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Fri 16 - Fri 23 October 2020

MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and systems engineering. Since 1998 MODELS has been covering all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods to tools and applications. Since the inception of the conference, 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 both researchers and practitioners dedicate more time and effort to developing high-quality tools to be used by the community and industry. It is also accepted that the availability of tools is a primary factor for the adoption of model-driven engineering approaches.

With this call, we solicit high-quality submissions for the tool demonstration track of MODELS 2020, ranging across commercial, academic, and corporate research as well as industrial systems. We encourage submissions on tools that are: research prototypes built to support novel research ideas, extensions of existing tools and toolchains, mature tools as well as pedagogical tools that support the teaching of model-driven approaches. Any of the MODELS topics of interest are appropriate areas for tool demonstrations. Furthermore, we also welcome submissions related to this year’s theme: modeling in the era of data.

The submissions to this track should not have been demonstrated at other venues and extensions of existing tools should be substantial. Based on the purpose of the tool, submissions will be evaluated on their technical merit, novelty, pedagogical impact, relevance to the modeling community, and potential for use in real-world applications. In all cases, particular attention will be given on the quality of the proposed demonstrations. Of course at least one of the authors must attend the demonstration session in order to present the tool and discuss it with attendees.

Submission Guidelines

A short abstract describing the tool and demonstration scenario must be submitted via EasyChair by July 15, 2020. Full submissions must be submitted via Easychair by July 22, 2020. A full submission must consist of no more than 5 pages (to be published). Authors must also complement their paper with an appendix (not published) describing the demo outline / screenshots and/or a link to a short video/screencast illustrating the tool (e.g., PeerTube, YouTube, and Vimeo). Submissions that do not adhere to the above-specified page limits or that violate the formatting guidelines may be desk-rejected without review.

All submissions must be in English and adhere to the ACM formatting instructions. Formatting instructions are available here for both LaTeX and Word users.

LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e.,\bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments.

All submission will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. We will follow a single-blind reviewing process.

Please submit your paper electronically in PDF via Easychair.


Accepted tool demonstration papers will be published in ACM Digital Library and indexed by DBLP. A best demonstration award will be given during the conference.

Conference Presentation

The presentation at the conference should emphasize the usage of the tool, not the rationale and related work as described in the paper. Thus, a substantial portion of the presentation must be an actual live demonstration of the tool.

Gentleman a light-weight web-based projectional editor generator

Authors: Louis-Edouard Lafontant and Eugene Syriani

TyphonML: a Modeling Environment to Develop Hybrid Polystores

Authors: Francesco Basciani, Juri Di Rocco, Davide Di Ruscio, Ludovico Iovino and Alfonso Pierantonio

A Profiler for the Matching Process of Henshin

Authors: Raffaela Groner, Sophie Gylstorff and Matthias Tichy

Automated Video Game World Map Synthesis by Model-Based Techniques

Authors: Boqi Chen, Dylan Havelock, Connor Plante, Michael Sukkarieh, Oszkár Semeráth and Daniel Varro

Papyrus for gamers, let's play modeling

Authors: Antonio Bucchiarone, Maxime Savary-Leblanc, Xavier Le Pallec, Jean-Michel Bruel, Antonio Cicchetti, Jordi Cabot, Sebastien Gerard, Hamna Aslam, Annapaola Marconi and Mirko Perillo

A Trace Replayer of Distributed UML-RT Models

Authors: Majid Babaei, Mojtaba Bagherzadeh and Juergen Dingel

Towards User-Centred tooling for Modelling of Big Data Applications

Authors: Hourieh Khalajzadeh, Tarun Verma, Andrew Simmons, John Grundy, Mohamed Abdelrazek and John Hosking

CyprIoT Project - An Open Source Toolset to Model and Generate a Network of Things

Authors: Imad Berrouyne

ModelMine: A Tool to Facilitate Mining Models from Open Source Repositories

Authors: Sayed Mohsin Reza, Omar Badreddin and Khandoker Rahad

Insights Collaboration Space – A Team Collaboration App for the Design of Data-Driven Services

Authors: Susanne Braun, Marcus Trapp, Claudia Nass, Matthias Gerbershagen, Stefan Schweitzer, Rodrigo Falcão, Matthias Naab, Markus Schweitzer, Torsten Kreutzer and Nikolaus Wire

Concrete Syntax-Based Find for Graphical DSLs

Authors: Elina Kalnina

Using Benji to Systematically Evaluate Model Comparison Algorithms

Authors: Lorenzo Addazi and Antonio Cicchetti

Strengthening Validation of Model Behavior through Filmstrip Templates in the tool USE

Authors: Nisha Desai and Martin Gogolla

Enhancing Development and Consistency of UML Models and Model Executions with USE Studio

Authors: Marcel Schäfer and Martin Gogolla

MMINT-A 2.0: Tool Support for Lifecycle of Model-Driven Safety Artifacts

Authors: Alessio Di Sandro, Gehan Selim, Sahar Kokaly, Torin Viger, Rick Salay and Marsha Chechik

Questions? Use the MODELS Tools & Demonstrations contact form.