Towards domain-specific flow-based languages

Bahram Zarrin, Hubert Baumeister, Hessam Sarjoughian

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Abstract

Due to the significant growth of the demand for data-intensive computing, in addition to the emergence of new parallel and distributed computing technologies, scientists and domain experts are leveraging languages specialized for their problem domain, i.e., domain-specific languages, to help them describe their problems and solutions, instead of using general purpose programming languages. The goal of these languages is to improve the productivity and efficiency of the development and simulation of concurrent scientific models and systems. Moreover, they help to expose parallelism and to specify the concurrency within a component or across different independent components. In this paper, we introduce the concept of domain-specific flow-based languages which allows domain experts to use flow-based languages adapted to a particular problem domain. Flow-based programming is used to support concurrency, while the domain-specific part of these languages is used to define atomic processes and domain-specific validation rules for composite processes. We propose a modeling language that can be used to develop such domain-specific languages. Since this language allows one to define other languages, we often refer to it as a meta-modeling language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMODELSWARD 2018 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
EditorsSlimane Hammoudi, Luis Ferreira Pires, Bran Selic
PublisherSciTePress
Pages319-325
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582837
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Jan 22 2018Jan 24 2018

Publication series

NameMODELSWARD 2018 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
Volume2018-January

Other

Other6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2018
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period1/22/181/24/18

Keywords

  • Domain-specific Languages
  • Flow-based Programming
  • Metamodeling Languages
  • Parallel Computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Zarrin, B., Baumeister, H., & Sarjoughian, H. (2018). Towards domain-specific flow-based languages. In S. Hammoudi, L. F. Pires, & B. Selic (Eds.), MODELSWARD 2018 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (pp. 319-325). (MODELSWARD 2018 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development; Vol. 2018-January). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006555903190325