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Constructing and Navigating Non-invasive Model Decorations.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13688-7_10 Conference: Theory and Practice of Model Transformations, Third International Conference, ICMT 2010, Malaga, Spain, June 28-July 2, 2010. Proceedings
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ABSTRACT Model-Driven Engineering tasks, such as simulation or transformation, often cannot be carried out directly on the models at
hand; models often need to be decorated with additional information, and this information is in some cases not accounted for by existing metamodels. Moreover, engineers
often need to experiment with alternative and complementary types of model decorations, particularly when carrying out more
exploratory styles of development. Heavyweight approaches to decoration are not convenient in such situations. In this paper
we demonstrate the limitations of existing model decoration mechanisms and tools, and present a novel approach that enables
engineers to capture decoration information in the form of separate interchangeable models. The approach allows engineers
to transparently and programmatically navigate decorations as if they were embedded in the decorated model.

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