ECMFA is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and fostering the industrialization of approaches related to Model-Driven Engineering. Its focus is on engaging the key figures of research and industry, in Europe and elsewhere, in a dialogue which will result in a stronger, more efficient industry, producing more reliable software on the basis of state-of-the-art research results.
The conference series was started because it was felt that there was a need for an event where industrial and academic contributors to the model-driven paradigm could gather and exchange ideas. Support from industry was ensured by the involvement of the European IST projects ModelWare and ModelPlex.
Up until 2009, the conference was called ECMDA-FA (European Conference on Model Driven Architecture®: Foundations and Applications).