Advertisement

Design Guidelines for the Development of Quality-Driven Model Transformations

  • Emilio Insfran
  • Javier Gonzalez-Huerta
  • Silvia Abrahão
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6395)

Abstract

The design of model transformations is a key aspect in model-driven development processes and is even more important when alternative transformations exist. The transformation designer must be able to identify which alternative transformations produce models with the desired quality attributes. This paper presents design guidelines for defining model transformations to deal with alternative transformations in which the selection of the alternatives is done based on quality attributes. The design guidelines are defined in the context of a multimodeling approach which, unlike conventional transformation processes that only use source models as input to apply transformations, also uses two additional models: a quality model for representing quality attributes, and a transformation model for representing the relationships among quality attributes and the alternative transformations in a particular domain.

Keywords

Model-Driven Development Model Transformation Design Model Quality Assurance 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Al-Naeem, T., Gorton, I., Ali Babar, M., Rabhi, F., Benatallah, B.: A Quality-DrivenSystematic Approach for Architecting Distributed Software Applications. In: Proceedings of International Conference onSoftware Engineering ICSE 2005, pp. 244–253 (2005)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Belaunde, M.: Transformation Composition in QVT. In: First European Workshop on Composition of Model Transformations (CMT), Bilbao, Spain (2006)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Boronat, A., Knapp, A., Meseguer, J., Wirsing, M.: What is a Multi-Modeling Language? In: Corradini, A., Montanari, U. (eds.) WADT 2008. LNCS, vol. 5486, pp. 71–87. Springer, Heidelberg (2009)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Czarnecki, K., Helsen, S.: Feature-based Survey of Model Transformation Approaches. IBM Systems Journal 45(3), 621–645 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Dershowitz, N., Jouannaud, J.P.: Rewrite Systems. In: van Leeuwen, J. (ed.) Formal models and semantics. Handbook of Theoretical Computer Science, vol. B, pp. 243–320. Elsevier/ The MIT Press, Amsterdam (1990)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Gardner, T., Griffin, C., Koehler, J., Hauser, R.: A Review of OMG MOF 2.0 Query/Views/Transformations Submissions and Recommendations Toward the Final Standard. In: OMG Document, Object Management Group, ad/03-08-02 (2003), http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?ad/03-08-02
  7. 7.
    International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC.: Software engineering Software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation SQuaRE (2005)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Kurtev, I.: Adaptability of Model Transformations. PhD Thesis. University of Twente, Twente, the Netherlands (2005)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Lammel, R., Kitsis, S., Remy, D.: Analysis of XML Schema Usage. In: Conference Proceedings XML, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2005)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Merilinna, J.: A Tool for Quality-Driven Architecture Model Transformation. PhD thesis. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Vuorimiehentie, Finland (2005)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
    Meta Object Facility (MOF) 2.0 Query/View/Transformation Specification (2003) Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Šumak, B., Hericko, M., Pušnik, M.: Towards a Framework for Quality XML Schema Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, Cavtat, Croatia (2007)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilio Insfran
    • 1
  • Javier Gonzalez-Huerta
    • 1
  • Silvia Abrahão
    • 1
  1. 1.ISSI Research Group, Department of Information Systems and ComputationUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

Personalised recommendations