Call For ER Demos 2017


The ER Demos 2017 are intended to showcase innovative tools and applications for developing, communicating and implementing conceptual models. The tools may originate from research initiatives or from industry. Therefore, the ER Demos 2017 will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging methods and technologies with researchers and practitioners in the field of conceptual modeling.

Author Guidelines

Demo papers must present original, novel tools or a significant extension of previously demonstrated tools. In the latter case, there must be clear evidence of the value added to the previous version of the tool, e.g., by describing new tool features and/or its adaptation and use for new practical applications. The demo papers should comprise the following sections, besides a proper description of the functionalities of the tool:
• Title, authors and affiliation.
• Abstract: a brief description of the demo, together with a statement on how the conference participants will benefit from attending the demo and for what target audience the demo will most likely be of interest.
• Significance to the conceptual modeling field: describe the innovations of the tool to the ER community and its main features. If applicable, include a brief description of case studies performed using the tool, provide scalability data or pointers indicating where readers can find more information about these case studies.
• Maturity: information illustrating the maturity, complexity and robustness of the tool (e.g., availability of the tool, list of features, supported use cases, number and types of users, etc.).
• Screencast: a link to a screencast demonstrating the tool, preferably including voice – maximum of 20 minutes/video – .
• Link: if available, a link to a Web page where to download or use the tool.

Demo papers are limited to 4 pages and must adhere to Springer’s LNCS submission formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see They should be submitted in PDF format through the ER 2017 Demos submission system hosted by EasyChair at

Publication and Presentation

All demo submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee. Accepted demo papers will be published as online CEUR proceedings.

Each tool/application will be presented plenary using a one-minute teaser in a short session aimed at informing the audience about the available demos. The actual demonstrations will then be held in a separate session in a “World-Cafè” setting with all tools being shown in parallel so that the audience can freely walk from demo to demo. Therefore, physical presence of at least one presenter for each demo is mandatory.

The reviewing committee and the track audience will vote on the best demo to be granted the ER Best Demo Award 2017.

Important dates

Demo Submission August 21, 2017

Author Notification September 8, 2017

Camera Ready September 22, 2017

Deadlines corresponde to anywhere on earth (AoE or UTC-12)

Demo Chairs

Cristina Cabanillas, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Sergio España, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Program Committee

Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, UK
Başak Aydemir, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Nelly Condori-Fernández, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Giovanni Giachetti, Universidad Andres Bello, Chile
Giancarlo Guizzardi, UFES, Brazil
Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
Alessia Knauss, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Hasan Koç, University of Rockstock, Germany
Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Beatriz Marín, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Patricia Martin-Rodilla, CSIC, Spain
Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adia Universität, Austria
Raul Mazo, Panthéon Sorbonne University, France

Genaína Nunes Rogrigues, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Carme Quer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ravi Ramdoyal, CETIC, Belgium
Manuel Resinas, University of Seville, Spain
Marcela Ruiz, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany
Flávia Santoro, UNIRIO, Brazil
Sagar Sen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Jose Luis de la Vara, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Manuel Wimmer, TU Vienna, Austria
Iyad Zikra, University of Stockholm, Sweden