Costs and benefits of multiple levels of models in MDA development


Andrade Almeida, J.P. and Ferreira Pires, L. and Sinderen, M.J. van (2004) Costs and benefits of multiple levels of models in MDA development. In: Second European Workshop on Model Driven Architecture with an Emphasis on Methodologies and Transformations, 7-8 September 2004, Canterbury, UK (pp. pp. 12-20).

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Abstract:In Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) development, models of a distributed application are carefully defined so as to remain stable in face of changes in technology platforms. As we have argued previously in [1, 3], models in MDA can be organized into different levels of platformindependence. In this paper, we analyze the costs and benefits of maintaining separate levels of models with transformations between these levels. We argue that the number of levels of models and the degree of automation of transformations between these levels depend on a number of design goals to be balanced, including those of maximizing the efficiency of the design process and maximizing the reusability of models and transformations.
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