Engineering Modeling Languages: Turning Domain Knowledge into Tools

Benoit Combemale, Robert France, Jean-Marc Jézéquel, Bernhard Rumpe, James Steel, Didier Vojtisek

November 8, 2016 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 364 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466583733 - CAT# K19003
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series

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Features

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to modeling languages and Model Driven Engineering (MDE)
  • Describes different kinds of (domain-specific) modeling languages and their instrumentation with tools such as editors, interpreters, generators, and validation tools
  • Includes industrial case studies, across a range of application domains
  • Presents a variety of simple worked examples and exercises to help readers reflect on what was learned
  • Features examples of models and code snippets on the accompanying website: http://mdebook.irisa.fr

Summary

Written by foremost experts in the field, Engineering Modeling Languages provides end-to-end coverage of the engineering of modeling languages to turn domain knowledge into tools.

The book provides a definition of different kinds of modeling languages, their instrumentation with tools such as editors, interpreters and generators, the integration of multiple modeling languages to achieve a system view, and the validation of both models and tools. Industrial case studies, across a range of application domains, are included to attest to the benefits offered by the different techniques. The book also includes a variety of simple worked examples that introduce the techniques to the novice user.

The book is structured in two main parts. The first part is organized around a flow that introduces readers to Model Driven Engineering (MDE) concepts and technologies in a pragmatic manner. It starts with definitions of modeling and MDE, and then moves into a deeper discussion of how to express the knowledge of particular domains using modeling languages to ease the development of systems in the domains.

The second part of the book presents examples of applications of the model-driven approach to different types of software systems. In addition to illustrating the unification power of models in different software domains, this part demonstrates applicability from different starting points (language, business knowledge, standard, etc.) and focuses on different software engineering activities such as Requirement Engineering, Analysis, Design, Implementation, and V&V.

Each chapter concludes with a small set of exercises to help the reader reflect on what was learned or to dig further into the examples. Many examples of models and code snippets are presented throughout the book, and a supplemental website features all of the models and programs (and their associated tooling) discussed in the book.