CSC2125: Modeling Methods, Tools and Techniques
software engineering (MBSE) is an approach to software development in which
software models play a primary and indispensible
role. MBSE allows developers to work and reason about software
requirements, design, and correctness at higher levels of abstraction, and to
automatically generate implementations, deployments, and other artifacts.
MBSE has been successfully applied in several industries (automotive,
aeronautic, information systems), in defining software product lines and in system safety assurance (albeit often in an ad-hoc fashion).
This course will look at the state of the art of MBSE and its future research
interest (and/or background) in the theory and practice of software
development. Some knowledge of software modelling (e.g., UML) and Eclipse
(specifically, EMF) is beneficial but not necessary.
List of Topics
Modelling paradigms, domain-specific notations, meta-modelling, grammars, semantics
Mega Models and Model
Relationships between models and megamodels, relating heterogeneous models, model operations (e.g., merge, composition, match, slice, diff)
Consistency and completeness, model simulation, constraint solving, model checking
Code generation, generative programming, model-to-model transformations, abstraction/refinement, model synthesis, model visualization
Models@Runtime, modeling and analyzing product lines, modeling of adaptive systems, biological and cyberphysical systems, system safety and security, combining modeling and machine learning.