ECMFA 2020

16th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
Co-located with STAF 2020. June 22-26 Bergen, Norway

ECMFA 2020 proceedings available here


Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to the design, analysis, and development of software and systems that relies on exploiting high-level models and computer-based automation to achieve significant boosts in both productivity and quality. The European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA) is the premier European forum dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and fostering the application of all aspects of MBE and related approaches. In its 16th edition, ECMFA will introduce two major innovations to strengthen the scope of the community and to foster the quality of its contributions.

  • First, the International Conference on Model Transformations (ICMT) will join forces with ECMFA, merging both into one single event that unites all aspects related to Model-Based Engineering (MBE).
  • Second, a two-phase submission and review process is introduced, with two possible submission periods (October and February). Papers accepted in the first round will be published as soon as they are ready, and presented at the conference. Authors of papers not accepted in the first phase can resubmit improved versions of their work in the second submission phase.

This is fully aligned with the decision made last year of publishing the ECMFA accepted papers in a platinum open-access journal, specifically the JOT journal (, which is also indexed by Scopus, dblp, and Scientific Commons, among others.

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