Execution Framework of the GEMOC Studio (Tool Demo)

E. Bousse, T. Degueule, D. Vojtisek, T. Mayerhofer, J. Deantoni, B. Combemale:
"Execution Framework of the GEMOC Studio (Tool Demo)";
Vortrag: 9th International Conference on Software Language Engineering Conference (SLE 2016), Amsterdam, NL; 31.10.2016 - 01.11.2016; in:"Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE'16)", ACM, (2016), ISBN: 978-1-4503-4447-0; S. 84 - 89.

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The development and evolution of an advanced modeling
environment for a Domain-Specific Modeling Language
(DSML) is a tedious task, which becomes recurrent with
the increasing number of DSMLs involved in the develop-
ment and management of complex software-intensive sys-
tems. Recent efforts in language workbenches result in ad-
vanced frameworks that automatically provide syntactic tool-
ing such as advanced editors. However, defining the execution
semantics of languages and their tooling remains mostly hand
crafted. Similarly to editors that share code completion or syn-
tax highlighting, the development of advanced debuggers, an-
imators, and others execution analysis tools shares common
facilities, which should be reused among various DSMLs.
In this tool demonstration paper, we present the execution
framework offered by the GEMOC studio, an Eclipse-based
language and modeling workbench. The framework provides
a generic interface to plug in different execution engines as-
sociated to their specific metalanguages used to define the
discrete-event operational semantics of DSMLs. It also in-
tegrates generic runtime services that are shared among the
approaches used to implement the execution semantics, such
as graphical animation or omniscient debugging.