9 October

10 October

11 October

 9:00 -   9:30   Registration

 9:30 - 10:30


Session chair: György Réthy

Keynote: IoT & 5G: Opportunities and Technologies / Gergely Seres



Session chair: Reinhard Gotzhein

Keynote: System configuration, dynamic reconfiguration and upgrade - Modeling at rescue / Ferhat Khendek

10:30 - 11:00

Model-based Regression Testing of Autonomous Robots /
David Hon, Gabor Molnar, Zoltan Micskei and Istvan Majzik

11:00 - 11:30 coffee break
coffee break
11:30 - 12:00

Session chair: Ferhat Khendek

Intelligent Resilience in the IoT /
Edel Sherratt

Session chair: Joachim Fischer

Automated Tooling for the Evolving SDL Standard: From Metamodels to UML Pro les /
Alexander Kraas

12:00 - 12:30 An Ontology-based Approach for IoT Data Processing using Semantic Rules /
Ahmed Bali, Mahmud Al-Osta, and Abdelouahed Gherbi

An Automated Change Impact Analysis Approach to GRL Models /
Hasan Salim Alkaf, Jameleddine Hassine, Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj, and Luay Alawneh

Closing the Conference

12:30 - 13:45

13:45 - 14:15 Registration

Session chair: Edel Sherratt

Model-driven engineering of an openCypher engine: using graph queries to compile graph queries /
Jozsef Marton, Gabor Szarnyas and Marton Bur

14:15 - 14:45 Opening Conference

A Model-Driven Process Enactment Approach for Network Service Design
Sadaf Musta z, Navid Nazarzadeoghaz, Guillaume Dupont, Ferhat Khendek, and Maria Toeroe

14:45 - 15:15

Session chair: Gábor Kovács

Interactive Visualization
of Software
Markus Scheidgen, Nils Goldammer, and Joachim Fischer


coffee break

15:15 - 15:45

Static Syntax Validation for Code Generation with String Templates /
Dorian Weber and Joachim Fischer


Session chair: Tibor Csöndes


1.  How to find bugs in C++ code (CodeChecker) / Dániel Krupp

2. IoT Testing using an open source MBT toolchain (Papyrus/Diversity/Titan) / Erwan Mahe

15:45 - 16:15 On the Impact of the SDL Forum Society Conferences on Academic Research /
Daniel Amyot, Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj, and Jameleddine Hassine
16:15 - 17:15

Annual General Meeting
of the SDL Forum Society


17:30 - 22:00


at the venue

Social Event

Tram No2. ride
ca 19:00 Budapest Eye
ca 20:00 Zeller Bistro


Keynote presentation

Gergely Seres

Title: IoT & 5G: Opportunities and Technologies

Abstract: The Internet of Things is driving a rapid transformation in many industry segments, optimizing and automating manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and smart cities. This brings about a strong increase in the number of connected devices: by 2022 the number of IoT devices is forecasted to reach 18 billion, exceeding the 11 billion traditional devices expected by then. This talk is going to take you through the use cases behind this transformation, and introduce you to the 5G technologies that the mobile industry is developing to address the new opportunities and challenges this transformation presents to the communications infrastructure.

Gergely Seres is currently serving as Expert and Chief Architect of Software Technology at Business Area Digital Services R&D in Ericsson. He received his PhD degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. During his 19+ years at Ericsson, he has held various positions in research, system engineering, line and product management. He has extensive experience in telecom solutions, carrier grade software systems, and model based software engineering. His current focus is on the area of the Internet of Things.

Ferhat Khendek

Title: System configuration, dynamic reconfiguration and upgrade - Modeling at rescue

Abstract: Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is becoming a widely accepted paradigm for software development. However, very little has been achieved in software management, like software configuration, dynamic reconfiguration, upgrade, etc. In this presentation we will introduce and discuss the challenges of software configuration, dynamic reconfiguration, upgrade, especially under the constraint of high availability, a common requirement for carrier grade services. We discuss how model driven methods can help in tackling these challenges.

Ferhat Khendek received his PhD from University of Montreal, Canada. He is a full professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Concordia University where he also holds since 2011 the NSERC/Ericsson Senior Industrial Research Chair in Model Based Software Management, a major collaboration between Ericsson and Concordia University.  Ferhat Khendek‘s research interests are in model based software systems engineering and management, formal methods, validation and testing, and service engineering and architectures.  



the pictures are at the website already,
at least some of them :)


Ferhat Khendek keynote at the website
System configuration, dynamic reconfiguration and upgrade - Modeling at rescue


Registration is open.

Important Date

SDL Forum: October 9-11, 2017

18th System Design Languages Forum

October 9-11, 2017 - Budapest, Hungary