Although today Model-driven engineering, i.e. the systematic use of models as primary artifacts, is state-of-the-art in software engineering it has been developed largely without the support of empirical data. The talk offers a sneak peek into an ongoing field-study on software models in the automotive industry. Our preliminary results are based on in-depth interviews with twenty engineering working with software models at a big automotive company in Michigan, offering a unique perspective on the practices of software modeling and visual programming in an large-scale industrial setting.
Adrian is a postdoctoral fellow at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he works with Gail Murphy on a large-scale field study of software models in the automotive industry. Adrian received his PhD in Computer Science, at Oscar Nierstrasz’s group at University of Bern, on Software Cartography a novel approach to understand and navigate software systems.