MDE@DeRun 2019

Second International Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering for Design-Runtime Interaction in Complex Systems

Co-located with STAF 2019 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) – July 15, 2019

Workshop Proceedings Available!

All submissions are now available in a joint volume with other STAF Satellite Events at CEUR-WS Vol. 2405

Did you miss our keynote talk by Manuel Wimmer?

Check out the slides of his talk here!

Call for papers

Complex systems are now predominant in several domains such as automotive, health-care, aerospace, industrial control and automation. Such systems calls for modern engineering practices such as Modeling/MDE to tackle advances in productivity and quality of these now Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs).
However, the proposed solutions need to be further developed to scale up for real-life industrial projects and to provide significant benefits at execution time. To this intent, one of the major challenges is to work on achieving a more efficient integration between the design and runtime aspects of the concerned systems: The system behaviour at runtime has to be better matched with the original system design in order to be able to understand critical situations that may occur, as well as corresponding potential failures in design.  Methods and tools already exist (many of them not model-based) for monitoring system execution and performing measurements of runtime properties. However they do not usually allow a relevant integration with (and/or a traceability back to) design models. Such a feedback loop from runtime is highly relevant at design time, the most suitable level for system engineers to analyse and take impactful decisions accordingly.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts:
April 13, 2019
April 26, 2019

Deadline for submission:
April 20, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 29, 2019

June 5, 2019
June 10, 2019
June 25, 2019
Workshop date:
July 15, 2019


The objective of this workshop is to provide a venue where researchers and practitioners on model-driven/model-based techniques and architectures for complex systems can meet, disseminate and exchange ideas or challenges, identify current/future key issues and explore possible solutions. Possible topics include notably:

  • Model-based techniques, methods and tools allowing any interactions between design time and runtime (possibly resulting from heterogeneous engineering practices);
  • Model-based techniques, methods and tools for inferring design deviations and identifying affected elements over a (possibly large) spectrum of runtime system configurations or conditions;
  • Methods and techniques allowing to practically integrate, possibly in different ways, any feedback collected at runtime into design level models;
  • Integrated model-based methods and techniques for runtime analysis and design input collection, e.g. based on probes injection to some runtime artifacts;
  • V&V mechanisms for linking results of runtime analysis (e.g. from execution traces) with design models expressing system requirements (both functional and non-functional ones);
  • (Industrial) case studies, experience reports, literature reviews or visionary positions related to any of the previously mentioned topics.
Session 1
9:00 – 9:10 Opening
9:10 – 9:30 (Invited) talk, A model-based framework for continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems: MegaM@Rt2 EU Project results by Hugo Bruneliere
9:30 – 10:00 A Microservice Reference Case Study for Design-Runtime Interaction in MDE, by Daniele Di Pompeo, Michele Tucci, Alessandro Celi and Romina Eramo
10:00 – 10:00 MDE based IoT Service to enhance the safety of controllers at runtime, by Miren Illarramendi Rezabal, Felix Larrinaga, Jose Maria Perez, Leire Etxeberria, Xabier Elkorobarrutia and Goiuria Sagardui
Coffee break
Session 2
11:00 – 11:30 Keynote, From Design-Time to Runtime and Back Again with Liquid Models, by Manuel Wimmer
11:30 – 12:00 Developing User and Recording Interfaces for Design Time and Runtime Models, by Martin Gogolla, Nisha Desai and Khanh-Hoang Doan
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion and wrap up

From Design-Time to Runtime and Back Again with Liquid Models

Today, we recognize a discrepancy between design models concentrating on the desired behaviour of a system and its real world correspondents reflecting deviations taking place at runtime. In order to close this gap, design models must not be static, but evolutionary artefacts – so to speak liquid models. Such liquid models are the cornerstone of our research project CDL-MINT ( which is about the model-based continuous evolution of cyber-physical systems based on operational data gathered and analysed at runtime. In my talk, I will present some initial results of this project, in particular the liquid models’ architecture for linking design models with runtime concerns. I will also elaborate on the proposed technologies for the respective architectural layers and identify the research challenges ahead.

About Manuel Wimmer

Manuel Wimmer is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Business Informatics – Software Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He received his Ph.D. and his Habilitation from TU Wien, Austria. He has been a research associate at the University of Malaga, Spain, a visiting professor at the University of Marburg, Germany as well as at TU Munich, Germany, and an assistant professor at the Business Informatics Group (BIG), TU Wien, Austria. Currently, he is also leading the Christian Doppler Laboratoy on Model-Integrated Smart Production (CDL-MINT) which is running from 2017 to 2023. In this context, he is developing modeling approaches for smart production facilities, as well as techniques for the continuous evolution of such systems based on production information gathered and analyzed at runtime.

Moreover, he is/was involved in several national and international projects dealing with the foundations and application of model engineering techniques, especially metamodeling and model transformations, for domains such as tool interoperability, legacy tool modernization, model versioning and evolution, software reverse engineering and migration, Web engineering including social Web and semantic Web, Cloud computing, and flexible production systems. He is co-author of the book Model-driven Software Engineering in Practice (Morgan & Claypool, second edition, 2017).

Author instructions

Papers must be submitted in PDF format and strictly adhere to the LNCS proceedings format. We advocate two types of papers:

  • Research papers (maximum 10 pages);
  • Short papers (maximum 6 pages) describing experience reports, tool demonstrations or position papers.

Paper submissions will be made electronically via the workshop submission web page. All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication, elsewhere.
At least one author of each accepted paper should register for the conference and participate in the workshop.

Paper evaluation process

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

Workshop Proceedings

All submissions are available in a joint volume with other STAF Satellite Events at CEUR-WS Vol. 2405.


  • Hugo Bruneliere (IMT Atlantique & LS2N – CNRS)
  • Romina Eramo (University of L’Aquila)
  • Abel Gómez (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

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Program Committee

  • Alessandra Bagnato (Softeam)
  • Simona Bernardi (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • Alessio Bucaioni (Malardalen University)
  • Jordi Cabot (ICREA – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • Federico Ciccozzi (Malardalen University)
  • Cristóbal Costa-Soria (ITI – Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica)
  • Martin Gogolla (University of Bremen)
  • Juergen Dingel (Queen’s School of Computing)
  • Davide Di Ruscio (University of L’Aquila)
  • Sebastien Gerard (CEA LIST)
  • Jesus Gorronogoitia Cruz (Atos Spain SA)
  • Frédéric Jouault (ERIS, ESEO-TECH)
  • Jose Merseguer (Universidad de Zaragoza))
  • Saad Mubeen (Malardalen University)
  • Gerson Sunye (University of Nantes & LS2N – CNRS)
  • Massimo Tisi (IMT Atlantique & LS2N – CNRS)
  • Andrey Sadovykh (Innopolis University)
  • Aitor Urbieta (IKERLAN)
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