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Towards Transformation Rule Composition

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Márk Asztalos, Eugene Syriani,Manuel Wimmer, and MarouaneKessentini

- Context
- Rule Composition
- Composability Criteria
- Composition Procedure

- Example: UML EJB 2.0 EJB 3.0
- Conclusion

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Requirements

Design

Development

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EJB 2 meta-model

- In general this is a very hard task
- Instead we will try to solve the problem at the rule level

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Transformation Chain

- We assume an exogenous chain of transformations
- Rules of the transformations are algebraic graph transformation rules [1]
- Rules must produce traceability links such that every newly created element must have at least one trace link

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[1] H. Ehrig, K. Ehrig, U. Prange, G. Taentzer. Fundamentals of Algebraic Graph Transformation.EATCS, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

For any model m1, m2 = T1(m1) and m3 = T2(m2) we definem’ = T3(m1) = T2 T1(m1) such that:

- Soundness & Completeness:
- m1 is preserved in m’
- All elements produced by T2 are present in m’
- m’ contains no other elements then those in m3

- Elimination:
- No element from m2 shall be present in m’
- No traceability link involving elements from MM2 must be present in m’

- Transitivity
- If there is a trace link 12 between an element e1 m1 and an element e2 in m2AND there is a trace link 23 between e2 and an element e3 m3Then there must be a trace link 13 m’ between e1 and e3

Composability Criteria

Two rules (LHS1 , RHS1) and (LHS2 , RHS2) are composable if:

Every element in LHS2 that is part of MM2 is present in RHS1

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- The Composability Criteria specifies the pre-condition
- The Composition Definition specifies the post-condition
- In [1], Ehrig et. al. have proven that the composition of two graph transformation rules is possible

[1] H. Ehrig, K. Ehrig, U. Prange, G. Taentzer. Fundamentals of Algebraic Graph Transformation.EATCS, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

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If there exists an occurrence of L in G then replace it with R

- In [1], Ehrig et. al. have proven that the composition of two graph transformation rules is possible
- By computing the so-called E-concurrent graph of the two rules

- BUT the theorem does not say how to precisely construct the new rule
r’ = r2 r1

- How to construct the L,K, and R parts of r’?

[1] H. Ehrig, K. Ehrig, U. Prange, G. Taentzer. Fundamentals of Algebraic Graph Transformation.EATCS, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

Eliminate MM2 elements and related trace links and compute transitive trace links

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Negative Application Conditions

- If the NAC of r1 corresponds to its RHS, then add a NAC to r3 that corresponds to its RHS
- If the NAC of r2 corresponds to its RHS, then it is taken into account when applying r2 on E
- Considering other arbitrary NACs is not trivial, as they can be
- Overlapping with the LHS
- Completely independent from the LHS
In either case, need knowledge of other rules involved

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Composability Matrix

T3:R1 = T2:R1 T1:R1

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T3:R2 = T2:R2 T1:R2

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T3:R3 = T2:R3 T1:R3

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- Composition procedure
- Given two transformation rules
- Produces the composite of the two rules (transitive closure)

- Composition detection
- Implemented in
- ATL: compiled to graph transformation rules
- EMF Tiger:
- detect composable rules
- Output the composite rule

- How to deal with more complex transformation?
- Arbitrary NACs
- Arbitrary attribute constraints
- Workflow structure (priority, layer, explicit control flow, ...)