CVSM Bibliography, Entry [ CiREP2008MoDSE ]

Cicchetti, Antonio; Ruscio, Davide Di; Eramo, R.; Pierantonio, Alfonso: Meta-model Differences for Supporting Model Co-evolution;
in: Proc. 2nd Workshop on Model-Driven Software Evolution (MoDSE 2008), Athens (Greece) April 1, 2008;; 2008
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Deskriptoren: CVSM, model:evolution, metamodel:evolution

Abstract: Software development is witnessing the increasing need of version management techniques for supporting the evolution of model-based artefacts. In this respect, meta-models can be considered one of the basic concepts of Model-Driven Engineering and are expected to evolve during their life-cycle. As a consequence, models conforming to changed meta-models have to be updated for preserving their well-formedness.
This work proposes an approach to raise the level of abstraction of meta-model adaptations by representing them as difference models conforming to a difference meta-model. This way, manipulations can be clearly distinguished from unchanged parts and semi-automated countermeasures can be taken in order to co-adapt the corresponding models.