Assessment of EMF Model to Text Generation Strategies and Libraries in an Industrial Context

Assessment of EMF Model to Text Generation Strategies and Libraries in an Industrial Context

Christophe Ponsard, Denis Darquennes, Valery Ramon and Jean-Christophe Deprez Assessment of EMF Model to Text Generation Strategies and Libraries in an Industrial Context, 8th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, Malta, 25-27 February 2020

Model-Based System Engineering is increasingly adopted. However it is centred on the notion of model while the industry is still strongly document-based. In order to enable a smooth evolution between those paradigms, the interplay between documents and models need to be managed, especially models can be used to efficiently derive up-to-date documents matching standard templates from initial requirements to final certification. The purpose of this paper is to review and to assess current strategies to manage model for document generators in order to meet industrial requirements like document complexity, document/model scalability, quick generation time, maintainability and evolvability of document templates. After exploring different generation strategies, our work focuses on toolchains based on the Eclipse Modelling Framework and compares a few shortlisted libraries in the light of our requirements and using document derived from industry cases.

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