Model Driven Engineering

Week 
Date 
Time 
Type 
Room 
Subject 
1  Friday 27 September  13:45  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  DomainSpecific Modelling: the need for Modelling Language Engineering; Modelling Languages: MetaModelling 
2  Wednesday 2 October  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Metadepth Tutorial Assignment 1: Building evacuation (meta)modelling in metaDepth 
2  Friday 4 October  13:45  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  Paper discussion: "Matters of Metamodelling" 
3  Wednesday 9 October  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Work on assignment 1 (metaDepth) 
3  Friday 11 October  13:45  14:15  Evaluation  M.G.016  Micro theory exam: metamodelling 
3  Friday 11 October  14:15  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  Modelling Languages: Concrete (Visual) Syntax 
4  Tuesday 15 October  23:59  Deadline  Assignment 1: Building evacuation (meta)modelling in metaDepth  
4  Wednesday 16 October  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  AToMPM Tutorial: (meta)modelling and concrete visual syntax Assignment 2: Building evacuation (meta)modelling and concrete visual syntax in AToMPM 
4  Friday 18 October  13:45  14:30  Theory  M.G.016  Modelling Languages: Concrete Visual Syntax 
4  Friday 18 October  14:30  15:00  Evaluation  M.G.016  Micro theory exam: visual languages, physics of notation 
4  Friday 18 October  15:10  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  Syntax, Semantics, and all that Stuff 
5  Wednesday 23 October  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Work on assignment 2 
5  Friday 25 October  14:30  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  The many uses of (rulebased) model transformation 
6  Tuesday 29 October  23:59  Deadline  Assignment 2: Building evacuation (meta)modelling and concrete visual syntax in AToMPM  
6  Wednesday 30 October  8:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Tutorial: endogenous model transformations in AToMPM Assignment 3: Operational Semantics in AToMPM 
6  Friday 1 November  13:45  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  No class 
7  Wednesday 6 November  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Work on assignment 3 
7  Friday 8 November  13:45  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  Specifying and Implementing Model Transformations: scheduling languages 
8  Tuesday 12 November  23:59  Deadline  Assignment 3: Operational Semantics in AToMPM  
8  Wednesday 13 November  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Tutorial: exogenous model transformations in AToMPM Assignment 4: Evacuation Analysis of Bmod 
8  Friday 15 November  13:45  15:15  Theory  M.G.016  Specifying and Implementing Model Transformations: RAMification and matching algorithm 
8  Friday 15 November  15:15  15:45  Project  M.G.016  Query of project interests 
9  Wednesday 20 November  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Work on assignment 4 
9  Friday 22 November  13:45  14:30  Evaluation  M.G.016  Micro theory exam: model transformation 
9  Friday 22 November  14:30  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  Variability modelling 
10  Tuesday 26 November  23:59  Deadline  Assignment 4: Evacuation Analysis of Bmod  
10  Wednesday 27 November  08:30  10:30  Lab Session  M.G.026  Tutorial: Code generation with AToMPM and metaDepth Assignment 5: Evacuation visualization 
10  Friday 29 November  13:00  Deadline  Choosing project topic (notify Simon Van Mierlo by email)  
10  Friday 29 November  13:45  15:45  Project  M.G.028/M.G.116/M.G.330/M.G.317  Individual meetings about project 
11  Tuesday 3 December  23:59  Deadline  Assignment 5: Evacuation visualization  
11  Wednesday 4 December  08:30  10:30  Project  M.G.028/M.G.116/M.G.330/M.G.317  Individual meetings about project 
11  Friday 6 December  13:45  15:45  Theory  M.G.016  Putting it all together (with processes): the FTG+PM 
12  Wednesday 11 December  08:30  10:30  Project  M.G.028/M.G.116/M.G.330/M.G.317  Individual meetings about project 
12  Friday 13 December  13:45  14:15  Theory  M.G.016  No class 
13  Monday 16 December  23:59  Deadline  Reading report and presentation uploaded to personal project page  
13  Wednesday 18 December  08:30  10:30  Project  M.G.016  Project "reading/planned work" presentations (you need to be present for all presentations) 
13  Thursday 19 December  Friday 20 December  TBD  Evaluation  TBD  Assignments 15 
13  Friday 20 December  13:45  14:15  Evaluation  M.G.116  Micro theory exam: variability, processes, FTG+PM 
TBD  TBD  Deadline  Project report, implementation and presentation uploaded to personal project page  
TBD  TBD  Evaluation  TBD  Project presentations (you need to be present for all presentations) 
Micro theory exam  written  10% 
Assignments  (50/5)% per assignment  50% 
Project  reading part (7% on report, 3% on presentation)  10% 
Project  project part (10% on report, 10% on work, 10% on presentation)  30% 
Note that you need to pass (i.e., obtain a score of at least 50%) all parts of the course to pass.
