Implementing a Model-based Engineering Tool as Web Application

Florian Hölzl and Simon Barner

March 2023 · doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2302.14091


This paper reports on a study of transferring a desktop-based model-based engineering tool to a web application. The study has been conducted in the WEBMODEL project where the well-established technology stack around the Eclipse platform and the Eclipse Modeling Framework was lifted into a cloud-based environment. As results, a modeling language independent tooling kernel for web-based modeling tools and a minimal prototypical web-based implementation of the AutoFOCUS 3 model-based engineering tool are presented. Furthermore, the report documents experiences and implementation advises gained during the implementation.

subject terms: Model-based Systems Engineering, MbSE, Tooling, Web Technology, AutoFOCUS3; AF3