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The MODELS 2021 posters track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their most recent achievements, practical experiences, novel ideas, tools, and challenges related to model-based software and systems engineering. As premier conference in this area, MODELS provides an excellent environment for discussing your recent results, communicating about your research, receiving feedback and making new contacts within the model-based software and systems engineering community.

The goal of the poster track is to encourage and facilitate the exchange of ideas within the MODELS community, foster collaboration, and, therewith strengthen the community as a whole.


Posters are expected to stimulate discussions of recent advances, practical experiences, new ideas, tools, and challenges in the field of model-based software and systems engineering. We also welcome posters presenting early work (e.g., starting PhD work), visions for the future, current initiatives, and work on modelling education. The list of topics relevant for Posters is the same as for the main track at MODELS. Please, refer to the call for papers of the main conference track.

Furthermore, we also welcome submissions related to this year’s theme: Modeling for Human-AI Collaborative Society.

MODELS conference distinguishes two types of poster submissions: stand-alone poster submissions and paper-accompanying poster submissions.

Stand-Alone Poster Submissions

Stand-alone poster submissions are poster submissions that present novel contributions in the field of model-based software and systems engineering and are independent of any paper accepted at the MODELS 2021 main track or submitted to any of the MODELS 2021 satellite events. Such submissions consist of two parts:

  1. An extended abstract of the presented contribution including the following contents:
    • Title
    • Author(s) and affiliation(s)
    • Motivation and goals
    • Background information if needed to understand the contribution
    • Adequate detail on the contribution
    • Related work
    • Links to additional information (e.g., project Website, source code repository, demo material, etc.)
  2. A draft of the actual poster to be posted and presented at the conference. The extended abstract must obey the IEEE formatting instructions and is restricted to two pages. The posters have to be three-five slides in landscape format. The article Research posters 101 by Lorrie Faith Cranor published in ACM Crossroads provides excellent tips on preparing successful posters. Both the extended abstract and the poster have to be written in English and submitted in PDF format.

Poster Submissions for Papers Accepted at MODELS and Collocated Events

These poster submissions are directly related to papers accepted at the MODELS 2021 main track or any MODELS 2021 satellite events. The aim of such posters is to further disseminate the contribution, to receive additional feedback, and communicate further about the presented work in more informal settings. In particular, as Q/A time is limited during the presentation session of the papers at the main track conference. This category of poster submission consists only of the accepted paper and the track/event name. An extended abstract is not required.

Submission Guidelines

All poster submissions have to be submitted electronically in the PDF format at the MODELS 2021 Poster track submission page: easychair

For stand-alone poster submissions, the extended abstract and the poster have to be submitted in separate PDF files. Also, a short abstract summarizing the contributions of the poster and at least three keywords have to be provided at the submission. For paper-accompanying poster submissions, the corresponding accepted paper has to be submitted. Also, a short abstract including the name of the track/event where the accepted paper will be presented and at least three keywords have to be provided at the submission.

Reviewing Process

The main evaluation criteria for stand-alone poster submissions are the quality of the proposed poster in terms of originality, relevance for the MODELS audience, technical soundness, and presentation quality. Each stand-alone poster submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the poster selection committee. The main evaluation criterion for paper-accompanying poster submissions is the quality of the submitted paper.


The extended abstracts of accepted stand-alone poster submissions will be published in a joint proceedings encompassing all MODELS 2021 Satellite Events by IEEE. The actual posters will not be published. Accepted paper-accompanying poster submissions will not be published.

Poster Presentation

At least one of the authors of each accepted poster must attend the poster session to present and discuss their work with attendees.