Megamodeling Software Platforms: Automated Discovery of Usable Cartography from Available Metadata

Vincent Mahé 1 Frédéric Jouault 1 Hugo Bruneliere 1
1 ATLANMOD - Modeling Technologies for Software Production, Operation, and Evolution
LINA - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique, Département informatique - EMN, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : Model-driven reverse engineering focuses on automatically discovering models from different kinds of available information on existing software systems. Although the source code of an application is often used as a basic input, this information may take various forms such as: design "models", bug reports, or any kind of documentation in general. All this metadata may have been either built manually or generated (semi)automatically during the whole software life cycle, from the specification and development phase to the effective running of the system. This paper proposes an automated and extensible MDE approach to build a usable cartography of a given platform from available metadata by combining several MDE techniques. As a running example, the approach has been applied to the TopCased MDE platform for Embedded & Real-Time Systems.
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Vincent Mahé, Frédéric Jouault, Hugo Bruneliere. Megamodeling Software Platforms: Automated Discovery of Usable Cartography from Available Metadata. International Workshop on Reverse Engineering Models from Software Artifacts (REM 2009, co-located with WCRE 2009), Oct 2009, Lille, France. pp.29-32. ⟨hal-00782267⟩

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