GPCE 2015
Mon 26 - Tue 27 October 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2015
Tue 27 Oct 2015 16:00 - 16:30 at Grand Station 1 - Session 8 Chair(s): Jaakko Järvi

Metamodels evolve over time, which can break the conformance between the models and the metamodel. Model migration strategies aim to co-evolve models and metamodels together, but their application is not fully automatizable and is thus cumbersome and error prone. We introduce the Variable Metamodel (VMM) strategy to address the evolution of the realization layer of a model-based Software Product Line. The VMM strategy applies variability modeling ideas to express the evolution of the metamodel in terms of commonalities and variabilities. When the metamodel evolves, the models continue to conform to the variable metamodel, avoiding the need for migration. We have applied both the traditional migration strategy and the VMM strategy to a retrospective case study that includes 13 years of evolution of our industrial partner, an induction hobs manufacturer. The comparison between the two strategies shows better results for the VMM strategy in terms of model Indirection, Automation, and Trust Leak.

Tue 27 Oct
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15:30 - 17:30: GPCE - Session 8 at Grand Station 1
Chair(s): Jaakko JärviTexas A&M University
gpce201515:30 - 16:00
Pablo InostrozaCentrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Tijs van der StormCWI
gpce201516:00 - 16:30
Jaime FontSan Jorge University, Lorena ArcegaSan Jorge University, Oystein HaugenØstfold University College, Carlos CetinaSan Jorge University
gpce201516:30 - 17:00
Christoph SeidlTechnische Universität Braunschweig, Sven SchusterTechnische Universität Braunschweig, Ina Schaefer
gpce201517:00 - 17:20
Carlos NogueraVrije Universiteit Brussel, Viviane JonckersVrije Universiteit Brussel
gpce201517:20 - 17:30
Day closing