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Domain-Specific Metamodelling Languages for Software Language Engineering

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Published

  • Steffen Zschaler
  • Dimitrios Kolovos
  • Nicholas Drivalos
  • Richard F. Paige
  • Awais Rashid
Publication date03/2010
Host publicationSoftware Language Engineering : Second International Conference, SLE 2009, Denver, CO, USA, October 5-6, 2009, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMark van den Brand , Dragan Gaševic, Jeff Gray
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages334-353
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12106-7
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceSoftware Language Engineering, 2nd Int'l Conf. (SLE 2009), Revised Selected Papers
Period1/01/00 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5969
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceSoftware Language Engineering, 2nd Int'l Conf. (SLE 2009), Revised Selected Papers
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Domain-specific languages are constructed to provide modelling capabilities tailored to a specific domain. Sometimes, languages are developed many times, typically to support application in a new context. In doing so, recurring patterns and commonalities as well as variations across the evolving set of languages can be identified. This paper introduces the concept of a domain-specific metamodelling language, which codifies such commonalities and provides concepts and logic for expressing the variations. The challenges and difficulties of using domain-specific metamodelling languages are identified. We illustrate the concept with examples from different domains.