Model Transformations for DSL Processing

Kapferer, Stefan (2019) Model Transformations for DSL Processing. Technical Report. HSR. (Unpublished)

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Model transformation is a key concept in Model-driven Software Development (MDD) and refers to an automated process transforming one model into another model. Models can be seen as an abstraction of a system or any concept in the world. They can be represented in various ways, for example graphically, as text or even code. Thus, models are a powerful instrument which is used in all disciplines of software engineering. This paper gives an introduction into model transformation and its classifications. It provides an overview over existing transformation tools and presents Henshin [1] as one particular approach based on algebraic graph transformation. It further summarizes the theory behind this graph transformation approach based on graph grammars. With an example application in the context of architectural refactorings and service decomposition, this paper demonstrates how model transformation can be applied to Domain-specific Language (DSL) processing. Finally, the Henshin concepts and its tools are evaluated based on the experience gained through the development of the presented examples.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Topics > Software
Divisions: Master of Science in Engineering (MRU Software and Systems)
Kapferer, StefanUNSPECIFIED
Thesis advisorZimmermann, OlafUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Christian Spielmann
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 12:31
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 19:05

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