Classification of Model Transformation Approaches

TitleClassification of Model Transformation Approaches
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCzarnecki, K., and S. Helsen
Conference Name2nd OOPSLA’03 Workshop on Generative Techniques in the Context of MDA
Conference LocationAnaheim, CA, USA

The Model-Driven Architecture is an initiative by the Object
Management Group to automate the generation of platform-specific
models from platform- independent models. While there exist some
well-established standards for modeling platform models, there is
currently no matured foundation for specifying transformations between
such models. In this paper, we propose a possible taxonomy for the
classification of several existing and proposed model transformation
approaches. The taxonomy is described with a feature model that makes
the different design choices for model transformations explicit. Based
on our analysis, we propose a few major categories in which most model
transformation approaches fit.