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Special Session
Special Session on
Model-Driven Innovations for Software Engineering
 - MDI4SE 2017

28 - 29 April, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 12th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2017


Gundars Alksnis
Riga Technical University
Brief Bio
Gundars Alksnis is a docent at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at Riga Technical University, Latvia. He has received in 2008 in the field of Information Technologies. He has been a part of the faculty since 2005, but before that had worked in the industry. His research interests include problem domain modelling, application lifecycle management, service oriented computing and formalization of software development towards disciplined approach. He likes to teach IT to the students and keeps up with the trends in the software development industry. He has authored or co-authored 17 research papers and is a member of IEEE Computer Society and Association of Computing Machinery.
Janis Osis
Riga Technical University
Brief Bio
Janis Osis is full professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at Riga Technical University, Latvia. Since 1965 his research focuses on topological modeling of complex systems with applications in technical and medical diagnostics. He developed the theoretical background for topological modeling. Recent fields of interest are object-oriented system analysis, modeling and design, formal methods of software engineering, software development within the framework of MDA of business and embedded systems by means of topological functioning model support. He has graduated the Latvian State University (summa cum laude) with a diploma of Electrical engineering. He obtained his from Kaunas Technological University, Lithuania and he received his in System Analysis from the Latvian Academy of Sciences. He was visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA and at the Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, Italia. He is a Honorary Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and an International Editorial Board Member of the Journal Automatic Control and Computer Sciences, Allerton Press, Inc. Riga, New York. He was the President (1992 -1996) and a Council member (1996 – 2003) of the Latvian National Organization of Automatics.


The special Session focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of Object Management Group’s Model-Driven Architecture, Model-Driven Software Development, Model-Driven Engineering, and other Model-Driven Innovations for Software Engineering. It also aims to bring together academics and researchers to share and discuss on Domain-Specific Languages based on models.


• Computation Independent Model: knowledge model (pre-CIM), business model, business requirements
• Formalization of deriving use-cases from the CIM-business model
• 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
• Domain-Specific Modeling Languages (DSMLs)
• Domain-Specific Languages based on models
• Language usability, adoption and development environments
• Abstract and concrete syntax for models
• Internal and external Domain-Specific Language
• Models for software product lines
• Models for SOA and web service design
• MDA-based distributed real-time and embedded systems
• Innovations and improvements of MDA
• MDA tools
• Round-trip engineering
• Prototyping
• Testing, verification and debugging
• Metrics for models
• Foundations, including formal methods, semantics and theory
• Industry standards and regulation
• High-level frameworks and high-performance computing
• Teaching MDE and using MDE in teaching
• Trade-offs in MDE and MDA adoption
• Examples of successful MDE-based projects

Previous History: The Special Session is the evolution of a series of events organized from 2009 that aims to foster research on foundations, practical applications and implications of Model-Driven Architecture on a software development.


Paper Submission: February 21, 2017
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017


Claudio Ardagna, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Brahim Bousetta, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Uldis Doninš, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Vicente Garcia Diaz, Oviedo University, Spain
Petr Hnetynka, Charles University, Czech Republic
Erika Nazaruka, Riga Tehnical University, Latvia
Raman Ramsin, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Janis Silins, Mapon SIA, Latvia
Maria Spichkova, RMIT University, Australia
Anna Zamansky, University of Haifa, Israel


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 workshop program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


ENASE Special Sessions - MDI4SE 2017