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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous MODELSWARD conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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The Role of Models at the Heart of the Digital Transformation    
Francis Bordeleau, Department of Software Engineering and Information Technology, École de Technologie Supérieure, Université du Québec, Canada

The Secret Recipe to the Perfect Low-Code Platform    
Jordi Cabot, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Model Execution: From a Retrospective on Code Generation to a Perspective on Model Compilation    
Federico Ciccozzi, Mälardalen University, Sweden


Future Directions for MBSE with SysML v2    
Sanford Friedenthal, SAF Consulting, LLC, United States

Responsible Language Design  
Vadim Zaytsev, Formal Methods & Tools, University of Twente, Netherlands

On Views, Diagrams, Programs, Animations, and Other Models  
Henderik A. Proper, Business Informatics Group, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, Austria


The Lost Art of Software Architecture Modelling    
Simon Brown, Architectis Limited, Jersey

Model-based Development and Assurance of Learning-enabled Cyber-Physical Systems    
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, United States

Rigorous Modelling of Quantities for Model-Based Systems Engineering    
Hans Peter de Koning, DEKonsult, Netherlands


Towards Modeling the Modern Distributed Systems Fabric    
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Megamodels on the Catwalk    
Ralf Lämmel, University of Koblenz, Germany

A Modeler's Journey: From Hostility to Possibility    
Jim Logan, Director of Semantic Technologies & Interoperability at No Magic, Inc., United States


Conceptual Models as Ontological Contracts  
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy and University of Twente, Netherlands

The Need for Context in Software Engineering    
Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada

About Synergies between Model-based Engineering and Artificial Intelligence    
Sébastien Gérard, CEA, France


Multi-Paradigm Modelling of Cyber-Physical Systems  
Hans Vangheluwe, Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium

The Very Model of a Modern Meta-modeler  
Edwin Seidewitz, Model Driven Solutions, United States

The Forgotten Interfaces: A Critique of Component-based Models of Computing  
Bran Selić, Malina Software Corp., Canada


Designing 3D Video Games with Models at Run-time    
Franck Barbier, University of Pau, France

Engineering Software Languages for the Digital World  
Bernhard Rumpe, Software Engineering - Department of Computer Science 3, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Languages for Programming - From Punched Cards to Wise Computing    
David Harel, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Modeling for Robotic Co-Working  
Uwe Assmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Domain-Specific Modelling Languages: Challenges and Opportunities  
Juan de Lara, Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

The Use of Model-driven Engineering for Crisis Management  
Frédérick Benaben, Centre Génie Industriel, IMT Mines Albi, France


Model-centric Assumption Promise Specification    
Manfred Broy, Fakultät Für Informatik , Technische Universität München, Germany

The Role of Models in the Automated Integration of Service-oriented Software Systems  
Paola Inverardi, Università dell'Aquila, Italy

Making Model-Driven Verification Practical and Scalable - Experiences and Lessons Learned    
Lionel Briand, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Beyond Mere Logic - A Vision of Modeling Languages for the 21st Century    
Bran Selić, Malina Software Corp., Canada

Once upon a Time, There Was Papyrus...  
Sébastien Gérard, CEA, France

Modeling and Execution of Software User Interfaces    
Marco Brambilla, Dipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Model Driven Engineering and Functional Safety  
Mark van den Brand, Mathematics And Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Model Repositories at the Enterprises and Systems Scale - The Modelio Constellation Solution  
Philippe Desfray, Independent Researcher, France

Model Repositories at the Enterprises and Systems Scale - The Modelio Constellation Solution  
Etienne Brosse, SOFTEAM, France


Limitations of Model Repositories    
Philippe Desfray, Independent Researcher, France

The Role of Foundational Ontologies in Deep Modeling    
Colin Atkinson, Computer Science, University of Mannheim, Germany

Models in Software Architecture Derivation and Evaluation - Challenges and Opportunities  
Silvia Abrahão, Dep. Sistemas Informáticos y Computación, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Verification and Performance Analysis of Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems using UPPAAL  
Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

On Interaction in Data Mining    
Andreas Holzinger, Human-Centered AI Lab, Institute for Medical Informatics and Statistics, Medical University Graz, Austria


From Requirements to Code - A Full Model-Driven Development Perspective
Oscar Pastor, Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos Y Computación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

The Gap between Specification and Synthesis
Stephen Mellor, Freeter, United Kingdom