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.

Short biography

Krzysztof Czarnecki is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Before coming to Waterloo, he was a researcher at DaimlerChrysler Research (1995-2002), Germany, focusing on improving software development practices and technologies in enterprise, automotive, and aerospace domains. He co-authored the book on "Generative Programming" (Addison- Wesley, 2000), which deals with automating software component assembly based on domain-specific languages. While at Waterloo, he held the NSERC/Bank of Nova Scotia Industrial Research Chair in Requirements Engineering of Service-oriented Software Systems (2008-2013) and has worked on a range of topics in model-driven systems and software engineering, including product lines engineering, design synthesis, variability modeling, model transformation, and domain-specific languages. He received the Premier's Research Excellence Award in 2004 and the British Computing Society in Upper Canada Award for Outstanding Contributions to IT Industry in 2008.

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

Publications

2012
Lotufo, R., Z. Malik, and K. Czarnecki, "Modelling the `Hurried' Bug Report Reading Process to Summarize Bug Reports", International Conference on Software Maintenance, Trento, Italy, IEEE, 09/2012. [pdf][pdf]
Guo, J., K. Czarnecki, S. Apel, N. Siegmund, and A. Wąsowski, Variability-Aware Performance Modeling: A Statistical Learning Approach, , Waterloo, Generative Software Development Laboratory, University of Waterloo, 08/2012. [pdf]
Xiong, Y., A. Hubaux, S. She, and K. Czarnecki, "Generating Range Fixes for Software Configuration", ICSE'12: 34th International Conference on Software Engineering, 06/2012. [pdf][pdf][zip]
Lotufo, R., L. Passos, and K. Czarnecki, "Towards Improving Bug Tracking Systems with Game Mechanisms", 9th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR'12), Zurich, Switzerland, IEEE (also published as GSDLAB–TR 2011–09–29), 06/2012. [pdf][zip]
Terra, R., M T. Valente, K. Czarnecki, and R. S. Bigonha, "Recommending Refactorings to Reverse Software Architecture Erosion", 16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), Early Research Achievements Track, 03/2012. [pdf]
Czarnecki, K., P. Gruenbacher, R. Rabiser, K. Schmid, and A. Wąsowski, "Cool Features and Tough Decisions: A Comparison of Variability Modeling Approaches", Variability Modelling of Software-intensive Systems (VaMoS), Leipzig, Germany, ACM Press, 01/2012. [pdf]
Diskin, Z., T. Maibaum, and K. Czarnecki, "Intermodeling, queries, and Kleisli categories", 15th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE'12), Tallinn, Estonia, LNCS, volume 7212, pp. 163-177, 01/2012.
Hubaux, A., Y. Xiong, and K. Czarnecki, "A User Survey of Configuration Challenges in Linux and eCos", Variability Modelling of Software-intensive Systems (VaMoS), Leipzig, Germany, ACM Press, 01/2012. [pdf]
Branco, M., Y. Xiong, K. Czarnecki, J. M. Küster, and H. Voelzer, An Empirical Study on Consistency Management of Business and IT Process Models, , Waterloo, Generative Software Development Laboratory, 2012. [pdf]
Bąk, K., D. Zayan, K. Czarnecki, M. Antkiewicz, Z. Diskin, A. Wąsowski, and D. Rayside, Example-Driven Modeling poster, , Toronto, CASCON, 2012. [pdf]
Branco, M., J. Troya, K. Czarnecki, J. M. Küster, and H. Völzer, "Matching Business Process Workflows Across Abstraction Levels", MODELS 2012, Innsbruck, Austria, ACM/IEEE, 2012.
Küster, J. M., H. Völzer, C. Favre, M. Branco, and K. Czarnecki, "Supporting Different Process Views through a Shared Process Model", Technical Report, 2012.
Passos, L., K. Czarnecki, and A. Wąsowski, "Towards a Catalog of Variability Evolution Patterns: The Linux Kernel Case", 4th International Workshop on Feature Oriented Software Development, 2012. [pdf][pdf]
Berger, T., S. She, R. Lotufo, A. Wąsowski, and K. Czarnecki, Variability Modeling in the Systems Software Domain, : Generative Software Development Laboratory, University of Waterloo, 2012. [pdf]
2011
Diskin, Z., Y. Xiong, and K. Czarnecki, "Specifying Overlaps of Heterogeneous Models for Global Consistency Checking", MoDELS'10 Workshops: Reports and Selected Papers, vol. 6627, Oslo, Norway, Springer, 2011. [pdf]
Hermann, F., H. Ehrig, F. Orejas, K. Czarnecki, Z. Diskin, and Y. Xiong, "Correctness of Model Synchronization Based on Triple Graph Grammars", ACM/IEEE 14th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Springer, 10/2011. [pdf]
Diskin, Z., Y. Xiong, K. Czarnecki, H. Ehrig, F. Hermann, and F. Orejas, "From State- to Delta-based Bidirectional Model Transformations: the Symmetric Case", ACM/IEEE 14th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Springer, 10/2011. [pdf][pdf]
Diskin, Z., T. Maibaum, and K. Czarnecki, "Intermodeling, queries and Kleisli categories", Generative Software Development Laboratory, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 10/2011. [pdf]
Rauf, R., M. Antkiewicz, and K. Czarnecki, "Logical Structure Extraction from Software Requirements Documents", International Requirements Engineering Conference: IEEE, 09/2011. [pdf][pdf]
Passos, L., M. Novakovic, Y. Xiong, T. Berger, K. Czarnecki, and A. Wąsowski, "A Study of Non-Boolean Constraints in Variability Models of an Embedded Operating System", 3rd International Workshop on Feature Oriented Software Development, Munich, Germany, ACM, 08/2011. [pdf][pdf]
Branco, M., Y. Xiong, K. Czarnecki, A. Lau, and P. Coulthard, "Friendly Change Extraction for BPMN Workflows", IBM TechConnect, Markham, ON, Canada, IBM, 05/2011. [pdf]
Diskin, Z., Y. Xiong, K. Czarnecki, H. Ehrig, F. Hermann, and F. Orejas, From State- to Delta-based Bidirectional Model Transformations: the Symmetric Case, , Waterloo, Generative Software Development Laboratory, University of Waterloo, 05/2011. [pdf]
Hubaux, A., Y. Xiong, and K. Czarnecki, Configuration Challenges in Linux and eCos: A Survey, , no. GSDLAB-TR 2011-09-29, Waterloo, Generative Software Development Laboratory, University of Waterloo, 2011. [pdf][pdf][pdf]