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A Model-Driven Engineering Framework for Component Models Interoperability



Ivica Crnkovic, Ivano Malavolta , Henry Muccini

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE 2009)


Springer, LNCS 5582


A multitude of component models exist today, characterized by slightly different conceptual architectural elements, focusing on a specific operational domain, covering different phases of component life-cycle, or supporting analysis of different quality attributes. When dealing with different variants of products and in evolution of systems, there is a need for transformation of system models from one component model to another one. However, it is not obvious that different component models can accurately exchange models, due to their differences in concepts and semantics. This paper demonstrate an approach to achieve that. The paper proposes a generic framework to interchange models among component models. The framework, named DUALLY allows for tool and notations interpretability easing the transformation among many different component models. It is automated inside the Eclipse framework, and fully-extensible. The DUALLY approach is applied to two different component models for real-time embedded systems and observations are reported.


author = {Ivica Crnkovic and Ivano Malavolta and Henry Muccini},
title = {A Model-Driven Engineering Framework for Component Models Interoperability},
editor = {Christine Hofmeister, Grace A. Lewis, Iman Poernomo},
month = {June},
year = {2009},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE 2009)},
publisher = {Springer, LNCS 5582},
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