Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to the design, analysis, and development of software and systems that relies on exploiting high-level models and computer-based automation to achieve significant boosts in both productivity and quality.
The European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA) is the premier European forum dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and fostering the application of all aspects of MBE and related approaches.
In its 16th edition, ECMFA introduced three major successful innovations that will be maintained in the current 17th ECMFA edition to strengthen the scope of the community and to foster the quality of its contributions.
- First, the International Conference on Model Transformations (ICMT) joined forces with ECMFA, merging both into one single event that unites all aspects related to Model-Based Engineering (MBE).
- Second, a two-phase submission and review process was introduced, with two possible submission periods (October and February). Papers accepted in the first round are published as soon as they are ready, and presented at the conference. Authors of papers not accepted in the first phase are invited to re-submit improved versions of their work in the second submission phase that also welcomes fresh submissions.
- Third, all accepted papers will be published in the JOT journal, which is platinum open-access and indexed by Scopus, dblp, and Scientific Commons, among others.