Exogenous Model Merging by means of Model Management Operators

Artur Boronat

Abstract


In Model-Driven Engineering, model merging plays a relevant role in
the maintenance and evolution of model-based software. Depending on
the amount of metamodels involved in a model merging process, we can
classify model merging techniques in two categories: endogenous
merging, when all the models to be merged conform to the same
metamodel; and exogenous merging, when the models to be merged
conform to different metamodels. MOMENT (MOdel manageMENT) is a
framework that is integrated in the Eclipse platform, and provides a
collection of generic set-oriented operators to manipulate MOF
models, following the Model Management discipline. In this paper, we
study how model transformations are useful in a model merging
process and we provide a solution for both kinds of model merging by
means of model management operators and the QVT Relations language.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.3.8

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.3.8.20

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