Domain-Specific Languages in Practice with JetBrains MPS
a new book of domain-specific metamodeling with the MPS platform co-edited with A. Bucchiarone, A. Cicchetti, and F. Ciccozzi
SLE MOST INFLUENTIAL PAPER Oct 25th, 2020 The ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) awarded "JTL: a bidirectional and change propagating transformation language" (SLE'10 paper) for its impact on bidirectional transformation and co-evolution.
New JOT editorial
July 14th, 2020
****A new editorial co-authored with Mark van den Brand and Benoit Combemale on Open Access has been published on JOT, you can access it from
A. Pierantonio, M. van den Brand, and B. Combemale. Open Access: all you wanted to know and never dared to ask. Journal of Object Technology (2020), Vol 19 No 1 p. 1-4
Professor of Computer Science
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze dell'Informazione e Matematica / DEWS Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
My research interests are in Modeling in Software and System Engineering. In particular, I am interested in any form of co-evolution, in bidirectionality and uncertainty, and most recently in how to enhance current modeling platforms.
I have published more than 140 papers in international journals, conferences and workshops. I am Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Object Technology, member of the Editorial Board of Software and System Modelling, and in the Advisory Board of Science of Computer Programming.
Here are clusters of papers organized by topic, they include also pointers to surveys and interesting readings to start with (in construction)
Reuse of Model Transformation
Co-Evolution in Model-Driven Engineering
Interesting posts and articles on a very difficult activity, technical writing:
How to let you have research ideas (under progress)
Please consider submitting in one of these journals
I am involved in numerous program and organization committees, including MoDELS, STAF, SEKE, SLE, ICMT, and ICWE. I have been General Chair of ICMT 2007 and STAF 2015, moreover PC Chair of ECMFA 2018. I have been appointed General Chair of MoDELS 2022 together with Antonio Cicchetti to be held in Västerås, Sweden.
ERMES Project (fully funded by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana) Oct 2018 to present