Johan Cederbladh, Doctoral student

I am currently a PhD student at Mälardalen University, where I mostly work with Model-Based Systems Engineering and related technologies. There is a particular focus on continuous practices linked with DevOps and other early continious practices. Previously I graduated from Mälardalen University with a degree in dependable aeronautic systems, and before that, I was a sheet metal worker (plåtslagare). In my free time (if any) I enjoy strength training and the card game Magic: The Gathering where I play on a semi-competitive level in local to international events.

MDU duties

   Assisting program coordinator for Dependable Systems

I am currently sharing the work for the program coordinator for the Dependable Systems master programme. This includes reviewing and updating the program in addition to various quality processes for improving the program.

   Doctoral student council

I am part of the Doctoral student council at MDU, currently I am in the work environment commitee but I have also been part of the comitte of education and faculty board as a representative.


  • DVA848 - model-based development for dependable systems
  • FLA401 - Project in dependable systems
  • CEL405 - Projekt in electronics, this is a flexible course and potential projects can be discussed based on interest.
  • DVA206 - Kravhantering (Requirements management


I have reviewed scientific papers for the following venues:

  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  • ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS)
  • IEEE Open Journal for Systems Engineering
  • SysCon 2022
  • SysCon 2023
  • SysCon 2024
  • INCOSE international Symposium 2024
  • ANSIM CPS track 2023
  • MDE4SA 2023
  • ASYDE 2024
  • MPM4CPS workshop 2024
  • MASE24 workshop

Johan is mainly involved with Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and works closely with the industry partner Volvo CE. He is also part of the AIDOaRt project working on the Volvo CE use case regarding architecture modeling and early stage analysis. In this context, Johan is performing research on early validation through various means such as Co-simulation. The main track of Johan is early stage Validation and Verification of System behaviour represented in heterogenous models in the MBSE life-cycle.


The work with MBSE is performed primarily at the early stages of development, focusing on the early analysis and validation of various models. Topics of particular interest is how black box representations can be analyzed and further evolved in industrial contexts. Additionally, how can architecture models be created and maintained for heterogenous domains (e.g, HW and SW). Surronding topics of Systems of Systems and Digital Twin are also included.


DevOps and related aspects are being integrated with various modelling activities. In particular we try to understand how continuous practives can enable modelling, and how modelling can enable continuous practices. We are applying our research in collaboration with industrial partners and also via the solar team project. 


One of our main collaborative partners is working closely with recommender systems, where we are trying to improve modelling capabilities in the context of complex Cyber-Physical systems. 

Battery systems

We have done work related to batteries with a focus on Heterogenous batteries. In short, the aim is to combine various types of battery cell chemistries into one single connected system. In addition, there are research challenges related to architecture definitions and analysis, along with the more technical electrical aspects and control of the management system.