On metamodeling in megamodels

Dragan Gašević, Nima Kaviani, Marek Hatala

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Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) introduced the notion of metamodeling as the main means for defining modeling languages. As a well organized engineering discipline, MDE should also have its theory clearly defined in terms of the relationships between key MDE concepts. Following the spirit of MDE, where models are first class citizens, even the MDE theory can be defined by models, or so called megamodels. In this paper, we use Favre's megamodel that was already used for defining linguistic metamodeling. Starting from the premise that this megamodel can also be used for defining other MDE concepts, we use it to specify the notion of ontological metamodeling. Here, we show that in order for this megamodel to be able to fully capture all the concepts of ontological metamodeling, some refinements should be applied to its definition. We also show how these new changes are in the same direction with the work of Kühne in defining linguistic and ontological metamodels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel Driven Engineering Languages and Systems - 10th International Conference, MODELS 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540752080
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 2007 - Nashville, United States of America
Duration: 30 Sep 20075 Oct 2007
Conference number: 10th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.5555/2394101 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 2007
Abbreviated titleMoDELS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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