1st Edition

Model-Driven Engineering of Information Systems Principles, Techniques, and Practice

Edited By Liviu Gabriel Cretu, Florin Dumitriu Copyright 2014
    350 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    374 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Model-driven engineering (MDE) is the automatic production of software from simplified models of structure and functionality. It mainly involves the automation of the routine and technologically complex programming tasks, thus allowing developers to focus on the true value-adding functionality that the system needs to deliver. This book serves an overview of some of the core topics in MDE. The volume is broken into two sections offering a selection of papers that helps the reader not only understand the MDE principles and techniques, but also learn from practical examples. Also covered are the following topics:

    • MDE for software product lines

    • Formal methods for model transformation correctness

    • Metamodeling with Eclipse eCore

    • Metamodeling with UML profiles

    • Test cases generation

    This easily accessible reference volume offers a comprehensive guide to this rapidly expanding field. Edited by experienced writers with experience in both research and the practice of software engineering, Model-Driven Engineering of Information Systems: Principles, Techniques and Practice is an authoritative and easy-to-use reference, ideal for both researchers in the field and students who wish to gain an overview to this important field of study.

    Section 1: MDE Principles and Techniques

    End to End Development Engineering; Abdelgaffar Hamed and Robert M. Colomb

    Model-Driven Engineering for Software Product Lines; Jean-Marc Jézéquel

    Quality Model for Conceptual Models of MDD Environments; Beatriz Marín, Giovanni Giachetti, Oscar Pastor, and Alain Abran

    Formal Model-Driven Engineering: Generating Data and Behavioural Components; Chen-Wei Wang and Jim Davies

    Category Theory and Model-Driven Engineering: From Formal Semantics to Design Patterns and Beyond; Zinovy Diskin and Tom Maibaum

    Rascal: From Algebraic Specification to Meta-Programming; Jeroen van den Bos, Mark Hills, Paul Klint, Tijs van der Storm, and Jurgen J. Vinju

    Section 2: MDE in Practice

    Integrating Software Architecture Concepts into the MDA Platform with UML Profile; Adel Alti, Tahar Khammaci, and Adel Smeda

    Dependability Modeling and Assessment in UML-Based Software Development; Simona Bernardi José Merseguer, and Dorina C. Petriu

    Model-based reuse for crosscutting frameworks: assessing reuse and maintenance effort; Thiago Gottardi, Rafael Serapilha Durelli, Óscar Pastor López, and Valter Vieira de Camargo

    Using Built-In Domain-Specific Modeling Support to Guide Model-Based Test Generation; Teemu Kanstrén and Olli-Pekka Puolitaival

    Recovery and Migration of Application Logic From Legacy Systems; Wiktor Nowakowski, Michal Smialek, Albert Ambroziewicz, Norbert Jarzebowski, and Tomasz Straszak


    Dr. Liviu Gabriel Cretu is an applications architect at European Commission, D.G. Informatics, Unit B-Information Systems and Interoperability Solutions and a lecturer and research director at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania. He is a researcher, developer, and author, having published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the fields of semantic web enterprise architecture, model-driven engineering, event-driven SOA, business rules driven SOA, and business process management. He received his PhD in business information systems from the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania.

    Dr. Florin Dumitriu is a professor in the Department of Economics and Business Administration at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iaşi, Romania. He is the author of a number of articles published in numerous international journals.