Tools are crucial for the promotion of graph and model transformation in industry. Currently, a variety of tool environments exist for different graph and model transformation approaches. However, for potential users, working in application domains where transformation techniques may be useful, it is difficult to select the right tool for their purpose. Moreover, even for most of the tool experts it is true that they know about one or two tools but little about others. Finally, the tool developers themselves can also be inspired by a more detailed understanding of related approaches.
The aim of this event is to compare the expressiveness, the usability and the performance of graph and model transformation tools along a number of selected case studies. That is, we want to learn about the pros and cons of each tool considering different applications. A deeper understanding of the relative merits of different tool features will help to further improve graph and model transformation tools and to indicate open problems.
The tool contest relates to transformations in one of the following areas:
- model synchronisation (merging),
- interoperability and migration,
- model execution and simulation,
- verification of models (or rule sets),
- knowledge extraction
Mind that the set of potential application domains is very large. As a non-exhaustive list of examples, consider:
If you are working in a vertical domain and need a more systematic way of working with transformations, please consider submitting a case! Visit the case descriptions page for example challenges from previous editions.
- geographic information systems,
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 November 2010 00:07