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Customisable model transformations based on non-functional requirements

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dc.contributor.author Sterritt, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Cahill, Vinny
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-21T10:30:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-21T10:30:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1153
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Model-to-Model (M2M) transformation stage in a Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) tool chain is used to bridge the large semantic gap between problem-domain abstractions and software artefacts. This transformation is typically specified in a closed, monolithic way. Since no two systems have identical requirements, some work has been done to create explicit support for customisation of the transformation process based on functional requirements. The same is not true for non-functional requirements. The contribution of this paper is a customizable M2M transformation process that takes as an input the users priorities, in terms of non-functional properties, to select between design trade-offs in the transformation. These tradeoffs are expressed as contrasting architectural styles, which describe common patterns of interactions and constraints with well understood non-functional implications. The target of the M2M transformation is an Architecture Description Language (ADL) that can be used to express styles. Model checking tools can be used to ensure that styles are adhered to during the entire MDE process. This early work focuses on describing contrasting architectural styles that address distribution issues, such as fault tolerance. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Congress on Services 2008;Part I
dc.subject non-funtional model-to-model transformation en_US
dc.subject model-driven engineering en_US
dc.title Customisable model transformations based on non-functional requirements en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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