Djamel Eddine Khelladi


I am a PostDoctoral researcher in the ISSE reasearch lab (Institute for Software Systems Engineering) led by Professor Alexander Egyed at the Johannes Kepler University JKU, Linz, Austria. Before that I was a PhD student in the LIP6 reasearch lab (laboratoire d'Infromatique de Paris 6) at the university of Piere et Marie Curie UPMC, under the supervision of Professor Reda Bendraou and Professor Marie-Pierre Gervais. I have also been supervised by Regina Hebig, and collaborated with several persons (see my publications).

My research interet includes but int not limted to : Software engineering, Model-Driven Engineering, DSL Evolution, Evolution impacts, Software Processes, Process Adaptation, Formal Process Verification, and Agile Methods.

My current research focus on Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), and in software modeling languages in general. In particular, I have been interested in the evolution of modeling languages and metamodels in order to study the impact on all related artifacts, such as models, transformations, and constraints etc.

During my PhD I have had a special interest on how to precisely detect metamodel changes during evolution and how to efficiently co-evolve (migrate) OCL constraints.

Prior to my PhD, I also worked on business process adaptation and further worked on the formal verification of processes based on Model-Checking techniques.

In parallel to my research, I am a teaching assistant at UPMC and the engineering school Efrei.


  • PC member in the Track on Validation of Safety critical Collaboration systems in 26th IEEE WETICE, 2017.
  • Reviewer in JSEP journql for a special issue, 2016.
  • Session Chair: Technical Session III - Domain Analysis and Modelling II, at ICSR 2016.
  • PC member in the Track on Validation of Safety critical Collaboration systems in 25th IEEE WETICE, 2016.
  • Sub reviewer In RCoSE - 2nd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering @ ICSE 2015.
  • Sub reviewer in ICSSP - The International Conference on Software and System Process 2015.