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Towards Automatic Generation of UML Profile Graphical Editors for Papyrus

  • Athanasios ZolotasEmail author
  • Ran Wei
  • Simos Gerasimou
  • Horacio Hoyos Rodriguez
  • Dimitrios S. Kolovos
  • Richard F. Paige
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10890)

Abstract

We present an approach for defining the abstract and concrete syntax of UML profiles and their equivalent Papyrus graphical editors using annotated Ecore metamodels, driven by automated model-to-model and model-to-text transformations. We compare our approach against manual UML profile specification and implementation using Archimate, a non-trivial enterprise modelling language, and we demonstrate the substantial productivity and maintainability benefits it delivers.

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Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported by Innovate UK and the UK aerospace industry through the SECT-AIR project, by the EU through the DEIS project (#732242) and by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory through the project “Technical Obsolescence Management Strategies for Safety-Related Software for Airborne Systems”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athanasios Zolotas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ran Wei
    • 1
  • Simos Gerasimou
    • 1
  • Horacio Hoyos Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Dimitrios S. Kolovos
    • 1
  • Richard F. Paige
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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