Sunday, 9 October 2011

Presentation on Model Driven CARA

Last week I presented a School Research Seminar on Model Driven Context Aware Reactive Applications. The seminar generated some interesting questions, particularly about proving security and privacy aspects of applications given a precise representation such as that supported by the approach described in the slides below. This is something I had not really thought about, but is an important feature of mobile applications. Another important area is the incorporation of product lines into this approach. Static variability occurs because of the large number of (versions of) platforms and dynamic variability occurs due to changes in context (battery levels and location for example).

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Attended a workshop yesterday on Composition and Evolution of Model Transformations at King's College, London organized by Kevin Lano and Steffen Zschaler. The presentations covered a wide range of topics including: composition of bidirectional model transformations; traceability issues in the composition of input-destructive model transformations; transformation reuse; composing ATL transformations; verification logics for transformations; visualization of transformation traces; the use of Java agents for model transformations;  specifying transformations for model slicing; composition of UML-RSDS transformations. My presentation (and associated paper) was on model slicing: