On the search for a level-agnostic modelling language

HENDERSON-SELLERS, Brian, CLARK, Tony and GONZALEZ-PEREZ, Cesar (2013). On the search for a level-agnostic modelling language. In: SALINESI, Camille, NORRIE, Moira C. and PASTOR, Oscar, (eds.) Advanced Information Systems Engineering : 25th International Conference, CAiSE 2013, Valencia, Spain, June 17-21, 2013. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (7908). Springer, 240-255.

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The use of models is increasing in software engineering, especially within the MDE initiative. Models are usually communicated by visualizing them, typically using a graphical modelling language. The architecture commonly used to standardize a software engineering modelling language utilizes multiple levels despite the fact that the basic assumptions are only valid for a pair of levels. This has led several research groups to seek a means by which modelling languages can be created, and later standardized, without resorting to ‘fixes’ necessitated by the use of strict metamodelling and a multilevel hierarchy. Here, we describe a novel single-level approach based on ‘everything is an object’, which permits effective flattening of such a hierarchy, thus obviating all the paradoxical concerns in the literature over the last two decades.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38709-8_16
Page Range: 240-255
Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 18:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12038

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