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# Zinovy Diskin, Ph.D.

**Research Associate**

Room: DC 1340

Email: zdiskin-at-gsd.uwaterloo.ca

- My area of expertise is formal semantics and algebraic models for constructs and concepts used in MDE, particularly metamodeling, multimodleing and model management. Resume can be found here.

I am cross-appointed in the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University as

**Senior Research Scientist**with the NECSIS Project.

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# Projects

# Activities

# Publications

"Modeling Product Lines with Kripke Structures and Modal Logic",

*Technical Report*, no. 2014-1-01, Waterloo, University of Waterloo(ECE) / McMaster University (CAS), 2014-1-20. [pdf]*An algebraic semantics for bidirectional model synchronization,*, no. GSDLab TR 2014-04-01, 08/2014.

*Modeling product lines with Kripke structures and modal logic,*, no. GSDLab TR 2014-08-01, Waterloo, University of Waterloo (ECE), 08/2014. [pdf]

*The semantics of feature models via formal languages: a computational hierarchy for feature models. ,*, no. GSDLab TR 2014-08-02, Waterloo/Hamilton, University of Waterloo (ECE)/McMaster University(CAS), 08/2014.

"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]*A Taxonomic Space for Increasingly Symmetric Model Synchronization,*, no. GSDLab TR, 2014-02-01, Waterloo, The University of Waterloo, GSDLab , 02/2014. [pdf]

"Modeling Product Lines with Kripke Structures and Modal Logic",

*GSD Technical Report*, no. TR 2013-10-1, Watreloo, University of Waterloo(ECE) / McMaster University (CAS), 10/2013. [pdf]*Lax Lenses,*, no. GSDLAB-TR 2013-03-10: University of Waterloo, 03/2013. [pdf]

*Mechanics of Megamodeling: Design Patterns and Laws,*, no. GSDLab/McSCert-TR-2013-03-14, Waterloo/Hamilton , University of Waterloo/McMaster University, 03/2013. [pdf]

"Example-Driven Modeling Using Clafer",

*First International Workshop on Model-driven Engineering By Example*, 2013. [ppsx][pdf]
"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]
"Mapping-aware megamodeling: Design Patterns and Laws",

*Software Language Engineering*: Springer, 2013. [zip]
"Partial Instances via Subclassing",

*6th International Conference on Software Language Engineering*, Indianapolis, USA, 2013. [pdf][pdf]
"Category Theory and Model-Driven Engineering: From Formal Semantics to Design Patterns and Beyond",

*7th ACCAT Workshop on Applied and Computational Category Theory (affiliated with ETAPS'2012)*, To appear, 2012. [pdf]
"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.
"CT for BX: Category Theory Foundations for Bidirectional Model Transformations",

*Applied and Computational Category Theory*, Tallinn, Estonia, Pre-proceedings, 2012. [pdf]*Example-Driven Modeling poster,*, Toronto, CASCON, 2012. [pdf]

*Towards generic formal semantics for consistency of heterogeneous multimodels,*, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, Jan 2011. [pdf]

"Specifying Overlaps of Heterogeneous Models for Global Consistency Checking",

*MoDELS'10 Workshops: Reports and Selected Papers*, vol. 6627, Oslo, Norway, Springer, 2011. [pdf]
"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]
"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]
"Intermodeling, queries and Kleisli categories",

*Generative Software Development Laboratory*, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 10/2011. [pdf]*From State- to Delta-based Bidirectional Model Transformations: the Symmetric Case,*, Waterloo, Generative Software Development Laboratory, University of Waterloo, 05/2011. [pdf]

"From State- to Delta-Based Bidirectional Model Transformations: the Asymmetric Case",

*Journal of Object Technology*, vol. 10, 2011.
"Model Synchronization: Mappings, Tiles and Categories",

*Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering, GTTSE'09*, vol. 6491, Braga, Portugal, Springer, 2011. [pdf]