The sheer complexity of software systems nowadays makes modeling artifacts pervasive throughout the development process, be it use requirements, analysis, design, or development. Whether models are used for communication or prescriptive purposes, their syntax and pragmatics affect usability and represent contributory factors concerning the accidental complexity. The diversity of modeling notations and approaches permits classifying them according to different taxonomies. General-purpose and domain-specific modeling languages can be created with different intended scopes, although all of them can make use of graphical, textual, maps, matrices, tables, and combinations regarding its concrete syntax. These representations have the undoubted advantage of capturing and increasing understanding of complex software systems and better grasping the rationale behind them. In essence, a visual modeling language creates a joint base for the modeler by improving their communication and lays a solid foundation for the implementation.

FPVM 2022 aims to promote and foster discussions on many aspects of visual modeling languages, including novel and visionary ideas and techniques, notations for the generations of support tools for visual languages, the usability of tools and meta-tools.


Topics of interest are but are not limited to

  • Visualization techniques and methodologies for modeling languages
  • Visualizing models for different stakeholders/readers
  • Visualizing errors in models (incompleteness, inconsistency, incorrectness)
  • Guidance in modeling languages
  • Visualizing version data of models
  • Visualizing different views
  • Complex or large-scale model visualization
  • Usability for visual modeling languages
  • Meta-editors novel approaches
  • Development of collaborative (human-in-the-loop) visual modeling languages
  • Visual Modeling platforms for cloud applications
  • LowCode/NoCode techniques and methodologies


Paper submission
May 14, 2022
Authors notification
May 28, 2022


We solicit papers of the following types:

  • Full papers (not more than 10 pages excluding references)
  • Position papers (not more than 9 pages excluding references)
  • Abstract (not more than two pages). In this case the paper will not be included in the STAF workshops proceeding

Contributions must be written in English, adhere to the CEUR Style single column, and be submitted through EasyChair. All submissions must be original work and must not have been previously published or being under review elsewhere.

The accepted papers will be published to the joint volume of proceedings for the STAF 2022 satellite and co-located events published with CEUR-WS

For each accepted paper and abstract, at least one of the authors must register for the workshop, participate fully in the workshop, and present the paper at the workshop.

A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a Special Section of the Journal of Computer Languages published by Elsevier.


July 05, 2022 - 15:50 - 17:40

15:50 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Title: Optimistic Versioning for Conflict-tolerant Collaborative Blended Modeling
Authors: Joeri Exelmans, Jakob Pietron, Alexander Raschke, Hans Vangheluwe, and Matthias Tichy
16:30 - 17:00
Title: From Object to Class Models: More Steps towards Flexible Modeling
Authors: Martin Gogolla, Bran Selic, Andreas Kästner, Larousse Degrandow, and Cyrille Namegni
17:00 - 17:30
Title: Model Slicing on Low-code Platforms
Authors: Ilirian Ibrahimi and Dimitris Moudilos
17:30 - 17:40



  • Amleto Di Salle, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
  • Ludovico Iovino, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy
  • Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
  • Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland

Program Committee

  • Luca Berardinelli, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT
  • Paolo Bottoni, Sapienza University of Roma, IT
  • Alessio Bucaioni, Malardalen University, Vasteras Sweden
  • Federico Ciccozzi, Malardalen University, Vasteras Sweden
  • Juan de Lara, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, ES
  • Davide Di Ruscio University of L'Aquila, IT
  • Steven Kelly, Metacase, FIN
  • Dimitris Kovolos, University of York, UK
  • Sebastien Mosser, Université du Québec à Montréal, CA
  • Nikolaus Regnat, Siemens, GER
  • Maria Teresa Rossi, Gran Sasso Science Institute, IT
  • Matthias Tichy, University of Ulm, GER
  • Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp, BE and McGill University, CA
  • Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT

Web Chair

Amleto Di Salle, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy