Mohammadreza Sharbaf

Mohammadreza Sharbaf

PhD Candidate at University of Isfahan & University of Nantes

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Mohammadreza Sharbaf is a PhD candidate in Computer Science. He is currently enrolled in a Cotutelle PhD program at the University of Nantes in France and the University of Isfahan in Iran. The Cotutelle scholarship is very prestigious, and in 2019 only 15 people across Iran got awarded. He also is a member of Iran's National Elites Foundation (INEF).

He's interested in Model-Driven Software Engineering (Model Versioning, Model Transformation, and Domain-Specific Modeling Languages) and Semantic Web (Semantic Reasoning). Nowadays, he works on collaborative modeling frameworks under the supervision of Dr. Bahman Zamani and Dr. Gerson Sunyé. His current research is focused on the conflict management techniques for the real-time and post-modification update of model's versions in collaborative modeling.

Mohammadreza received his B.Sc. from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2013, and his M.Sc. from the University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran in 2016, both in Computer Engineering (Software). Now, he is a member of the Naomod group at the University of Nantes and Model-Driven Software Engineering Research Group at the University of Isfahan.

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E3MP - Configurable Three-way Merging Process based on Epsilon

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Unify - A Location-Based App for University of Isfahan

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A software Development Methodology Selection Method for Isfahan Municipality

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Management System for Organizaing Standard Items

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Published Papers

Configurable three‐way model merging SPE 2020

Software development is a collaborative activity that requires teams of software engineers to cooperate and work in parallel on versions of models. However, model management techniques such as model differencing, merging, and versioning have turned out to be difficult challenges, due to the complexity of operations and graph‐like nature of models. This paper presents a novel process for model merging, called the Epsilon‐based Three‐way Merging Process (E3MP) process. E3MP includes three components implemented into the Epsilon framework. First, modelers can define domain‐specific rules that customize the merging process. Second, E3MP enables an automated method for syntactic and semantic conflict detection amongst different versions of the system model. Third, E3MP puts forward a pattern‐based approach for conflict resolution.

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The Impact of Integrating Agile Software Development and Model-Driven Development: A Comparative Case Study SAM 2018

Agile and Model-Driven Development integration (Agile MDD) is of significant interest to researchers who want to leverage the best of both worlds. Currently, there is no clear evidence or proof for the real impact of such integration. As a first step in this direction, this paper reports an empirical investigation on the impact of integrating Agile and Model-Driven Development on the quality of software systems.

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Technical Debt in Model Transformation Specifications ICMT 2018

Model transformations (MT), as with any other software artifact, may contain quality flaws. Even if a transformation is functionally correct, such flaws will impair maintenance activities such as enhancement and porting. The concept of technical debt (TD) models the impact of such flaws as a burden carried by the software which must either be settled in a ‘lump sum’ to eradicate the flaw, or paid in the ongoing additional costs of maintaining the software with the flaw. In this paper we investigate the characteristics of technical debt in model transformations, analysing a range of MT cases in different MT languages, and using measures of quality flaws or ‘bad smells’ for MT, adapted from code measures. Based on these measures we identify significant differences in the level and kinds of technical debt in different MT languages, and we propose ways in which TD can be reduced.

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A Survey of Model Transformation Design Patterns in Practice JSS 2018

Model transformation design patterns have been proposed by a number of researchers, but their usage appears to be sporadic and sometimes patterns are applied without recognition of the pattern. In this paper we provide a systematic literature review of transformation design pattern applications.

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A UML Profile for Conflict Modeling in Model Merging KBEI 2017

For some conflict detection approaches in model versioning, it is required to describe conflict constraints which are an open issue. In contribution to the solution of this problem, we present a UML profile for modeling conflict conditions which can be used for automatic generation of required constraints.

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Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant - Iran's National Elites Foundation (2015 - Present)

Sales And Marketing Specialist - Acctech Technology Kish (2017 - 2019)

Team Member - Rasa Institute (University of Isfahan) (2016 - 2017)

Software Engineer Lab Instructor - University of Isfahan (2015 - 2018)

Software Engineer Lab Instructor- Isfahan University of Technology (2012 - 2013)

Software Engineer - Pana (2011 - 2012)

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