Towards human-centric model-driven software engineering

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Many current software systems suffer from a lack of consideration of the human differences between end users. This includes age, gender, language, culture, emotions, personality, education, physical and mental challenges, and so on. We describe our work looking to consider these characteristics by incorporation of human centric-issues throughout the model-driven engineering process lifecycle. We propose the use of the co-creational "living lab" model to better collect human-centric issues in the software requirements. We focus on modelling these human-centric factors using domain-specific visual languages, themselves humancentric modelling artefacts. We describe work to incorporate these human-centric issues into model-driven engineering design models, and to support both code generation and run-time adaptation to different user human factors. We discuss continuous evaluation of such human-centric issues in the produced software and feedback of user reported defects to requirements and model refinement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering
EditorsRaian Ali, Hermann Kaindl, Leszek Maciaszek
Place of PublicationSetubal Portugal
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789897584213
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering 2020 - Virtual, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 May 20206 May 2020
Conference number: 15th (Website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering 2020
Abbreviated titleENASE 2020
CountryCzech Republic
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  • Model-driven Engineering
  • Human-centric Software Engineering
  • Human Factors

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