transML: A Family of Languages to Model Model Transformations

Esther Guerra, Juan de Lara, Dimitrios Kolovos, Richard Paige, Osmar dos Santos, Dorina Petriu, Nicolas Rouquette, Øystein Haugen

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Model transformation is one of the pillars of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). The increasing complexity of systems and modelling languages has dramatically raised the complexity and size of model transformations. Even though many transformation languages and tools have been proposed in the last few years, most of them are directed to the implementation phase of transformation development. However, there is a lack of cohesive support for the other phases of the transformation development, like requirements, analysis, design and testing.

In this paper, we propose a unified family of languages to cover the life-cycle of transformation development. Moreover, following an MDE approach, we provide tools to partially automate the progressive refinement of models between the different phases and the generation of code for specific transformation implementation languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, MODELS 2010, Oslo, Norway, October 3-8, 2010, Proceedings, Part I
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-16145-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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