@inproceedings{7c3ac2f986324dddbf79c1e3d626392b,

title = "Model Transformations? Transformation Models!",

abstract = "Much of the current work on model transformations seems essentially operational and executable in nature. Executable descriptions are necessary from the point of view of implementation. But from a conceptual point of view, transformations can also be viewed as descriptive models by stating only the properties a transformation has to fulfill and by omitting execution details. This contribution discusses the view that model transformations can be abstracted as being transformation models. As a simple example for a transformation model, the well-known transformation from the Entity-Relationship model to the Relational model is shown. A transformation model in this contribution is nothing more than an ordinary, simple model, i.e., a UML/MOF class diagram together with OCL constraints. A transformation model may transport syntax and semantics of the described domain. The contribution thus covers two views on transformations: An operational model transformation view and a descriptive transformation model view.",

keywords = "EWI-10009, IR-61715, METIS-248219",

author = "J. B{\'e}zivin and F. B{\"u}ttner and M. Gogolla and F. Jouault and Ivan Ivanov and A. Lindow",

note = "10.1007/11880240_31 ",

year = "2006",

doi = "10.1007/11880240_31",

language = "Undefined",

isbn = "978-3-540-45772-5",

series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",

publisher = "Springer",

number = "10",

pages = "440--453",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, MoDELS 2006",

}