Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 327–342 | Cite as

Requirements traceability in model-driven development: Applying model and transformation conformance

  • João Paulo A. AlmeidaEmail author
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob
  • Pascal van Eck


The variety of design artifacts (models) produced in a model-driven design process results in an intricate relationship between requirements and the various models. This paper proposes a methodological framework that simplifies management of this relationship, which helps in assessing the quality of models, realizations and transformation specifications. Our framework is a basis for understanding requirements traceability in model-driven development, as well as for the design of tools that support requirements traceability in model-driven development processes. We propose a notion of conformance between application models which reduces the effort needed for assessment activities. We discuss how this notion of conformance can be integrated with model transformations.


Requirements traceability Assessment Conformance Model transformation Model-driven design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Paulo A. Almeida
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob
    • 2
  • Pascal van Eck
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentFederal University of Espírito SantoVitóriaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and Change ManagementUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Telematics and Information TechnologyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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