International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.4, No.9, Aug. 2012

Integrating Non-Functional Properties in Model Driven Development: A Stepwise Refinement View

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Maryam Nooraei Abade,Zeinab Rajabi

Index Terms

Model Driven Development, Non-Functional Property, Refinement, Platform Independent Model, P Specific Model


Most of the refinement approach is about functional property of systems. Non-functional properties are as important as functional one. Without an accurate approach for specifying and refining their behaviors, software models will be regarded as imperfect and imprecise, and as a result, software systems cannot be generated correctly. Therefore, how to model such behaviors and how to stepwise refine these behaviors automatically, have become two critical problems in Model Driven Development. In this paper we present an approach for Non-functional refinement in model driven development using high order transformation languages and traceability property of them. We extend the idea of model refinement to non-functional properties of software and propose a stepwise refinement framework with conformance checking between abstract and concrete descriptions of system model using model transformation. The approach is extendable to all quantitative and quantitative non-functional properties.

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Maryam Nooraei Abade, Zeinab Rajabi, "Integrating Non-Functional Properties in Model Driven Development: A Stepwise Refinement View", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.4, no.9, pp.1-8, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2012.09.01


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