Component Development: MDA Based Transformation from eODL to CIDL

  • Harald Böhme
  • Glenn Schütze
  • Konrad Voigt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3530)


The development of software systems in general and software components in particular becomes a more and more challenging task. The key solution for handling the complexity in the development process is the modeling of software systems and the transformation into implementation. The authors show an application of OMG’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA) in the context of component development, where different languages such as eODL, SDL, CIDL and C++ are involved. The application of model transformation is based on eODL as a platform independent modeling (PIM) language and CIDL as the platform specific modeling (PSM) language. We used type based mapping rules to define the transformation. The paper shows the concrete implementation of these rules based on MOF repositories as model storage and the use of Java to perform the transformation actions. The Java technology Meta Data Repository (MDR) builds the base for an on-demand MOF repository creation in our approach. The handling of syntax based language is considered for integration purposes.


Object Management Group Model Drive Architecture Component Development Abstract Syntax Tree Meta Object Facility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Böhme
    • 1
  • Glenn Schütze
    • 1
  • Konrad Voigt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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