Model Driven Architecture in Containers-Based Software Development

  • Tomasz GórskiEmail author
  • Bartosz Chrabski
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 15)


Component-based software development is the successor of object-oriented software development. Authors of the paper extend existing Unified Modeling Language standard to describe containers semantically, automate the process of creating containers and later deploying them to the platform as a service. The paper presents the concept of using Unified Modeling Language (UML) as well as principles of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) to automate creating of and maintaining containers. The main aims are designing meta-model language that is capable of defining Docker containers as part of software architecture modeling process and using transformations to create Docker files that can be used to instantiate container. The paper presents UML profile UML Docker Services Profile and model-to-text transformation Model2DockerFile transformation. Both, the profile and the transformation were designed, implemented and incorporated in IBM Rational Software Development environment. The developed environment can be used to generate DockerFile files, from UML models with applied specific stereotypes from UML Docker Services Profile, that can be used in containers runtime.


Model driven architecture Containers Unified modeling language Transformations DevOps 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Naval Weapons and Computer Science, Faculty of Navigation and Naval WeaponsPolish Naval AcademyGdyniaPoland
  2. 2.IBM Polska Sp. z o.o.WarszawaPoland

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