Dominik Bork

Dominik Bork

Assistant Prof. Dipl.-Wirtsch.Inf.Univ. Dr.rer.pol.


Offered Topics

Similarity and Quality Metrics for Microservice and Web Service Architectures

Microservices Architectures (MSAs) have been widely adopted by industry in different domains to address various challenges, from the modernization of monolithic financial applications to large IoT systems. MSA is a compositional approach based on the arrangement of microservices, executing simple tasks and providing limited functionalities, which are put together to form a more complex system.

Surveys in Conceptual Modeling and Model-driven Software Engineering

Metamodeling platforms are at the core of the development of modelling tools for domain-specific and general-purpose modelling languages. Desktop applications are nowadays accompanied by browser-based environments. Similarly to the heterogeneity of modelling languages and the purpose they support we see also a heterogeneity in metamodeling platforms and the modelling purposes they support (e.

Enterprise Architecture Management

Enterprise architecture management (EAM) is an established discipline in the information science field. With the digitalization, established enterprises are challenged to face fierce competition, especially from new competitors joining the market in vast amounts of time.

Using Genetic Algorithms to Modularize Conceptual Models

Conceptual models often evolve into large and monolithic artifacts. This is a threat to comprehensibility and maintainability as the size of the resulting artefacts exceeds the cognitive processing capabilities of human beings.

Simulation and Analysis of Metamodel Designs

The construction of new metamodels is a complex and knowledge-intensive engineering activity. As of now, metamodel design is merely a creative and manual task with a lack of proper tooling support.

Metamodel specification techniques

Modeling language specifications are of paramount importance for modelers, researchers, and tool vendors. However, these specifications use different techniques for specifying a metamodel. There is no common standard for specifying a metamodel, neither in industry nor in academia, and the usefulness and expressiveness of different specification techniques has never been empirically evaluated.

Evaluation of Modeling Methods

For correct utilization of a modeling language and comprehension of a conceptual model, the graphical representation, i.e., the notation, is of paramount importance. A graphical notation, especially for domain-specific languages, should be aligned to the knowledge, beliefs, and expectations of the intended model users.

Web Modeling

There is currently a large hype surrounding Web Modeling and the development of web-based modeling tools. In the context of this topic, several theses projects can be offered, ranging from the evaluation of different platforms enabling the development of web modeling tools, over the assessment of individual technologies used for the realization of such tools, up to the prototypical implementation and evaluation of a web modeling tool on a concrete platform.

Web IDEs & Language Server Protocol (LSP) – in collaboration with EclipseSource

There is currently a large hype surrounding Web IDEs and the language server protocol (LSP). LSP provides a very flexible and well-proven architecture for implementing textual editors. It allows to reuse editor implementations for different languages by decoupling editor implementations from language implementations in so-called language servers.


(2021). A technique for evaluating and improving the semantic transparency of modeling language notations.

accepted for publication in Software and Systems Modeling (2021).


(2021). Context is King: an Enterprise Model that Connects the Internal Structure with the Business Environment.

accepted for publication in: “2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW)", IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2021.


(2021). FEM toolkit - A Tool for Business Process Architects.

accepted for publication in: “Proceedings of the Demonstration & Resources Track, Best BPM Dissertation Award, and Doctoral Consortium at BPM 2021 co-located with the 19th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2021, Rome, Italy, September 6-10, 2021”,, 2021.


(2021). From Conceptual Models to Knowledge Graphs: A Generic Model Transformation Platform.

accepted for publication in: “2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C) - Tools & Demonstrations Track”, issued by: ACM/IEEE; IEEE Xplore Digital Library, USA, 2021.


(2021). From In-Person to Distance Learning: Teaching Model-Driven Software Engineering in Remote Settings.

accepted for publication in: “2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C) - Educators Symposium Track”, issued by: ACM/IEEE; IEEE Xplore Digital Library, USA, 2021.


(2021). Identifying Scenarios to Guide Transformations from DEMO to BPMN.

in: “Advances in Enterprise Engineering XIV”, D. Aveiro, D. Guizzardi, R. Pergl, H. Proper (ed.); Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021, Switzerland, 2021, ISBN: 978-3-030-74195-2, 92 - 110.


(2021). Risk-aware business process management using multi-view modeling: method and tool.

Requirements Engineering, Requirements Eng (2021).


(2021). The BIGER Tool - Hybrid Textual and Graphical Modeling of Entity Relationships in VS Code.

accepted for publication in: “2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW)", IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2021.


(2021). Towards an Ontology-Driven Approach for Digital Twin Enabled Governed IT Management.

in: “Joint Proceedings of the Semantics co-located events: Poster&Demo track and Workshop on Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modelling of Digital Twins (SemanticsP&Ds 2021), Amsterdam and Online, September 6-9, 2021”, I. Tiddi, M. Maleshkova, T. Pellegrini, V. de Boer (ed.); issued by: CEUR-WS;, 2021, 1 - 14.


(2021). Towards Graph-based Analysis of Enterprise Architecture Models.

accepted for publication in: “40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling”, A. Ghose, J. Horkoff, V. Silva Souza, J. Parsons, J. Evermann (ed.); issued by: Springer; Springer, LNCS, 2021.


(2021). Towards On-The-Fly Creation of Modeling Language Jargons.

accepted for publication in: “ICTERI´21: 17th International Conference on ICT in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications”,, 2021, 142 - 157.


(2020). The Practice of Enterprise Modeling - 13th IFIP Working Conference, PoEM 2020, Riga, Latvia, November 25-27, 2020, Proceedings.

Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Cham, 2020, ISBN: 978-3-030-63478-0; 416 pages.


(2020). Towards a Multi-Objective Modularization Approach for Entity-Relationship Models.

in: “ER Forum, Demo and Posters 2020”, J. Michael, V. Torres (ed.); issued by: RTWH Aachen;,, 2020, 45 - 58.


(2000). Towards an Ontology-driven Approach to Model and Analyze Microservices Architectures.

accepted for publication in: “MEDES´21: 13th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems”, ACM Press.