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International Workshop on Experiences and Empirical Studies in Software Modelling

EESSMod 2013

Miami, Florida - USA, October 1, 2013

In conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2013)
Miami, Florida - USA, September 29 - October 4, 2013
Keynote Speech

Lionel C. Briand

"Research-Based Innovation in Model-Driven Engineering: Project Experience and Lessons Learned"

by Lionel Briand, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


  Engineering research needs to be informed by practice to be relevant and have impact, and industrial innovation relies on research to fill the gaps in knowledge and to pave the way for new tools, technologies, and services. With a focus on Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), this talk will report on my experience from a number of recent successful research projects conducted in various industry sectors. I will take a retrospective approach to examine the way I collaborated with the industry partners and elaborate on the decisions that I believe contributed to the effectiveness of the collaborations. I will then summarise the lessons learned from this experience and illustrate these lessons using examples from the projects.

Author Bio

  Lionel C. Briand is professor and FNR PEARL chair in software verification and validation at the SnT centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, University of Luxembourg. Lionel started his career as a software engineer in France (CS Communications & Systems) and has conducted applied research in collaboration with industry for more than 20 years.

  Until moving to Luxembourg in January 2012, he was heading the Certus center for software verification and validation at Simula Research Laboratory, where he was leading applied research projects in collaboration with industrial partners. Before that, he was on the faculty of the department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, where he was full professor and held the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Software Quality Engineering. He has also been the software quality engineering department head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany, and worked as a research scientist for the Software Engineering Laboratory, a consortium of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CSC, and the University of Maryland, USA.

  Lionel has been on the program, steering, or organization committees of many international, IEEE and ACM conferences. He is the coeditor-in-chief of Empirical Software Engineering (Springer) and is a member of the editorial boards of Systems and Software Modeling (Springer) and Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (Wiley). He was on the board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering from 2000 to 2004.

  Lionel was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow for his work on the testing of object-oriented systems. He was recently granted the IEEE Computer Society Harlan Mills award for his work on model-based verification and testing.

  His research interests include: model-driven development, testing and verification, search-based software engineering, and empirical software engineering.

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