Enforcement of Patterns by Constraint-Aware Model Transformations

Yngve Lamo, Adrian Rutle, Florian Mantz

Abstract


Patterns are descriptions and solutions for recurring problems in software design and implementation. In this paper, some ideas towards a formal approach to the specification of patterns in model-driven engineering (MDE) is presented. The approach is based on the Diagram Predicate Framework which provides a formal approach to (meta)modelling, model transformation and model management in MDE. In particular, patterns are defined as diagrammatic specifications and constraint-aware model transformations are adapted to enforce patterns. Moreover, running examples are used to illustrate the facade design pattern in structural models.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.31.576

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.31.576.609

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