Title: From UML 2.0 diagrams to aspect oriented diagrams using graph transformation

Authors: Mouna Aouag; Raida Elmansouri; Allaoua Chaoui

Addresses: MISC Laboratory, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, Department of Computer Science and Its Application, University Constantine 2, Nouvelle-ville Ali Mendjelli, Constantine 25000, Algeria ' MISC Laboratory, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, Department of Computer Science and Its Application, University Constantine 2, Nouvelle-ville Ali Mendjelli, Constantine 25000, Algeria ' MISC Laboratory, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, Department of Computer Science and Its Application, University Constantine 2, Nouvelle-ville Ali Mendjelli, Constantine 25000, Algeria

Abstract: Aspect-oriented modelling (AOM) is a paradigm aiming to deal with the limits of object-oriented modelling and for solving the problem of interaction or separation (crosscutting) between base (functional) and aspectual (not functional) model. In this paper, we propose an approach that transforms some UML 2.0 diagrams to aspect-oriented diagrams using graph transformation. To realise this work, we have proposed a meta-model for each UML diagram and Aspect models (diagram of aspect class, activity, and communication) and a graph grammar that performs the transformation process. We have used the meta-modelling tool ATOM3 and python language to implement our transformations. A detailed example is presented to illustrate our approach.

Keywords: UML 2.0 diagrams; aspect-oriented modelling; AOM; aspect-oriented diagrams; multiformalism; metamodelling; ATOM3; diagram of class; activity; communication; graph transformation; object-oriented modelling; OOM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2014.060309

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2014 Vol.6 No.2, pp.200 - 233

Received: 17 May 2013
Accepted: 10 Sep 2013

Published online: 09 Apr 2014 *

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