​Empirical studies of modeling in software development – M. Chaudron

Talk by Michel.Chaudron at University of Lille.

​Empirical studies of modeling in software development

Location & Time
IRCICA / Salle du conseil
Wednesday 26th April 2017 – 14H-15H

Modeling is a common part of modern day software engineering practice. Little evidence exists about how models are made​, are used​
and how they help in producing better software. In this talk I will present highlights from my last decade of research in the area of software modeling using UML.
Topics that will be addressed:
​- ​What is the state of UML modeling practice ​​ in open source projects?
​- ​How can we assess the quality of UML models?
​- ​Do UML models actually help in creating better software?
-​ How can we improve usability of software modeling tools?

Short bio
Michel Chaudron is Full Professor at the Software Engineering division which is part of the joint Department of Computer Science of Chalmers and Gothenburg University in Sweden. Prior to this, ​h​e work​ed​ at Universities in Leiden and Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He obtained his Ph.D. in the area of formal methods and programming calculi for parallel computing. His research interests are in: software architecture, software design, software modeling with a special focus on UML, software composition. He has an interest in empirical studies in software engineering esp in the aforementioned areas and preferably industrial industrial context. He supports several conferences and journals including (Conf:) MODELS and Euromicro SEAA and (Jnl:) SoSyM and Empirical Studies in Software Engineering (EMSE).