Motivating Use Cases for the Globalization of DSLs

  • Betty H. C. ChengEmail author
  • Thomas Degueule
  • Colin Atkinson
  • Siobhan Clarke
  • Ulrich Frank
  • Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Janos Sztipanovits
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9400)


The development of complex software-intensive systems involves many stakeholders who contribute their expertise on specific aspects of the system under construction. Domain-specific languages (DSLs) are typically used by stakeholders to express their knowledge of the system using dedicated tools and abstractions. In this chapter, we explore different scenarios that lead to the globalization of DSLs through two motivating case studies – a command and control wind tunnel and a smart emergency response system – and outline the concrete engineering challenges they raise. Finally, we list some of the general research challenges related to the globalization of DSMLs and discuss some promising approaches for addressing them.


Multi-model integration Language integration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty H. C. Cheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Degueule
    • 2
  • Colin Atkinson
    • 3
  • Siobhan Clarke
    • 4
  • Ulrich Frank
    • 5
  • Pieter J. Mosterman
    • 6
    • 7
  • Janos Sztipanovits
    • 8
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.University of Rennes and InriaRennesFrance
  3. 3.University of MannheimMannheimGermany
  4. 4.Trinity CollegeDublinRepublic of Ireland
  5. 5.University of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  6. 6.MathWorksNatickUSA
  7. 7.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  8. 8.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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