Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
P. Brosch, P. Langer, M. Seidl, K. Wieland, M. Wimmer, G. Kappel, W. Retschitzegger, W. Schwinger:
"An Example Is Worth a Thousand Words: Composite Operation Modeling By-Example";
Talk: 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS'09),
- 10-09-2009; in: "Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS'09)",
Predefined composite operations are handy for efficient modeling, e.g., for the automatic execution of refactorings, and for the introduction of patterns in existing models. Some modeling environments provide an initial set of basic refactoring operations, but hardly offer any extension points for the user. Even if extension points exist, the introduction of new composite operations requires programming skills and deep knowledge of the respective metamodel.
In this paper, we introduce a method for specifying composite operations within the userīs modeling language and environment of choice. The user models the composite operation by-example, which enables the semi-automatic derivation of a generic composite operation specification. This specification may be used in various modeling scenarios, like model refactoring and model versioning. We implemented the approach in the Operation Recorder and performed an evaluation by defining multiple complex refactorings for UML diagrams.
"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
Electronic version of the publication:
Project Head Gerti Kappel:
AMOR: Adaptable Model Versioning
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