Configuration Management for Reference Models
Robert Braun (Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany), Werner Esswein (Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany), Andreas Gehlert (Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany) and Jens Weller (Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany)
Copyright: © 2007
In this chapter we analyse how a configuration management system can support reference modelling activities. We argue that a configuration management system can not only record the changes made to a single model but also administer different relations between models. To show how such a system can be useful for reference modelling, we analyse the different relations between models from a reference modelling perspective and formulate our findings as requirements for an ideal system. In the next step, we show how configuration management operations map to these requirements. Finally, we demonstrate that the usage of a configuration management system can significantly increase the productivity of the reference modelling activities.