A Framework for Concurrent Design of Metamodels and Diagrams - Towards an Agile Method for the Synthesis of Domain Specific Graphical Modeling Languages

François Pfister, Marianne Huchard, Clémentine Nebut

Abstract

DSML (Domain Specific Modeling Languages) are an alternative to general purpose modeling languages (e.g. UML or SysML) for describing models with concepts and relations specific to a domain. DSML design is often based on Ecore metamodels, which follow the class-relation paradigm and also require defining a concrete syntax which can be either graphical or textual. In this paper, we focus on graphical concrete syntax, and we introduce an approach and a tool (Diagraph) to assist the design of a graphical DSML. The main principles are: non-intrusive annotations of the metamodel to identify nodes, edges, nesting structures and other graphical information; immediate validation of metamodels by immediate generation of an EMF-GMF instance editor supporting multi-diagramming. We report a comparison experience between Diagraph and Obeo Designer (a commercial proprietary tool), which was conducted as part of a Model Driven Engineering Course.

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Pfister F., Huchard M. and Nebut C. (2014). A Framework for Concurrent Design of Metamodels and Diagrams - Towards an Agile Method for the Synthesis of Domain Specific Graphical Modeling Languages . In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-028-4, pages 298-306. DOI: 10.5220/0004895202980306


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis14,
author={François Pfister and Marianne Huchard and Clémentine Nebut},
title={A Framework for Concurrent Design of Metamodels and Diagrams - Towards an Agile Method for the Synthesis of Domain Specific Graphical Modeling Languages},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2014},
pages={298-306},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004895202980306},
isbn={978-989-758-028-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - A Framework for Concurrent Design of Metamodels and Diagrams - Towards an Agile Method for the Synthesis of Domain Specific Graphical Modeling Languages
SN - 978-989-758-028-4
AU - Pfister F.
AU - Huchard M.
AU - Nebut C.
PY - 2014
SP - 298
EP - 306
DO - 10.5220/0004895202980306