I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of York, where I research and teach automated and model-driven software engineering. I am also an active Eclipse Foundation committer, leading the development of the open-source Epsilon platform under the Eclipse Modelling project.

Featured Publications

I have co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal, conference and workshop papers, a few of which are listed below. (more...)

 journal Ajit, S., Holmes, C., Johnson, J., Kolovos, D.S. & Paige, R.F. Model-based tool support for Tactical Data Links: an experience report from the defence domain Software and Systems Modeling, pages 1-28, 2015.

 journal Kolovos, D.S., García-Domínguez, A., Rose, L.M. & Paige, R.F. Eugenia: towards disciplined and automated development of GMF-based graphical model editors Software and Systems Modeling, pages 1-27, 2015.

 conference Ogunyomi, B., Rose, L.M. & Kolovos, D.S. Property Access Traces for Source Incremental Model-to-Text TransformationIn Modelling Foundations and Applications - 11th European Conference, ECMFA 2015, Held as Part of STAF 2015, L'Aquila, Italy, July 20-24, 2015. Proceedings, pages 187-202, 2015.

Research Grants

I have participated as an investigator in the following funded research projects.

CROSSMINER: EC H2020 project on knowledge extraction from open-source software (Principal Investigator, 2017-2019)

SECT-AIR: Project co-funded by InnovateUK and the UK aerospace industry (Co-investigator, 2016-2019)

Technical Obsolescence Management Strategies for Safety-related Software for Airborne Systems: Funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Co-investigator, 2016-2017)

MONDO: EC FP7 STREP project on scalable model-driven engineering (Principal Investigator, 2013-2016)

Innovate UK KTP: Knowledge Transfer Partnership with JC Chapman on applications of MDE technologies in the financial domain (Principal Investigator, 2016-2016)

OSSMETER: EC FP7 STREP project on automated analysis and measurement of open-source software (Co-investigator, 2012-2015)

COMPASS: Eurocontrol/SESAR-JU project on safety management in complex air traffic management systems (Co-investigator, 2012-2014)

Looking for a PhD?

I am recruiting PhD candidates in the fields of automated and model-driven software engineering (scholarships are available on a competitive basis). If you have strong object-oriented design and development skills and you would like to join a world-class research group, please read on.


My office is RCH/102C on the first floor of the Ron Cooke Hub, my internal phone number is 5167 (+441904325167), and my (shared) fax number is +441904432767.

My email address is not dimitris.kolovos@remove-this.york.ac.uk but you should be able to figure it out if you are not an email-harvesting bot. (more...)