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From Model-Based to Model-Integrating Software

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ebert

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ebert

University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

A strong focus of Software Engineering research in modelling is on software for models (e.g., modeling tools) as well as on models for software (e.g., in tool construction or reverse engineering). This talk gives a personal overview of models in Software Engineering, which started with early visual notations via a plethora of modelling languages and editors and lead to unifying approaches like UML (on the language side) and generic metaCASE software (on the tool side). In this era, foundational work on model representations, meta-modelling, constraint descriptions, and semantics as well as on classification of modelling languages into a few modelling paradigms provided a deeper understanding of the world of modelling in general. Adding the ability for code generation and model transformation, the process of software development was automated further by several environments, some of which even provide additional services like model evolution, model querying, model execution, or model comparison. Integrating these capabilities into a crossplatform and crosslanguage infrastructure may now lead to software components which contain code and models as equal-level and cooperating parts at runtime, making software evolution easier to handle and leveraging, e.g., the development of adaptive software or dynamic product lines.

Lecture at NEMO2014

Date/Time: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 09:00