Topics of interest

Submissions on aspects related to the development and use of MDE tools and their supporting materials are welcome. Topics of particular interest include:
(1) Insightful descriptions of the state-of-the-art in MDE tooling, in general and in the context of the workshop challenge problem.
(2) Criteria and approaches for objective, repeatable tool evaluations and comparisons.
(3) Proposals for dealing with relevant tooling challenges such as integration, interoperability, and usability, in general or in the context of relevant technological existing or emerging capabilities (e.g., AI, analytics, dynamic (i.e., ‘scripting’) languages, cloud computing), developments (e.g., DevOps, Digital Twin & Thread, self-adaptive systems) and application domains (e.g., Systems Engineering, Industry 4.0, robotics, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things).
(4) Proposals on how to better leverage relevant standards (e.g., Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)) and community efforts (e.g., Microsoft’s Language Server Protocol, the Eclipse ecosystem and open source tools in general).
(5) Proposals for facilitating the creation, maintenance and dissemination of high-quality tools and materials.



Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Research papers: describe new and innovative ways how MDE tools and their development can be improved; papers addressing relevant challenges, trends, and opportunities (see ‘Topics of Interest’) are particularly encouraged.
  2. Comparisons and evaluations of MDE tools: describe the tools compared or evaluated, criteria and data collection processes used, and results obtained in a novel, insightful way. Models used and data collected should be made publicly available. Comparisons based on the submissions to the rover challenge problem from MDETools’19 (available here) are encouraged. Descriptions of novel ways to encourage or facilitate evaluations and comparisons (e.g., proposals for new challenge problems) are also welcome.
  3. Position papers: clearly describe a position or opinion on a relevant topic (see ‘Topics of Interest’) in an insightful way; papers discussing challenges to the development of high-quality MDE tools and supporting documentation and how they could be mitigated or removed are particularly encouraged.
  4. Descriptions of MDE tool use in context of the challenge problem: describe (1) how significant aspects of the challenge problem have been addressed with the help of an MDE tool or tools, and (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the tool in the context of the chosen problem. All created models must be made public and information about how they can be obtained must be provided. Additional information on the artifacts to be submitted will be posted on the workshop page).

Submission website

Papers must be submitted electronically through Eeaychair website.

Format and size limits

Submitted artifacts must be in English. Papers must be between 6 and 10 pages in length, and follow the IEEE manuscript template.


Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published with IEEE and will be available at the time of the workshop.

Evaluation process and criteria

The submission and reviewing process will be handled using EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three PC members. Acceptance decisions will be made based on standard criteria such as correctness, clarity, and originality, but also on the potential of the work to stimulate discussion, inspire participants, and contribute to the success of the workshop. Submissions with workshop organizers as (co-)authors will be allowed, but care will be taken to enforce the standard conflict rules when assigning papers for review, collecting reviews, and discussing submissions.