7th Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System Development (MDASD'22)

Sofia, Bulgaria, 4 - 7 September, 2022


For many years, various approaches in system design and implementation differentiate between the specification of the system and its implementation on a particular platform. People in software industry have been using models for a precise description of systems at the appropriate abstraction level without unnecessary details. Model-Driven (MD) approaches to the system development increase the importance and power of models by shifting the focus from programming to modeling activities. Models may be used as primary artifacts in constructing software, which means that software components are generated from models. Software development tools need to automate as many as possible tasks of model construction and transformation requiring the smallest amount of human interaction.

A goal of the proposed workshop is to bring together people working on MD approaches, techniques and tools, as well as Domain Specific Modeling (DSM) and Domain Specific Languages (DSL) and applying them in the requirements engineering, information system and application development, databases, and related areas, so that they can exchange their experience, create new ideas, evaluate and improve MD approaches and spread its use. The intention is to target an interdisciplinary nature of MD approaches in software engineering, as well as research topics expressed by but not limited to acronyms such as Model Driven Software Engineering (MDSE), Model Driven Development (MDD), Domain Specific Modeling (DSM), and OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA).

1st Workshop on MDASD was organized in the scope of ADBIS 2010 Conference, held in Novi Sad, Serbia. From 2012, MDASD becomes a regular bi-annual FedCSIS event.


Submissions are expected from, but not limited to the following topics:

  • MD Approaches in System Design and Implementation – Problems and Issues
  • MD Approaches in Software Process Models, Software Quality and Standards
  • MD Approaches in Databases, Information Systems, Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Metamodeling, Modeling and Specification Languages, Model Transformation Languages
  • Model-to-Model, Model-to-Text, and Model-to-Code Transformations in Software Process
  • Transformation Techniques and Tools
  • Domain Specific Languages (DSL) and Domain Specific Modeling (DSM) in System Specification and Development
  • Design of Metamodeling and Modeling Languages and Tools
  • MD Approaches in Requirements Engineering, Document Engineering and Business Process Modeling
  • MD Approaches in System Reengineering and Reverse Engineering
  • MD Approaches in HCI and UX Design, GIS Development, and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Low-Code and No-Code software development – research, experiences and challenges
  • Model Based Software Verification
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for MD and MD for AI-based system development
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of MD Approaches
  • Multi-View, Multi-Paradigm and Blended Modeling
  • Organizational and Human Factors, Skills, and Qualifications for MD Approaches
  • Teaching MD Approaches in Academic and Industrial Environments
  • MD Applications, Industry Experience, Case Studies, relationship with IoT and Industry 4.0

There is a possibility of selecting extended versions of the best papers presented during the conference for further procedure in the journals: ComSIS, ISI IF(2020) = 1.167,  and COLA, ISI IF(2020) = 1.271.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation according to information here.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Best papers

At the conference, we will grant the best paper awards for contributions which are outstanding in their scientific quality.

Past Editions

Important dates

Technical sessions proposal submission: November 21, 2021
Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 10, 2022
Position paper submission: June 7, 2022
Author notification: July 6, 2022
Final paper submission, registration: July 12, 2022
Payment: August 2, 2022
Conference date: September 4-7, 2022

FedCSIS 2022 is organized by