Methodology and techniques for artefact evolution support

Description: 

The goal of the tools for evolution support produced in WP10 is twofold:

  1. Support inter-artefact evolution by providing the developer with contextual information about MDA artefacts both in terms of structural (i.e. relationships and dependencies) and historical (i.e. changes) context.
  2. Provide a service that can compute easily understandable high level change descriptions from to version of an MDA artefact irrespective of the source of those versions.

This document describes the functionality and architecture of the two components (Evolution Service (ES) and Artefact Context Explorer (ACE)) responsible for artefact evolution in the ARTIST tool suite.