Call for papers: International Workshop on Collaborative and Participatory Modeling – co-located with MODELS’24

Collaborative modeling is a key enabler to engineering complex systems. While mostly focusing on the technical and technological aspects of collaboration, the MDE community has also recognized the need for more pronounced stakeholder-facing concerns in collaborative modeling techniques and tools. Such stakeholder-facing concerns are the ones researched under the participatory modeling umbrella. We aim to expose the synergies between collaborative and participatory modeling by inviting researchers and organizers from both communities.


22–24 September, 2024
Linz, Austria
Co-located with this year’s MODELS Conference.


-Technical facets of collaborative modeling
   -Real-time and conflict-free collaboration, consistency in collaborative MDE, conflict management;
   -Version control systems and techniques for asynchronous collaboration;
   -Multi-paradigm, multi-view, and multi-level aspects of collaboration.
-Organizational and human facets of participatory modeling
   -Methods for designing participatory modeling sessions: tools, languages, and facilitation;
   -Involving domain experts without modeling experience;
   -Use cases and preconditions of participatory modeling: when is participatory modeling suitable?
-Synergies between collaborative and participatory modeling; mixed tool-based/in-person collaboration models.
-Tools and tool concepts in support of the next generation of collaborative and participatory modeling techniques.
-Applications, case studies, tools, industry reports, patterns and catalogs.


-July 5, 2024 – Paper submission deadline
-August 9, 2024 – Author notification
-August 14, 2024 – Camera-ready deadline
-September 22–24 – Workshop. Exact date TBA.


Istvan David, McMaster University, Canada
Anne Gutschmidt, University of Rostock, Germany
Luciano Marchezan, Johannes Kepler University, Austria