Call for papers: 16th International Workshop on Models and Evolution – Special Theme: Sustainability

Model artifacts are subject to constant evolution throughout the lifecycle of systems. This evolutionary pressure gives rise to unique evolutionary challenges in various system artifacts from architecture to implementation. These challenges, if left unmanaged, may lead to deteriorating quality attributes. The Models and Evolution workshop promotes novel theories, techniques, and tools to support evolution. Recognizing that artifact evolution is a key enabler of technical sustainability—a highly desired property of complex systems—this year’s edition designates sustainability as its special theme. This will extend the traditional scope of the workshop by soliciting submissions and fostering discussions that contextualize the role of model evolution within the higher goal of sustainability.


1-3 October, 2023
Västerås, Sweden
Co-located with this year’s MODELS Conference.


 -Theories, methods, and tools for (meta-)model evolution
 -Co-evolution across multiple meta-levels (incl. instance and data levels)
-Correctness and quality aspects
 -Correctness and consistency concerns of model evolution
 -Verification and validation of evolving MDE artifacts
 -Software migration, reconstruction, reuse, and repurposing
 -Evolution of heterogeneous systems, such as cyber-physical systems and digital twins, including the (co-)evolution of virtual and physical artifacts, platforms, and infrastructure
-Empirical works, industry reports, patterns and catalogs, training and education
-Special focus in 2023: Sustainability by model evolution
 -Frameworks and theories tying model evolution to various forms of sustainability: technical, economic, environmental, and societal
 -Technical sustainability with model evolution as the foundation
 -Economic sustainability, e.g., reuse and repurposing of models or software, enabled by model evolution
 -Environmental sustainability, e.g., self-adaptation for reduced environmental footprint, enabled by model evolution
 -Social sustainability, e.g., functional, architectural, or UI personalization, enabled by model evolution
 -Extra-functional capabilities for economic sustainability by model evolution, e.g., maintainability, variability
 -Sustainability challenges of advanced software systems and software-intensive systems


-July 13, 2023 – Abstract submission deadline
-July 20, 2023 – Paper submission deadline
-August 18, 2023 – Notification of acceptance
-August 25, 2023 – Final papers submission deadline
-October 1‒3, 2023 – Workshop. Details TBA.


Ludovico Iovino, GSSI, Italy
Istvan David, University of Montreal, Canada
Djamel Eddine Khelladi, IRISA, France