Call for Tools and Demonstrations

ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

Austin, Texas, Sept 17-22, 2017

Facts in short

Event: MODELS 2017
Where: Austin, Texas
When: Sept 17-22, 2017
Submission: July 1, 2017 (Abstract) and July 7, 2017 (Full submission)

MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and systems engineering, which since 1998 has been covering all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods to tools and applications. Since the inception of MODELS, 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 researchers and practitioners are dedicating more time and effort to develop tools of a high quality to be used by the community. We would like to solicit high-quality submissions for the tool demonstration track ranging across commercial, academic, and corporate research and industrial systems. We encourage submissions on tools that are: research prototypes built to support novel research ideas, tools to support pedagogy, extensions of existing tools and tool chains, and mature tools not yet commercialized.

The submissions to this track should not have been demonstrated at other venues and extensions of existing tools should have at least 30% extension of their functionality. Based on the purpose of the tool, submissions will be evaluated on their technical merit, novelty, pedagogical impact, relevance to the modeling community and level of maturity. At least one of the authors must attend the demonstration session in order to present and discuss their tool with attendees.

Submission Guidelines

A short abstract describing the tool and demonstration must be submitted via EasyChair by July 1, 2017.

Full submissions must be submitted via EasyChair by July 7, 2017. These submissions must adhere to the LNCS format. Templates are located at the following URL: A full submission must consist of two parts:

  1. The first part, no more than 7 pages in LNCS format, should describe the tool presented. Authors must highlight the novelty of their tool and position it with respect to related work on existing tools. This part will be included in the proceedings if the submission is accepted.

  2. The second part, no more than 5 pages in LNCS format, must explain how the demonstration will be carried out by the presenter. The paper must include (1) screenshots and examples, and (2) a link to a 3-5 minute-long YouTube video that demonstrates the use of the tool. This part will be evaluated to judge the feasibility of presentation but will not be included in the proceedings.

Submissions that do not adhere to the above specified page limits or that violate the formatting guidelines (e.g., the two-part submission) may be desk-rejected without review.

Please submit your paper electronically in PDF via Easychair at the following URL:


Accepted demonstrations will be published in CEUR as a separate volume and indexed by DBLP. A best demonstration award will be given during the conference.

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