Automated migration of EuGENia graphical editors to the web

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  • Fatima Rani - , UGROUND GLOBAL SL (Author)
  • Pablo Diez - , UGROUND GLOBAL SL (Author)
  • Enrique Chavarriaga - , UGROUND GLOBAL SL (Author)
  • Esther Guerra - , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Author)
  • Juan De Lara - , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Author)


Domain-specific languages (DSLs) are languages tailored for particular domains. Many frameworks and tools have been proposed to develop editors for DSLs, especially for desktop IDEs, like Eclipse. We are witnessing the advent of low-code development platforms, which are cloud-based environments supporting rapid application development by using graphical languages and forms. While this approach is very promising, the creation of new low-code platforms may require the migration of existing desktop-based editors to the web. However, this is a technically challenging task. To fill this gap, we present ROCCO, a tool that migrates Eclipse-based graphical modelling editors to the web, to facilitate their integration with low-code platforms. The tool reads a meta-model annotated with EuGENia annotations, and generates a web editor using the DPG web framework used by the UGROUND company. In this paper, we present the approach, including tool support and an evaluation based on migrating nine editors created by third parties, which shows the usefulness of the tool.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS-C 2020 - Companion Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages7
ISBN (electronic)9781450381352
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesMODELS '20: Proceedings of the 23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Companion Proceedings


Title23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
Abbreviated titleMODELS-C 2020
Conference number23
Duration16 - 23 October 2020

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-3753-3778/work/142238506


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Graphical DSLs, Low-code platforms, Model-driven engineering