Call for Papers


Responsiveness to ever-evolving requirements, heterogeneous market needs, and technology shifts are only a few challenges affecting modern software systems and their Software Architectures (SAs). Such challenges require ad-hoc methodologies, technologies, and tools to be dealt with efficiently. Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is a software engineering paradigm that uses the principles of abstraction and separation of concerns to tackle the complexity of modern software systems and their development. Models are not considered mere documentation but well-defined artifacts that can be automatically manipulated using programs, also known as model transformations. In recent years, the interplay between MDE and SA has gained research and industrial attention. Modeling languages can be used for representing SAs (e.g., AADL, ArchiMate); model transformations can be used for automating almost all tasks of the development process, e.g., design, code generation, simulation and analysis, consistency checking, traceability management, etc.
MDE4SA 2023 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners where novel and innovative solutions to current and future challenges on the interplay between SAs and MDE can be presented and discussed.

Topics of interest

The workshop is a forum where researcher and practitioners can share current problems and innovative solutions including, but not limited to:
- Model-driven techniques and methodologies for designing SA
- Architectural description of SA design, considering logical and physical aspects through MDE
- Model-driven approaches for defining and measuring Quality-of-Service (QoS) in SAs
- Analysis of architectural designs and architectural patterns
- Approaches for migrating legacy architecture towards microservice architectures, serverless by means of MDE techniques
- Industrial practices and tools supporting the adoption of MDE into SA
- Methodologies adopted in industrial contexts
- Model repositories for SA
- Code generation from SA models and transformation approaches
- Change Propagation in SA views and consistency management
- Evolution of SA through modeling
- Empirical studies on SA and MDE areas

Important Dates

Paper Submission

December 23rd, 2022 December 09th, 2022

Notification to authors

January 13th, 2023

Camera Ready

January 27th, 2023


We solicit full papers (no more than 8 pages, including references) and short papers (no more than 4 pages including references) of the following types:
- Technical papers presenting novel contributions relevant to the workshop topics
- Work in progress papers presenting preliminary results in applying MDE to software architecture
- Visionary papers on open problems and future research challenges
- Experience papers describing the use of MDE in software architecture within industrial context
Contributions must be written in English, adhere to the IEEE Computer Science proceedings format, and be submitted through EasyChair
All submissions must be original work and must not have been previously published or being under review elsewhere.
The accepted papers will be published to the ICSA 2023 Companion proceedings, and appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a Special Section of an international Journal.
For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors must register for the workshop, participate fully in the workshop, and present the paper at the workshop.





Alessio Bucaioni

Academy of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Västerås (Sweden)

Amleto Di Salle

Department of Human Science - European University of Rome, Rome (Italy)

Ludovico Iovino

Computer Science Scientific Area, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila (Italy)

Program Committee

  • -Kousar Aslam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
  • -Luca Berardinelli, Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT)
  • -Johan Bergelin, Mälardalen University (SE)
  • -Jan Carlson, Mälardalen University (SE)
  • -Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University (SE)
  • -Thijmen De Gooijer, Swedish Tax Agency (SE)
  • -Martina De Sanctis, Gran Sasso Science Institute (ITA)
  • -Daniele Di Pompeo, University of L'Aquila (ITA)
  • -Juri Di Rocco, University of L'Aquila (ITA)
  • -Predrag Filipovikj, Scania Group (SE)
  • -Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
  • -Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano (ITA)
  • -Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, Metacase (FIN)
  • -Karthik Vaidhyanathan, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (India)
  • -Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT)

Web Chair

Amleto Di Salle

Department of Human Science - European University of Rome, Rome (Italy)