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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)!

Papyrus-IC Research/Academia webinar

On Friday, March 17th at 16:00 CET, 15:00 GMT, and 11:00 EDT, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC) Research and Academia committee will host their third webinar of the year. The topic is on an industry perspective on software product lines with speakers from Saab and Pure-Systems. See this link for the connection information.

Papyrus-RT Beta?!

I just heard, through the minion grapevine, that there will be an official, managed beta for Papyrus for Real Time! Just like the ones for the big-boys commercial tools! I’m so proud of Me-RT!

The beta will be based on Papyrus-RT v0.9, which is planned for release on March 23 (aligned with Eclipse Neon.3), as reported in Papyrus-RT Roadmap: follow the train.

This is exciting! Users will be able to play with me, to give their opinions, to suggest improvements, and, basically, to help me get better!

I will get my product management/development minions to tell me more…and I will, of course, let you know!

Things are getting more and more interesting…

Papyrus-RT Roadmap: follow the train

Although the Papyrus for Real Time (Me-RT) project is not officially on the Eclipse Release Train,  that team has indicated, judged on their newly published roadmap.

It should be noted that it is through an initiative of the Papyrus Industry Consortium that  these roadmap will become the norm for all the Papyrus product line!

This is a good thing as it should formalise the release schedule for all my variants!

The Papyrus-RT roadmap has also shown us more details about the next two releases:

  • Papyrus-RT v0.9 is to be released with Neon.3 in March
  • Papyrus-RT v1.0 is to be released with Oxygen in early July

From what I have been told, meeting these deadlines will be feasible, especially as the time between v0.9 and 1.0 will be spent cleaning up the offering for the 1.0 release, with no additional functionality.

All the efforts around me continue to be so interesting!

Papyrus-RT in Argentina

Congratulations to my minions from Queen’s University, Nicolas Hili, Juergen Dingel, and Alain Beaulieu, for getting their “Modeling and Code Generation for Embedded Real Time Systems with UML-RT and Papyrus-RT” technical briefing accepted at the 39th ICSE!

Will you be at that conference? If so, I would suggest you attend their briefing to learn more about one of my incarnations! Their briefing is currently scheduled for May 23rd, track 2, from 09:00 to 10:30!

I am sure they will be happy to see you in Buenos Aires and discuss ME with you!

Update: Title of the briefing has been changed from “”Modeling and Code Generation for Embedded Real Time Systems with UML-RT and Papyrus-RT 0.9” to remove the version number.

First Papyrus IC Research/Academia webinar of 2017

If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that I have an Industry Consortium.

And if you looked at the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (PIC) website, you also know that it has a Research and Academia Committee!

And that committee is known to hold very interesting webinars about various aspects of modeling, open source, and, of course, ME!

Well, the first webinar of the year will happen this Friday, January 13th, at 16:00 – 17:00 CET, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT, 10:00 – 11:00 EST.

Our first speaker of 2017 is none other than Jordi Cabot, ICREA Research Professor at IN3 (Open University of Catalonia), a well-known member of our community with many years of experience as a researcher in Model Driven Engineering and in open-source software and the driving force behind the MOdeling LAnguages blog.

Jordi will be talking about some of the key factors in the success of open-source software projects. His talk is titled:

Wanna see your OSS project succeed? Nurture the community

I hope you will join us for this very interesting talk.

You can find the connection information in the Papyrus IC wiki.