OMiLAB: An Open Collaborative Environment for Modeling Method Engineering



OMiLAB is an open collaborative environment dedicated to modeling method engineering, which employs metamodeling as a technology to manage domain-specific abstraction and complexity. It builds on three pillars: the Collaborative Environment (people, “location” and activities), the Innovation Environment (scope and content) and the Technological Environment (tools and platforms). These three are described here in order to give an overview of the resources offered by OMiLAB to an active multi-disciplinary community of stakeholders interested in the value of models and the possibilities of domain-specific modeling.


Metamodeling platforms Open community Innovation Modeling method engineering 


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We thank the international OMiLAB community for participating in this initiative and for inspiring us in the setup of the methodological and technological aspects of this environment. We particularly thank the owners of the on-going projects that are currently listed in OMiLAB, as well as the doctoral, postdoctoral researchers and experts who are active and have been contributing to the repository of tools and associated knowledge currently available in OMiLAB, some of them to be presented within this book. Our thanks go also to Simon Doppler for the technical support for the tools in this book in the OMiLAB Portal.


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  1. 1.Research Group Knowledge EngineeringUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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