Sun 1 - Fri 6 October 2023 Västerås, Sweden


We invite proposals for tutorials to be held at MODELS 2023 as part of its satellite events from October 1 to 6, 2023. Tutorials provide intensive overviews on topics in the area of model-based software and systems engineering ranging from modeling methodologies and research methods through new modeling tools and technologies to thoughts on the past, current, and future development of the modeling discipline.


Tutorials target an audience of practitioners, researchers (academic and industrial), students, and developers familiar with, and already working with, modeling techniques. The target audience typically has a strong interest in Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), including work on improving and evolving modeling languages (such as UML or DSLs), developing sophisticated MDE tool support, and using MDE to develop / test / reverse / maintain complex systems. Potential attendees may also be interested in how modeling has been applied effectively in specialized domains (e.g., in the automotive industry), and in learning about successful uses of MDE methods in real-world applications.


The following themes are examples of what is considered relevant for tutorials:

  • Modeling techniques for specific domains (e.g., automobile, cyber-physical and hybrid systems, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things …)
  • Modeling methodologies and model-oriented processes (e.g., for agile modeling or modeling at scale)
  • AI in modeling (including search*based approaches, machine learning, planning, or flexible modeling)
  • Presentation of new tools or new versions of old tools (e.g., modeling tools, language workbenches, model transformation languages, model verification tools, model execution tools)
  • Collaborative modeling and integration with version control systems and CI/CD pipelines
  • Dissemination of project results from industry-related projects
  • Teaching of model-driven software development
  • Research methods in MD* (Model-Driven Development (MDD), Model Driven Engineering (MDE), Model Driven Software Development (MDSD), etc.)
  • Modeling for re-engineering and legacy evolution
  • Empirical studies in the context of modeling
  • User experience in model-based software engineering
  • Practical experiences of general interest
  • General topics of interest to young researchers, like presentation skills or research methodologies

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instructions on a topic of relevance to the audience described above. Therefore, no sales-oriented presentations will be accepted.

Tutorials relating to commercial tools or involving the use of commercial tools may be accepted but will be subject to closer scrutiny, including possible approval of presentation slides. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there may be quite a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialized researchers. Tutorial speakers should be prepared to cope with this diversity.

See the Proposal guideline page for details on the submission process.

Proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the MODELS 2023 Tutorials EasyChair submission page.

Important dates:

  • Fri 7 Jul 2023: Proposals submission deadline
  • Fri 4 Aug 2023: Notification to authors
  • Fri 11 Aug 2023: Camera-ready deadline
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Sun 1 Oct

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11:00 - 11:30
Coffee BreakBreak at Foajé Plan 1
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch BreakBreak at Restaurant
14:30 - 16:00
Tutorial Session 3Tutorials at 204
T3: Compositional Modeling Languages in Action: Engineering and Application of Heterogeneous Languages
Nico Jansen Software Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen University
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee BreakBreak at Foajé Plan 1

Mon 2 Oct

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08:30 - 10:00
Tutorial Session 5Tutorials at 204
T4: Digital Twins for Simulation-based Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty
Vinay Kulkarni Tata Consultancy Services Research, Souvik Barat Tata Consultancy Services Research, Tony Clark Aston University, Birmingham, UK, Balbir Barn Middlesex University, UK
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee BreakBreak at Foajé Plan 1
10:30 - 12:00
Tutorial Session 6Tutorials at 204
T6: Model-Based Capability Planning with UAF
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch BreakBreak at Restaurant
13:30 - 15:00
Tutorial Session 7Tutorials at 204
T7: Model-Driven Engineering on the Web and in Visual Studio Code with EMF and Epsilon
Alfonso de la Vega Universidad de Cantabria, Antonio Garcia-Dominguez University of York, Dimitris Kolovos University of York
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee BreakBreak at Foajé Plan 1
15:30 - 17:00
Tutorial Session 8Tutorials at 204
T8: A Tutorial on Category Theory without math well, just a wee bit
Don Batory University of Texas, Austin
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Proposal Contents

All submissions must be in English and adhere to the IEEE formatting instructions. The submission must include the following information in the indicated order: - Title -Presenters: Name, affiliation, contact information, and short bio. - Authors of the proposal or tutorial material, who are not going to be presenting, may be listed, but must be listed last with a footnote “Author only; will not be presenting”. - Abstract (maximum of 200 words) If accepted, the abstract will be used to advertise the tutorial. Thus, the abstract should clearly highlight the goals of the tutorial and the skills that participants will acquire. - Keywords (at least 5 keywords) - Proposed length (suggestion: up to 1.5-2 hours) -Level of the tutorial: beginner/introduction or advanced Target audience and any prerequisite background required by attendees to be able to follow the tutorial (beyond average modeling skills) - Description of the tutorial and intended outline (maximum of 4 pages) -Novelty of the tutorial -List offerings of similar tutorials at previous editions of the MODELS conference or other conferences, and discuss the differences with respect to the current proposal. - Required infrastructure: Explicitly specify the adaptations and actions you intend to do in order to make the tutorial suitable for a virtual environment. - Sample slides (minimum of 6 slides, maximum of 25 slides) - Supplementary material (optional)

Format and submission

LaTeX users need to follow the IEEE LaTeX instructions and use the 8x5 x 11 2-column LaTeX Template; Overleaf users need to use the IEEE Conference Template. Note the information on how to use the LaTeX Bibliography Files. Word users need to use the 8x5 x 11 2-column Word Template, and choose Times New Roman for the text, author information, and section headings, and Helvetica for the paper title.

Review Process

The Tutorials Selection Committee will review each submitted proposal to ensure high quality, and select tutorials based on their anticipated benefit for prospective participants and their fit within the tutorial program as a whole. Factors to be considered also include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; effectiveness of teaching methods; and past experience and qualifications of the instructors. The goal will be to provide a diverse set of tutorials that attracts a high level of interest among broad segments of the MODELS participants.

Note that, as per ACM policy, tutorials are not included in the proceedings of the conference companion.


As in previous years, participants will pay a single satellite fee, which will cover both tutorials and workshops. This permits unifying the treatment of workshops and tutorials, and it makes tutorials more attractive to attendees. Under this scheme, tutorial presenters will not receive monetary compensation and will have to pay for their own registration for the satellite events. By submitting a tutorial proposal, the presenter accepts that there will be no compensation for giving the tutorial (if accepted) and that the registration fees for the instructors have to be funded by the instructors themselves. The benefit to the presenter is the opportunity to extend their sphere of influence to the MODELS community.