The Lowcomote project

The MSCA ITN 2018 project Lowcomote will train a generation of experts that will upgrade the current trend of Low-code development platforms (LCPDs) to a new paradigm, Lowcode Engineering Platforms (LCEPs). LCEPs will be open, allowing to integrate heterogeneous engineering tools, interoperable, allowing for cross-platform engineering, scalable, supporting very large engineering models and social networks of developers, smart, simplifying the development for citizen developers by machine learning and recommendation techniques. This will be achieved by injecting in LCDPs the theoretical and technical framework defined by recent research in Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), augmented with Cloud Computing and Machine Learning techniques.


The Lowcomote project will train the first European generation of skilled professionals in LCEPs. The 15 future Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will benefit from an original training and research program merging competencies and knowledge from 5 highly recognised academic institutions and 8 large and small industries of several domains. Co-supervision from both sectors is a promising process to facilitate agility of our future professionals between the academic and industrial world.



IMT Atlantique (FR), University of York (UK), Universidad Autόnoma de Madrid (ES), University of L’Aquila (IT), JK University of Linz (AT), British Telecom (UK), Intecs (IT), Uground (ES), CLMS (UK), IncqueryLabs (HU), SparxSystems (AT), Metadev (ES), The Open Group (UK)

Vacancies at the University of L’Aquila


The MDE Group of the University of L’Aquila is hiring two PhD researchers:

  • ESR6 –  Scalable and Extensible Cloud-based Low-Code Model Repository.
    See more details here.
  • ESR15 – Cloud-Based Low-Code Model Transformations Composition and Execution.
    See more details here.

General elegibility conditions
: Master degree in computer science or equivalent (achieved less than 4 years ago), English proficiency, must not have resided in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.Contract and Salary: 3 year contract, 3.200€ gross per month (approx.) plus extra family allowance, if applicable.

How to apply?: You can apply from the project web page here. Please note that you can apply to more than one project.

Application deadline: April 15th 2019.

More information on the project’s web site or in the EU’s portal here. For specific enquiries, please contact Davide Di Ruscio and Alfonso Pierantonio.