Aspect-oriented compositions for dynamic behavior models

João Araújo, Jon Whittle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The crosscutting problem can be observed at scenario modeling level where one model may present several tangled concerns, compromising requirements and system evolution. To avoid this problem, we can deal with aspectual scenarios by modularizing and thus separating them from other scenarios. Also, it is desirable to analyze how the crosscutting scenarios interact with other scenarios at early stages of software development; otherwise these interactions will only become clear during later stages when problems are much more expensive to solve. But to achieve that scenario modularization is not enough, we need efficient model composition mechanisms to allow the system to be analyzed and validated in its entirety. We introduce the Modeling Aspects Using a Transformation Approach (MATA), an expressive technique based on graph transformations, where aspectual scenarios, here represented as sequence diagram and state machines, will be modeled and composed efficiently. An example, based on a common case study, illustrates the usage of MATA's modularization and composition mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages45-60
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642386404
ISBN (Print)3642386393, 9783642386398
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

Cite this