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Sun 18 - Fri 23 October 2020 Montreal, Canada

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.

All authors of the accepted demos will be invited to perform a “lightning talk” to tease their demos scheduled during the main program of the conference. Additionally, all MODELS’20 participants will be also invited to propose a lightning talk to tease a potential informal demo during breaks.

Submission Guidelines

A short abstract describing the tool and demonstration scenario must be submitted via EasyChair by July 8, 2020. Full submissions must be submitted via Easychair by July 15, 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.

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.

Questions? Use the MODELS Tools & Demonstrations contact form.