Query-driven soft interconnection of EMF models

Ábel Hegedüs, Ákos Horváth, István Ráth, Dániel Varró

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Abstract

Model repositories based on the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) play a central role in the model-driven development of complex software-intensive systems by offering means to persist and manipulate models obtained from heterogeneous languages and tools. Complex EMF models can be assembled by interconnecting model fragments by hard links, i.e. regular references, where the target end points to external resources using storage-specific URIs. This approach, in certain application scenarios, may prove to be a too rigid and error prone way of interlinking models. As a flexible alternative, we propose to combine derived features of EMF models with advanced incremental model queries as means for soft interlinking of model elements residing in different model resources. These soft links can be calculated on-demand with graceful handling for temporarily unresolved references. In the background, the interlinks are maintained efficiently and flexibly by using incremental model queries as provided by the EMF-IncQuery framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel Driven Engineering Languages and Systems - 15th International Conference, MODELS 2012, Proceedings
Pages134-150
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 2012
Event15th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2012 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Sep 30 2012Oct 5 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7590 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2012
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period9/30/1210/5/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Hegedüs, Á., Horváth, Á., Ráth, I., & Varró, D. (2012). Query-driven soft interconnection of EMF models. In Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems - 15th International Conference, MODELS 2012, Proceedings (pp. 134-150). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7590 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33666-9_10