4th International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Model-Driven Software Development
(collocated with ER 2023)

The success of software development projects depends on the productivity of human resources and the efficiency of development processes to deliver high-quality products. Model-driven development (MDD) is a widely adopted paradigm that automates software generation by means of model transformations and reuse of development knowledge. The MDD advantages have motivated the emergence of several modeling proposals and MDD tools related to different application domains and stages of the development lifecycle.

In MDD, the quality of conceptual models is critical because it directly impacts the final software systems' quality. Therefore, it is essential to evaluate conceptual models and predict the software products' relevant characteristics. Additionally, MDD project management must be adapted to take into account that programming effort is being replaced by a modelling effort at an earlier stage. Hence, measuring models is crucial to support cost estimation and project management.

To address these challenges, QUAMES aims to attract research on methods, procedures, techniques, and tools for measuring and evaluating the quality of conceptual models that can be used in MDD environments. Its primary goal is to enable the development of high-quality software systems by promoting quality assurance in the modeling process.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Quality models for conceptual models
  • Empirical evaluation of quality models
  • Measures for conceptual models
  • Measurement of conceptual models
  • Defect detection in conceptual models
  • Testing of conceptual models
  • Model-based testing
  • Case studies, experiments, and surveys of MDD projects
  • Tools for measuring conceptual models
  • Tools for quality evaluation of conceptual models
  • Tools for model-based testing
  • Quality of conceptual models for ethics and trustworthiness


The workshop will take place on Nov 6th, 2023, Congress Center of the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. For more information on how to reach the venue, refer to here.

09:30-11:00 Opening and welcome to the QUAMES workshop
Session 1 – Welcome and Keynote
09:30-09:45 Opening and welcome to QUAMES workshop
Beatriz Marín
09:45-11:00 Keynote: Cyber Physical Systems - Putting Sustainability in the Loop.
Isabel Brito
Session 2 – Selected papers
11:30-12:00 Exploring Understandability in Socio-Technical Models for Data Protection Analysis: Results from a Focus Group.
Rosa Velasquez, Claudia Negri-Ribalta, Rene Noel and Oscar Pastor
12:00-12:30 FlowTGE: Automating Functional Testing of Executable Business Process Models Based on BPMN.
Tomás Lopes and Sérgio Guerreiro
12:30-13:00 An Approach Aligned with Model Driven Development to Evaluate the Quality of Explainable Artificial Intelligence.
Álvaro Navarro, Javier Sanchis, Alejandro Maté and Juan Trujillo

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: August 9, 2023
  • Authors notification: September 4, 2023
  • Camera-ready: September 15, 2023
  • Workshop author registration: September 30, 2023

Submissions & Registration

Participants will be invited to submit papers concerning the quality, measurement, or testing of models that can be used in MDD environments. Pieces of ongoing research work are also welcome.

Accepted papers are planned to be published in the joint workshop proceedings of the ER conference. Papers can be accepted as full papers or short papers, with no more than 10 pages for full papers and no more than 6 pages for short papers.

Submissions to QUAMES 2023 must be formatted according to the Springer’s LNCS submission formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets, see https://www.springer.com/gp/computer- science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).

Papers have to be submitted in PDF format using the EasyChair submission page easychair. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=er2023 track Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Model-Driven Software Development.

All submissions will be screened by the scientific committee for their appropriateness to the workshop themes and format. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Authors will be guided to fit their presentations to the workshop rules. In case of inconclusive and conflicting review results, internal discussions will be held to decide upon the final acceptance or rejection of a paper.

It is mandatory that at least one author will register and present the paper during the workshop.

Program Committee

  • Oscar Pastor - Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • Monique Snoeck - KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Clara Ayora – University of Castilla – La Mancha (Spain)
  • Maya Daneva – University of Twente (The Netherlands)
  • Tanja Vos – Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • Cecilia Bastarrica - Universidad de Chile (Chile)
  • Ignacio Panach - Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
  • Juan Cuadrado-Gallego – University of Alcalá (Spain)
  • Raian Ali - Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar)
  • Yves Wautelet - KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Mehrdad Saadatmand – RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Sweden)
  • Martin Solari - Universidad ORT (Uruguay)
  • Juan Carlos Trujillo - University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Dietmar Winkler - Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
  • Jolita Ralyté - University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Shaukat Ali - Simula Research Laboratory (Norway)

Previous Editions

  • 1st International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Development (Nanjing - China)
  • 2nd International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Development (Dallas - USA)
  • 3rd International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Development (Barcelona - Spain)


  • bmarin@dsic.upv.es
  • giovanni.giachetti@unab.cl
  • estefania.serralasensio@kuleuven.be
  • joseluis.delavara@uclm.es