ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité de Namur
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › Modelling toolsComputer science › Programming
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Namur
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38
OFFER STARTING DATE01/08/2021
Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) make use of Model-Driven Engineering techniques to capture the essence of an expertise domain, and provide deep automation in repetitive tasks such as animation, documentation, analyses and code generation.
DSL users need powerful workbenches and editors to create new instances of their DSL, as well as performing routine tasks to ensure the correctness and the deployment of their models. Textual editors are nowadays easily customisable and support workbench deployment in a timely and efficient way.
Visual editors, on the contrary, are way more difficult to build, although recent research demonstrated substantial progress in recent years. Another difficult current challenge lies in animating those models in complex, interactive scenarios where automated transformations take place, but end-users inputs are also required. Ensuring that animations react in real-time, without loss of information and in synch with potentially different views of the same model represent new features that are necessary to tackle for ensuring wide adoption of visual DSLs.
A recent trend nowadays is to embed visual editors into web browsers (in order to, for example, simplifying the access to the editor, facilitating the update of new versions, or enabling collaborative work).
The project takes place in an industrial collaboration with CodingPark, a company based in Paris that creates educative online games. (http://codingpark.io/)
As per University rules.
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELComputer science: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESFRENCH: GoodENGLISH: Excellent
- Knowledge of Language Theory: syntax, operational semantics, textual/graphical editors, compilers/interpreters, debuggers;
- Knowledge of model transformation frameworks (Kermeta, Epsilon, etc.) and DSL frameworks (Xtext, GeMoC, Obeo Sirius);
- Theoretical background in model animation, model synchronisation;
- Technical skills for web-based development (WebGL, Canvas);
- Autonomy in daily work;
- Ability to work within a small team, and with an international network of collaborators;
- Aiming at regularly publishing in top venues;
- Excellent English skills (both spoken and written) for scientific communication (although French may certainly be used for every-day life).
EURAXESS offer ID: 639443
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