Cordy, James R.:
A Survey of Model Comparison Approaches and
Proc. MODELSWARD 2013, INSTICC
Abstract: This survey paper presents the current state
of model comparison as it applies to Model-Driven
Engineering. We look specifically at how model matching is
accomplished, the application of the approaches, and the
types of models that approaches are intended to work with.
Our paper also indicates future trends and directions. We
find that many of the latest model comparison techniques
are geared towards facilitating arbitrary meta models and
use similarity-based matching. Thus far, model versioning
is the most prevalent application of model comparison.
Recently, however, work on comparison for versioning has
begun to stagnate, giving way to other applications.
Lastly, there is wide variance among the tools in the
amount of user effort required to perform model
comparison, as some require more effort to facilitate more
generality and expressive power.