Modularization of model transformations through a phasing mechanism

Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, Jesús García Molina
2008 Journal of Software and Systems Modeling  
In recent years a great effort has been devoted to understanding the nature of model transformations. As a result, several mechanisms to improve model transformation languages have been proposed. Phasing has been mentioned in some works as a rule scheduling or organization mechanism, but without any detail. In this paper, we present a phasing mechanism in the context of rule-based transformation languages. We explain the structure and the behaviour of the mechanism, and how it can be integrated
more » ... in a language. We also analyze how the mechanism promotes modularity, internal transformation composition and helps to solve usual transformation problems. Besides, we show several examples of application to illustrate the usefulness of the mechanism.
doi:10.1007/s10270-008-0093-0 fatcat:jldwxkuxb5abllfyb6ex7mdou4