Call For Modeling Tool Presentations – Show Me What You Got (for Modeling)

Call for Modeling Tool Presentations
Show Me What You Got (for Modeling)

  • Submission deadline: October 15th 2023
  • Notification deadline: October 22nd 2023
  • Tool Presentations: November 29th 2023

Accepted Tool Presentations

Scope of the track

Modeling tools play a critical role in the practice of enterprise modeling. The tools bring our modeling languages and techniques to life and provide the interface to modelers using our languages and techniques. As such, enterprise modeling research is historically interested in and engaged with the ideation and development of novel tools. Likewise, the tool vendor market is heavily interested in the newest scientific achievements and how to incorporate them into their tooling environments.
The aim of this track is thus to bridge the gap between modeling tool research and the practice of enterprise modeling tooling experienced by practitioners and tool vendors. Within this track, we invite both parties to present innovative and/or recently developed modeling tools and tool development platforms. We hope that such a track will foster knowledge exchange and initialize fruitful collaboration.

In the scientific realm, tools are often developed by Master’s or Ph.D. students who create artifacts to proof a hypothesis of their research or to show the feasibility of an innovative idea. In the industrial realm, tool vendors develop, maintain, and extend professional and mature tools, which are used by hundreds of thousands of customers. By bringing together the innovation coming from research with the experience from modeling practice on an industrial scale, the modeling tool track aims to foster networking and initiate collaborations.

Tools are particularly relevant here can be recognized by one or more of the following points:

  1. implement new interfaces for modeling tools (e.g. tangible user interfaces, VR environments, web modeling tools, mobile interfaces)
  2. support collaborative (inter-organizational) modeling
  3. offer novel forms of modeling support
  4. are developed or offered with new technologies
  5. technically implement new modeling methods
  6. support modeler-specific functionality
  7. enable their use in university teaching for standards such as ArchiMate, BPMN, ER, and UML

Submission Format

The modeling tool track at PoEM’23 invites two forms of submissions which are offered to academic and industrial audiences, respectively. Papers of both categories should elaborate on the possibilities of the PoEM community to use the tool for practice, teaching, and research purposes.

Academic Paper Submissions

Academic paper submissions should contain a description of the tool and should have a length between five and eight pages (all-inclusive). Papers in this category should provide a short summary of the contribution that focuses on the innovative and novel aspects that advance the state of the art in existing tools.
The papers should further describe the development of the tool (e.g., technical architecture, development platforms used, etc.) and shall describe the core functionality offered by the tool. If applicable, evaluation results can also be included to show the maturity of the tool. The tool shall be made available to the reviewers/readers either by means of a link to an open-source repository.
Each submission shall contain a link to a short video showcasing the tool in use. The academic tool papers can be submitted to a dedicated track of the PoEM 2023 EasyChair installation.

Tool Vendor Submissions

Tool vendor papers offer tool vendors a lightweight way to showcase their novel modeling tool developments to an academic community and to engage in interactive discussions. Tool vendors are invited to send an email to the track chairs with a brief description of their tool that focuses on the core functionality offered, the technology used, and the possibilities of using the tool in practice, teaching, and research.
The email shall be directed to: and with the subject ’PoEM 2023 Tool Vendor Submission’.

    Submission deadline: October 15th 2023
    Notification deadline: October 22nd 2023

We will not impose a registration fee for people (also authors) only attending the tools and demos sessions to be maximally inclusive.

The sessions are planned for Wednesday afternoon/evening (November 29th) leading into the reception.


Accepted academic papers will be published together with the workshop papers in a joint CEUR proceedings. Accepted tool vendors will be listed on the PoEM’23 conference webpage and a link to the tool will be provided.


The detailed concept for the tool presentation will be aligned with the PoEM organizers once the number of submissions is clear. However, we aim to provide a forum where both, academic as well as industrial tools are presented and discussed. Moreover, we aim to establish means to foster the initialization of collaboration between tool vendors on the one side and researchers on the other.
The tool presentations are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon/evening enabling the participants to continue their discussions during the evening reception of EDEWC/PoEM.

Tool Presentations: November 29th 2023

Program Committee

  • Syed Juned Ali, TU Wien, Austria
  • Ilia Bider, Stockholm University/ICS, Tartu University
  • Felix Cammaerts, KU Leuven
  • Tony Clark, Aston University
  • Istvan David, McMaster University, Canada
  • Simon Hacks, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Felix Härer, University of Fribourg
  • Iris Mulder, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • Hans Mulder, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Kristina Rosenthal, Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
  • Bas Van Gils, Strategy Alliance