160 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Model-based software development has become an actively researched area recently. There are numerous efficient methods to define modeling languages and their visual appearance, however, the description of the dynamic behavior of visual languages is an open topic. The purpose of my research is to establish a framework capable of describing the animation of visual modeling languages, and the elaboration of tools and techniques making this process efficient. This covers (i) the introduction of a visual modeling language-family and framework for animation description, (ii) efficient methods to process and transform models, and (iii) domain-specific model pattern support to speed up working with visual languages.