Call for Tool Demonstrations

MODELS is the premier conference series for model-based software and systems engineering. Since 1998 MODELS has been covering all aspects of modeling, from languages and methods to tools and applications. Since the inception of the conference, 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 both researchers and practitioners dedicate more time and effort to developing high-quality tools to be used by the community and industry. It is also accepted that the availability of tools is a primary factor for the adoption of model-driven engineering approaches.

With this call, we solicit high-quality submissions for the tool demonstration track of MODELS 2019, ranging across commercial, academic, and corporate research as well as industrial systems. We encourage submissions on tools that are: research prototypes built to support novel research ideas, extensions of existing tools and tool chains, mature tools not yet commercialized as well as pedagogical tools that support teaching of model-driven approaches.

The submissions to this track should not have been demonstrated at other venues and extensions of existing tools should be substantial. Based on the purpose of the tool, submissions will be evaluated on their technical merit, novelty, pedagogical impact, relevance to the modeling community, potential for use in real-world applications, and level of maturity. Of course at least one of the authors must attend the demonstration session in order to present the tool and discuss with attendees.

We will also be inviting “lightning demos” as a second opportunity to run a tool demo at the conference. Proposals for these can come in as late as during the week of the conference. For this category of demos, no official submission is required and no publication will be made. These will also be open to researchers and practitioners who cannot physically attend the conference. Detailed instructions for the submission of lightning demos will be provided later.

Important Dates

All submission deadlines are AoE (i.e. UTC-12).

  • Abstract Submission: June 19, 2019
  • Full submission: July 03, 2019
  • Notifications: July 24, 2019
  • Camera Ready: August 1, 2019

Submission Guidelines

A short abstract describing the tool and demonstration scenario must be submitted via EasyChair by June 19, 2019. Full submissions must be submitted via EasyChair by July 03, 2019.  A full submission must consist of no more than 5 pages. Submissions that do not adhere to the above specified page limits or that violate the formatting guidelines may be desk-rejected without review.

All submissions must be in English and adhere to the IEEE formatting instructions (

In the paper, authors must highlight the novelty of their tool and position it with respect to related work on existing tools. The paper must include a link to a 3-5 minute-long online video (e.g., PeerTube, YouTube, and Vimeo) that demonstrates the tool in use.

Please submit your paper electronically in PDF via Easychair at the following URL: (“Tools and Demos” track)


Accepted tool demonstration papers will be published in ACM Digital Library and indexed by DBLP. A best demonstration award will be given during the conference.

Conference Presentation

The presentation at the conference should emphasize the usage of the tool, not the rationale and related work as described in the paper. Thus, a substantial portion of the presentation must be an actual live demonstration of the tool.

Program Committee

Markus Voelter, Independent
Sébastien Gérard, CEA LIST
Shaukat Ali, Simula
Ileana Ober, IRIT
Loli Burgueño, Open University of Catalonia
Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University
Tamas Szabo, itemis AG / TU Darmstadt
Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps Universität Marburg
Daniel Ratiu, Siemens
Xavier Le Pallec, CRIStAL
Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University
Istvan Rath, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Jesús Sanchez Cuadrado, Universidad de Murcias
Federico Ciccozzi, Mälarden University
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo
Maged Elaasar, JPL
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University
Philip Langer, Eclipse Source
Luca Palladino, SAFRAN Tech
Jérémie Tatibouet, CEA LIST
Antonio Valecillo, Universidad de Málaga
Steffen Zschaler, King’s College London

Organizers and Contact Information

Markus Völter, independent/itemis, Germany,
Sebastien Gerard, CEA List, France,