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dc.contributor.authorMacias, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorRutle, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorStolz, Volker
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Echeverria, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorWolter, Uwe Egbert
dc.PublishedMacias F, Rutle A, Stolz V, Rodriguez-Echeverria R, Wolter UW. An Approach to Flexible Multilevel Modelling. Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - An International Journal. 2018;13(10):1-34eng
dc.description.abstractMultilevel modelling approaches tackle issues related to lack of flexibility and mixed levels of abstraction by providing features like deep modelling and linguistic extension. However, the lack of a clear consensus on fundamental concepts of the paradigm has in turn led to lack of common focus in current multilevel modelling tools and their adoption. In this paper, we propose a formal framework, together with its corresponding tools, to tackle these challenges. The approach facilitates definition of flexible multilevel modelling hierarchies by allowing addition and deletion of intermediate abstraction levels in the hierarchies. Moreover, it facilitates separation of concerns by allowing integration of different multilevel modelling hierarchies as different aspects of the system to be modelled. In addition, our approach facilitates reusability of concepts and their behaviour by allowing definition of flexible transformation rules which are applicable to different hierarchies with a variable number of levels. As a proof of concept, a prototype tool and a domain-specific language for the definition of these rules is provided.en_US
dc.publisherGerman Informatics Society (GI)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-SAeng
dc.subjectMultilevel modellingeng
dc.subjectModel transformationeng
dc.subjectGraph transformationeng
dc.titleAn Approach to Flexible Multilevel Modellingen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 The Authorsen_US
dc.source.journalEnterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - An International Journal

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