If not, your grade will be "AFW"  absent.
If you do attend/submit every part, you still need an overall score of 50% to pass the course.
Additionally, if for at least one part your score is strictly below 40%,
your overall grade will be min(7, your_score).
your_score is the score you would get when applying the weights given above.
For the supplemental exam period, partial exemptions for specific parts of the course may
be given. This is discussed individually.
Blackboard scribbles [pdf]. 
Presentation [pdf]. This presentation covers DomainSpecific Modelling (DSM) and MetaModelling (and some more not covered in class). 
Thomas Kühne. Matters of (Meta) Modeling. Software and System Modeling 5(4): 369385. 2006. [pdf]. 
Linguistic Conformance Check (as implemented in the Modelverse). 
Colin Atkinson and Thomas Kühne. Rearchitecting the UML infrastructure. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS). Volume 12, Issue 4. pp 290  321. October 2002. [pdf]. 
JeanMarie Favre. Megamodelling and Etymology. Proceedings of Dagstuhl Seminar 05161  Transformation Techniques in Software Engineering. 2006. [pdf]. 
Jonathan Sprinkle, Bernhard Rumpe, Hans Vangheluwe, and Gabor Karsai. Metamodelling: State of the Art and Research Challenges. In ModelBased Engineering of Embedded RealTime Systems. Volume 6100 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, chapter 3, pages 5776. Springer 2011. [pdf]. 
Presentation [pdf]. 
G. Costagliola, A. Delucia, S. Orefice and G. Polese. A Classification Framework to Support the Design of Visual Languages, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Volume 13, Issue 6, December 2002, pages 573600. [pdf]. 
Daniel L. Moody. The "Physics" of Notations: Toward a Scientific Basis for Constructing Visual Notations in Software Engineering. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 756779, November/December, 2009. [pdf]. 
(unicode) Characters vs. Glyphs [pdf] 
Presentation [pdf]. 
David Harel, Bernhard Rumpe. Meaningful Modeling: What's the Semantics of "Semantics"?, IEEE Computer, vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 6472, October, 2004. [pdf]. 
David Harel, Bernhard Rumpe. Syntax, Semantics, and all that stuff (the original technical report on which the IEEE Computer paper is based). 
Hans Vangheluwe and Juan de Lara. Computer Automated MultiParadigm Modelling for Analysis and Design of Traffic Networks. Winter Simulation Conference 2004, pages 249258. [pdf]. 
Model Transformation. Presentation [pdf]. 
Thomas Kuehne, Gergely Mezei, Eugene Syriani, Hans Vangheluwe, and Manuel Wimmer. Explicit transformation modeling. In Models in Software Engineering, Workshops and Symposia at MODELS 2009, Revised Selected Papers, volume 6002 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 240255. SpringerVerlag, 2010. [pdf] 
Sadaf Mustafiz, Joachim Denil, Levi Lucio, Hans Vangheluwe. The FTG+PM Framework for MultiParadigm Modelling: An Automotive Case Study. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on MultiParadigm Modeling. MODELS '12 ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems. October 2012. Innsbruck, Austria. [pdf] 
Formalism Transformation Graph and Process Model. Presentation [pdf] 
metaDepth, a framework for multilevel metamodelling 

AToMPM, A Tool for MultiParadim Modelling. (AToMPM's website) 
To whet your appetite: the AToMPM teaser video for the MoDELS 2013 conference. 
A tutorial on AToMPM can be found here. 
The AToMPM user manual. 
A list of tentative project topics can be found here. 
Your project report should be written in LaTeX. If you're new to LaTeX, many tutorials such as this LaTeX primer are available. 
You must use Elsevier's elsarticle style. You should download the elsarticle.zip archive. elsdoc.pdf contains the user documentation and elsarticletemplateharv.tex is the document template you should use as a starting point for your report. 
Your report should contain at least the following:
