Basser Seminar Series

Model-driven software engineering: Engineering or not ?

Speaker: Professor John Grundy
Swinburne University of Technology

Time: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 4:00-5:00pm
Refreshments will be available from 3:30pm

Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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Is software engineering really engineering? I will revisit this vexed question in the context of the emerging concept of "model-driven engineering" (sometimes referred to as "Model-driven development"). I will outline the concept of model-driven (software) engineering; give several examples from my own research group's work; and discuss strengths and weaknesses of the approach. I will use this approach to compare and contrast MDE for software engineering to other, more established engineering disciplines.

Speaker's biography

John Grundy is Professor of Software Engineering, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of ICT, Swinburne University of Technology and Director of the Centre for Computing and Engineering Software Systems. Previously he was Head of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Swinburne, and Professor of Software Engineering and Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a Fellow of Automated Software Engineering and Fellow of Engineers Australia. He has published far too many papers in far too many different areas of Software Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems. His current research interests include domain-specific visual languages, automated software engineering techniques and tools, innovative user interfaces, knowledge management techniques and tools, and innovations in software engineering education.