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Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase
Jonathan Sprinkle, University of California, Berkeley
Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics
An upward shift in abstraction leads to a corresponding increase in productivity. In the past this has occurred when programming languages have evolved towards a higher level of abstraction. Today, domain-specific modeling languages provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction beyond coding, making development faster and easier.
In domain-specific modeling (DSM), the models are constructed using concepts that represent things in the application domain, not concepts of a given programming language. The modeling language follows the domain abstractions and semantics, allowing developers to perceive themselves as working directly with domain concepts. The models represent simultaneously the design, implementation and documentation of the system, which can be generated directly from them. In a number of cases the final products can be automatically generated from these high-level specifications with domain-specific code generators. This automation is possible because of domain-specificity: both the modeling language and code generators fit to the requirements of a narrow domain only, often in a single company.
This poster introduces DSM by showing examples from various fields of model-based software development. It presents the results and research themes of the 5th OOPSLA workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling.