Krzysztof Czarnecki, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

I work in the area of Generative Software Development. See the overview paper for an introduction.


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Current Projects

Past Projects



  • MoDELS'09 conference chair
  • Bank of Nova Scotia / NSERC Industrial Research Chair (2008-2013)


Kuester, J., H. Voelzer, C. Favre, M. Branco, and K. Czarnecki, "Supporting Different Process Views through a Shared Process Model", Software and Systems Modeling, Submitted.
Passos, L., J. Gaeta, T. Berger, S. Apel, K. Czarnecki, and M T. Valente, "Feature Scattering in the Large: A Longitudinal Study of Linux Kernel Device Drivers", 14th International Conference on Modularity: ACM, To appear, 2015.
Passos, L., Leopoldo Teixeira, D. Nicolas, S. Apel, Andrzej Wasowski, K. Czarnecki, P. Borba, and J. Guo, "Coevolution of Variability Models and Related Software Artifacts: A Fresh Look at Evolution Patterns in the Linux Kernel", Empirical Software Engineering, Springer, To appear, 2014.
Guo, J., E. Zulkoski, R. Olaechea, D. Rayside, K. Czarnecki, S. Apel, and J. M. Atlee, "Scaling Exact Multi-Objective Combinatorial Optimization by Parallelization", 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Västerås, Sweden, ACM, to appear, 2014. [pdf][pdf]
Zulkoski, E., C. Kleynhans, M-H. Yee, D. Rayside, and K. Czarnecki, "Optimizing Alloy for Multi-Objective Software Product Line Configuration", ABZ, Toulouse, France, Springer-Verlag, 06/2014. [pdf]
Diskin, Z., T. Maibaum, and K. Czarnecki, "Towards Category Theory Foundations for Model Management", GSDLab-TR , no. GSDLab-TR 2014-03-03, Hamilton/Watreloo, McMaster University/University of Waterloo, 03/2014. [pdf]
Diskin, Z., A. Wider, H. Gholizadeh, and K. Czarnecki, A Taxonomic Space for Increasingly Symmetric Model Synchronization, , no. GSDLab TR, 2014-02-01, Waterloo, The University of Waterloo, GSDLab , 02/2014. [pdf]
Bąk, K., Z. Diskin, M. Antkiewicz, K. Czarnecki, and A. Wąsowski, "Clafer: Unifying Class and Feature Modeling", Software and Systems Modeling, 2014. [pdf]
Passos, L., and K. Czarnecki, "A Dataset of Feature Additions and Feature Removals from the Linux Kernel", 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositorie, India, IEEE/ACM, 2014. [pdf]
Queiroz, R., L. Passos, M T. Valente, S. Apel, and K. Czarnecki, "Does Feature Scattering Follow Power-Law Distributions? An Investigation of Five Pre-Processor-Based Systems", 6th International Workshop of Feature-Oriented Software Evolution, Sweden, ACM, 2014. [pdf]
Antkiewicz, M., W. Ji, T. Berger, K. Czarnecki, T. Schmorleiz, R. Laemmel, Ș. Stănciulescu, A. Wąsowski, and I. Schaefer, "Flexible Product Line Engineering with a Virtual Platform", ICSE, 2014. [pdf][ppsx]
Nadi, S., T. Berger, C. Kästner, and K. Czarnecki, "Mining Configuration Constraints: Static Analyses and Empirical Results", 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'14), 2014. [pdf]
Berger, T., D. Nair, R. Rublack, J. M. Atlee, K. Czarnecki, and A. Wasowski, "Three Cases of Feature-Based Variability Modeling in Industry", ACM/IEEE 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), 2014. [pdf][pdf]
Berger, T., R-H. Pfeiffer, R. Tartler, S. Dienst, K. Czarnecki, A. Wasowski, and S. She, "Variability Mechanisms in Software Ecosystems", Information and Software Technology, 2014. [pdf]
Berger, T., S. She, R. Lotufo, A. Wasowski, and K. Czarnecki, "A Study of Variability Models and Languages in the Systems Software Domain", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 39, issue 12, no. 12, pp. 1611-1640, Dec, 2013. [pdf]
Passos, L., J. Guo, Leopoldo Teixeira, K. Czarnecki, A. Wasowski, and Paulo Borba, "Coevolution of Variability Models and Related Artifacts: A Case Study from the Linux Kernel", 17th International Software Product Line Conference, Tokyo, ACM, 2013. [pdf][pdf]
Guo, J., K. Czarnecki, S. Apel, N. Siegmund, and A. Wasowski, "Variability-Aware Performance Prediction: A Statistical Learning Approach", 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Silicon Valley, California, USA, IEEE, 11/2013. [pdf][pdf]
Guo, J., K. Czarnecki, S. Apel, N. Siegmund, and A. Wasowski, Why CART Works for Variability-Aware Performance Prediction? An Empirical Study on Performance Distributions, , Waterloo, Generative Software Development Laboratory, University of Waterloo, 04/2013. [pdf]
Passos, L., K. Czarnecki, S. Apel, A. Wasowski, C. Kästner, J. Guo, and C. Hunsen, "Feature-Oriented Software Evolution", The Seventh International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-intensive Systems, Italy, ACM , 01/2013. [pdf][pdf]
Branco, M., Y. Xiong, K. Czarnecki, J. M. Küster, and H. Völzer, "A Case Study on Consistency Management of Business and IT Process Models in Banking", SoSyM - Special Issue on Enterprise Modeling, 2013.
Antkiewicz, M., K. Bąk, A. Murashkin, R. Olaechea, J. Liang, and K. Czarnecki, "Clafer Tools for Product Line Engineering", Software Product Line Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 2013. [pdf]
Antkiewicz, M., K. Bąk, D. Zayan, K. Czarnecki, A. Wąsowski, and Z. Diskin, "Example-Driven Modeling Using Clafer", First International Workshop on Model-driven Engineering By Example, 2013. [ppsx][pdf]
Bąk, K., D. Zayan, K. Czarnecki, M. Antkiewicz, Z. Diskin, A. Wąsowski, and D. Rayside, "Example-Driven Modeling. Model = Abstractions + Examples", New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track of the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013. [pdf]
Dubinsky, Y., J. Rubin, T. Berger, S. Duszynski, M. Becker, and K. Czarnecki, "An Exploratory Study of Cloning in Industrial Software Product Lines", 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), 2013. [pdf]