Welcome to my site

Occupation

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Informatics at King's College London (see what student's have to say) and a Visiting Scientist at the Francis Crick Institute. I am a member of the Software Systems (SSY) group. I also direct MDENet: the expert network for model-driven engineering.

I came here from Lancaster University, UK, where I was a Marie-Curie Fellow. Before that, I had been a PhD student and research associate with Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

In 2007, I received my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. My doctoral thesis was in the area of non-functional properties of component-based systems and was awarded summa cum laude.

Outside of work, I am most likely to be found a) in front of a book reading stories (well, anything, actually), or b) in rehearsals working on some new theatre play.

Current Projects and Activities

MDENet is the expert network for model-driven engineering. I am the director of this EPSRC funded network, together with Perdita Stevens from the University of Edingburgh. More information about the network is available on the network website.

more...

Selected Publications

Steffen Zschaler and Fiona Polack: A Family of Languages for Trustworthy Agent-Based Simulation. 13th International Conference on Software Language Engineering, 2020.
Distinguished Short Paper Award
[pdf] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development, Modularity
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Alexandru Burdusel and Steffen Zschaler and Stefan John: Automatic Generation of Atomic Consistency Preserving Search Operators for Search-Based Model Engineering. IEEE / ACM 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), 2019.
Acceptance rate: 22%
[pdf] [bibtex] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Stefan John, Alexandru Burdusel, Robert Bill, Daniel Strüber, Gabriele Taentzer, Steffen Zschaler, and Manuel Wimmer: Searching for Optimal Models: Comparing Two Encoding Approaches. 12th International Conference on Model Transformations (ICMT'19), 2019.
[pdf] [bibtex] [additional material] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Lucy Yeomans, Steffen Zschaler, and Kelly Coate: Transformative and Troublesome? Studentsí and Professional programmersí perspectives on difficult concepts in programming. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) 19(3), 2019.
[pdf] [http] Refereed Journal Article,  research areas: Teaching
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Josh Murphy, Alexandru Burdusel, Michael Luck, Steffen Zschaler and Elizabeth Black: Deriving Persuasion Strategies Using Search-Based Model Engineering. 7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA'18), 2018.
[pdf] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Steffen Zschaler and Francisco Duran: GTS Families for the Flexible Composition of Graph Transformation Systems. 20th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE'17), 2017.
[pdf ((c) Springer)] [slides] [http] [bibtex] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development, Modularity
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Rick Salay, Steffen Zschaler, and Marsha Chechik: Correct Reuse of Transformations is Hard to Guarantee. 9th International Conference on Model Transformations (ICMT'16), 2016.
[slides] [http] [bibtex] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development, Modularity
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Francisco Durán, Antonio Moreno-Delgado, Fernando Orejas, and Steffen Zschaler: Amalgamation of Domain Specific Languages with Behaviour. Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming, 86(1): 208--235, Jan. 2017, 2017.
[pdf] [http] [bibtex] Refereed Journal Article,  research areas: Model-Driven Development, Modularity, Non-functional Properties
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Francisco Duran, Steffen Zschaler, and Javier Troya: On the Reusable Specification of Non-functional Properties in DSLs. Proc. 5th Int'l Conf. on Software Language Engineering (SLE 2012), LNCS vol. 7745, pp. 332--351, Springer, 2012.
Acceptance rate: 32%
[pdf (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)] [slides] [http] [bibtex] [additional material] Refereed Conference Paper,  research areas: Model-Driven Development, Modularity, Non-functional Properties
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
Steffen Zschaler: Formal Specification of Non-functional Properties of Component-Based Software Systems: A Semantic Framework and Some Applications Thereof. Software and Systems Modelling Journal (SoSyM) 9(2):161-- 201, 2010.
[pdf] [http] [bibtex] [additional material] Refereed Journal Article,  research areas: Modularity, Non-functional Properties
Research contribution:  Writing contribution:
more...

Contact

E-Mail

szschaler [at] acm.org
for personal messages: steffen.zschaler [at] web.de

WWW

Networking

Snail Mail

Dr. rer. nat. Steffen Zschaler
Department of Informatics
King's College London
Strand Campus
Bush House
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG
United Kingdom

 

Office

King's College Strand Campus, Bush House, room BH(N)7.01
Students are welcome to come to my office hours: Fridays, 10am to 12pm.

Github icon made by Dave Gandy from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY