EMMSAD 2017 was co-located with the CAiSE 2017 conference and held from 12-13 June 2017 in Essen, Germany.

The field of information and software systems development has resulted in a rich heritage of modelling methods and notations (e.g. ER, ORM, UML, ArchiMate, EPC, BPMN, DEMO). This canon of methods and notations continuous to be enriched with extensions, refinements, and even new languages, to deal with new challenges. Even with some attempts to standardize, new modelling methods are constantly being introduced, especially in order to deal with emerging trends such as compliance and regulations, cloud computing, big data, business analytics, the internet of things, etc. These ongoing changes significantly impact the way information and software systems, enterprises, and business processes are being analysed and designed in practice.

Evaluation of modelling methods contributes to the knowledge and understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge may guide researchers towards the development of the next generation of modelling methods and help practitioners select the modelling methods most appropriate to their needs. A variety of empirical and non-empirical evaluation approaches can be found in the literature: feature comparison, meta-modelling, metrics, paradigmatic analyses, contingency identification, ontological evaluation, surveys, laboratory and field experiments, case studies, and action research. Yet, there is a paucity of such research in the literature.

The EMMSAD conference focuses on evaluating, as well as exploring and enhancing, modelling methods and techniques for the development of information and software systems, enterprises, and business processes. The objective of the EMMSAD conference series is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in evaluation and modelling methods for systems development to meet and exchange research ideas and results. It also provides the participants an opportunity to present their research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions.


  1. Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
  2. Wided Guédria, Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology - LIST, Luxembourg
  3. Palash Bera, Saint Louis University, USA
  4. Sérgio Guerreiro, Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Advisory committee:

  1. John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) , Norway
  2. Henderik A. Proper, Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology - LIST, Luxembourg, and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands


The LNBIP proceedings can be found at http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319594651#otherversion=9783319594668.

The CEUR proceedings can be found at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1859/.


The program can be found here.

Program Committee

  1. Palash Bera, Saint Louis University, USA
  2. Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  3. Tony Clark, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  4. Dolors Costal, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  5. Sybren De Kinderen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  6. Rebecca Deneckere, Centre de Recherche en Informatique, France
  7. John Erickson, University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA
  8. Neil Ernst, Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, USA
  9. Christophe Feltus, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  10. Peter Fettke, German Research Center for Artificial Inteilligence (DFKI) and Saarland University, Germany
  11. Kathrin Figl, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria
  12. Mohamad Gharib, Department of Mathematics and Informatics University of Florence, Italy
  13. Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
  14. Wided Guedria, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  15. Sergio Guerreiro, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  16. Giancarlo Guizzardi, Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO) / Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil
  17. Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
  18. Jennifer Horkoff, Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  19. Timothy Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
  20. Lidia Lopez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
  21. Pericles Loucopoulos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  22. Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München, Germany
  23. Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estland
  24. Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  25. Owen Molloy, NUIG, Ireland
  26. Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  27. John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
  28. Andreas L Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  29. Herve Panetto, CRAN, University of Lorraine, CNRS, France
  30. Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  31. Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University, Czech
  32. Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento, Italy
  33. Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  34. Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
  35. Nuno Pombo, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  36. Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  37. Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
  38. Camille Salinesi, CRI, Universite de Paris1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France
  39. Alberto Silva, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  40. Sase Singh, Elizabeth City State University, USA
  41. Monique Snoeck, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
  42. Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA
  43. Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
  44. Arnon Sturm, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  45. Dirk van der Linden, University of Haifa, Israel
  46. Steven van Kervel, Formetis BV, The Netherlands
  47. Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
  48. Michael Wufka, Douglas College, Canada
  49. Marielba Zacarias, Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
  50. Anna Zamansky, University of Haifa, Israel
  51. Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden