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