Integration of Heterogeneous Modeling Languages via Extensible and Composable Language Components

Arne Haber, Markus Look, Antonio Navarro Pérez, Pedram Mir Seyed Nazari, Bernhard Rumpe, Steven Völkel, Andreas Wortmann
2015 Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development  
Effective model-driven engineering of complex systems requires to appropriately describe different specific system aspects. To this end, efficient integration of different heterogeneous modeling languages is essential. Modeling language integration is onerous and requires in-depth conceptual and technical knowledge and effort. Traditional modeling language integration approaches require language engineers to compose monolithic language aggregates for a specific task or project. Adapting these
more » ... gregates to different contexts requires vast effort and makes these hardly reusable. This contribution presents a method for the engineering of grammarbased language components that can be independently developed, are syntactically composable, and ultimately reusable. To this end, it introduces the concepts of language aggregation, language embedding, and language inheritance, as well as their realization in the language workbench MontiCore. The result is a generalizable, systematic, and efficient syntax-oriented composition of languages that allows the agile employment of modeling languages efficiently tailored for individual software projects.
doi:10.5220/0005225000190031 dblp:conf/modelsward/HaberLPNRVW15 fatcat:uwkuefps4rglrh6fontajr5s2e