Forensic debugging of model transformations

Hibberd, Mark T., Lawley, Michael J., & Raymond, Kerry (2007) Forensic debugging of model transformations. In Engels, Gregor, Opdyke, Bill, Schmidt, Douglas C., & Weil, Frank (Eds.) 10th International Conference, MoDELS 2007: Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, October 2007, Nashville, USA.

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Software bugs occur in model-driven development, just as they do with traditional development techniques. We explore the types of bugs that occur in model transformations and identify debugging ap- proaches that can be applied or adapted to a model-driven context. In- vestigation shows that the detailed source-to-target traceability avail- able with model transformations enables effective post-hoc, or forensic, debugging. Forensic debugging techniques are introduced for automated bug localisation in model transformations. The methods discussed are grounded with examples using the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and Tefkat, a declarative model transformation engine.

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ID Code: 12874
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: MDA MDE MDD Modeling Transformation Debugging
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75209-7_40
ISBN: 9783540752080
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:36

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