Call for Workshops

Call for 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, and many more.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2016 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 either half day or full day.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission: March 14, 2016 “Anywhere on Earth”, i.e., UTC-12
  • Notification: April 11, 2016
  • Workshop dates: October 2-4, 2016 (Sunday to Tuesday).

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal must contain the following information:

General Information:

  • Workshop title and name or acronym
  • Organizers and primary contact (name/affiliation/email)
  • Desired length of the workshop (half day or full day)
  • Abstract (200 words), intended for the MODELS 2016 web site

Objectives and Scope

  • Motivation
  • Objectives
  • Topics of interest
  • Intended audience
  • Relevance to the MODELS community
  • Previous events including, where applicable,
    • a link to the website,
    • the number of submitted and accepted papers, and
    • the number of attendees
  •  Need (comments in favor of your application; if your workshop was at MODELS 2015 or any of the former conferences, why is it useful to run it again?)

Organization Details

  • Details on the organizers (150 words max), including relevant past experience in workshop organization
  • Workshop program committee (indicated as finalized or expected)

Workshop Format

  • Intended paper format (number of pages; types of papers, e.g., full papers, work-in-progress papers, practitioners’ reports, posters)
  • 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)?
  • Specific requirements (e.g., equipment, room capacity)

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 10, 2016
  • Workshop paper submission deadline: July 17, 2016
  • Workshop paper notification to authors: August 14, 2016 (or before, but STRICTLY NOT LATER since the notification should be before the MODELS early registration deadline)
  • Workshop dates: October 2-4, 2016

Please note that the above dates are common across all workshops. These are the internal dates for your workshop.


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:

  • LaTeX users: please use the LaTeX class file IEEEtran v1.8 with the following configuration (without option ‘compsoc’ or ‘compsocconf’): \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}
  • Word users: please use this Word template (see also the corresponding PDF file)

Please submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF to EasyChair ( The actual deadline for submitting a workshop proposal is March 14, 2016.


Each workshop is free to choose its publication strategy. However, we recommend the workshop chair to consider publishing their proceedings on CEUR ( To publish on CEUR you must fulfill some preconditions listed here: Among these preconditions, there shall be at least 6 papers and the papers must be at least 5 pages long. If you have less accepted papers, you can create join proceedings with another MODELS workshop. All instructions are available here:

Workshop Organization and Contact Information

Workshops Co-Chairs:

  • Houari Sahraoui, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Manuel Wimmer, TU Wien, Austria

For further information, please contact the workshop co-chairs at

Workshops Selection Committee:

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