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Modeling Heterogeneous Points of View with ModHel'X


Non-functional properties (NFPs) concern various characteristics of a system (cost, power, QoS). These characteristics belong to different models of the system, built by different design teams, using different formalisms. Therefore, the design of a system includes a number of domain-specific modeling languages, used to express various NFPs. This paper focuses on the heterogeneity of the points of view on the system. We show that "multi-view" approaches which do not rely on a unique underlying model appear better-suited to express NFPs than model weaving or annotations. However, existing approaches in this category do not yet support model execution. We introduce a multi-view extension to ModHel'X, a framework for executing heterogeneous models, and we show how it can be used for modeling non-functional characteristics of a system and expressing NFPs. A key point of this approach is that it relies only on the core concepts of ModHel'X, but uses them in new ways.
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hal-00534407 , version 1 (09-11-2010)


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Frédéric Boulanger, Christophe Jacquet, Cécile Hardebolle, Elyes Rouis. Modeling Heterogeneous Points of View with ModHel'X. S. Ghosh. Models in Software Engineering, Springer-Verlag, pp.310-324, 2010. ⟨hal-00534407⟩
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