Metamodelling : state of the art and research challenges
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Lecture notes in computer science
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This chapter discusses the current state of the art, and emerging research challenges, for metamodelling. In the state-of-the-art review on metamodelling, we review approaches, abstractions, and tools for metamodelling, evaluate them with respect to their expressivity, investigate what role(s) metamodels may play at run-time and how semantics can be assigned to metamodels and the domain-specific modeling languages they could define. In the emerging challenges section on metamodelling we highlight research issues regarding the management of complexity, consistency, and evolution of metamodels, and how the semantics of metamodels impacts each of these.