Transparent Model Transformation: Turning Your Favourite Model Editor into a Transformation Tool

  • Vlad Acretoaie
  • Harald Störrle
  • Daniel Strüber
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9152)


Current model transformation languages are supported by dedicated editors, often closely coupled to a single execution engine. We introduce Transparent Model Transformation, a paradigm enabling modelers to specify transformations using a familiar tool: their model editor. We also present VMTL, the first transformation language implementing the principles of Transparent Model Transformation: syntax, environment, and execution transparency. VMTL works by weaving a transformation aspect into its host modeling language. We show how our implementation of VMTL turns any model editor into a flexible model transformation tool sharing the model editor’s benefits, transparently.


Model Transformation Operational Semantic Graph Transformation Transformation Language Concrete Syntax 
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The authors would like to thank Gabriele Taentzer for her insightful comments on the content and presentation of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vlad Acretoaie
    • 1
  • Harald Störrle
    • 1
  • Daniel Strüber
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Philipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany

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