Background & Motivation
Most software development projects apply modelling in some stages of development and
to various degrees in order to take advantage of the many and varied benefits of it. Modelling
is, for example, applied for facilitating communication by hiding technical details, analysing
a system from different perspectives, specifying its structure and behaviour in an understandable
way, or even for enabling simulations and generating test cases in a model-driven engineering
approach. Thus, the evaluation of modelling techniques, languages and tools is needed in order
to assess their advantages and disadvantages, to ensure their applicability to different contexts,
their ease of use, and other issues such as skills and costs; either isolated or in comparison
with other methods.
This workshop aims to bring together professionals and researchers interested in
software modelling to discuss in which way software modelling techniques may be evaluated,
share experiences of performing such evaluations and discuss ideas for further research in
this area. The workshop accepts both experience reports of applying software modelling in
industry and research papers that describe more rigorous empirical studies performed in
industry or academia.