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Title
An Approach for Cross-Model Semantic Transformation on the .NET Framework
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.NET Technologies’2005 conference proceedings, ISBN 80-903100-4-4. May, 2005. Plzen, Czech Republic. - 2005
Abstract
Model-Driven Development is a suitable approach for improving productivity and quality in the software development process by raising the level of abstraction of software artifacts from code to models. In this context, code generation has traditionally been the star feature. Working on models also provides more reusable solutions to problems that have to be solved in an ad-hoc manner using the .NET technology: interoperability between applications, integration of applications, legacy system recovery, software evolution, maintainability, etc. One mechanism for dealing with models is model transformation. Although several tools follow this approach to generate code that targets the .NET platform, there are no tools based on .NET technology that provide model manipulation such as transformations. In this paper, we present a platform that permits the formal representation of models and an operator to transform models in a declarative way. This platform has been implemented using the F# functional programming language, presenting its advantages over an implementation using an imperative programming language such as C#. The platform has been integrated into the Visio modeling environment by means of an add-in to deal with formal models through visual metaphors (visual notation). To our knowledge, this solution is the first approach for dealing with cross-model semantic interoperability on the .NET technology.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:174,
        title =  "An Approach for Cross-Model Semantic Transformation on the .NET Framework",
        author = "Artur Boronat Moll and Jose Angel Carsí Cubel and Isidro Ramos Salavert and Julián Pedrós",
        booktitle = ".NET Technologies’2005 conference proceedings, ISBN 80-903100-4-4. May, 2005. Plzen, Czech Republic.",
        year = "2005",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "",
        abstract = "Model-Driven Development is a suitable approach for improving productivity and quality in the software development process by raising the level of abstraction of software artifacts from code to models. In this context, code generation has traditionally been the star feature. Working on models also provides more reusable solutions to problems that have to be solved in an ad-hoc manner using the .NET technology: interoperability between applications, integration of applications, legacy system recovery, software evolution, maintainability, etc. One mechanism for dealing with models is model transformation. Although several tools follow this approach to generate code that targets the .NET platform, there are no tools based on .NET technology that provide model manipulation such as transformations. In this paper, we present a platform that permits the formal representation of models and an operator to transform models in a declarative way. This platform has been implemented using the F# functional programming language, presenting its advantages over an implementation using an imperative programming language such as C#. The platform has been integrated into the Visio modeling environment by means of an add-in to deal with formal models through visual metaphors (visual notation). To our knowledge, this solution is the first approach for dealing with cross-model semantic interoperability on the .NET technology."
}