Section: Other Grants and Activities
In 2009, the AtlanMod team initiated a regular series of events called Les Jeudis des Modèles (http://www.emn.fr/z-info/jmodeles/ ). Every two months approximately, an international expert from the model engineering community is invited to come and present a subject of research or innovation of interest to the scientific and industrial community. These events typically attract between 60 and 80 researchers, students and industrials. Les Jeudis des Modèles event has become in 2009 a regional rendez-vous of the model engineering community, attracting people from Rennes, Vannes, La Rochelle, and many other places beyond Nantes. We have invited Patrick Albert (IBM), Nicolas Rouquette (NASA/JPL), Ed Merks (Macro Modeling), Ivar Jacobson (IJ company), and Sridhar Iyengar (IBM). It should be noted that these visits allow to organize different meetings between the researchers of the AtlanMod team and the various industrials attending the main presentation.