OSS4MDE´15 publications are now available at workshop proceedings

  • Time of workshop: 9:00 – 17:00
  • Location of workshop: Room “Joliet” in the MODELS’15 conference hotel


  • Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse Foundation, Canada
    Title: The Future of Modeling: User-Driven Open Source


      The first great wave of commercial open source adoption was done by software vendors. Once they realized the quality and time to market competitive advantages of innovating by integrating open source technologies, the trend was unstoppable. The second great wave was the creation of entirely new internet business models based on the scalability of free software. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon literally would not exist if they could not scale their infrastructure using free software. The next great wave will be user-led open source communities, where enterprises and industrials will learn to master the art of open source to dramatically reduce costs and disrupt incumbent business models.

      How does this impact modeling? Simply put, the creation of the next-generation of model-driven engineering tools must be led by the companies that need this technology, rather than relying on vendors to supply it. Or put differently, user-driven open source development will drive the next generation of model-driven engineering. I will draw examples from the Eclipse and Polarsys communities to illustrate how this is happening now, and the direction in which these communities are headed in the future.

    • BIO

      Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel.

      Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.


  • Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse, France
    Papyrus for Education


      CEA has recently launched an initiative to define a version of Papyrus dedicated to education and/or beginners that are interested in using a fully UML/SysML compatible open source tool, but without the complexity of a complete tool. Jean-Michel Bruel, who is leading this initiative, will provide the latest improvements on this initiative and will discuss the possible and expected contributions from the community.

    • BIOS

      Jean-Michel Bruel received his Ph.D. from the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) in December 1996. From September 1997 to August 2008, he was Associate Professor at the University of Pau. Currently he is head of the MACAO team (Models, Architectures, Components, Agility and prOcesses) of the IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse) CNRS laboratory. His research areas include methods integration, use of formal methods in the Component-Based Software Engineering context, and CyberPhysical Systems modeling. He defended his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in December 2006 and obtained in 2008 a full professor position at the University of Toulouse.
      He was head of the Computer Science department of the Technical Institute of Blagnac from 2009 to 2012.


OSS4MDE 2015 Program

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening
Francis Bordeleau (Ericsson, Canada), Jean-Michel Bruel (University of Toulouse, France), Juergen Dingel (Queen’s University, Canada), Sebastien Gerard (CEA, France), and Sebastian Voss (Fortiss, Germany)
9:15-10:20 Keynote:
Mike Milinkovich (Eclipse Foundation, Canada)
The Future of Modeling: User-Driven Open Source
10:20-10:45 Break
Session: Going Open Source:
10:45-11:30 Invited presentation:
Francis Bordeleau (Ericsson, Canada)
5 Years of ‘Papyrusing’: Migrating Industrial Development from a Proprietary Tool to an Open Source Tool
11:30-12:00 Christophe Boudjennah, Benoit Combemale, Daniel Exertier, Stéphane Lacrampe and Marie-Agnès Peraldi-Frati (Obeo, INRIA and University of Rennes, Thales, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
CLARITY: Open-Sourcing the Model-Based Systems Engineering Solution Capella
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Session: Using Open Source:
13:00-13:30 Dimitrios S. Kolovos, Nicholas Matragkas, Ioannis Korkontzelos, Sophia Ananiadou and Richard Paige (University of York, University of Hull, University of Manchester, UK) Assessing the Use of Eclipse MDE Technologies in Open-Source Software Projects
13:30-14:00 Philip Langer and Maximilian Koegel (EclipseSource Munich GmbH, Germany)
Integrating Open-Source Modeling Projects at the Example of Collaborative Modeling with Papyrus
14:00-14:45 Invited Hands-on Presentation 1:
Jean-Michel Bruel (University of Toulouse, France)
Papyrus for Education
14:50-15:15 Break
Session: Evolving Open Source:
15:15-15:45 Federico Ciccozzi (Malardalen University, Sweden)
Dethroning Programming Languages as Endorsed Means for Fine-grained UML Behaviour Modelling in Open Source MDE
15:45-16:30 Invited Hands-on Presentation 2:
Ernesto Possse (Zeligsoft, Canada)
PapyrusRT: modelling and code generation
16:30-17:15 Panel and Open Discussion:
Panelists: Michel Chaudron (Chalmers University, Sweden), Julien Delange (SEI, USA), Dorina Petriu (Carleton University, Canada), and Mike Millinkovich (Eclipse Foundation, Canada)
How can open source software best facilitate teaching and technology transfer?

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