It was an honor to be one of the keynote speakers at EDOC’22 where I talked about the Smart Modeling of Smart Software. The summary of the talk is the following.

There is an increasing demand for embedding intelligence in software systems as part of its core set of features both in the front-end (e.g. conversational user interfaces) and back-end (e.g. prediction services). This combination is usually referred to as AI-enhanced software or, simply, smart software. The development of smart software poses new engineering challenges, as now we need to deal with the engineering of the “traditional” components, the engineering of the “AI” ones but also of the interaction between both types that need to co-exist and collaborate.

In this talk we’ll see how modeling can help tame the complexity of engineering smart software by enabling software engineers specify and generate smart software systems starting from higher-level and platform-independent modeling primitives.But, unavoidably, these models will be more diverse and complex than our usual ones. Don’t despair, we’ll also see how some of these same AI techniques that are making our modeling life challenging can be turned into allies and be transformed into modeling assistants to tackle the engineering of smart software with a new breed of smart modeling tools.

As part of the talk, I discussed that to make better (smart) software faster (i.e. to be more productive when developing high-quality AI-enhanced software) we need to:

  1. (Semi)automate the generation of smart software, for which we need
  2. Better models to specify such smart software, for which we need
  3. Better ways to create such models

Whereby “models” I mean software models but also “AI/ML models” as ML models ARE models!

Some of the topics we’ve been working in these areas and that I mentioned in the talk are:

but I did mention many more challenges to be tackled 🙂

If you’re interested in these topics, feel free to browse the slides of the talk below or get in touch for a more in-depth discussion of the topics covered

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