Extending Profiles with Stereotypes for Composite Concepts


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Quartel, Dick and Dijkman, Remco and Sinderen, Marten van (2005) Extending Profiles with Stereotypes for Composite Concepts. In: 8th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MoDELS 2005, 2-7 October 2005, Montego Bay, Jamaica (pp. pp. 232-247).

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Abstract:This paper proposes an extension of the UML 2.0 profiling mechanism. This extension facilitates a language designer to introduce composite concepts as separate conceptual and notational elements in a modelling language. Composite concepts are compositions of existing concepts. To facilitate the introduction of composite concepts, the notion of stereotype is extended. This extension defines how a composite concept can be specified and added to a language�s metamodel, ithout modifying the existing metamodel. From the definition of the stereotype, rules can be derived for transforming a language element that represents a composite concept into a composition of language elements that represent the concepts that constitute the composite. Such a transformation facilitates tool developers to introduce tool support for composite concepts, e.g., by re-using existing tools that support the constituent concepts. To illustrate our ideas, example definitions of stereotypes and transformations for composite concepts are presented.
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Copyright:© 2005 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/63473
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11557432_17
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