A BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVE IN META-MODELING

Saïd Assar, Sana Damak Mallouli, Carine Souveyet

Abstract

Meta-models are essential artifacts for specifying and reasoning on models and on methods. Traditionally, meta-modeling follows the “data” perspective and only the structural part of a model is represented. The “process” and “behavior” perspectives are neglected or partly represented, and for a process meta-model, such specifications express its enactment and execution semantics. From a Computer Aided Method Engineering (CAME) point of view, such specifications are necessary for enacting the process part of a method when specified. In this paper, we defend the position that in process meta-modeling, it is essential to include the behavior perspective, and that event-based meta-modeling can help in expressing, graphically and at high level of abstraction, the executable semantics of a process modeling notation. We illustrate this approach through the construction of event-based meta-models for the intention oriented Map notation.

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Assar S., Damak Mallouli S. and Souveyet C. (2011). A BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVE IN META-MODELING . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-77-5, pages 238-243. DOI: 10.5220/0003612402380243


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@conference{icsoft11,
author={Saïd Assar and Sana Damak Mallouli and Carine Souveyet},
title={A BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVE IN META-MODELING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2011},
pages={238-243},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003612402380243},
isbn={978-989-8425-77-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - A BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVE IN META-MODELING
SN - 978-989-8425-77-5
AU - Assar S.
AU - Damak Mallouli S.
AU - Souveyet C.
PY - 2011
SP - 238
EP - 243
DO - 10.5220/0003612402380243