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Reusable Model Transformation Patterns
By: Iacob, M.-E.; Heerink, L.; Steen, M.W.A.;
2008 / IEEE / 978-0-7695-3720-7
This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' Reusable Model Transformation Patterns ' This paper is a reflection of our experience with the specification and subsequent execution of model transformations in the QVT Core and Relations languages. Since this technology for executing transformations written in high-level, declarative specification languages is of very recent date, we observe that there is little knowledge available on how to write such declarative model transformations. Consequently, there is a need for a body of knowledge on transformation engineering. With this paper we intend to make an initial contribution to this emerging discipline. Based on our experiences we propose a number of useful design patterns for transformation specification. In addition we provide a method for specifying such transformation patterns in QVT, such that others can add their own patterns to a catalogue and the body of knowledge can grow as experience is built up. Finally, we illustrate how these patterns can be used in the specification of complex transformations.
Executing Model Transformation
Declarative Specification Language
Domain Specific Languages