L. Burgueño, J. Cabot, M. Wimmer, S. Zschaler: Guest editorial to the theme section on AI-enhanced model-driven engineering, Journal Software & Systems Modeling, volume 21, pages 963–965, 2022 Doi: 10.1007/s10270-022-00988-0
This theme section brings together the latest research at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and model-driven engineering (MDE). Over the past years, we have witnessed a substantial rise of AI successfully applied to different domains, including software development and MDE. Dedicated events at the intersection of AI and MDE have been created, too, such as the MDE Intelligence workshop series co-located with the MODELS conference. This theme section covers research contributions integrating AI components into MDE approaches—increasing the current benefits of MDE processes and tools and pushing the limits of “classic” MDE with the goal to provide software and systems engineers with the right techniques to develop the next generation of highly complex model-based systems—and applications of MDE to the development of AI components. In total, nine submissions were accepted in the theme section after a thorough peer-reviewing process.