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Incremental model transformation for the evolution of model-driven systems

Hearnden, David, Lawley, Michael, & Raymond, Kerry (2006) Incremental model transformation for the evolution of model-driven systems. In Nierstrasz, Oscar, Whittle, Jon, Harel, David, & Reggio, Gianna (Eds.) 9th International Conference, MoDELS 2006, October 1-6, 2006, Genova, Italy.

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Abstract

Model transformations are an integral part of model-driven development. Incremental updates are a key execution scenario for transformations in model-based systems, and are especially important for the evolution of such systems. This paper presents a strategy for the incremental maintenance of declarative, rule-based transformation executions. The strategy involves recording dependencies of the transformation execution on information from source models and from the transformation definition. Changes to the source models or the transformation itself can then be directly mapped to their effects on transformation execution, allowing changes to target models to be computed efficiently. This particular approach has many benefits. It supports changes to both source models and transformation definitions, it can be applied to incomplete transformation executions, and a priori knowledge of volatility can be used to further increase the efficiency of change propagation.

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ID Code: 6534
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author: k.raymond@qut.edu.au
Keywords: model transformation, transformation, incremental, update, evolution, MDA, MDD, MDE, declarative, logic
DOI: 10.1007/11880240_23
ISBN: 9783540457725
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Programming Languages (080308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer Software not elsewhere classified (080399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:25

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