MORSE 2018: The 5th International Workshop on Model-driven Robot Software Engineering 2018

October 15, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Call for Papers

Robots are an indispensable part of modern production facilities. In the future, robots will also become more common in daily life. Currently, however, there is a lack of standardization w. r. t. hardware/software plaforms for robots, leading to a vast landscape of isolated, incompatible, task-specific and, thus, non-reusable solutions. Consequently, there is a need for new engineering methodologies for the design, implementation and execution of software for robotic platforms.

Model-Driven Robot Software Engineering (MORSE) is a promising research field combining Software Engineering and Robotics. Its objectives are to introduce model-driven development methodologies for the development of robot software. At the same time, formal methods should be transferred to robotics because “robot apps” must be certified and verified. MORSE attempts to fill this gap.

Submissions are encouraged, but not limited, in the following topics:

Robotic Platforms: MDA, Models, Processes and Tools

  • Hardware/Software Abstractions | Architectures | Metamodels
  • Code- and Application-Reuse | Managed Redundancy | Deployment
  • Variability in Robotic Systems | Self-Adaptive Systems | Evolution
  • Programming Languages | Paradigms | Models | DSLs
  • Metrics for Evaluation of Model-driven Approaches

Models for and Modelling in Robotics

  • Sensors and Actuators | Sensor Integration
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing | Recognition and Tracking
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning | Context Models
  • Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling
  • Localization, Mapping and Navigation
  • Autonomous Robots | Robot Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cooperative Perception | Planning | Task Allocation | Coordination
  • Robot Swarms | Multi-Agent Robotic Systems

Robot Ecosystems and Total Cost of Ownership

  • Product-Line Development | Robot Apps
  • End-User Customization | Multi-Tenancy

Model-Driven Quality Assurance of Robotic Systems

  • Verification | Validation | Testing | Simulation | Debugging | Profiling
  • Handling Emergent Behavior and Uncertainty | Software Qualities


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018
  • Submission Deadline: July 17, 2018
  • Notification: August 14, 2018
  • Camera Ready: August 21, 2018
  • Workshop: October 15, 2018


Paper abstracts should be submitted electronically by July 10, 2018 via EasyChair ( Submitted papers should conform to the LNCS proceedings style.

Submissions to the workshop are possible in four categories: - full paper (10 pages) on original research, lessons learned from realizing an approach or experiences on transferring a research prototype into practice, - position papers (5 pages) covering a well-argued vision or position, - demo papers (2 pages) describing a demonstration to be shown at the workshop - artifact papers (2 pages) together with the artifact, which is of use to the community (e.g., a reusable case study or a challenging example)

Authors of accepted papers will be expected to attend the workshop. The accepted papers will be digitally published in the MODELS 2018 Workshop Proceedings in CEUR-WS.


  • Sebastian Götz, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Nico Hochgeschwender, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Sebastian Wrede, Bielefeld University, Germany


  • Thorsten Berger, Chalmers University of Technology | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Geoffrey Biggs, AIST, Japan
  • Davide Brugali, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Federico Ciccozzi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Davide Di Ruscio, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Kerstin Eder, University of Bristol, UK
  • Marco Frigerio, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Kurt Geihs, Universität Kassel, Germany
  • Diana Goehringer, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Bernhard Jung, TU Freiberg, Germany
  • Bruce MacDonald, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ivano Malavolta, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Matteo Morelli, CEA, France
  • Lorenzo Natale, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Arne Nordmann, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Sven Schneider, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany
  • Ulrik Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain