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TripleMDE at MoDELS 2015
on 29 September 2015
in Ottawa

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Keynote:
Tom Maibaum,

*Why Modelling Succeeds in Engineering: a Cookbook Approach to Modelling in MDE*

Mathematical modelling is pervasive in classical engineering, though
it may use informal representations to communicate the models. This is
what enables systematic and “normal” (refer Vincenti) approaches to
solving engineering problems, which is the true basis of engineering.
The models help classify problems, and, a problem having been
classified, normal engineering enables the application of cookbook
methods for their solution. There is no question that these models
have to be mathematically based, even if an informal representation
may prove sufficient in a given situation. Modelling is performed in
standardized notations and using formalisms that have proved their
value over time. The representation of the mathematics may not be that
of the mathematicians who developed the mathematics, but instead may
be “engineering oriented”.

However, what is not often noticed is that modelling itself is subject
to normal practices, in the sense of Vincenti. So, problems are
classified, appropriate models are known in outline for a given class
of problems (refer Polanyi), standard analysis methods are available
for given classes of models. So engineering models themselves are
subject to cookbook methods. (In case you did not notice, this is
actually an application of the metamodelling methodology in action!)

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