Metamodeling and Model Based Engineering

Begin: 01.01.2010


Prof. Dr. Andreas Winter
M.Sc. Johannes Meier
M.Sc. Jan Jelschen

In contrast to text-based information, the representation of information in graph-based form allows a more and more flexible linkage of information with each other. Graph-based artefacts can be linked with each other in a very simple way by adding additional edges. Therefore, in software engineering graphs are used to store various kinds of information which are called models. To enable strongly typed information, graph schemas are introduced and used as metamodels.

Models which have to be always conform to one metamodel are used in the field of software engineering to store information, to analyze and compute calculations with high performance, and to create new models and metamodels. All these activities and techniques are summerized as Model Based Engineering (MBE).

This research area focuses both on methodologies for modeling, metamodeling and Model Based Engineering and on their practical support by tools and their application within projects and companies. The research activities target the whole life cycle of software, in particular initial software development, improvement, and modernization by migration.


Open Topics

Ongoing Theses

Completed Theses


[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Meier, Johannes; Kateule, Ruthbetha; Winter, Andreas:
Operator-based Viewpoint Definition, In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, pp. 401-408, Valletta, SciTePress, February 2020.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Artikov, Muzaffar; Meier, Johannes; Winter, Andreas:
Towards Integrated IoT Languages, In: International Conference on Information Science and Communications Technologies (ICISCT) 2019, pp. 1-5, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, IEEE, 2020.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Meier, Johannes; Werner, Christopher; Klare, Heiko; Tunjic, Christian; Aßmann, Uwe; Atkinson, Colin; Burger, Erik; Reussner, Ralf; Winter, Andreas:
Classifying Approaches for Constructing Single Underlying Models,
In: Hammoudi, Slimane; Pires, Luis Ferreira; Selic, Bran (eds):
Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2019, vol. 1161, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), pp. 350-375, Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2020.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Meier, Johannes; Klare, Heiko; Tunjic, Christian; Atkinson, Colin; Burger, Erik; Reussner, Ralf; Winter, Andreas:
Single Underlying Models for Projectional, Multi-View Environments, In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, pp. 119-130, Prague, SCITEPRESS, February 2019.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Atkinson, Colin; Burger, Erik; Meier, Johannes; Reussner, Ralf; Winter, Andreas:
Preface to the 1st Workshop on View-Oriented Software Engineering (VoSE), In: ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C) 2019, pp. 370-370, Munich, Germany, IEEE, 2019.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper    Slides Slides
Cover Meier, Johannes; Winter, Andreas:
Model Consistency ensured by Metamodel Integration,
In: Hebig, Regina; Berger, Thorsten (eds):
6th International Workshop on The Globalization of Modeling Languages (GEMOC), co-located with ACM/IEEE 21st International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2018), pp. 408-415, Copenhagen, CEUR Proceedings of MODELS 2018 Workshops, October 2018.
[article]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Meier, Johannes; Winter, Andreas:
Towards Evolution Scenarios of Integrated Software Artifacts, vol. 38, no. 2, In: Softwaretechnik-Trends, pp. 63-64, May 2018.
[article]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Meier, Johannes; Winter, Andreas:
Traceability enabled by Metamodel Integration, vol. 38, no. 1, In: Softwaretechnik-Trends, pp. 21-26, February 2018.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Kuryazov, Dilshodbek; Winter, Andreas:
Collaborative Modeling Empowered by Modeling Deltas, In: DChanges 2015: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on (Document) Changes: Modeling, Detection, Storage and Visualization , The 15th ACM SIGWEB International Symposium on Document Engineering, pp. 1-6, Lausanne, Switzerland, ACM, September 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4503-3714-4.
[article]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Jelschen, Jan; Meier, Johannes; Winter, Andreas:
SENSEI Applied: An Auto-Generated Toolchain for Q-MIG, vol. 35, no. 2, In: Softwaretechnik-Trends, pp. 39-40, May 2015.
[article]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Kuryazov, Dilshodbek; Winter, Andreas:
Towards Model History Analysis Using Modeling Deltas, vol. 35, no. 2, In: Softwaretechnik-Trends, pp. 15-16, May 2015.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Ostendorp, Marie-Christin; Jelschen, Jan; Winter, Andreas:
ELVIZ: A Query-Based Approach to Model Visualization,
In: Fill, Hans-Georg; Karagiannis, Dimitris; Reimer, Ulrich (eds):
Modellierung 2014, ISBN 978-3-88579-619-0 Bonner Köllen Verlag, ISSN 1617-5468, vol. 225, GI-Edition - Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), pp. 441-445, Vienna, Austria, Gesellschaft für Informatik, March 2014.
[article]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Fuhr, Andreas; Horn, Tassilo; Riediger, Volker; Winter, Andreas:
Model-Driven Software Migration into Service-Oriented Architecture, vol. 28, no. 1, In: Computer Science - Research and Development, pp. 65-84, February 2013.
[inbook]   BibTeX
Cover Fuhr, Andreas; Winter, Andreas; Erdmenger, Uwe; Horn, Tassilo; Kaiser, Uwe; Riediger, Volker; Teppe, Werner:
Model-Driven Software Migration - Process Model, Tool Support and Application;
In: Ionita, Anca Daniela; Litoiu, Marin; Lewis, Grace (eds):
Migrating Legacy Applications: Challenges in Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing Environments , pp. 153-184, Hershey, PA, IGI Global, November 2012.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Erdmenger, Uwe; Fuhr, Andreas; Herget, Axel; Horn, Tassilo; Kaiser, Uwe; Riediger, Volker; Teppe, Werner; Theurer, Marianne; Uhlig, Denis; Winter, Andreas; Zillmann, Christian; Zimmermann, Yvonne:
SOAMIG Project: Model-Driven Software Migration towards Service-Oriented Architectures,
In: Fuhr, Andreas; Hasselbring, Wilhelm; Riediger, Volker; Bruntink, Magiel; Kontogiannis, Kostas (eds):
Joint Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Model-Driven Software Migration (MDSM 2011) and the Fifth International Workshop on System Quality and Maintainability (SQM 2011), March 1, 2011, Oldenburg, Satellite Events of the 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering , vol. 708, pp. 15-16, RWTH Aachen, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, March 2011.
[inproceedings]   BibTeX    Paper Paper
Cover Fuhr, Andreas; Horn, Tassilo; Winter, Andreas:
Model-Driven Software Migration,
In: Engels, Gregor; Luckey, Markus; Schäfer, Wilhelm (eds):
Software Engineering, pp. 69-80, Bonn, Gesellschaft für Informatik, 2010. LNI 159.

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