Section: Dissemination

Involvement in the Open Source Community via Eclipse

Since several years, the AtlandMod team is already very involved in the open source community, notably via its constant activity within the context of the Eclipse Foundation. This activity actually takes different forms: creation and leading/development of Eclipse projects (under Eclipse.org or Eclipse Labs), participation to the major worldwide community events (i.e.; EclipseCon North America and EclipseCon Europe), organization of events targeting the local community, etc.

This year again, the team has been active and visible in terms of concrete contributions to the community. The main remarkable items are the following ones:

  • Leading of the M2M ATL (Frédéric Jouault) and MDT MoDisco (Hugo Bruneliere, also including AM3) projects, the Eclipse reference projects concerning respectively model-to-model transformation and model-driven reverse engineering;

  • Commitment to other projects directly under Eclipse.org: EMFT EMF Facet (Hugo Bruneliere), GMT AMW (Frédéric Jouault);

  • Creation and development of new incubation projects under Eclipse Labs: EMFToCSP (Jordi Cabot, Carlos Gonzalez) and Virtual EMF (Caue Clasen, Jordi Cabot);

  • Organization of an official Eclipse DemoCamp in Nantes, on the 30th of June 2011, for locally promoting the Eclipse Indigo release including the MoDisco, ATL and EMF Facet team's projects (Hugo Bruneliere, in collaboration with the Obeo and Mia-Software companies);

  • Publication of a technical paper on MoDisco in the international JavaTech Journal issue dedicated to this same Eclipse Indigo release (Hugo Bruneliere);

  • Presentation of talks during the two main Eclipse events (Hugo Bruneliere): at EclipseCon North America 2011 about MoDisco, at EclipseCon Europe 2011 about Virtual EMF.

The team visible presence under Eclipse is also an efficient way to continue active collaborations with industrial partners, such as Mia-Software (Sodifrance) on MoDisco - EMF Facet, and Obeo on ATL. This collaborative approach, allowing the industrialization of our research prototypes using open source and Eclipse as the medium, has also been presented this year to the OW2 open source community (The open source community for infrastructure software) during their main annual event OW2Con 2011, as part of the Session Open Source Innovation Catalyst (Hugo Bruneliere).


During the period 2010/11 the members of the AtlanMod team have been in charge of a 360-hour diploma on MDE (http://www.mines-nantes.fr/fr/Formations/Formation-specialisee/MDE ).

Apart from this, individual members have also had teaching duties in other courses:

  • License: J. Cabot is in charge of a 24-hour course on MDE in the CS degree at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes .

  • License: M. Tisi. Programmation, 15h, L1, Ecole des Mines de Nantes

  • License: M. Tisi. Interface Homme-Machine : conception, 13,75h, L2, Ecole des Mines de Nantes

  • License: M. Tisi. Bases de données, 20h, L2, Ecole des Mines de Nantes

  • License: M. Tisi. Structures de données, 17,5h, L2, Ecole des Mines de Nantes

  • License: M. Tisi. Programmation Impérative, 22,5h, L1, Ecole des Mines de Nantes

  • License: Programmation Par Objets, 9h, L1, Ecole des Mines de Nantes