Is Bidirectionality Important?

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Bidirectional transformations maintain consistency between information sources, such as different models of the same software system. In certain settings this is undeniably convenient – but is it important? I will argue that developing our ability to engineer dependable bidirectional transformations is likely to be crucial to our ability to meet the demand for software in coming decades. I will discuss some of the work that has been done so far, including some I’ve had a hand in, and what challenges remain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModelling Foundations and Applications - 14th European Conference, ECMFA 2018, Held as Part of STAF 2018, Toulouse, France, July 25-29, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsAlfonso Pierantonio, Trujillo Salvador
Place of PublicationToulouse, France
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92997-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92996-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event14th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications - Toulouse, France
Duration: 25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications
Abbreviated titleECMFA 2018
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