ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems


Call for Tutorials

The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange of innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to model-driven approaches in the development of software-based systems. Topics covered by the conference include domain-specific modeling languages, model-driven development and engineering, model transformations (in all its forms including both M2M and M2C), aspect-oriented modeling, verification and validation and real-time among many other topics of interest (see the Call for Technical Papers "Topics" area for a full list).

Following the tradition of previous conferences, MODELS 2013 will host a number of tutorials during the three days before the main conference. The tutorials will provide intensive courses on topics ranging from thoughts on the past, current, or future development of the modeling discipline to presentations and/or demonstrations of new tools and technologies.

A slot in the Tutorial track will normally be 3 hours (half-day). 


Tutorials should target an audience of practitioners, industrial researchers, and developers familiar with and already working with software modeling techniques. The target audience typically has a strong interest in Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), including work on improving and evolving modeling languages (such as UML or DSLs), developing sophisticated MDE tool support, and using MDE to develop/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 use of MDE methods in real-world applications. A tutorial should be relevant to a typical MODELS participant, but it is not required to have the same level of technical originality as a scientific paper in the main conference.

At MODELS, all tutorials are open to all registrants for satellite events (workshops, symposia, etc). 


The following themes are examples of what is considered relevant for tutorials:

  • Modeling techniques for specific domains
  • Presentation of new tools or new versions of old tools (e.g. Modeling workbenches, Model transformation languages, Model Verification tools)
  • Dissemination of project results from industry-related projects
  • Applying modeling technologies in non-traditional domains
  • Modeling for re-engineering and legacy evolution
  • Modeling methodologies and model-oriented processes
  • Empirical experiences in the context of modeling
  • Practical experiences of general interest

Proposal Contents

The submission should include the following information:

  • The presenter(s) - name, affiliation, contact information, and short bio;
  • Title
  • Abstract (max 200 words)
  • Keywords
  • Proposed length of the lecture (usually 3 hours, justify if you aim for a different length)
  • Level of the tutorial: beginner/introduction or advanced
  • Target audience and any pre-requisite background required by attendees (beyond average modeling skills)
  • Description of the tutorial (max 4 pages)
  • Intended outline
  • Novelty of the tutorial (if similar tutorials have been given in previous editions of the MoDELS conference discuss the differences wrt the current proposal)

Proposals in PDF-format should be sent to by March 4, 2013. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to acknowledge receipt of the proposal. Proposals should be 2-pages and must conform to the ACM template. Details about the required format can be found at:

Submitted proposals will be reviewed to ensure high quality and an appropriate mix of tutorials at the conference. The goal will be to provide a diverse set of lectures that attract a high level interest among broad segments of the MODELS community.


Authors of accepted tutorial proposals are expected to prepare a set of slides to be distributed to participants, including a bibliography pertinent to the tutorial.


As in previous years, a single satellite fee has covered both tutorials and workshops. This permits unifying the treatment of Workshops and Tutorials, and it makes tutorials more attractive to attendees: they are much more likely to attend workshops and tutorials than they were when they had to pay additional fees for a tutorial. Under this schema, 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; rather, we are giving the authors an opportunity to extend their sphere of influence to the MODELS satellite attendees.

Important Dates

4 March 2013

Tutorial proposal submission

4 April 2013

Notification to proposers

30 Sep - 01 Oct 2013

Tutorial days

All deadlines are hard. No extensions will be allowed. Deadline is midnight for time zone UTC -12.

Tutorial Organization and Contact Information

The Tutorial chairs are:

  • Jordi Cabot, École des Mines de Nantes/INRIA, France
  • Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada

They can be contacted at