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Author: Thomas Buchmann

Affiliation: Chair of Applied Computer Science I and University of Bayreuth, Germany

ISBN: 978-989-758-283-7

Keyword(s): Model Transformations, Bidirectional, Incremental, Imperative, Model-driven Development.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Domain-Specific Modeling and Domain-Specific Languages ; Languages, Tools and Architectures ; Model Transformation ; Model-Driven Software Development ; Models ; Paradigm Trends ; Software Engineering

Abstract: Model transformations constitute the core essence of model-driven software development (MDSD) – a software engineering discipline, which gained more and more attention during the last decade. While technology for unidirectional batch transformations seems to be fairly well developed, tool support for bidirectional and incremental transformations is still restricted. Results obtained with case studies carried out with popular bidirectional approaches motivated us to set up our own light-weight framework for bidirectional and incremental model transformations based on the Xtend programming language. Our approach provides several advantages, as it reduces the cognitive complexity for transformation developers, and allows for a greater flexibility in transformation specifications by providing procedural language constructs. In addition, it provides a higher expressive power and allows for compact specifications at the same time.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Buchmann T. (2018). BXtend - A Framework for (Bidirectional) Incremental Model Transformations.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software DevelopmentISBN 978-989-758-283-7, pages 336-345. DOI: 10.5220/0006563503360345

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author={Thomas Buchmann},
title={BXtend - A Framework for (Bidirectional) Incremental Model Transformations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development},
year={2018},
pages={336-345},
doi={10.5220/0006563503360345},
isbn={978-989-758-283-7},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
TI - BXtend - A Framework for (Bidirectional) Incremental Model Transformations
SN - 978-989-758-283-7
AU - Buchmann T.
PY - 2018
SP - 336
EP - 345
DO - 10.5220/0006563503360345

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