Laurent Wouters

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Nowadays, modeling complex domains such those involving the description of human behaviors is still a challenge. An answer is to apply the Domain Specific Languages principle, which advocates that Domain Experts should model themselves their knowledge in order to avoid misunderstanding or loss of information during the knowledge elicitation phase. But(More)
In this paper, we first present an analysis of a multi-language application from a cross-cultural point of view. Then we analyze the specific activities of a multilingual collaborative design and the automatic translation system that it requires. We also propose an architecture of a design support system producing the UML design of applications and allowing(More)
Domain-Specific Modeling Languages (DSMLs) enable domain experts to represent their knowledge through their own domain-specific notations. The Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) community proposes a metamodel-driven approach for the production of tools implementing said DSMLs, i.e. one has to first devise the metamodel of a domain and then its notation. In an(More)
This paper deals with the problem, coming from an industrial context, of ontology transformations. EADS, as a major aircraft manufacturer faces the problem of integrating works of experts from different domains using different notations. Addressing this Domain-Specific Language (DSL) problem, we previously developed a solution based on OWL2 ontologies for(More)
Nowadays, enterprises such as the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) span the development of their products across multiple countries with different languages. At the same time, the development of the products involves experts from multiple fields of expertise. For example, thermal and electrical engineers need to collaborate for the(More)
The increasing complexity of information systems (ubiquitous systems, open enterprises, etc.) calls for the introduction of always new modeling languages. However, the development of new domain-specific languages makes the question about their quality an important issue for the modeling of information systems. This article deals with this issue by(More)
Today, we live in a society where time and space have been shortened by the introduction of digital technologies. This situation puts a lot of pressure on the market and companies unable to adapt are doomed to extinction. Collaboration is needed. Although the Systems Engineering approach brings many benefits to manage risks and to improve the quality, cost(More)
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