Towards model round-trip engineering : an abductive approach

Hettel, Thomas, Lawley, Michael J., & Raymond, Kerry (2009) Towards model round-trip engineering : an abductive approach. In Paige, Richard F. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference, ICMT 2009 : Theory and Practice of Model Transformations, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 100-115.

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Providing support for reversible transformations as a basis for round-trip engineering is a significant challenge in model transformation research. While there are a number of current approaches, they require the underlying transformation to exhibit an injective behaviour when reversing changes. This however, does not serve all practical transformations well. In this paper, we present a novel approach to round-trip engineering that does not place restrictions on the nature of the underlying transformation. Based on abductive logic programming, it allows us to compute a set of legitimate source changes that equate to a given change to the target model. Encouraging results are derived from an initial prototype that supports most concepts of the Tefkat transformation language

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ID Code: 26413
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: model transformation, abductive reasoning, round-trip engineering
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02408-5_8
ISBN: 9783642024078
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Architecture (080302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Engineering and Theory (080607)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Software Engineering & Data Communications
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer.
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2009 01:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:08

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