Presentation: "Defining Domain-Specific Modeling Languages"

Track: DSL

Time: Wednesday 13:20 - 14:10

Location: Lille Sal

Abstract: Everybody would like the productivity benefits of modeling with full code generation, but the upgrade path from coding to modeling seems a closely guarded secret. This session will demystify Domain-Specific Modeling, open the lid on the OMG´s MDA, and shine a light on Microsoft´s Software Factories. We will show which bits of Model-Driven Development (MDD) work, which might work, and which don´t, and explain where they can be applied ? and where not. Most importantly, we will show the steps to define your own modeling languages and generators to start using models effectively, road-tested in dozens of projects over a decade.
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CEO Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase

CEO Juha-Pekka  Tolvanen Juha-Pekka Tolvanen is the CEO of MetaCase and co-founder of the DSM Forum. He has been involved in model-driven development and tools, notably method engineering and metamodeling, since 1991. Juha-Pekka holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has acted as a consultant world-wide for modeling language development, authored a book on Domain-Specific Modeling (, and written over 70 articles for various software development magazines and conferences.