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3 April 2008

Progress and Challenges in Model-driven Software Evolution

Location: Maths & Computing Bulding Room 308 (top floor)
Time: 12.30pm - 13.45pm
Speaker(s): Tom Mens

Abstract: Thanks, in part, to the continuing OMG standardisation efforts, model-driven software engineering has become an established research domain and is becoming increasingly popular in industry. Despite this, there are still many challenges, in particular in relation to the evolution of software models. In this talk, I will discuss some of the challenges in supporting model evolution activities such as model refactoring, versioning and inconsistency management. I will present some of my recent research results in this area, relying on foundations such as graph transformation and logic-based approaches. Biography: Tom Mens is a lecturer in software engineering at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium. He obtained his PhD on formal methods applied to software evolution from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1999. He is the chair of the ERCIM Working Group on Software Evolution, and has been performing research in this domain for more than 10 years. His work has resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed papers. One of his recent publications is the book "Software Evolution" (Springer, 2008), co-edited with Serge Demeyer.

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