Requirements traceability in model-driven development: Applying model and transformation conformance

João Andrade Almeida, Maria Eugenia Iacob, Pascal van Eck

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    The variety of design artifacts (models) produced in a model-driven design process results in an intricate relationship between requirements and the various models. This paper proposes a methodological framework that simplifies management of this relationship, which helps in assessing the quality of models, realizations and transformation specifications. Our framework is a basis for understanding requirements traceability in model-driven development, as well as for the design of tools that support requirements traceability in model-driven development processes. We propose a notion of conformance between application models which reduces the effort needed for assessment activities. We discuss how this notion of conformance can be integrated with model transformations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1007/s10796-007-9038-3
    Pages (from-to)327-342
    Number of pages16
    JournalInformation systems frontiers
    Issue numberLNCS4549/4
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007


    • IR-64332
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-11010
    • METIS-241885

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