Reviving QVT Relations: Model-Based Debugging Using Colored Petri Nets [chapter]

Manuel Wimmer, Angelika Kusel, Johannes Schoenboeck, Gerti Kappel, Werner Retschitzegger, Wieland Schwinger
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The standardized QVT Relations language, one cornerstone of Model-Driven Architecture (MDA), has not yet gained widespread use in practice, not least due to missing tool support in general and inadequate debugging support in particular. Transformation engines interpreting QVT Relations operate on a low level of abstraction, hide the operational semantics of a transformation and scatter metamodels, models, QVT code, and traces across different artifacts. We propose a model-based debugger
more » ... ting QVT Relations on bases of TROPIC, a model transformation framework which utilizes a variant of Colored Petri Nets (CPNs) providing an explicit runtime model and a homogenous view on all artifacts of a transformation.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04425-0_59 fatcat:sb65niirjbc4rnyzeu7ozigqlq