Alignment of viewpoint heterogeneous design models: "Emergency Department" Case Study

M. El Hamlaoui, B. Coulette, S. Ebersold, S. Bennani, M. Nassar, A. Anwar, A. Beugnard, J. C. Bach, Y. Jamoussi, H. N. Tran

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Generally, various models can be used to describe a given application domain on different aspects and thus give rise to several views. To have a complete view of the application domain, heterogeneous models need to be unified, which is a hard task to do. To tackle this problem, we have proposed a method to relate partial models without combining them in a single model. In our approach, partial models are organized as a network of models through a virtual global model called M1C (Model of correspondences between models) which conforms to a ubiquitous language based on a Meta-Model of Correspondences (MMC). This paper presents an application of our method to an "Emergency Department" case study. It has been performed as a collaborative process involving model designers and a supervisor. The focus is put on the building of the M1C model from 3 partial models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-27
Number of pages10
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th International Workshop on the Globalization of Modeling Languages, GEMOC 2016 - Saint Malo, France
Duration: Oct 4 2016 → …


  • Correspondences
  • Heterogeneous meta-models
  • Partial models
  • Refinement mechanism
  • Semantic expression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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