Have you ever thought about applying MDE techniques for designing or analysing Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)?
If your answer is yes, then check out my latest paper titled A Study on MDE Approaches for Engineering Wireless Sensor Networks in which I, together with Henry Muccini, systematically analyze 780 studies proposing MDE approaches for designing WSNs.

Here you can download the paper: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6928805, and here you can find the slides of the presentation:



The paper has been presented at SEAA 2014, the 40th Euromicro Conference series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications , held in Verona (Italy).

Abstract. Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) can be considered as the right tool to reduce the complexity of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) development through its principles of abstraction, separation of concerns, reuse and automation. In this paper we present the results of a systematic mapping study we performed for providing an organized view of existing MDE approaches for designing WSNs. A total number of 780 studies were analysed, among them, we selected 16 papers as primary studies relevant for review. We setup a comparison framework for these studies, and classified them based on a set of common parameters. The main objective of our research is to give an overview about the state-of-the-art of MDE approaches dedicated to WSN design, and finally, discuss emerging challenges that have to be considered in future MDE approaches for engineering WSNs.