Model-based software development is a hot topic of the software engineering community. Most activities in this area including the standardization efforts of the OMG are targeted towards the development of meta modeling tools, adaptable code generators, and model transformations tools. The needs for the specification of model views that simplify the definition of model transformation, abstract from details of specific modeling languages and tools or support the adaptation of generic modeling approaches to a specific domain are usually out of scope. This paper presents, therefore, a unified approach for the declarative definition of updatable model views. New interpretations of the well-known concept of triple graph grammars are used for that purpose which support, for the first time, the construction of non-materialized views. The adaptation of the presented approach to the world of the Model Driven Application development standards of the OMG and the recently finalized model transformation language QVT is under development. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Jakob, J., & Schürr, A. (2008). View Creation of Meta Models by Using Modified Triple Graph Grammars. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 211(C), 181–190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.entcs.2008.04.040