Papyrus IC at MODELS 2017

The Papyrus Industry Consortium had a significant presence at the ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2017), held from Sunday, September 17, 2017 through Friday, September 22 in Austin, Texas, U.S.A..
The Consortium was a GOLD sponsor of the event and had a booth with posters from several of its members. It also sponsored an event at the Easy Tiger pub near the conference hotel.
The conference was a great opportunity to meet many academic and industrial members of the MODELS community, and spread the word about the Papyrus ecosystem and the Papyrus IC. Members and participants of the consortium presented keynotes, conference and workshop papers and tutorials, and organized several workshops.
Prof. Juergen Dingel from Queen’s University gave a very well-received keynote of the EXE workshop, titled “UML-RT and Papyrus-RT: Towards an Open-Source MDE Tooling Infrastructure for the Internet of Things.”
The two tutorials on Papyrus and Papyrus-RT, “Embedded and reactive systems development with UML-RT and Papyrus-RT” by Nicolas Hili, Juergen Dingel (Queen’s University), Ernesto Posse (Zeligsoft) and “Developing Domain-specific Modeling Tools with Papyrus” by Philip Langer (EclipseSource), Florian Noyrit (CEA) and Rémi Schneckenburger (CEA), where also quite well-received.
The Papyrus IC Research/Academia committee has begun planning a Papyrus event for next year’s conference which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. We hope to see you there!
Models 2017 PIC Booth-ori enhanced
(Papyrus IC booth at MODELS 2017 in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)

Papyrus IC BOF at EclipseCon Europe

My industry consortium is hosting a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at EclipseCon Europe!

You are all invited to go, mingle, and talk about me with my minions on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 19:30 to 20:30!

And don’t forget to thank my EclipseSource minions for organizing this!

You can also look at the official PolarSys Papyrus Industry Consortium blog posting!

[PS: isn’t a “birds of a feather” session just perfect for me?!]

Official Papyrus-RT Press Release

papyrusrt256Well, you can’t be more official than a press release from the Papyrus Industry Consortium! I know I already mentioned this release, but this is more official!

This is what happened today for Papyrus for Real Time (Papyrus-RT) v1.0!

You can see the press release for a limited time on the main Eclipse page and on the Eclipse Foundation Press Releases page, or on its own page!

And two of my minions were nice enoug to provide nice quotes about my real time variant. A special thank you goes out toJean-Michel and Bran!

Interested in trying out a free Domain-Specific, model-driven tool for embedded systems? Give Papyrus-RT a try!

My minions at MODELS 2017 conference

As some of you may know, MODELS is The Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems. This is where all the smart people go to talk about models

Did you know that “models” is my middle name? Well, not really, but it is what I’m all about.

Given my love for models, my industry consortium has decided to be a GOLD sponsor of the conference! Isn’t that a nice gift (both for me and you)!

This year, MODELS is held in Austin, Texas from Sept 20 to 22. with satellite events on Sept. 17-18. If you are going, say hi to my minions!

And of course, many of my minions will be there, attending and presenting at workshops and tutorials! If you are going, go say hi to my minions:

Dimitris, Ernesto, Federico, Francis, Jordi, Juergen, Philip, Sebastien, and Tanja

You can find them by looking at this list of all the things they will be presenting at the conference!

You should also ask them about the special event! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

My minions and I hope to see you in Austin!

Now go and download the latest versions of me:



Papyrus for Real Time is born!

ME-RT (a.k.a., Papyrus for Real Time, a.k.a., Papyrus-RT) was first presented/announced at EclipseCon North America 2014. In the 1220 days Since then, work my minions have worked tirelessly to finally releasing v1.0 yesterday. Papyrus-RT is now officially out of incubation! This “birth” (Papyrus-RT did break out of the incubation “egg”…) was even announced during the quartery Eclipse Foundation members meeting!

You can find all the nitty-gritty details of this release here.

Congratulations to all my minions from CEA, EclipseSource, Ericsson, Zeligsoft, and all others who have contributed their time, work, and support for all their great contributions in bringing out a new offering in my growing product line!

Click here to download your free software!

Hint: it’s open source! The whole tool is, was, and it will continue be free 😉 

MDSD (and ME!) in Robotics

One of my minions (from Queens’ University) pointed out an interesting document titled “Robotics 2020 Multi-Annual Roadmap.” from Spark -The Partnership for Robotics in Europe.

It is a very interesting read, especially for those, like me, who are involved in the Eclipse PolarSys Rover project and the Papyrus Industry Consortium!

I especially like the following blurbs:

From printed page 248 (go to page 258 in the PDF):

“Model based methods are needed at the core of all complex robot systems and through
the lifecycle. To address increasing complexity, a shift from human-oriented document-driven
approaches to computer-assisted tools and a computer processable model-driven approach is
needed in order to gain from design support processes”

And from printed page 251 (go to page 261 in the PDF):

“Model-driven software development and domain specific languages are core technologies
required in order to achieve a separation of roles in the robotics domain while also improving
composability, system integration, and also addressing non-functional properties”

Many of these aspects are are already part of work that has been one on me.

This is exactly where I can and will make a difference!

Shoutout to my minion GD for making me aware of this!

Papyrus for Real Time Beta

My minions have finally decided how the beta for Me-RT v1.0 will be conducted.

As I am an open source endeavor, we have limited resources – so let’s use the ones we have!

Do you have questions? Please use the Papyrus-RT Forum, using “#Beta” to identify beta-related questions.

Do you have a short question that can be answered in 140 characters? We’ll monitor Twitter (@PapyrusUML) for the #beta tag.

Do you want to tell us how much you love me? Contact Us!
But be warned that we will only answer questions in the forum or on Twitter!

Observing Papyrus-RT

My minions from Queen’s University are keeping busing with ME-RT!

They will be presenting a paper in Argentina and now they have created an easy way to observe what goes on in a Papyrus for Real Time generated executable!

As a quick reminder, Papyrus-RT is a version of me that enables modeling complex embedded systems with full code generation!

To show you what they have done, my minions created a YouTube Video of the result of their work.


Papyrus Architecture Framework

For the upcoming Oxygen release, I am getting a new, improved architecture framework that is aligned with ISO 42010.Now, I’m not (yet) an expert in this, but my minions are! And they have created a nice YouTube video explaining what it does and what it provides to Toolsmiths

Now, I’m not (yet) an expert in this, but my minions are! And they have created a nice YouTube video explaining what it does and what it provides to Toolsmiths.

If you are a toolsmith for Me, hope to become one or are just curious, you must go see it (and the other Me videos on YouTube)!