ICSMM 2020


International Conference on Systems Modelling and Management
Co-located with STAF 2020. June 25-26 Bergen, Norway

Call for papers


Model-based approaches promote the use of models and related artefacts, such as simulation environments and experimental platforms, as central elements to tackle the complexity of building software-intensive systems. With the widespread use for large and diverse settings (including large ecosystems and multi-disciplinary systems of systems such as embedded, cyber-physical, medical, aerospace and enterprise systems), the complexity, size, multiplicity and variety of those artefacts has increased. This leads to challenges in the development and management of these heterogeneous systems, and calls for advanced modelling and model management approaches, along with supporting analytics techniques for the entire lifecycle of such systems. In ICSMM, we aim to address these problems, promoting cross-fertilization across various modelling communities.

The International Conference of Systems Modelling and Management (ICSMM) aims to gather modelling researchers and practitioners to discuss the emerging problems and propose solutions for large-scale heterogeneous systems modelling and model management. The scope ranges from industrial reports and empirical analyses in the problem domain to novel cross-disciplinary approaches, e.g. exploiting techniques from model-based software/systems engineering, systems architectures, engineering design and simulation, data analytics and machine learning.

Important Dates


  • Submission (extended): April 3, 2020
  • Notification: May 21, 2020
  • Camera ready: June 5, 2020
  • Conference: June 25-26, 2020

Topics of interest (non-exclusive)


  • Systems modelling and management for software-intensive systems such as embedded, cyber-physical, medical and automotive systems
  • Identification of open research challenges for systems modelling and management
  • Empirical/case studies and industrial experiences for systems modelling and management
  • Methods, tools and datasets for systems modelling and management
  • Multi-level/-paradigm/-disciplinary modelling, large-scale consistency checking and (co-)evolution management for model-based systems
  • Modeling and (co-)simulation for complex heterogeneous systems
  • Modelling across different phases of system life cycle
  • Model interoperability, synthesis and linking of heterogeneous modelling artifacts, repositories and toolchains
  • Model repositories and mining for heterogeneous systems
  • Data analytics and machine/deep learning for analyzing, adapting and managing model-based systems
  • Using models for problem exploration and decision making for the whole system life cycle
  • Distributed computing and big data applications for systems modelling and management
  • Clone, pattern, aspect mining for systems models
  • Visualization of large scale heterogeneous model-based systems
  • Variability mining and management of model-based systems, model-driven product lines
  • Intelligent techniques for automating modelling tasks
  • Building and composing systems model management and analytics workflows, modelling-as-a-service for engineering complex systems

We invite contributions from a wide range of technical spaces to promote cross-fertilization: Model-Driven Engineering, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Engineering/System Design and Dynamics, Software/Systems Architecture, Modelling and Simulation, Enterprise/Business Process Modelling and so on.

Submission and publication


We welcome submissions of the following types:

  • Full and short research papers: full papers (max. 16 pages without references) presenting mature research results on systems modelling and management, and short papers (max. 8 pages without references) corresponding to work in progress or early results. These should be original papers not previously or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
  • Extended abstracts: short manuscripts (max. 4 pages without references) for new ideas, experience reports from practitioners, tools for systems modelling and management, so on. These will be presented in lightning talk sessions and won’t be a part of the proceedings.

The conference proceedings will be published in Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. Selected full papers will be invited for a special session in the journal Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, for the camera-ready version the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Submit your papers as PDF electronically via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icsmm2020.

Keynote and invited talks


Keynote by Axel Scheithauser, oose Innovative Informatik eG, Germany Title (tentative): SysML v2.0: The Next Generation

ICSMM will also feature invited talks from a variety of communities, such as INCOSE.

Program chairs


  • Önder Babur (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Joachim Denil (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Steering committee


  • Mark van den Brand (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Manuel Wimmer (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  • Hans Vangheluwe (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Bernhard Rumpe (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Program committee


  • Alfonso Pierantonio (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
  • Alfredo Garro (University of Calabria, Italy)
  • Alois Zoitl (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  • Andreas Wortmann (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Arndt Lüder (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Bedir Tekinerdogan (Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands)
  • Benjamin Kruse (Stevens Institute of Technology, United States)
  • Chris Paredis (Clemson University, United States)
  • Daniel Varro (McGill University, Canada)
  • DeJiu Chen (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Dimitris Kolovos (University of York, United Kingdom)
  • Ezio Bartocci (Technical University Wien, Austria)
  • Federico Ciccozzi (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
  • Francis Bordeleau (École de Technologie Supérieur, Canada)
  • Haitham Elfahaam (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Heiko Koziolek (ABB Corporate Research, Germany)
  • Ivan Kurtev (Altran, The Netherlands)
  • Loek Cleophas (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Mamadou Traore (University of Bordeaux, France)
  • Michel Reniers (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Miroslaw Staron (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Moharram Challenger (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Petr Kadera (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
  • Robert Heinrich (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Romina Eramo (University of L’Aquila, Italy)

Publicity chair


  • Moharram Challenger (University of Antwerpen, BE)

Web chair


  • Weslley Torres (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)