Ass. Prof. Dr. Dominik Bork

New SoSyM Special Issue on 'Modeling and Sustainability'

We are preparing a theme section in the International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling – SoSyM (Springer) on “Modeling and Sustainability“.

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The perception of the value and propriety of modern engineered systems is changing. In addition to their functional and extra-functional properties, nowadays’ systems are also evaluated by their sustainability properties. The next generation of systems will be characterized by an overall elevated sustainability—including their post-life, driven by efficient value retention mechanisms. Current systems engineering practices fall short to support these ambitions due to the highly multi-systemic and stratified nature of sustainability, and need to be revised appropriately. Modeling offers numerous benefits in understanding and assessing the sustainability properties of engineered systems. Modeling languages and tools support subject matter experts in expressing their views, process models allow for reasoning about trade-offs across the end-to-end systems engineering process, and runtime models allow for controlling engineering endeavors for sustainability. These are just a few of the many ways to support sustainability ambitions by modeling. It is, however, equally important to develop sustainable model-driven engineering techniques to avoid defeating the purpose.

To this end, the Journal of Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) prepares a theme section on “Modeling and Sustainability” and invites high-quality submissions covering topics including but not limited to

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If you have any questions or require additional information about this theme section, please contact the editors.


Istvan David
McMaster University, Canada
University of Montreal, Canada

Ankica Barisic
INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Université Côte d’Azur, France

Dominik Bork
TU Wien, Austria