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MODELS 2020
Sun 18 - Fri 23 October 2020 Montreal, Canada

The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to model-driven approaches in the development of software-based systems. Topics covered by the conference include domain-specific modeling languages, model-driven engineering, model transformations, aspect-oriented modeling, verification and validation and real-time.

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2020 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, 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 (favoring the attendance of young researchers) 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 these workshops is in general one day, but we encourage the submission of half-day workshop proposals on focused topics as well.

Submission Process

Submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF using the Springer LNCS style through the MODELS EasyChair submission site. Please ensure that you adhere to the workshop proposal guidelines (given below) providing all requested information about the proposed workshop using at most five pages. Please add in addition a one page draft of your planned Call for Papersto the proposal (not included in the five pages). In order to ensure a proper coordination with the deadlines of the main conference, the following constraints have to be respected by the deadlines you plan for your workshop.

Furthermore, we also welcome submissions related to this year’s theme: modeling in the era of data. This year, MODELS has a special theme on “Modeling in the era of data”. We especially encourage contributions where model-driven engineering intersects with research and applications on, not exclusively, data curation, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and smart cities.

Proceedings

As in previous years, there will be joint workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library that include papers from all workshops. For each workshop, the joint proceedings will include: An opening message from the organizers, including, if applicable, the workshop program committee. All peer-reviewed papers presented in the workshop (papers should have at least 5 pages in LNCS format, we propose page limits of 5 pages for short papers and 10 pages for full papers following the same style and format of the main tracks of the Conference)

Proposal guidelines

Here are the guidelines regarding the information you must include in your proposal and how the proposal document needs to be structured.

  1. Workshop title
    • Organizers and primary contact (name / affiliation / email)
    • Abstract
  2. Motivation
    • Objectives
    • Intended audience
    • Relevance (in particular to the MODELS community)
    • Context (any past events related to your workshop including related conferences, previous workshops, previous sessions, and previous experience of the current organizers)
    • Need (comments in favor of your application; if your workshop was at MODELS’19 or any of the former conferences, why is it useful to run it again?)
  3. Organization
    • Details on the organizers
    • Workshop program committee (indicated as finalized or expected)
    • Would you be willing to merge your workshop with other workshops on a similar topic if this were a condition for hosting your workshop at MODELS?
  4. Workshop format
    • Planned deadlines
    • Intended paper format
    • Evaluation process
    • Intended publication of accepted papers (printed proceedings or website)
    • Intended workshop format (including duration, number of presentations, and planned keynotes)
    • How many participants do you expect (please make at least an educated guess)?
    • What kind of equipment do you need (e.g., data projector, computer, whiteboard)?
  5. Additional material
    • Workshop web page (URL of the draft web page, if one exists)
    • Draft Call for papersfor the Workshop (a one page Call for papersthat you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)

Questions? Use the MODELS Workshops contact form.