The Generic Modeling Environment is a configurable toolkit for creating
domain-specific modeling and program synthesis environments. The configuration
is accomplished through metamodels specifying the modeling paradigm (modeling
language) of the application domain. The modeling paradigm contains all the
syntactic, semantic, and presentation information regarding the domain; which
concepts will be used to construct models, what relationships may exist among
those concepts, how the concepts may be organized and viewed by the modeler,
and rules governing the construction of models. The modeling paradigm defines
the family of models that can be created using the resultant modeling environment.
The metamodeling language is based on the UML class diagram notation and OCL constraints.
The metamodels specifying the modeling paradigm are used to automatically generate
the target domain-specific environment. The generated
domain-specific environment is then used to build domain models that are stored
in a model database or in XML format. These models are used to automatically generate the
applications or to synthesize input to different COTS analysis tools.
GME has a modular, extensible architecture that uses MS COM for integration.
GME is easily extensible; external components can be written in any
language that supports COM (C++, Visual Basic, C#, Python etc.).
GME has many advanced features. A built-in constraint manager enforces all domain
constraints during model building. GME supports multiple aspect modeling.
It provides metamodel composition for reusing and combining existing modeling
languages and language concepts. It supports model libraries for reuse at the model
level. All GME modeling languages provide type inheritance. Model visualization is
customizable through decorator interfaces.
For a more detailed description of GME check out the Technical Overview.
You can find useful information on the documentation page. You can download
For more information contact Akos Ledeczi (615.343.8307).