Model transformation is the equivalent of program transformation, but applied to models instead of programs. This encompasses design models (e.g., UML diagrams), architectural descriptions, requirements specifications and many more. Needless to say, many of the techniques that are used for program transformation can also be applied in the context of model transformation.

Model refactoring is a specific kind of model transformation, namely the application of refactoring techniques to models instead of programs.



About model transformation

Daniel Varro and Andras Pataricza. Generic and meta-transformations for model transformation engineering. Proc. Int'l Conf. UML 2004, LNCS 3273, pp. 290-304, Springer-Verlag, 2004

Krzysztof Czarnecki and Simon Helsen. Classification of Model Transformation Approaches. OOPSLA 2003 Workshop on Generative Techniques in the Context of Model-Driven Architectures. 2003

Hans Schippers and Pieter Van Gorp. Standardizing SDM for Model Transformations. Second Int. Fujaba Days (FD04), Darmstadt (Germany), September 15-17, 2004. Online PDF.

About Model-Driven Architecture

A. Kleppe, J. Warmer, and W. Bast. MDA Explained, the Model Driven Architecture: Practice and Promise. Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Pieter Van Gorp, Dirk Janssens and Tracy Gardner. Write Once, Deploy N: a Performance Oriented MDA Case Study. 8th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2004), Monterey (California, USA), September 20-24, 2004. Published by IEEE, Online PDF, Sides.

Workshops and conferences

SETra 2004: international workshop on Software Evolution through Transformations: Model-based versus Implementation-level Solutions

MoDELS 2005: international conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

GenerativeTechniquesInTheContextOfModelDrivenArchitecture: OOPSLA workshop

Research Tools

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Internal links

ModelDrivenArchitecture | CategoryTransformation | CategoryTransformationParadigm | CategorySoftwareEvolution | Contributors: TomMens, PieterVanGorp

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