Call for Tool Demonstrations

Call for Tool Demonstrations

MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and systems engineering which since 1998 has been covering all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods to tools and applications. Since the inception of MODELS, the development of tools to support modeling activities has been an integral part of the research activities with many of these tools evolving into modeling platforms that support the development of new tools. The demonstration of tools at recent MODELS conferences has shown that researchers and practitioners are dedicating more time and effort to develop tools of a high quality to be used by the community.

This year at the nineteenth edition of MODELS there will be a track for researchers and practitioners to demonstrate tools that support all areas of model-based software and systems engineering. We would like to solicit high-quality submissions for the tool demonstration track ranging across commercial, academic, and corporate research and industrial systems. We encourage submissions on tools that are: research prototypes built to support novel research ideas, tools to support pedagogy, extensions of existing tools and tool chains, and mature tools not yet commercialized. The submissions to this track should not have been demonstrated at other venues and extensions of existing tools should have at least 30% extension of their functionality.

Based on the purpose of the tool, submissions will be evaluated on their technical merit, novelty, pedagogical impact, relevance to the modeling community and level of maturity.

Important Dates

Demonstration proposal submission July 17th, 2016
Notification August 14th, 2016
Tool Demonstration presentation dates TBA (October 2 – 7)

Tool Demonstration Proposal Guidelines

Submissions should consist of two parts. The first part, no more than 7 pages in LNCS format, should describe the tool presented. This part will be included in the proceedings. The second part, no more than 5 pages in LNCS format, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out, including screenshots and examples, and a link to a 3-5 minute-long YouTube video that demonstrates the use of the tool, and will be used to judge feasibility of presentation. This second part will not be included in the proceedings, but will be evaluated.


Submissions should adhere to LNCS format. Templates are located at the following URL:

Please submit your proposal electronically in PDF at:


Accepted demonstrations will be published in CEUR as a separate volume and indexed by DBLP.

The best demonstrations will be invited to submit to a Special Issue of Elsevier’s Science of Computer Programming journal, Original Software Publications track.

Tool Demonstrations Organization


  • Peter J. Clarke, Florida International University, USA
  • Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Selection committee (Tentative)

  • Andy Schürr (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Germany
  • Arnon Sturm (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Israel
  • Brice Morin (SINTEF ICT), Norway
  • Davide di Ruscio (University of L’Aquila), Italy
  • Dimitris Kolovos (University of York), UK
  • Eugene Syriani (University of Montreal), Canada
  • Fabio Costa (UFG – Instituto de Informática), Brazil
  • Istvan Rath (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Hungary
  • Javier Cánovas (Open University of Catalunya), Spain
  • Jesús S. Cuadrado (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Spain
  • Markus Voelter (Consultant), Germany
  • Martina Seidl (Johannes Kepler University), Austria
  • Massimo Tisi (University of Nantes), France
  • Omar Badreddin (Northern Arizona University), USA
  • Sudipto Ghosh (Colorado State University), USA
  • Vinay Kulkarni (Tata Consultancy Services), India
  • Xiwei Xu (National ICT), Australia

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