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Software and Systems Modeling

See also the Springer site for this journal containing an index of published articles as well as free sample articles. Additionally, SoSyM is indexed by SCI (Science Citation Index).



  • Jeff Gray has been accepted as new Editor-in-Chief for SoSyM (May 2015)
  • Esther Guerrra and Yves Le Traon joined the Editorial Board of SoSyM (January 2015)
  • SoSyM is a healthy journal. To ensure a timely publication of papers in printed form, Springer and we have decided to
    • a) increase the size of SoSyM again and
    • b) almost double up this years volume

Current Call for Papers of Theme Issues:

Other Information:

Aims And Scope

Software and System Modeling (SoSyM) is an English language quarterly international journal that focuses on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the development and application of software and system modeling languages and techniques. The aim of the journal is to publish high-quality works that further understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of modeling languages and techniques, present rigorous analyses of modeling experiences, and present scalable modeling techniques and processes that facilitate rigorous and economical development of software.

The journal is unique in its emphasis on theoretical foundations of modeling languages and techniques and on rigorous analyses of "real-world" modeling experiences. The balance of theoretical works and works based on in-depth analyses of experiences provides researchers with insights that can lead to better modeling languages and techniques, and provides modeling practitioners with a deeper understanding of modeling languages and techniques that can lead to more effective application.

The journal targets researchers, practitioners and students that have a vested interest in results generated by high-quality modeling research and by rigorously analyzing modeling experiences.

We invite authors to submit papers that discuss and analyze concerns and experiences pertaining to software and system modeling languages, techniques, tools, practices and other facets. The following are some of the topic areas that are of special interest:

  • Development of modeling standards
  • Model-based testing techniques
  • Model-based simulation techniques
  • Formal syntax and semantics of modeling languages such as the UML
  • Rigorous model-based analysis
  • Model composition and transformation
  • Software Language Engineering
  • Language Adaptation and Composition
  • Metamodeling techniques
  • Measuring quality of models and of languages
  • Modeling support for aspect-oriented development
  • Ontological approaches to model engineering
  • Generating test and code artifacts from models
  • Methodology
  • Model development tool environments
  • Case studies and experience reports with significant modeling lessons learned
  • Comparative analyses of modeling languages and techniques
  • Scientific assessment of modeling practices
  • Modeling Cyperphysical Systems
  • Modeling Languages in Science and Engineering
  • Data intensive modeling


Jeff Gray
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
          Bernhard Rumpe
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

Associate Editors

Marsha Chechik
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
              Martin Gogolla
University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany
          Jean-Marc Jezequel
IRISA/INRIA and University of Rennes 1
Rennes, France

Assistant Editors

Geri Georg
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
          Martin Schindler
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

Advisory Board

Egidio Astesiano (Italy)
Grady Booch (USA)
Manfred Broy (Germany)
David Harel (Israel)
          Michael Jackson (UK)
Tom Maibaum (Canada)
Wolfgang Reisig (Germany)
Bran Selic (Canada)

Editorial Board

Perry Alexander (USA)
Daniel Amyot (Canada)
Colin Atkinson (Germany)
Joanne Atlee (Canada)
Franck Barbier (France)
Benoit Baudry (France)
Jean Bezivin (France)
Jim Bieman (USA)
Gordon Blair (UK)
Ruth Breu (Austria)
Lionel Briand (Luxembourg)
Jean-Michel Bruel (France)
Jordi Cabot (France)
Betty Cheng (USA)
Tony Clark (United Kingdom)
Juan De Lara (Spain)
Jürgen Dingel (Canada)
Heiko Dörr (Germany)
Alexander Egyed (Austria)
Gregor Engels (Germany)
Ulrich Frank (Germany)
Sebastien Gerard (France)
Martin Glinz (Switzerland)
Hassan Gomaa (USA)
Esther Guerrra (Spain)
Alan Hartman (Israel)
Oystein Haugen (Norway)
Constance Heitmeyer (USA)
Brian Henderson-Sellers (Australia)
Zhenjiang Hu (Japan)
          Heinrich Hussmann (Germany)
Gerti Kappel (Austria)
Gabor Karsai (USA)
Jörg Kienzle (Canada)
Ingolf Krüger (USA)
Thomas Kühne (New Zealand)
Kevin Lano (UK)
Yves Le Traon (Luxembourg)
Gary Leavens (USA)
Hong Mei (China)
Dragan Milicev (Serbia)
Ana Moreira (Portugal)
Pierre-Alain Muller (France)
Jeff Offutt (USA)
Richard Paige (UK)
Dorina Petriu (Canada)
Alfonso Pierantonio (Italy)
Alexander Pretschner (Germany)
Bernhard Schätz (Germany)
Andy Schürr (Germany)
Jim Steel (Australia)
Perdita Stevens (UK)
Ketil Stølen (Norway)
Gabrielle Taentzer (Germany)
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen (Finland)
Antonio Vallecillo (Spain)
Wil van der Aalst (Netherlands)
Dániel Varró (Hungary)
Jon Whittle (USA)
Roel Wieringa (Netherlands)

A complete list of all Reviewers, Special Section Editors, and Theme Issue Editors can be found here.
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