This project produces modeling frameworks, tooling, and/or standards implementations.

Eclipse EMF Services

The Eclipse EMF Query component facilitates the process of search and retrieval of model elements of interest in a flexible yet controlled and structured manner. Provides API support for the basic EObject based Condition objects that are used to formulate queries for EMF models.

The query component provides the following classes/interfaces to support queries.


Capra provides traceability features. In essence, it allows the creation of trace links between arbitrary artefacts, as long as an adapter for these artefacts is available. This way, a trace link can be created between EMF model elements, source code files supported by the Eclipse Platform (e.g., Java, C, Python), or tasks from an issue tracking system supported by Eclipse Mylyn. External artefacts for which the Eclipse Platform does not offer built-in support can also be linked if a fitting adapter is provided.

Papyrus for xtUML

Papyrus-xtUML is a tool which supplies the capability to edit, execute and translate xtUML models.  Executable, translatable UML (xtUML) is an extension to UML based upon the Shlaer-Mellor Method of Model-Driven Architecture (MDA), which supports a powerful approach to Model-Driven Development (MDD). Papyrus-xtUML provides the system design community with access to xtUML editing, execution and translation capabilities, along with a forum to advance the use of this methodology.

Eclipse PMF

Eclipse PMF focuses in fact on high level presentation modeling concepts on GUI by ignoring the displaying technology artifacts such as appearence, layouts and data binding support. It allows each technology to make its specific connection with this framework. 

The purpose of this framework is to provide the basic functional concepts of user interaction in a PIM level UI modeling language. The language can be extended in two ways:


Eclipse APP4MC is a platform for engineering embedded multi- and many-core software systems. The platform enables the creation and management of complex tool chains including simulation and validation. As an open platform, proven in the automotive sector by Bosch and their partners, it supports interoperability and extensibility and unifies data exchange in cross-organizational projects.


Eclipse Layout Kernel

Visual languages are popular for visualizing concepts and systems. However, just being graphical in nature does not automatically make a diagram easy to understand. Its usefulness much rather depends on the placement of its elements, that is: on its layout. Getting the layout right is labour intensive and time consuming and can be made a lot easier by making algorithms do the work. The Eclipse Layout Kernel (ELK) provides such layout algorithms, as well as an infrastructure to connect them to diagram editors.

Model Driven Health Tools

MDHT delivers a standard object-oriented alternative to proprietary development methodologies and tooling used to specify and implement most healthcare industry standards. There are three primary categories of users for MDHT tools: authors of healthcare industry interoperability standards, certification or testing authorities who validate that an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system produces XML or JSON files that comply with the standard, and software developers that implement adapters or applications that produce and consume healthcare data.

Papyrus for Real Time (Papyrus-RT)

Papyrus-RT is an industrial-grade, complete modeling environment for the development of complex, software intensive, real-time, embedded, cyber-physical systems.

The initial version of Papyrus-RT is based on the UML-RT approach, so the discussion below is representative of this decision. This decision was made from feedback from active interested parties, sponsors, and experience of the development team.

Cloud Application Management Framework

The project aims to develop and sustain the necessary tooling that will assist Cloud application lifecycle management operations, using open standards and languages, where appropriate. As aforementioned, these operations are classified into three distinct categories: (1) application description, (2) application deployment and (3) application monitoring. CAMF will follow the Eclipse OSGi plug-in based software architecture for each of the aforementioned operations and will inherit the same look-and-feel that Eclipse users are accustomed to. To guarantee the quality of the resulting product, the project will follow designated development cycles with rigorous code reviews, unit tests and release cycles.