Like any software artifacts, metamodels are evolving entities that constantly change over time for different reasons. Changing metamodels by keeping them consistent with other existing artifacts is an error-prone and tedious activity without the availability of automated support. In this paper, we foster the adoption of metamodel refactorings collected in a curated catalog. The Edelta framework is proposed as an operative environment to provide modelers with constructs for specifying basic refactorings and evolution operators, to define a complete metamodel refactoring catalog. The proposed environment has been used to implement the metamodel refactorings available in the literature and make them executable. A detailed discussion on how modelers can use and contribute to the definition of the catalog is also given.

An executable metamodel refactoring catalog / Bettini L.; DiRuscio D.; Iovino L.; Pierantonio A.. - In: SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS MODELING. - ISSN 1619-1366. - STAMPA. - 21:(2022), pp. 1689-1709. [10.1007/s10270-022-01034-9]

An executable metamodel refactoring catalog

Bettini L.
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2022

Abstract

Like any software artifacts, metamodels are evolving entities that constantly change over time for different reasons. Changing metamodels by keeping them consistent with other existing artifacts is an error-prone and tedious activity without the availability of automated support. In this paper, we foster the adoption of metamodel refactorings collected in a curated catalog. The Edelta framework is proposed as an operative environment to provide modelers with constructs for specifying basic refactorings and evolution operators, to define a complete metamodel refactoring catalog. The proposed environment has been used to implement the metamodel refactorings available in the literature and make them executable. A detailed discussion on how modelers can use and contribute to the definition of the catalog is also given.
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Bettini L.; DiRuscio D.; Iovino L.; Pierantonio A.
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