Inter-DSL Coordination Support by Combining Megamodeling and Model Weaving

Abstract : Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) advocates the use of models at every step of the software development process. Within this context, a team of engineers collectively and collaboratively contribute to a large set of interrelated models. Even if the main focus can be on a single model (e.g. a class diagram model), related elements in other models (e.g. a requirement model) often have to be considered and/or accessed. Moreover, all the involved models do not necessarily conform to the same metamodel and thus may have been built using different independent Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs). Such a situation has already been frequently observed in many large-scale industrial deployments of MDE. Manually coordinating all the involved models, i.e. being able to both manage and use the links existing between them, can become a cumbersome and difficult task. As a proposal to solve this inter-DSL coordination issue, we introduce in this paper a generic and extensible inter-model traceability and navigation environment based on the complementary use of megamodeling and model weaving. We illustrate our solution with a concrete working example.
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Frédéric Jouault, Bert Vanhooff, Hugo Bruneliere, Guillaume Doux, Yolande Berbers, et al.. Inter-DSL Coordination Support by Combining Megamodeling and Model Weaving. ACM 25th Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010), Track "Coordination Models, Languages and Applications", Mar 2010, Sierre, Switzerland. pp.2011--2018. ⟨hal-00534353⟩

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