Due to the increasing complexity of software systems, model-driven engineering has been introduced to shift the developer's focus from machine-centric program code to human-centric models of the software under development. In model-driven approaches, program code in conventional programming languages (e.g., C++, Java) is commonly generated from models and then compiled or interpreted. Intermediate translation of models to program code raises two fundamental issues: 1) semantic inconsistency and information loss between an executable and its source model, and 2) suboptimality of executables, since compilers are unable to fully exploit modelling language's semantics. These issues are not tolerable in embedded real-time and safety-critical applications.
In MOMENTUM we provide methods to analyse and optimise industrial models, defined in the Unified Modeling Language (UML), in order to make them directly compilable to optimised executables without intermediate translations to conventional programming languages.
UniComp: a semantics-aware model compiler for optimised predictable software (May 2018) Federico Ciccozzi International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2018 - New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) (ICSE-NIER18)
Managing diversity in distributed software development education – a longitudinal case study (Apr 2018) Ivana Bosnic , Federico Ciccozzi, Ivica Crnkovic, Igor Cavrak , Elisabetta Di Nitto , Raffaela Mirandola , Mario Zagar ACM Transactions on Computing Education - Special Issue on Global Software Engineering Education (TOCE)
A Generic Approach to Efciently Parallelize Legacy Sequential Software (Apr 2018) Andreas Granholm , Federico Ciccozzi 15th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations (ITNG'18)
Execution of UML models: a systematic review of research and practice (Apr 2018) Federico Ciccozzi, Ivano Malavolta , Bran Selic International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSym) (SoSym)
MoVES: a Model-driven methodology for Vehicular Embedded Systems (Jan 2018) Alessio Bucaioni, Lorenzo Addazi , Antonio Cicchetti, Federico Ciccozzi, Romina Eramo , Saad Mubeen, Mikael Sjödin Journal of IEEE Access (Access'18)
Characterization of trade-off preferences between non-functional properties (Oct 2017) Ulrik Franke , Federico Ciccozzi Elsevier Journal on Information Systems (IS)