Modelling Tools for Teaching

Common Architectures / Infrastructure


Themes & Goals

Modelling is a crucial aspect in many different software fields and beyond. It enables designers and engineers to efficiently explore the design space, and provides stakeholders with suitable representations of the system under study. Models are crucial in helping all involved parties understand, analyze, and design complex (software) systems. In fact, modelling is often considered to be the foundation of software development. However, there is an increasing difficulty of teaching modelling due to the challenge of creating tools that are necessary for the process. The main goal of this working session is to promote productive discussions regarding the necessary infrastructure and a common reference architecture for modelling tools primarily intended for educational purposes. There will not be any written submissions or published proceedings for the session. Instead, a selection of representatives will give five-minute presentations on their modelling tool experiences in education that will prioritise discussions for the rest of the day.



Schedule for the workshop, all times are local to zone - Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna. Conference attendees who have not registered for the workshop are welcome to attend on the day.

The following shared working document can be used for recording any relevant notes and ideas:

09:30-11:00   Five-minute Presentations
    Gabor Karsai - WebGME
    Niko Stotz - LIonWeb
    Théo Giraudet - Sirius Web
    Adrian Kunz - fulib
    Will Barnett - MDENet Education Platform
    Timothy Lethbridge - Umple
    Jörg Kienzle
    Antonio Bucchiarone - PapyGame
    Sofia Meacham

11:00-11:30     Break

11:30-13:00   Discussion Session 1

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-16:00   Discussion Session 2

16:00-16:30     Break

16:30-18:00   Review and Close



Supported by Alfonso Pierantonio


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