Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling

C. Soltenborn, Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling, 2013.

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Dynamic Meta Modeling (DMM) is a semantics specification technique targeted at MOF-based modeling languages, where a language's behavior is defined by means of graphical operational rules which change runtime models. The DMM approach has first been suggested by Engels et al. in 2000; Hausmann has then defined the DMM language on a conceptual level within his PhD thesis in 2006. Consequently, the next step was to bring the existing DMM concepts alive, and then to apply them to different modeling languages, making use of the lessons learned to improve the DMM concepts as well as the DMM tooling. The result of this process is the DMM++ method, which is presented within this thesis. Our contributions are three-fold: First, and according to our experiences with the DMM language, we have introduced new concepts such as refinement by means of rule overriding, and we have strengthened existing concepts such as the dealing with universally quantified structures or attributes. Second, we have developed a test-driven process for semantics specification: A set of test models is created, and their expected behavior is fixed. Then, the DMM rules are created incrementally, finally resulting in a DMM ruleset realizing at least the expected behavior of the test models. Additionally, we have defined a set of coverage criteria for DMM rulesets which allow to measure the quality of a set of test models. Third, we have shown how functional as well as non-functional requirements can be formulated against models and their DMM specifications. The former is achieved by providing a visual language for formulating temporal logic properties, which are then verified with model checking techniques, and by allowing for visual debugging of models failing a requirement. For the latter, the modeler can add performance information to models and analyze their performance properties, e.g. average throughput.
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Soltenborn C. Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling.; 2013. doi:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:466:2-12420
Soltenborn, C. (2013). Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:466:2-12420
@book{Soltenborn_2013, title={Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling}, DOI={http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:466:2-12420}, author={Soltenborn, Christian}, year={2013} }
Soltenborn, Christian. Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling, 2013. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:466:2-12420.
C. Soltenborn, Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling. 2013.
Soltenborn, Christian. Quality Assurance with Dynamic Meta Modeling. 2013, doi:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:466:2-12420.

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