Model-Driven Software Evolution: A Research Agenda

A van Deursen, E Visser, J Warmer

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Software systems need to evolve, and systems built using model-driven approaches are no exception. What complicates model-driven engineering is that it requires multiple dimensions of evolution. In regular evolution, the model- ing language is used to make the changes. In meta-model evolution, changes are required to the modeling notation. In platform evolution, the code generators and application framework change to reflect new requirements on the target platform. Finally, in abstraction evolution, new modeling languages are added to the set of (modeling) languages to reflect increased understanding of a technical or business domain. While MDE has been optimized for regular evolution, presently little or no support exists for meta-model, platform and abstraction evolution. In this paper, we an- alyze the problems raised by the evolution of model-based software systems and identify challenges to be addressed by research in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 1st International Workshop on Model-Driven Software Evolution (MoDSE)
EditorsDalila Tamzalit
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherUniversity of Nantes
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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