CoWolf – A Generic Framework for Multi-view Co-evolution and Evaluation of Models

  • Sinem GetirEmail author
  • Lars Grunske
  • Christian Karl Bernasko
  • Verena Käfer
  • Tim Sanwald
  • Matthias Tichy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9152)


Agile and iterative development with changing requirements lead to continuously changing models. In particular, the researchers are faced with the problem of consistently co-evolving different views of a model-based system. Whenever one model undergoes changes, corresponding models should co-evolve with respect to this change. On the other hand, domain engineers are faced with the huge challenge to find proper co-evolution rules which can be finally used to assist developers in the co-evolution process. In this paper, we introduce the CoWolf framework that enables co-evolution actions between related models and provides a tooling environment. Furthermore, we demonstrate the results of a case study on the developed tool.


Model evolution Multi-view modeling Model co-evolution Model synchronization Model differencing Quality of service models 



This work is supported by the DFG (German Research Foundation) under the Priority Programme SPP1593: Design For Future - Managed Software Evolution. The authors would like to thank Christian Karl Bernasko, Manuel Borja, Verena Käfer, David Krauss, Michael Müller, Philipp Niethammer, Tim Sanwald, Jonas Scheurich, David Steinhart, Rene Trefft, Johannes Wolf and Michael Zimmermann for their great work in the CoWolf development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sinem Getir
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lars Grunske
    • 1
  • Christian Karl Bernasko
    • 2
  • Verena Käfer
    • 2
  • Tim Sanwald
    • 2
  • Matthias Tichy
    • 3
  1. 1.Reliable Software SystemsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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