Reusing Model Transformations Through Typing Requirements Models

  • Juan de Lara
  • Juri Di Rocco
  • Davide Di Ruscio
  • Esther Guerra
  • Ludovico Iovino
  • Alfonso Pierantonio
  • Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10202)

Abstract

Model transformations are key elements of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), where they are used to automate the manipulation of models. However, they are typed with respect to concrete source and target meta-models and hence their reuse for other (even similar) meta-models becomes challenging.

In this paper, we describe a method to extract a typing requirements model (TRM) from an ATL model-to-model transformation. A TRM describes the requirements that the transformation needs from the source and target meta-models in order to obtain a transformation with a syntactically correct typing. A TRM is made of three parts, two of them describing the requirements for the source and target meta-models, and the last expressing dependencies between both. We define a notion of conformance of meta-model pairs with respect to TRMs. This way, the transformation can be used with any meta-model conforming to the TRM. We present tool support and an experimental validation of correctness and completeness using meta-model mutation techniques, obtaining promising results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan de Lara
    • 1
  • Juri Di Rocco
    • 2
  • Davide Di Ruscio
    • 2
  • Esther Guerra
    • 1
  • Ludovico Iovino
    • 3
  • Alfonso Pierantonio
    • 2
  • Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.University of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Gran Sasso Science InstituteL’AquilaItaly

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