CG2007 Programme Information
Session Title The next few years

Session Type Panel

Duration 75 minutes

Session Description

MDSD, DSLs, MDA, DSM, Software Factories - a whole bunch of terms, all basically addressing the same idea: using notations that are specific to a given domain to formally describe structures or behaviour in that domain in order to automatically "manufacture" software systems for that domain. But how will these approaches evolve over the next couple of years? What are some of the promising technologies? Which standards will most likely gain practical importance? In this session we try to look into the future and discuss promising innovations and developments in the field.

Session Leaders

Markus Völter works as an independent consultant and coach for software technology and engineering. He focuses on software architecture, middleware as well as model-driven software development. Markus is the author of several magazine articles, patterns and books on middleware and model-driven software development. He is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. Markus can be reached at voelter at acm dot org or via

Panel members are Krzysztof Czarnecki (University of Waterloo), Steven Kelly (Metacase), Laurence Tratt (University of London) and Andrew Watson (OMG).