2nd International Workshop on Adequacy of Modeling Methods (AQEMO) at the Modellierung´2018


  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Bernhard Thalheim, University of Kiel, Germany

Workshop Program for AQEMO/PeMod (February 21, 2018)

Workshop Proceedings are published at CEUR: ceur-ws.org/Vol-2060/

Session 1: 13:30-15:00 (Session Chair: Hans-Georg Fill) (Introduction slides(386.7 KB))

  • Keynote by Bernhard Thalheim: Model Adequacy (slides)
  • Mathias Uslar and Sebastian Hanna: Model-driven Requirements Engineering Using RAMI 4.0 Based Visualizations – Light-Weight Domain Modelling (slides(564.5 KB))
  • Benjamin Meis, Robin Bergenthum: Visualizing Regions with a new Split-Screen View for the Online Tool travis (slides(2.5 MB))

Coffee break

Session 2: 15:30-17:00 (Session Chair: Daniel Moldt)

  • Jan-Uriel Lorbeer, Julia Padberg: Hierarchical, Reconfigurable Petri Nets (slides(1.7 MB))
  • Keynote by Stefan Strecker: Evaluating conceptual models and modeling languages: The quest for sensible evaluation criteria and methodic guidance (slides(848.4 KB))
  • Heinrich C. Mayr: Round-table discussion with all participants, speakers, and organizers of AQEMO and PeMod

Main goals of the workshop

When designing modeling methods various aspects need to be taken into account at an early stage to ensure the method’s adequacy for the envisaged modeling scenarios. These aspects have direct implications for the conceptualization of the modeling method, which includes the modeling language with its syntax, semantics, notation, modeling procedures, algorithms, etc., as well as the choice of the actual implementation environment.
Examples for such aspects include the requirements of the domain and its different target user groups, the intended purpose of the modeling method, e.g. communication, analysis, simulation, processing, code generation etc., persistency aspects, i.e. how models are to be stored for ensuring the efficient processing of algorithms, the retrieval of model information etc., or the choice and design of the graphical notation for ensuring an intuitive understanding.
All these aspects may have considerable interdependencies which potentially lead to conflicting targets. Thereby it has to be carefully balanced which aspects have to be met by the design of the modeling method and to what extent. In some cases it may even be favorable to aim for solutions that do not satisfy all potential requirements and are thus more adequate for particular purposes.

The workshop aims for innovative and original contributions on all aspects regarding the design of adequate modeling methods. We welcome in particular contributions reporting from the experiences of the design of full-fledged and ready-to-use modeling methods. 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Manifestation of user requirements
  • Influences of processing and run time aspects
  • Design and choice of adequate graphical notations
  • Design choices of the abstract and concrete syntax of modeling languages
  • Understandability of modeling methods
  • Context Modeling
  • Requirements for modeling methods supporting code generation
  • Storage and persistency requirements
  • Aspects of the modeling procedure and user interaction
  • Domain requirements

Organization of the workshop

The workshop will be held together with the Modellierung'2018 conference at Braunschweig, Germany. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.


Submissions have to adhere to the LNI guidelines and the corresponding template and must not exceed 10 pages including figures and references. Accepted papers will be published in the common proceedings of the Modellierung’2018 conference. To be included in the workshop proceedings at least one author of an accepted paper has to register for the workshop and present the paper.

Submissions have to be made via EasyChair.


Deadline for submissions: December 01, 2017 (extended deadline!)
Notification of acceptance: December 18, 2017
Camera-ready versions: January 3, 2018
Workshop: 1/2 day on February 21-13, 2018 (to be announced)

Programme Committee

  • Werner Esswein, TU Dresden
  • Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Ralf Laue, FH Zwickau
  • Judith Michael, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg
  • Günther Müller-Luschnat, Iteratec GmbH
  • Elmar Sinz, University of Bamberg
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen
  • Heinz Züllighoven, University of Hamburg