Integration of Heterogeneous Modeling Languages via Extensible and Composable Language Components

Arne Haber, Markus Look, Antonio Navarro Perez, Pedram Mir Seyed Nazari, Bernhard Rumpe, Steven Völkel, Andreas Wortmann


Effective model-driven engineering of complex systems requires to appropriately describe different specific system aspects. To this end, efficient integration of different heterogeneous modeling languages is essential. Modeling language integaration is onerous and requires in-depth conceptual and technical knowledge and effort. Traditional modeling lanugage integration approches require language engineers to compose monolithic language aggregates for a specific task or project. Adapting these aggregates to different contexts requires vast effort and makes these hardly reusable. This contribution presents a method for the engineering of grammar-based language components that can be independently developed, are syntactically composable, and ultimately reusable. To this end, it introduces the concepts of language aggregation, language embedding, and language inheritance, as well as their realization in the language workbench MontiCore. The result is a generalizable, systematic, and efficient syntax-oriented composition of languages that allows the agile employment of modeling languages efficiently tailored for individual software projects.


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Haber A., Look M., Navarro Perez A., Mir Seyed Nazari P., Rumpe B., Völkel S. and Wortmann A. (2015). Integration of Heterogeneous Modeling Languages via Extensible and Composable Language Components . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-083-3, pages 19-31. DOI: 10.5220/0005225000190031

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author={Arne Haber and Markus Look and Antonio Navarro Perez and Pedram Mir Seyed Nazari and Bernhard Rumpe and Steven Völkel and Andreas Wortmann},
title={Integration of Heterogeneous Modeling Languages via Extensible and Composable Language Components},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - Integration of Heterogeneous Modeling Languages via Extensible and Composable Language Components
SN - 978-989-758-083-3
AU - Haber A.
AU - Look M.
AU - Navarro Perez A.
AU - Mir Seyed Nazari P.
AU - Rumpe B.
AU - Völkel S.
AU - Wortmann A.
PY - 2015
SP - 19
EP - 31
DO - 10.5220/0005225000190031