Generic XMI-Based UML Model Transformations

  • Jernej Kovse
  • Theo Härder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2425)


XML-based Metadata Interchange (XMI) is an interchange format for metadata defined in terms of the MOF standard. In addition to supporting the exchange of complete models, XMI supports the exchange of models in differential form. Our paper builds on this feature to examine the possibility of XMI-based generic transformations of UML models. A generic transformation can be configured to generate (via XSLT) a specialized transformation that will be used to transform a UML model. The approach promotes model reuse, speeds up the modeling process and can be used to assure that only predefined semantics (as specialized by an agent) is included in the transformed model.


Model Transformation Generic Transformation Interchange Format Meta Object Facility Model Drive Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jernej Kovse
    • 1
  • Theo Härder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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