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Evolving models in model-driven engineering : state-of-the-art and future challenges

Matragkas, Nicholas; Paige, Richard F.; Rose, Louis M.


Nicholas Matragkas

Richard F. Paige

Louis M. Rose


The artefacts used in Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) evolve as a matter of course: models are modified and updated as part of the engineering process; metamodels change as a result of domain analysis and standardisation efforts; and the operations applied to models change as engineering requirements change. MDE artefacts are inter-related, and simultaneously constrain each other, making evolution a challenge to manage. We discuss some of the key problems of evolution in MDE, summarise the key state-of-the-art, and look forward to new challenges in research in this area.


Matragkas, N., Paige, R. F., & Rose, L. M. (2016). Evolving models in model-driven engineering : state-of-the-art and future challenges. Journal of Systems and Software, 111, 272-280.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 26, 2015
Online Publication Date Sep 24, 2015
Publication Date 2016-01
Deposit Date Jan 11, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Journal of systems and software
Print ISSN 0164-1212
Electronic ISSN 0164-1212
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 111
Pages 272-280
Keywords Evolution; Migration; Co-evolution
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of systems and software, 2016, v.111


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