Towards Formal Verification of Model Transformations

TitleTowards Formal Verification of Model Transformations
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsVarró, D.
EditorJones, T.
Conference NamePhD Student Workshop of FMOODS 2002, Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems
Date PublishedMarch 20–22
Conference LocationEnschede, The Netherlands
AbstractAs the Unified Modeling Language is evolving into a family of languages with individually specified semantics, there is an increasing need for highly automated and provenly correct model transformations that would assure the integration of local views of the system (in the form of different diagrams) into a consistent global view. Graph transformation provides an easy-to-understand visual specification technique to formally capture the rules of such transformations. In the paper, we summarize the concepts of VIATRA, the general purpose model transformation system together with the major correctness requirements and a model checking based verification method for model transformations.