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LargeEMFModels is a proposed open source component in the Eclipse Modeling Framework Technology (EMFT) project whose goal is to improve EMF's behavior when working with large models. This component will provide such a large model as well as API to query, store and process it. Form the experiences made when working on these models, this project will try to help to make EMF more scalable for such kind of scenarios

This proposal is in the Project Proposal Phase (as defined in the Eclipse Development Process document) and is written to declare its intent and scope. This proposal is written to solicit additional participation and input from the Eclipse community. You are invited to comment on and/or join the component. Please send all feedback to the newsgroup (please prefix the subject with [largeModel]).


At this year's (2007) Eclipse Summit Europe there was a workshop on this topic. For this workshop we had different position papers illustrating the different scalability issues people run into when working with large models. Some of them seem to be fixable with today's EMF facilities, some other's aren't.

  • TODO add stuff from position papers here?


The goal of this component is

  • illustrating what is possible with today's emf facilities
  • illustrating how to use these facilities
  • provide input for EMF what has to be changed or added to make EMF more scalable for such large-scale models


Initial committers

  • Bernd Kolb (Independent)
  • Markus Voelter (Independent)
  • Ed Merks (IBM)
  • Axel Uhl (SAP)
  • Simon Helsen (SAP)
  • TBC

Interested parties

  • TBD

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