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MODELS 2020
Fri 16 - Fri 23 October 2020
Thu 22 Oct 2020 11:00 - 11:20 at Room B - B4-Language Engineering and Modularity Chair(s): Benoit Combemale

Many engineering domains started using generic modeling languages, such as SysML, to describe or prescribe the systems under development. This raises a gap between the generic modeling languages and the domains of experience of the engineers using these. Engineering truly domain-specific languages (DSLs) for experts of these domains still is too challenging for their wide-spread adoption. One major obstacle, the inability to reuse multi-dimensional (encapsulating constituents of syntax and semantics) language components in a black-box fashion prevents the effective engineering of novel DSLs. To facilitate engineering DSLs, we devised a concept of 3D components for textual, external, and translational DSLs that relies on systematic reuse through systematic closed and open variability in which DSL syntaxes can be embedded, well-formedness rules joined, and code generators integrated in a black-box fashion. We present this concept, a method for its systematic application, an integrated collection of modeling languages supporting systematic language reuse, and an extensible framework that leverages these languages to derive novel DSLs from language product lines. These can greatly mitigate many of the challenges in DSL reuse and, hence, can advance the engineering of truly domain-specific modeling languages.

Thu 22 Oct
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11:00 - 12:15: B4-Language Engineering and ModularityTechnical Track at Room B
Chair(s): Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Toulouse and Inria
11:00 - 11:20
Full-paper
Technical Track
Arvid ButtingSoftware Engineering RWTH Aachen University, Jerome Pfeiffer, Bernhard RumpeRWTH Aachen, Andreas WortmannRWTH Aachen University
11:20 - 11:40
Full-paper
Technical Track
11:40 - 11:55
Talk
Technical Track
Mojtaba Bagherzadeh, Karim JahedQueen's University, Juergen DingelQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario
DOI Pre-print
11:55 - 12:10
Demonstration
Technical Track