MDA Tool Components: A Proposal for Packaging Know-how in Model Driven Development

Abstract : As the Model Driven Development (MDD) and Product Line Engineering (PLE) appear as major trends for reducing software development complexity and costs, an important missing stone becomes more visible: there is no standard and reusable assets for packaging the know-how and artifacts required when applying these approaches. To overcome this limit, we introduce in this paper the notion of MDA Tool Component, i.e., a packaging unit for encapsulating business know-how and required resources in order to support specific modeling activities on a certain kind of model. The aim of this work is to provide a standard way for representing this know-how packaging unit. This is done by introducing a two-layer MOF-compliant metamodel. Whilst the first layer focuses on the definition of the structure and contents of the MDA Tool Component, the second layer introduces a language independent way for describing its behavior. An OMG RFP (Request For Proposal) has been issued in order to standardize this approach.
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Reda Bendraou, Philippe Desfray, Marie-Pierre Gervais, Alexis Muller. MDA Tool Components: A Proposal for Packaging Know-how in Model Driven Development. Software & Systems Modeling, Springer Verlag, 2008, 7 (3), pp.329-343. ⟨10.1007/s10270-007-0058-8⟩. ⟨hal-01175900⟩

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