Title: Consistency management in industrial model-based development settings: a reality check.

Abstract: During the development of software-intensive systems, many models and other development artefacts are created and maintained to design and document the system. Modern software development is characterized by short development cycles and frequent refinements of these artefacts. When adopting shorter development cycles, it becomes increasingly pressing to deal with potential inconsistencies between the various models and other development artefacts. For example, it Is important to know is the system is implemented according to the models created for its design, and it is equally important to know if the models accurately document the implemented system. In this talk, we present experiences from several industrial settings in which we have introduced consistency checks between various development artefacts such as informal diagrams and a corresponding implementation, or between a SysML model and Simulink models. We show what types of settings we have encountered in industry and what ways the requirements for a consistency checking approach must be lightweight to be relevant for industrial adoption. During the talk, the speaker will also briefly introduce Mälardalen University and opportunities for student exchanges.

BIO (short): Robbert Jongeling is a Postdoctoral researcher at the School of Innovation, Design, and Engineering at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. In December 2022, he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: “Lightweight consistency checking for advancing continuous model-based development in industry”. His research interests include model-based software engineering, consistency management, and flexible modeling. Robbert has published about his research in top-ranked international conferences and journals, including best paper awards at Euromicro SEAA in 2019, ECMFA in 2019, and ECSA in 2022.