The relevance of model-driven engineering thirty years from now

Gunter Mussbacher, Daniel Amyot, Ruth Breu, Jean Michel Bruel, Betty H.C. Cheng, Philippe Collet, Benoit Combemale, Robert B. France, Rogardt Heldal, James M Hill, JöRg Kienzle, Matthias Schöttle, Friedrich Steimann, Dave Stikkolorum, Jon Whittle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

67 Citations (Scopus)


Although model-driven engineering (MDE) is now an established approach for developing complex software systems, it has not been universally adopted by the software industry. In order to better understand the reasons for this, as well as to identify future opportunities for MDE, we carried out a week-long design thinking experiment with 15 MDE experts. Participants were facilitated to identify the biggest problems with current MDE technologies, to identify grand challenges for society in the near future, and to identify ways that MDE could help to address these challenges. The outcome is a reflection of the current strengths of MDE, an outlook of the most pressing challenges for society at large over the next three decades, and an analysis of key future MDE research opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, MODELS 2014 Valencia, Spain, September 28 – October 3, 2014 Proceedings
EditorsJuergen Dingel, Wolfram Schulte, Isidro Ramos, Silvia Abrahão, Emilio Insfran
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319116532
ISBN (Print)9783319116525
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 28 Sept 20143 Oct 2014
Conference number: 17th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleMoDELS 2014
Internet address


  • Challenges
  • Model-driven engineering
  • Research opportunities

Cite this