People in the lab are very enthusiastic about what they do. The environment is very stimulating and soon you realize that most of the limits are those in your head.

# 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

*Compositionality of Update Propagation: Lax Putput,*, no. GSDLAB TR 2017-02-01, Hamilton, McMaster University, Feb 2017. [pdf]

*Traceability Mappings as a Fundamental Aspect of Model-to-Model Transformations,*, no. GSDLAB--TR 2016-05-01, Hamilton/Waterloo, McMaster University/University of Waterloo, May 2016. [pdf]

"Modeling and Reasoning with Multirelations, and their encoding in Alloy",

*16th International Workshop in OCL and Textual Modeling*, 10/2016.*Asymmetric Delta-Lenses with Uncertainty: Towards a Formal Framework for Flexible BX,*, no. GSDLAB–TR 2016-03-01, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 03/2016. [pdf]

*Modeling Product Lines with Kripke Structures and Modal Logic,*, no. GSDLAB–TR 2015-04-01, Waterloo/Hamilton, University of Waterloo, ECE, April, 2015. [pdf]

*ZinovyDiskin-Photo,*, 2015. [jpg]

*An algebraic semantics for bidirectional model synchronization,*, no. GSDLab TR 2014-04-01, 08/2014. [pdf]

*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 (Extended Version),*, no. GSDLab TR 2014-08-02, Waterloo/Hamilton, University of Waterloo (ECE)/McMaster University(CAS), 08/2014. [pdf]

"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]