Sun 22 - Fri 27 September 2024 Linz, Austria


We invite proposals for tutorials to be held at MODELS 2024 as part of its satellite events from September 22 to September 27, 2024. Tutorials provide intensive overviews on topics in model-based software and systems engineering, ranging from modeling methodologies and research methods to 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 is typically interested in Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), including 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)
  • Novel computing paradigms, such model-driven engineering of quantum software
  • 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 commercial tools may be accepted but will be subject to closer scrutiny, including possible approval of presentation slides. Potential presenters should remember that there may be 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 2024 Tutorials EasyChair submission page.

Important dates

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024: Proposals submission deadline
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024: Notification to authors

Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Contents

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.

Word users make sure you are using Times New Roman on the body of your text, author information, and section titles; and using Helvetica on the paper title.

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 1.5-3 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)

Proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the MODELS 2024 Tutorials EasyChair submission page.

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 covering both tutorials and workshops. This permits unifying the treatment of workshops and tutorials, making tutorials more attractive to attendees. Under this scheme, tutorial presenters will not receive monetary compensation, and will have to pay their own registration to 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.