EMFeR: Model Checking for Object Oriented (EMF) Models

Christoph Eickhoff, Martin Lange, Simon-Lennert Raesch, Albert Zündorf

Abstract

For safety critical systems it is desirable to be able to prove system correctness. If your system is based e.g. on statecharts or finite automata you may use model checking techniques as provided e.g. by Spin. If your system uses dynamic object models you may use tools like Alloy or graph based tools like Groove, Henshin, or SDMLib. Unfortunately, most of theses approaches use proprietary languages for the specification of models and model transformations. This has the drawback that in order to verify system properties one has to recode the system and its operations within the specific language of the used verification tool. This is tedious and error prone. After a successful verification within the specific tool, you still do not know whether your actual implementation works correct. To overcome these limitations, this paper outlines our new EMFeR (EMF Engine for Reachability) tool. EMFeR provides complete testing and model checking capabilities for EMF based models. Unlike most other systems, EMFeR uses directly the code of the system under test. You just hand your implementation of the employed model operations to EMFeR as lambda expressions. In addition, you provide some model queries to retrieve model elements to be operated on. Thus, you may implement your system’s model operation in plain Java, in Kotlin, in Groovy or whatever and than you may use EMFeR to model check your actual system implementation.

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in Harvard Style

Eickhoff C., Lange M., Raesch S. and Zündorf A. (2019). EMFeR: Model Checking for Object Oriented (EMF) Models.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-358-2, pages 513-520. DOI: 10.5220/0007681605130520


in Bibtex Style

@conference{modelsward19,
author={Christoph Eickhoff and Martin Lange and Simon-Lennert Raesch and Albert Zündorf},
title={EMFeR: Model Checking for Object Oriented (EMF) Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2019},
pages={513-520},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007681605130520},
isbn={978-989-758-358-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - EMFeR: Model Checking for Object Oriented (EMF) Models
SN - 978-989-758-358-2
AU - Eickhoff C.
AU - Lange M.
AU - Raesch S.
AU - Zündorf A.
PY - 2019
SP - 513
EP - 520
DO - 10.5220/0007681605130520