Reusing Model Transformations across Heterogeneous Metamodels
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Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling @ MoDELS'11
Model transformations are key enablers for multi-paradigm modeling.
However, currently there is little support for reusing transformations in different
contexts since they are tightly coupled to the metamodels they are defined upon,
and hence reusing them for other metamodels becomes challenging. Inspired from
generic programming, we proposed generic model transformations, which are defined
over so-called metamodel concepts, which are later bound to specific metamodels.
Nevertheless, the current binding mechanism lacks automated resolution
support for recurring structural heterogeneities between metamodels. Therefore,
based on a systematic classification of heterogeneities, we propose a flexible binding
mechanism being able to automatically resolve recurring structural heterogeneities
between metamodels. For this, the binding model is analyzed and required adaptors
are automatically added to the transformation.