Termination Criteria for Model Transformation

TitleTermination Criteria for Model Transformation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsEhrig, H., Ehrig, K., de Lara, J., Taentzer, G., Varró, D., and Varró-Gyapay, S.
EditorCerioli, M.
Conference NameProc. FASE 2005: Internation Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
Date PublishedApril
Conference LocationEdinburgh, UK,

% Model transformation has become central to most software engineering activities. It refers to the process of modifying a (usually graphical) model for the purpose of analysis (by its transformation to some other domain), optimization, evolution, migration or even code generation. In this work, we show termination criteria for model transformation based on graph transformation. This framework offers visual and formal techniques based on rules, in such a way that model transformations can be subject to analysis. Previous results on graph transformation are extended by proving the termination of a transformation if the rules applied meet certain criteria. We show the suitability of the approach by an example in which we translate a simplified version of Statecharts into Petri nets for functional correctness analysis.

NotesAcceptance rate: 22%