Our paper Real-time Collaborative Multi-Level Modeling by Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types co-authored with Eugene Syriani has been invited to the main track of this year’s MODELS conference as a journal-first paper. (Pre-print available. Official article here.)
The Journal-first initiative of SoSyM enables authors of accepted articles that have not been presented elsewhere to reach a broader conference audience.
The need for real-time collaborative solutions in model-driven engineering has been increasing over the past years. Conflict-free replicated data types (CRDT) provide scalable and robust replication mechanisms that align well with the requirements of real-time collaborative environments. In this paper, we propose a real-time collaborative multi-level modeling framework to support advanced modeling scenarios, built on a collection of custom CRDT, specifically tailored for the needs of modeling environments. We demonstrate the benefits of the framework through an illustrative modeling case and compare it with other state-of-the-art modeling frameworks.