From State-Based to Delta-Based Bidirectional Model Transformation

TitleFrom State-Based to Delta-Based Bidirectional Model Transformation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDiskin, Z., Y. Xiong, and K. Czarnecki
Conference Name3rd International Conference on Model Transformation
Date Published06/2010
Conference LocationMalaga, Spain
ISBN Number978-3-642-13687-0

Existing bidirectional model transformation languages are mainly state-based: a transformation is considered composed from functions whose inputs and outputs only consist of original and updated models, but alignment relationships between the models are not specified. In the paper we identify and discuss three major problems caused by this under-specification. We then propose a novel formal framework based on a graphical language: models are nodes and updates are arrows, and show how the three problems can be fixed.

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