Seminar: Generating Operational Guidelines from ATL Transformations

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Speaker: Rainbow Cai, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science (DCS, ANU)

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: CSIT Seminar Room, N101, CSIT Building, Building (108), North Road, ANU (campus map)

Website: Seminars @ CECS

Enquiries: Dr Shayne Flint

Model transformation, a core part of Model Driven Engineering, transforms models from one format to another. Model Transformation is normally done with transformation languages, such as ATL, XSLT, or programming language (e.g. java). Currently, transformation programs are written to achieve the basic transformation goal, i.e. transforming a model from one format to another.

As model transformation programs are well-structured information and implicitly contain the rationale, the conditions, and the results of an intended transformation, we argue that the potential of transformation programs needs to be explored to provide guidelines for currently isolated operational tasks such as detecting semantic inconsistencies, providing behaviour synchronisation information, and establishing traceability among models. In this paper, we introduce the CRelation model – a generic analysis and design model for model transformation, and use the CRelation model to assist the development of ATL transformation programs. From within the CRelation model, we then use the ATL programs to generate guidelines for the operational tasks related to model transformation. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach with a case study and present the initial evaluation results.

This seminar is part of the DCS Seminar Series.

Rainbow Cai is a lecturer at the Computer Science Department, ANU. She did her PhD in Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland.

She holds undergraduate diploma, postgraduate diploma, and master of science degree (with honors), all in Computer Science, from University of Auckland. Rainbow has active research interests in the areas of software architecture modelling, software architecture performance evaluation, reverse engineering, domain-specific modelling language, automated software engineering, visual languages and environments, meta-tools for multi-view multi-notation design tools, and model transformation and integration. Her main areas of interest pertain to software architecture modelling, performance engineering, and model transformation and integration.

Original Seminar Notice at: Generating Operational Guidelines from ATL Transformations, CECS Seminar List, The Australian National University, 2009

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