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Special Session
Special Session on
Model-Driven Innovations for Software Engineering
 - MDI4SE 2020

5 - 6 May, 2020

Within the 15th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2020


Erika Nazaruka
Department of Applied Computer Science, Riga Technical University

Brief Bio
Erika Nazaruka received Doctor’s degree ( in information technology with specialization in system analysis, modeling and design from Riga Technical University in 2006. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied computer Science at Riga Technical University since 2013. She also has an experience as a Software Developer. She is author of more than 60 conference papers, five book chapters and one book. Her research interests include topological modelling of system functioning, software quality assurance, model-driven and object-oriented software development. Latvian Academy of Sciences has awarded her and her co-author, Janis Osis, for the book “Model-Driven Software Development: Architectures and Functions”, which was recognized as one of the most significant theoretical achievements of Latvian Science in 2011. Since 2019 she is Corresponding Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Janis Osis
Applied Computer sciences, Riga Technical University

Brief Bio
Janis Osis is Professor at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at Riga Technical University, Latvia. He obtained his Degree from Kaunas Technological University, Lithuania. After defence of habilitation thesis titled “Diagnostics of Complex systems” he received his Degree in system analysis from Latvian Academy of Sciences. He was visiting researcher at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA and Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, Italia. His research interests are topological modeling of complex systems with applications in technical and medical diagnostics. Recent fields of interest are object-oriented system development, formal methods of software engineering, topological UML modeling, model driven software development (including the OMG standard of MDA) by means of topological functioning model support. Since 1998 he is Honorary Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences.


While software development has traditionally been more of an empirical art than an engineering discipline, this is slowly changing as software users demand from software engineers the same levels of system reliability and predictability that are achieved by engineers in other disciplines. The workshop focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of Object Management Group’s Model-Driven Architecture, Model-Driven Software Development, Domain-Specific Languages based on models, Model-Driven Engineering, Model transformation and code generation, models for real-time and embedded systems, Models for SOA and web service design, Models for software product lines, and other Model-Driven Innovations for Software Engineering. All these closely-linked fields including Model-Driven Domain Analysis and Model-Driven Software Development are advancing rapidly as practitioners and theoreticians work together to create new techniques and extend understanding of how and why existing methods work (and also why they sometimes fail).The present sixth edition of the Special session on Model Driven Innovations for Software Engineering (MDI4SE 2020) follows the traditions of previous events (Barcelona, Spain 2015; Rome, Italy 2016; Porto, Portugal 2017; Funchal, Portugal 2018; Crete, Greece 2019). It aims to bring together academics, researchers and industrial partners to share innovative achievements and discuss on how to improve quality, reliability and effectiveness of IT products and services.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computation Independent Model: knowledge model (pre-CIM), business model, business requirements

  • Automatic and semi-automatic transformation from CIM to PIM

  • Modeling theory-driven development of software

  • Reconciling software requirements and architectures within MDA

  • Modeling formalization of MDA’s software development

  • Model transformation and code generation

  • Model based techniques to guarantee the quality and efficiency of software development

  • Domain modeling approaches in information systems engineering

  • Model-Driven domain modeling, analysis and software development

  • Execution and executable models

  • Domain-Specific Modeling Languages (DSMLs)

  • Domain-Specific Languages based on models

  • Modeling language usability, adoption and development environments

  • Abstract and concrete syntax for models

  • Models for software product lines

  • Models for SOA and web service design

  • Models for real-time and embedded systems

  • Innovations and improvements of MDA

  • MDA tools

  • Testing, verification and debugging for models

  • Model-based testing

  • Metrics for models

  • Foundations, including formal methods, semantics and theory

  • Industry standards and regulation for models and modeling

  • High-level frameworks and high-performance computing

  • Teaching MDE and using MDE in teaching

  • Examples of successful MDE-based projects


Paper Submission: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2020 (expired)


Gundars Alksnis, Applied Computer Sciences, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, Spl.Independentei 313, sector 6, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Vicente Garcia Diaz, Oviedo University, Spain
Petr Hnetynka, Charles University, Czech Republic
Raman Ramsin, Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Yassine Rhazali, 23 Cooperative Hassania, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
Jelena Zdravkovic, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University, Sweden


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ENASE Special Sessions - MDI4SE 2020