MDEOptimiser: Searching for optimal models with EMF and Henshin


An overview presentation of the work we have been doing over the past years on MDEOptimiser, a tool that uses evolutionary search over EMF models to solve multi-objective optimisation problems. Graph transformations are used to encode mutation operators, opening interesting opportunities for automatically generating domain-specific mutation operators.

Friday, February 12, 2021 15:00 Europe/Paris
GReTA seminar
Alexandru Burdusel
Alexandru Burdusel
PhD student

Alexandru Burdusel completed his PhD at King’s College London with a thesis titled “Optimisation Methods for Model-Driven Engineering”. His research focused on the intersection of Model-Driven Engineering and metaheuristic search. He maintains a research interest in search-based model engineering and is constantly interested in applying model-based optimisation to new domains.

Steffen Zschaler
Steffen Zschaler
Reader in Computer Science

Steffen Zschaler is a Reader in Software Engineering and Deputy Head of Department (Education) at the Department of Informatics at King’s College London, and a Visiting Scientist at the Francis Crick Institute. He is a member of the Software Systems (SSY) group. He also directs MDENet: the expert network for model-driven engineering. His research focuses on model-driven engineering, in particular on formal foundations for modularity of models and (executable) domain-specific modelling languages, using graph-transformations to enable evolutionary search over models to solve multi-objective model optimisation problems, and on applications of model-driven engineering, including in non-technical domains.