Automated model merge by design space exploration

Csaba Debreceni, István Ráth, Dániel Varró, Xabier De Carlos, Xabier Mendialdua, Salvador Trujillo

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Abstract

Industrial applications of model-driven engineering to develop large and complex systems resulted in an increasing demand for collaboration features. However, use cases such as model differencing and merging have turned out to be a difficult challenge, due to (i) the graph-like nature of models, and (ii) the complexity of certain operations (e.g. hierarchy refactoring) that are common today. In the paper, we present a novel search-based automated model merge approach where rule-based design space exploration is used to search the space of solution candidates that represent conflict-free merged models. Our method also allows engineers to easily incorporate domain-specific knowledge into the merge process to provide better solutions. The merge process automatically calculates multiple merge candidates to be presented to domain experts for final selection. Furthermore, we propose to adopt a generic synthetic benchmark to carry out an initial scalability assessment for model merge with large models and large change sets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamental Approaches to Software Engineering - 19th International Conference, FASE 2016 Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016, Proceedings
EditorsAndrzej Wasowski, Perdita Stevens
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages104-121
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783662496640
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event19th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering, FASE 2016 Held as Part of European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 2 2016Apr 8 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9633
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other19th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering, FASE 2016 Held as Part of European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period4/2/164/8/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Debreceni, C., Ráth, I., Varró, D., De Carlos, X., Mendialdua, X., & Trujillo, S. (2016). Automated model merge by design space exploration. In A. Wasowski, & P. Stevens (Eds.), Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering - 19th International Conference, FASE 2016 Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016, Proceedings (pp. 104-121). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9633). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49665-7_7