Special Issue "Modelling of Complex Software Systems"

A special issue of Modelling (ISSN 2673-3951).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Romina Eramo
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Guest Editor
University of L’Aquila, via Vetoio, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: model-driven engineering; quality aspects in software engineering; domain-specific languages; cyber-physical systems and complex systems
Dr. Alessio Bucaioni
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Guest Editor
Mälardalen University, Box 883, 72123 Västerås, Sweden
Interests: software engineering; model-driven engineering; domain-specific languages; software architectures; complex systems
Dr. Luca Berardinelli
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Guest Editor
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Interests: integration of model-driven engineering; DevOps; AI methodologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modelling is pivotal for the development of complex systems. From the Internet of Things to Industry 4.0, the complexity of new generations of systems has introduced several new challenges both from a technical and a business perspective. Enterprises are increasingly required to improve the quality of systems while reducing the costs associated with their development, operations and maintenance. Furthermore, modern systems are required to operate within and adapt to ever-evolving environments.

To tackle these new challenges and requirements, enterprises have been increasingly using software to enhance and sometimes even replace an ever-larger number of hardware components and functionalities. Software is not only used for providing new functionalities, but it is also used as a way to analyse, simulate and monitor the systems both during design time and runtime.

In recent decades, the software engineering community has acknowledged model-driven engineering as a powerful instrument for the development of complex systems using languages, techniques and tools enabling and supporting modelling. Modelling can be carried out at different stages of the software lifecycle, exploiting the strengths of different abstractions, analysis and simulation techniques. It can also support these systems in addressing their need for continuous adaptation and evolution.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions from both researchers and practitioners describing advancements on the modelling of modern complex software systems.

Dr. Romina Eramo
Dr. Alessio Bucaioni
Dr. Luca Berardinelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Modelling is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Software engineering
  • Model-based engineering
  • Software modelling
  • System modelling
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Modelling languages and tools
  • Low code platform
  • Digital twin
  • Complex systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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