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Towards a Body of Knowledge for Model-Based Software Engineering


Federico Ciccozzi, Michalis Famelis , Gerti Kappel , Leen Lambers , Sebastien Mosser , Richard F. Paige , Alfonso Pierantonio, Arend Rensink , Rick Salay , Gabriele Taentzer , Antonio Vallecillo , Manuel Wimmer

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Educators Symposium 2018


Model-based Software Engineering (MBSE) is now accepted as a Software Engineering (SE) discipline and is being taught as part of more general SE curricula. However, an agreed core of concepts, mechanisms and practices -- which constitutes the Body of Knowledge of a discipline -- has not been captured anywhere, and is only partially covered by the SE Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). With the goals of characterizing the contents of the MBSE discipline, promoting a consistent view of it worldwide, clarifying its scope with regard to other SE disciplines, and defining a foundation for a curriculum development on MBSE, this paper provides a proposal for an extension of the contents of SWEBOK with the set of fundamental concepts, terms and mechanisms that should constitute the MBSE Body of Knowledge.


author = {Federico Ciccozzi and Michalis Famelis and Gerti Kappel and Leen Lambers and Sebastien Mosser and Richard F. Paige and Alfonso Pierantonio and Arend Rensink and Rick Salay and Gabriele Taentzer and Antonio Vallecillo and Manuel Wimmer},
title = {Towards a Body of Knowledge for Model-Based Software Engineering},
month = {October},
year = {2018},
booktitle = {Educators Symposium 2018},
url = {}