Towards a Generic Traceability Framework for Model-driven Software Engineering

Birgit Grammel

Abstract

With the inception of Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSD) the need for traceability is raised to understand the complexity of model transformations and overall to improve the quality of MDSD. Using the advantage of generating traceability information automatically inMDSD, eases the problem of creating and maintaining trace links, which is a labor intensive task, when done manually. Yet, there is still a wide range of open challenges in existing traceability solutions and a need to consolidate traceability domain knowledge. This paper proposes a generic framework for augmenting arbitrary model transformation approaches with a traceability mechanism. Essentially, this augmentation is based on a domain-specific language for traceability providing the formalization on integration conditions needed for implementing traceability. The paper is of positional nature and outlines work currently in progress.

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Grammel B. (2009). Towards a Generic Traceability Framework for Model-driven Software Engineering . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Future Trends of Model-Driven Development - Volume 1: FTMDD, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-95-1, pages 44-47. DOI: 10.5220/0002185400440047


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@conference{ftmdd09,
author={Birgit Grammel},
title={Towards a Generic Traceability Framework for Model-driven Software Engineering},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Future Trends of Model-Driven Development - Volume 1: FTMDD, (ICEIS 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={44-47},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002185400440047},
isbn={978-989-8111-95-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Future Trends of Model-Driven Development - Volume 1: FTMDD, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Towards a Generic Traceability Framework for Model-driven Software Engineering
SN - 978-989-8111-95-1
AU - Grammel B.
PY - 2009
SP - 44
EP - 47
DO - 10.5220/0002185400440047