Software & Systems Modeling

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 325–345

Modularization of model transformations through a phasing mechanism

  • Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado
  • Jesús García Molina
Special Section Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10270-008-0093-0

Cite this article as:
Cuadrado, J.S. & Molina, J.G. Softw Syst Model (2009) 8: 325. doi:10.1007/s10270-008-0093-0


In recent years a great effort has been devoted to understanding the nature of model transformations. As a result, several mechanisms to improve model transformation languages have been proposed. Phasing has been mentioned in some works as a rule scheduling or organization mechanism, but without any detail. In this paper, we present a phasing mechanism in the context of rule-based transformation languages. We explain the structure and the behavior of the mechanism, and how it can be integrated in a language. We also analyze how the mechanism promotes modularity, internal transformation composition and helps to solve usual transformation problems. Besides, we show several examples of application to illustrate the usefulness of the mechanism.


Model transformation Transformation languages Phasing mechanism Modularity Internal transformation composition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado
    • 1
  • Jesús García Molina
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MurciaMurciaSpain

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