Abstract : Nowadays, object-oriented meta-languages such as MOF (Meta-Object Facility) are increasingly used to specify domain-specific languages in the model-driven engineering community. However, these meta-languages focus on structural specifications and have no built-in support for specifications of operational semantics. In this paper we explore the idea of using aspect- oriented modeling to add precise action specifications with static type checking and genericity at the meta level, and examine related issues and possible solutions. We believe that such a combination would bring significant benefits to the community, such as the specification, simulation and testing of operational semantics of metamodels. We present requirements for such statically-typed meta-languages and rationales for the aforementioned benefits.