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2016 IEEE/ACM 8th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering (2016)
Austin, Texas, USA
May 16, 2016 to May 17, 2016
ISSN: 2156-7891
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4164-6
pp: 1-7
ABSTRACT
By analogy with software product reuse, the ability to reuse (meta)models and model transformations is key to achieve better quality and productivity. To this end, various opportunistic reuse techniques have been developed, such as higher-order transformations, metamodel adaptation, and model types. However, in contrast to software product development that has moved to systematic reuse by adopting (model-driven) software product lines, we are not quite there yet for modelling languages, missing economies of scope and automation opportunities. Our vision is to transpose the product line paradigm at the metamodel level, where reusable assets are formed by metamodel and transformation fragments and "products" are reusable language building blocks (model types). We introduce \textit{featured model types} to concisely model variability amongst metamodelling elements, enabling configuration, automated analysis, and derivation of tailored model types. We provide a wish list of software engineering activities to work with featured model types.
INDEX TERMS
Adaptation models, Semantics, Systematics, Software, Finite element analysis, Biological system modeling, Analytical models
CITATION

G. Perrouin, M. Amrani, M. Acher, B. Combemale, A. Legay and P. Schobbens, "Featured Model Types: Towards Systematic Reuse in Modelling Language Engineering," 2016 IEEE/ACM 8th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering(MiSE), Austin, Texas, USA, 2016, pp. 1-7.
doi:10.1109/MiSE.2016.009
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