MODELS Workshops, pp. 405–411
Due to recent advances in Domain Specific Language (DSL) workbenches, it has become possible to build model-driven development environments as sets of individual DSLs that get composed for a specific purpose. In this paper we explore how model-driven development environments can become process-aware, to assist the user when building a model. We offer an explanation to our ideas at three levels of abstraction: 1) the meta-meta level, the Meta-Programming System (MPS) workbench with its language definition capabilities; 2) the meta level, where brick DSLs are defined and assembled into frameworks that are further tailored for particular modelling scenarios through the introduction of an explicit process for model construction; and 3)the model level, where models are built through progressive tool-guided refinements and automated steps based on the process introduced at the metalevel. We exemplify our approach by providing the main highlights of the ongoing development of a model-driven requirements gathering environment for our industrial partners.
subject terms:Process-awareness, Domain-Specific Languages(DSLs), Model Construction, generic requirement gatheringframework, process language, requirement refinement process, requirement engineer, model driven development environment