4-8 July 2022

MeSS '22

co-located with STAF2022 Nantes, Frances

International workshop on MDE for Smart IoT Systems

How to submit

We solicit short abstract submissions (max 2 pages), that will be presented by one of the authors, but not included in the proceedings.

All the accepted abstracts will be invited for a special issue on JOT - The Journal of Object Technology.

The submissions must be in English and adhere to the CEUR style. Use this easychair link to submit your paper.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: May, 14

  • Paper notification: May, 28

  • Workshop: July, 5

  • Post proceedings Camera ready: TBA

  • Intent to submit (special issue): ?


Ludovico Iovino

Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)

Manuel Wimmer

Linz University (Austria)

Federico Ciccozzi

Mälardalen University (Sweden)

Sébastien Mosser

Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)

Nicolas Ferry

University of Nice Côte D'Azur (France)

Arnor Solberg

Tellu AS (Norway)


A recent forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) envisions that 41 billion Internet-of-Things (IoT) endpoints will be in use by 2025, representing great business opportunities. The next generation IoT systems needs to perform distributed processing and coordinated behavior across IoT, edge and cloud infrastructures, manage the closed loop from sensing to actuation, and cope with vast heterogeneity, scalability and dynamicity of IoT systems and their environments.

Smart IoT Systems have the potential to flourish innovations in many application domains. For instance, the typical components of a smart city include infrastructure, transportation, intelligent energy consumption, health-care, and technology. These ingredients are what make the cities smart, efficient and optimized respect to the citizen and administration needs. The Internet of Things is an emerging paradigms that can contribute to make smart cities efficient and responsive.

On the one hand, Model-driven engineering (MDE) techniques can support the design, deployment, and operation of smart IoT systems. For instance, to manage abstractions in IoT systems definition and to provide means to automate some of the development and operation activities of IoT systems, e.g., domain specific modeling languages can provide a way to represent different aspects of systems leveraging a heterogeneous software and hardware IoT infrastructure and to generate part of the software to be deployed on it. On the other hand, the application of modeling techniques in the IoT poses new challenges for the MDE community.

Due to its cross-domain nature, this topic has a high potential for synergies (i) within the MDE community -- model evolution, models@run.time, model transformations, multi-paradigm modeling and model validation for examples, and (ii) across the MDE and IoT communities.

The International Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering for Smart IoT Systems is one of the most accurate venues to offer researchers a dedicated forum to discuss fundamental as well as applied research that attempts to exploit model-driven techniques in the IoT domain.

Topics of Interests

  • Runtime models and operation of smart IoT systems

  • Model-based deployment and orchestration of IoT Systems

  • Model-based testing for IoT

  • Multi-view modeling for IoT

  • Code generation for IoT

  • Simulation of physical systems and things

  • Modeling languages for IoT systems

  • Model-based analysis, verification, and validation techniques

  • Trustworthiness of smart IoT systems

  • Integration of IoT, Fog, and Cloud Computing spaces

  • Megamodeling for IoT systems (of systems)

How to submit

We solicit short paper submissions (max 2 pages)

The submissions must be in English and adhere to the new CEUR style. Use Easychair to submit your paper.

Program Commitee

  • Hui Song (SINTEF, Norway)

  • Ankica Barisic (INRIA/I3S, France)

  • Mathias Tichy (U. ULM, Germany)

  • Martina De sanctis (GSSI, Italy)

  • Davide Di Ruscio (U. Aquila, Italy)

  • Nicolas Belloir (IRISA, France)

  • Judith Michael (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

  • Stefan Klikovits (NII, Japan)

  • Romina Spalazzese (Malmö University)

  • Andreas Wortmann (U. Stuttgart)

  • To be completed



Nantes (FR)

STAF 2022 takes place in Nantes, France.

If you have questions: mess22@easychair.org


11:00 Opening

  • 11:15 "Efficiently Engineering IoT Architecture Languages—An Experience Report" Jörg Christian Kirchhof, Anno Kleiss, Judith Michael, Bernhard Rumpe and Andreas Wortmann

  • 11:30 "Key-Value vs Graph-based data lakes for realizing Digital Twin systems" Daniel Pérez-Porras, Paula Muñoz, Javier Troya and Antonio Vallecillo

  • 11:45 "Modeling Linked Open Data" Adiel Tuyishime, Javier Luis Cánovas Izquierdo, Maria Teresa Rossi and Martina De Sanctis

  • 12:00 Discussion

12:30 Lunch Break

  • 14:00 "Model-Driven Development of Digital Twins for Supervision and Simulation of Sensor-and-Actuator Networks", Pichot Gaël, Rocheteau Jérôme and Christian Attiogbé

  • 14:15 "Speak Well or Be Still: Solving Conversational AI with Weighted Attribute Grammars", Vadim Zaytsev

  • 14:30 "Smart Home Model Verification with AnimUML (Online)" Frédéric Jouault, Ciprian Teodorov and Matthias Brun

  • 14:45 "SimulateIoT-Federations: Domain Specific Language for designing and executing IoT simulation enviroments with Fog and Fog-Cloud federations", José Ángel Barriga Corchero and Pedro José Clemente Martín

15:00 Closing and Final discussion