In the field of business process development, model transformations play a key role, for example for moving from business process models to either code or inputs for simulation systems, as well as to convert models expressed with notation A into equivalent models expressed with notation B. In the literature, many cases of useful transformations of business process models can be found. However, in general each transformation has been developed in an ad-hoc fashion, at a quite low-level, and its quality is often neglected. To ensure the quality of the transformations is important to apply to them all the well-known software engineering principles and practices, from the requirements definition to the testing activities. For this reason, we propose a method, MeDMoT, for developing non-trivial Model to Text Transformations, which prescribes how to: (1) capture and specify the transformation requirements; (2) design the transformation, (3) implement the transformation and (4) test the transformation. The method has been applied in several case studies, including a transformation of UML business processes into inputs for an agent-based simulator.

A Method for Developing Model to Text Transformations

Tiso, Alessandro;Reggio, Gianna;Leotta, Maurizio;Ricca, Filippo
2018

Abstract

In the field of business process development, model transformations play a key role, for example for moving from business process models to either code or inputs for simulation systems, as well as to convert models expressed with notation A into equivalent models expressed with notation B. In the literature, many cases of useful transformations of business process models can be found. However, in general each transformation has been developed in an ad-hoc fashion, at a quite low-level, and its quality is often neglected. To ensure the quality of the transformations is important to apply to them all the well-known software engineering principles and practices, from the requirements definition to the testing activities. For this reason, we propose a method, MeDMoT, for developing non-trivial Model to Text Transformations, which prescribes how to: (1) capture and specify the transformation requirements; (2) design the transformation, (3) implement the transformation and (4) test the transformation. The method has been applied in several case studies, including a transformation of UML business processes into inputs for an agent-based simulator.
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