@Phdthesis{Kabore08a,
author = {Eveline Chantal Kabore},
title = {Contribution à l'automatisation d’un processus de construction d’abstractions de communication par transformations successives de modèles},
year = {2008},
URL = {http://www.kermeta.org/documents/articles/arch/Kabore08a.pdf},
abstract = {In this thesis, we show how an ordered sequence of model transformations
can be used to describe and automate a product design process. This
approach is decomposed into three steps. The first step involves
describing the product, the target solution and the set of ordered
design alternatives that will be used to implement the solution.
These descriptions are translated into well defined metamodels in
the second step. Each metamodel provides a set of model validation
features. The third step specifies a life cycle that respect the
separation and the order of the design alternatives. In this life
cycle, we use a specific transformation to implement each design
alternative according to its order in the product design process.
The definition of the transformations supports the control of the
design process and provides a set of model validation features as
metamodels.
We illustrate our approach with the example of distributed communication
software that implement various data placement and distribution algorithms.
The formalization of the component design process allows the derivation
of different implementation strategies from the model of a component
and shows how design variants can be reused to build other components.
Transformations are implemented, tested and executed with the Kermeta
platform.},
school = {Université Rennes 1}
}