A Systematic Taxonomy of Metamodel Evolution Impacts on OCL Expressions

Angelika Kusel, Jürgen Etzlstorfer, Elisabeth Kapsamer, Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Schönböck, Wieland Schwinger, Manuel Wimmer

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Abstract

Metamodel evolution is prevalent in Model-Driven Engineering, necessitating the co-evolution of dependent artifacts like models and transformations. Whereas model co-evolution has been extensively studied, the co-evolution of transformations and especially its substantial ingredient in terms of OCL expressions has received little attention up to now. Thus, the goal of this paper is a systematic analysis of potential impacts of metamodel evolution on OCL expressions in model transformations. For this, a complete and minimal set of atomic metamodel changes has been derived from Ecore, which is analyzed with respect to its effects on structural complexity and information capacity. This analysis builds the basis for investigating the impacts concerning syntactical conformance and scope of affected OCL expressions. Finally, we report on lessons learned gained from establishing the set of changes and examining the impacts thereof.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th Internation Workshop on Models and Evolution
Pages2-11
Number of pages10
Volume1331
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event ACM/IEEE 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 28 Sep 20143 Oct 2014
http://models2014.webs.upv.es/index2.htm

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR-WS
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference ACM/IEEE 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period28.09.201403.10.2014
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