Jordi Cabot: MDE to the people


22/03/2013 de 10:00 a 11:30 (Europe/Madrid / UTC100)



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Research on Model-driven Engineering has achieved many outstanding results but this has not resulted in the revolution we were expecting regarding the way software is developed. There are several reasons that can explain this but most of them revolve around human factors. Indeed, MDE methods and tools may be very good from a purely technical perspective but don´t respond to the needs of their users. In this talk we will focus on an specific example: the definition of domain-specific languages, which are (modeling) languages specifically designed to carry out the tasks of a particular domain. While end-users are actually the experts of the domain for which a DSL is developed, their participation in the DSL specification process is still rather limited nowadays. In this paper we propose "Collaboro" a framework aimed at enabling a more community-aware language development process for the definition of the abstract (metamodel) and concrete (notation) syntaxes of DSLs.

CV: Jordi Cabot is currently leading the AtlanMod team, an INRIA and LINA research group at École des Mines de Nantes (France). Previously, he has been a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, a senior lecturer at theUOC (Open University of Catalonia) and a visiting scholar at the Politecnico di Milano.  He received the BSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia. His research interests include conceptual modeling, model-driven and web engineering, formal verification and social aspects of software engineering. Apart from his scientific publications in international conferences and journals in these areas, he writes and blogs about all these topics in his Modeling Languages portal ( He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.


Attachment: BarcelonaSeminar.pdf (slides)