ECMFA 2020 : 16th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
Conference Series : European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
Call For Papers
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to the design, analysis, and
development of software and systems that relies on exploiting high-level models
and computer-based automation to achieve significant boosts in both productivity
The European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA) is the
premier European forum dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and fostering
the application of all aspects of MBE and related approaches.
In its 16th edition, ECMFA will introduce two major innovations to strengthen the
scope of the community and to foster the quality of its contributions.
* First, the International Conference on Model Transformations (ICMT) will join
forces with ECMFA, merging both into one single event that unites all aspects
related to Model-Based Engineering (MBE).
* Second, a two-phase submission and review process is introduced, with two
possible submission periods (October'19 and February'20). Papers accepted in
the first round will be published as soon as they are ready, and presented
at the conference. Authors of papers not accepted in the first phase can
resubmit improved versions of their work in the second submission phase.
This is fully aligned with the decision made last year of publishing the ECMFA accepted
papers in a platinum open-access journal, specifically the JOT journal (www.jot.fm),
which is also indexed by Scopus, dblp, and Scientific Commons, among others.
We are soliciting papers presenting original research on all aspects of model-based
engineering. Two types of submissions are possible:
* Foundation Papers, dealing with modeling foundations, such as metamodeling, model
transformations, model engineering methods and tools, and related aspects.
* Application Papers, dealing with the application of modeling techniques, including
experience reports on the use of MBE methods and tools, industrial case studies, or
successful applications of MBE practices in the industry or in public administrations,
with significant modeling lessons learned.
All applications must have been done in real contexts and at least one of the authors
of the paper must be from the company or administration where the application took place.
Submissions must conform to the JOT LaTeX template (see http://www.jot.fm/authors.html)
and must not exceed 20 pages (including figures, references, and appendices). Failure to
conform to these guidelines may result in disqualification of the paper. No simultaneous
submission to other publication venues (either a conference or a journal) is allowed;
any concurrent submission will result in the immediate rejection of the paper.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee.
Contributions will be evaluated based on their suitability for the conference, originality,
and technical soundness. They require novel and scientifically rigorous contributions to
the field, supported by adequate evaluation results.
All papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through Easychair
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Foundations of MBE and model transformations.
* Application of MBE methods, tools, and techniques to specific domains, e.g., automotive,
cyber-physical systems, robotics or IoT.
* Successful use of MBE and Model Transformations in connection with other disciplines and
approaches, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, or Open Source.
* Educational aspects of MBE
* Tools and initiatives for the successful adoption of MBE in industry
REVIEW CRITERIA AND PROCESS
All papers will be assessed by the program committee in terms of their novelty, significance,
and level of rigor. Applications papers will weight these factors differently than Foundations
Contributions can be submitted to any of the two submission periods. Papers submitted to the
first round of review can be recommended by the Program Committee to be accepted-as-is,
accepted with minor revisions, undergo major revisions (and resubmit in the second round)
or rejected. Recommendations for papers submitted in the second round are for accept,
minor revisions or reject.
Papers accepted at any of the two rounds with minor revisions will be given a specified
period of time to perform the revisions and re-submit. The same reviewers will assess
how well the revision requests have been addressed by the authors, and whether the final
paper maintains or improves the level of contribution of the original submission.
Revisions that significantly lessen the contribution of the work or that fail to
adequately address the reviewers' original concerns will result in the paper's rejection.
Papers not accepted in the first round can be resubmitted to the second one, indicating
how they have improved the paper to address the reviewers' criticisms. Papers not accepted
in the second round but with a sufficient level of quality may be encouraged to resubmit
next year, or alternatively as regular JOT articles, hence continuing their review process
through the normal journal channels.
Papers will be published in the JOT journal as soon as they accepted and one of their
authors registers in the conference.
Artifacts are recommended, but not required, for the initial submission. Depending on the
papers, reviewers may take the existence of artifacts as a positive signal about the work.
Also depending on the papers, artifacts may be required as a condition for publication.
All accepted papers will be published as platinum open-access journal publication in JOT.
At least one author for each accepted paper must register before the early registration
deadline and present the paper during the conference. Failure to do so will result in
the paper being withdrawn from the proceedings.
IMPORTANT DATES (tentative)
* Submission: Oct 11, 2019
* Notification: Dec 13, 2019
* Submission: Feb 21, 2020
* Notification: April 24, 2020
Conference: 22-26 June, 2020
Richard Paige, McMaster University, Canada,
and the University of York, UK
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de M·laga, Spain
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (still under development)
Alessandra Bagnato (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Antonio Cicchetti (email@example.com)
Benoit Combemale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bran Selic (email@example.com)
Carlos Cetina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Colin Atkinson (email@example.com)
Davide di Ruscio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dimitris Kolovos (email@example.com)
Eric Cariou (Eric.Cariou@univ-pau.fr)
Federico Ciccozzi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fiona Polack (email@example.com)
Gerti Kappel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Javier Troya (email@example.com)
Jean Michel Bruel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jesus Sanchez Cuadrado (email@example.com)
Loli Burgueno Caballero (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marco Brambilla (email@example.com)
Mark van den Brand (M.G.J.v.d.Brand@tue.nl)
Martin Gogolla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Massimo Tisi (email@example.com)
Shaukat Ali (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Steffen Zschaler (email@example.com)
Tao Yue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thomas Kuehne (Thomas.Kuehne@ecs.vuw.ac.nz)
Tony Clark (email@example.com)
The PDF version of this CFP is at http://staf2020.hvl.no/calls/ECMFA2020-CFP.pdf