The Relevance of Model-Driven Engineering Thirty Years from Now

  • Gunter Mussbacher
  • Daniel Amyot
  • Ruth Breu
  • Jean-Michel Bruel
  • Betty H. C. Cheng
  • Philippe Collet
  • Benoit Combemale
  • Robert B. France
  • Rogardt Heldal
  • James Hill
  • Jörg Kienzle
  • Matthias Schöttle
  • Friedrich Steimann
  • Dave Stikkolorum
  • Jon Whittle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8767)


Although model-driven engineering (MDE) is now an established approach for developing complex software systems, it has not been universally adopted by the software industry. In order to better understand the reasons for this, as well as to identify future opportunities for MDE, we carried out a week-long design thinking experiment with 15 MDE experts. Participants were facilitated to identify the biggest problems with current MDE technologies, to identify grand challenges for society in the near future, and to identify ways that MDE could help to address these challenges. The outcome is a reflection of the current strengths of MDE, an outlook of the most pressing challenges for society at large over the next three decades, and an analysis of key future MDE research opportunities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunter Mussbacher
    • 1
  • Daniel Amyot
    • 2
  • Ruth Breu
    • 3
  • Jean-Michel Bruel
    • 4
  • Betty H. C. Cheng
    • 5
  • Philippe Collet
    • 6
  • Benoit Combemale
    • 7
  • Robert B. France
    • 8
  • Rogardt Heldal
    • 9
  • James Hill
    • 10
  • Jörg Kienzle
    • 1
  • Matthias Schöttle
    • 1
  • Friedrich Steimann
    • 11
  • Dave Stikkolorum
    • 12
  • Jon Whittle
    • 13
  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University of OttawaCanada
  3. 3.University of InnsbruckAustria
  4. 4.University of ToulouseFrance
  5. 5.Michigan State UniversityUSA
  6. 6.Université Nice-Sophia AntipolisFrance
  7. 7.University of Rennes / INRIAFrance
  8. 8.Colorado State UniversityUSA
  9. 9.Chalmers University of TechnologySweden
  10. 10.Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisUSA
  11. 11.Fernuniversität HagenGermany
  12. 12.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  13. 13.Lancaster UniversityUK

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