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Design for ‘X’ Through Model Transformation

  • Michael LybecaitEmail author
  • Dawid Kopetzki
  • Bernhard Steffen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11244)

Abstract

In this paper we sketch a transformation-oriented framework for establishing system characteristics like model-checkability, learnability, or performance. Backbone of our framework is Cinco, our meta tooling suite for generating DSL-specific development environments on the basis of specifications in terms of metamodels. Cinco is used here to specify the considered source and target languages, as well as the transformation language that allows one to transform source systems/models into semantically equivalent, X-conform target systems. In this paper, we focus on illustrating the power of domain-specific transformation languages by presenting a multi-level transformation pattern that allows one to elegantly capture refinement and aggregation aspects in a rule-based fashion. All this is explained along a number of examples.

Keywords

Transformation languages and patterns Model transformation ‘X’-by-construction Meta modeling Domain-specific languages Structured Operational Semantics Active automata learning Model checking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lybecait
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dawid Kopetzki
    • 1
  • Bernhard Steffen
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair for Programming SystemsTU Dortmund UniversityDortmundGermany

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