AMOR - Towards Adaptable Model Versioning;
Proc. 1st International Workshop on Model Co-evolution
and Consistency Management (MCCM'08), Toulouse, France, Sept.
Abstract: The development of complex software systems requires appropriate
abstraction mechanisms in terms of model-driven engineering techniques
(MDE) and proper support for allowing developers to work in parallel in terms
of version control systems (VCSs). For realizing the vision of MDE, a bundle
of standards has been made available recently, whereas the versioning of
models has not gained the necessary attention yet, although being of paramount
importance for the success of MDE in practice.
In this paper, we propose a first vision of AMOR (Adaptable Model
Versioning) to leverage version control in the area of MDE. The innovations of
AMOR are threefold. Firstly, AMOR supports precise conflict detection, i.e.,
previously undetected as well as wrongly indicated conflicts shall be avoided.
Secondly, AMOR focuses on intelligent conflict resolution by providing
techniques for the representation of conflicting modifications as well as
suggesting proper resolution strategies. Thirdly, AMOR targets an adaptable
versioning framework, empowering modelers to flexibly balance between
reasonable adaptation effort and proper versioning support while ensuring
generic applicability to various domain-specific modeling languages and