Creating Domain-Specific Modeling Languages with OPM/D - A Meta-modeling Approach

Arieh Bibliowicz, Dov Dori


Domain-specific languages and model-driven development are two promising approaches for tackling the complexity of software systems development. However, creating domain-specific modeling languages is a complex and lengthy task which makes the creation of DSMLs only feasible in large and complex projects. To alleviate this difficulty, we developed OPM/D, a visual meta-modeling language for the definition of domainspecific modeling languages. Languages in OPM/D are defined via a static structural meta-model of the language and a set of validation rules that define the non-structural constraints of the language. The language editor is created on-the-fly through interpretation of the static structure and validation rules, minimizing the time between language definition and its use. Our approach has been applied to define a subset of the OPM modeling language, and a prototype tools is being developed using the Eclipse platform and technologies.


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Bibliowicz A. and Dori D. (2013). Creating Domain-Specific Modeling Languages with OPM/D - A Meta-modeling Approach . In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-68-6, pages 473-479. DOI: 10.5220/0004431704730479

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author={Arieh Bibliowicz and Dov Dori},
title={Creating Domain-Specific Modeling Languages with OPM/D - A Meta-modeling Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2013)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2013)
TI - Creating Domain-Specific Modeling Languages with OPM/D - A Meta-modeling Approach
SN - 978-989-8565-68-6
AU - Bibliowicz A.
AU - Dori D.
PY - 2013
SP - 473
EP - 479
DO - 10.5220/0004431704730479