Call for Papers

Collaboration has become a particularly important topic in model-driven and model-based engineering due to the increasing complexity of systems, which requires a coordinated interplay between diverse stakeholders. However, collaborative modeling cannot be restricted to purely technical concerns and requires support for efficient communication and reducing the threshold to stakeholder participation.

Complementary to the technical focus of collaborative modeling, participatory modeling focuses on organizing stakeholders into a purposeful process during which models can be elicited. The synergies between collaborative and participatory modeling are clear and it is high time to investigate them in detail.

This workshop aims to unearth the visceral synergies between collaborative and participatory modeling in a full-day format, entertaining technical presentations, keynotes, and a participatory discussion session.

Topics of interest

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Technical facets of collaborative modeling
    • Real-time and conflict-free collaboration, consistency in collaborative MDE/MBE, 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 techniques;
    • 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 collaboration models.

Paper format

We solicit the following types of papers.

  • Full research papers (up to 10 pages) reporting on novel scientific contributions
  • Short papers (5 pages), including:
    • Work-in-progress papers reporting on preliminary results;
    • Vision papers outlining new ideas;
    • Case papers describing real-life cases;
    • Tool papers demonstration of collaborative tools and frameworks;
    • Tool concept papers aiming to validate concepts and requirements of tools currently in development.

Note: page limits include references!

All submitted papers must adhere to the ACM Conference format.

LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments.


Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair: All submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.


Authors of each accepted paper will be invited to give a regular talk.


Accepted papers are intended to be published in the MODELS Companion proceedings and the workshop website. To be published in the proceedings, at least one author of accepted papers must present their work at the workshop.

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