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The path towards the automatic provision of blended modeling environments


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


ACM Student Research Competition (at MODELS)




Blended modeling aims to enhance the development of complex software-intensive systems by seamless integration of textual and graphical modeling. Manual provision of the synchronization transformations between notations is considered to be a tedious and error-prone task. Moreover, as synchronized languages or notations evolve, transformations become redundant as the implicit mappings they represent are no longer accurate. This research proposes a language- and notation-agnostic solution for the automatic generation of synchronization transformations between arbitrary Ecore-based domain-specific modeling languages. We contribute with i) a mapping modeling language defined appositely for the definition of explicit mapping rules in a mapping model and ii) higher-order transformations for the automatic generation of synchronization transformations driven by mapping models. The approach is successfully validated against two use-cases.


author = {Malvina Latifaj},
title = {The path towards the automatic provision of blended modeling environments},
month = {October},
year = {2022},
booktitle = {ACM Student Research Competition (at MODELS)},
publisher = {ACM},
url = {}