Over the last decade multi-level modeling (MLM) approaches have been addressing the need for relaxing the strict constraints on intra- and inter-layer type-instance relationships that are imposed by traditional approaches to meta-modeling. In this paper we explore MLM approaches in the context of Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE), propose a meta-language, and show how it can represent three commonly used variability mechanisms - configuration, parameterization, and template instantiation - within the context of MLM. By this we contribute to simplifying the representation of complex relationships in current MLM approaches and to the formal definition of SPLE variability mechanisms utilizing MLM concepts.
|Number of pages
|CEUR Workshop Proceedings
|Published - 2015
|2nd International Workshop on Multi-Level Modelling, MULTI 2015 - co-located with ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MoDELS 2015 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 27 Sep 2015 → 28 Sep 2015
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science (all)