Composing textual modelling languages in practice
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
New York, N.Y. :ACM, 2012
6th International Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling (MPM'12)
University of Antwerp
Complex systems require descriptions using multiple modelling languages, or languages able to express different concerns, like timing or data dependencies. In this paper, we propose techniques for the modular definition and composition of languages, including their abstract, concrete syntax and semantics. These techniques are based on (meta-)model templates, where interface elements and requirements for their connection can be established. We illustrate the ideas using the MetaDepth textual meta-modelling tool.