This book contains the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2017), which was organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC).
MODELSWARD 2017 is sponsored by INSTICC and held in cooperation with ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT), the AIS Special Interest Group on Modeling and Simulation (AIS SIGMAS) ITHEA® International Scientific Society (ITHEA® ISS) and the European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS).
The Conference Program comprises oral presentations (full papers and short papers) and posters, organized in XX technical sessions. We are proud to note that the program also includes three plenary keynote lectures, given by internationally distinguished researchers: Uwe Assmann (TU-Dresden, Germany), Frédérick Benaben (Ecole de Mines Albi-Carmaux (EMAC), France) and Juan de Lara (Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid, Spain).
The conference also contained a thematic session organized by prominent researchers in the area of “domAin specific Model-based AppRoaches to vErificaTion and validation” (AMARETTO). MODELSWARD 2017 also includes an Industrial Track, involving presentations by recognized experts with extensive domain experience in applying Model-Driven Engineering in industrial practice. In addition, a keynote for this track was given by Dr. John Hutchinson, a leading expert in this domain.
MODELSWARD 2017 received 91 paper submissions from 30 countries. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee members, who are highly qualified researchers in the MODELSWARD topic areas. Based on the selection criteria provided by the program committee, in the main conference 25 papers were selected as full papers resulting in a full paper acceptance ratio of 27%. This reflects the intent to preserve the high quality of this event.
A short list of papers presented at the conference were selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the CCIS Series book by Springer. All papers presented at this conference were available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library shortly after the event.
Conferences are also meeting places where collaborative projects can emerge from social interactions between participants. Therefore, in order to promote the development of research and professional networks, in its social program the conference included a Social Event & Banquet in the evening of February 20, 2017.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the people who contributed to MODELSWARD 2017. First of all to the authors, whose quality work has been essential for this conference; second, to all members of the Program Committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time.
We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Finally, a word of appreciation for the hard work of the secretariat: organizing a conference of this level is a task that can only be achieved by the collaborative effort of a dedicated and highly capable team.
We are sure that all the attendees participated in an inspiring conference and had an unforgettable stay in Porto, Portugal.
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