A Graphical Approach to Modularization and Layering of Metamodels
|Termin||Fr 13. Oktober 2017|
|Kurzfassung|| Although modularity is a well established concept, it has not received much attention when it comes to model-driven software development. Over time, metamodels tend to evolve and grow in complexity to encompass new aspects and features. If modularization steps are not taken and metamodels are extended intrusively, they can become difficult to maintain and to extend. With the increased complexity, the modularization can become even more challenging.
We present a novel approach to assist the modeler in the task of modularization. Our approach addresses the problem from a graphical perspective. The proposed tool support displays a layered structure, where each layer has certain level of abstraction, and allows the modeler to organize metamodels inside the layers. The tool provides the modeler with full control over the modularization process and full knowledge about the relations between the metamodels, thus facilitating the modularization task greatly.