Verification and validation of declarative model-to-model transformations through invariants

Jordi Cabot, Robert Clarisó, Esther Guerra, Juan de Lara
2010 Journal of Systems and Software  
In this paper we propose a method to derive OCL invariants from declarative model-to-model transformations in order to enable their verification and analysis. For this purpose we have defined a number of invariant-based verification properties which provide increasing degrees of confidence about transformation correctness, such as whether a rule (or the whole transformation) is satisfiable by some model, executable or total. We also provide some heuristics for generating meaningful scenarios
more » ... t can be used to semiautomatically validate the transformations. As a proof of concept, the method is instantiated for two prominent model-to-model transformation languages: Triple Graph Grammars and QVT.
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2009.08.012 fatcat:fnd3t2xh6rgixntio6soompf2a