Model Transformation by Graph Transformation: A Comparative Study

TitleModel Transformation by Graph Transformation: A Comparative Study
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsEhrig, K., Guerra, E., de Lara, J., Lengyel, L., Levendovszky, T., Prange, U., Taentzer, G., Varró, D., and Varró-Gyapay, S.
Conference NameMTiP 2005, International Workshop on Model Transformations in Practice (Satellite Event of MoDELS 2005)
AbstractGraph transformation has been widely used for expressing model transformations. Especially transformations of visual models can be naturally formulated by graph transformations, since graphs are well suited to describe the underlying structures of models. Based on a common sample model transformation, four different model transformation approaches are presented which all perform graph transformations. At first, a basic solution is presented and crucial points of model transformations are indicated. Subsequent solutions focus mainly on the indicated problems. Finally, a first comparison of the chosen approaches to model transformation is presented where the main ingredients of each approach are summarized.