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JSW 2014 Vol.9(11): 2813-2822 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.11.2813-2822

A Graph Based Approach to Trace Models Composition

Youness Laghouaouta1, Adil Anwar2, Mahmoud Nassar1, Bernard Coulette3
1IMS-SIME ENSIAS, Mohamed Vth Soussi University, Rabat, Morocco
2Siweb, EMI, Mohamed Vth Agdal Universtity, Rabat, Morocco
3IRIT-UTM, University of Toulouse II, Toulouse, France


Abstract—A model driven engineering process involves different and heterogeneous models that represent various perspectives of the system under development. The model composition operation allows combining those sub-models into an integrated view, but remains a tedious activity. For that, traceability information must be maintained to comprehend the composition effects and better manage the operation itself. Against this context, the current paper describes a framework for model composition traceability. We consider the traces generation concern as a crosscutting concern where the weaving mechanism is performed using graph transformations. A composition specification case study is presented to illustrate our contribution.

Index Terms—traceability, model composition, model transformation, aspect oriented modeling, graph transformation.

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Cite: Youness Laghouaouta, Adil Anwar, Mahmoud Nassar, Bernard Coulette, "A Graph Based Approach to Trace Models Composition," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 2813-2822, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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