FTG+PM : an integrated framework for investigating model transformation chains
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Lecture notes in computer science
, p. 182-202
University of Antwerp
In this paper, we describe our ongoing work on model transformation chains. Model transformation chains refer to the sequences of model transformations in Model Driven Engineering (MDE). The transformations represent and formalise typical model/software engineering activities, and their chaining is the natural composition of such activities. Model transformation chains found in industrial practice vary widely, depending on the specific domain they are used in. By explicitly modelling development activities, these activities can be analysed and the MDE process may be improved. As a step towards such analyses, we propose an integrated framework to describe all the artifacts involved in model transformation chains, as well as the means to execute enact those chains. We describe the Formalism Transformation Graph + Process Model (FTG+PM) which is at the heart of our framework in detail.