Applying a model transformation taxonomy to graph transformation technology

Tom Mens, Pieter Van Gorp, Dániel Varró, Gabor Karsai

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A taxonomy of model transformations was introduced in [T. Mens, P.V. Gorp, A taxonomy of model transformation, in: Proc. Int'l Workshop on Graph and Model Transformation (GraMoT 2005), Electronic Notes in Computer Science (2005)]. Among others, such a taxonomy can help developers in deciding which language, forma lism, tool or mechanism is best suited to carry out a particular model transformation activity. In this paper we apply the taxonomy to the technique of graph transformation, and we exemplify it by referring to four representative graph transformation tools. As a byproduct of our analysis, we discuss how well each of the considered tools carry out the activity of model transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 27 2006


  • Graph transformation
  • MDA
  • MDD
  • MDE
  • Model transformation
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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