Requirements modeling for emerging technologies such as big data and AI
* Modeling in agile development
* Crowd-based and collaborative modeling
* Social media, user-generated content modeling
* Quality & NFRs of models and modeling
* Traceability between software artifacts
* Experience in practice and education
Domain-specific & ontology modeling:
Chairs: Georg Grossmann, Dimitris Karagiannis & Arnon Sturm

* Metamodel and model engineering
* Design of DSLs and supporting tools
* Multi-level and multi-perspective modeling
* Ontology and domain-specific analogy
* Applications of/with ontology and Domain Specific Modeling (DSM) (e.g., Industry 4.0, IoT, Blockchain, Etc.)
* Applying AI Algorithms (e.g., Reasoning, ML, Planning) to/with DSL and DO

Evaluation of modeling approaches:
Chairs: Lubna Alam, Oscar Pastor & Geert Poels

* Empirical / Experimental evaluation techniques
* Formal evaluation
* Evaluation through practice
* (Re)Design of models or modeling approaches based on evaluation results
* New methods for model or modeling evaluation
* Ontological-based evaluation and comparison
* Evaluation of MDD-based methods and tools
* Applications in education

Submission & Publication:
The working conference accepts long papers (up to 15 pages overall, including references and appendices) that report Completed Research or Research-In-Progress and short papers (up to 8 pages overall) reporting innovative ideas, experience, or tools. Only electronic submissions in PDF format, and in Springer's LNBIP style (See http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0) will be accepted through the conference management system available at https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=emmsad2021. Top papers will be invited to submit an extended and enhanced version for consideration for publication in SoSyM -- Software and System Modelling journal.

Important dates:
* Abstract submissions: March 15, 2021 (recommended)
* Full paper submissions: March 19, 2021
* Notification of acceptance: April 19, 2021
* Camera-ready copies: April 28, 2021
* Conference: June 28-29, 2021
For further information, please visit the conference website http://www.emmsad.org/. 

Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden
Asif Gill, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

EMMSAD’2021 conference chairs