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Integrating Performance and Reliability Analysis in a Non-Functional MDA Framework

  • Vittorio Cortellessa
  • Antinisca Di Marco
  • Paola Inverardi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4422)

Abstract

Integration of non-functional validation in Model-Driven Architecture is still far from being achieved, although it is ever more necessary in the development of modern software systems. In this paper we make a step ahead towards the adoption of such activity as a daily practice for software engineers all along the MDA process. We consider the Non-Functional MDA framework (NFMDA) that, beside the typical MDA model transformations for code generation, embeds new types of model transformations that allow the generation of quantitative models for non-functional analysis. We plug into the framework two methodologies, one for performance analysis and one for reliability assessment, and we illustrate the relationships between non-functional models and software models. For this aim, Computation Independent, Platform Independent and Platform Specific Models are also defined in the non-functional domains taken into consideration, that are performance and reliability.

Keywords

Model Transformation Sequence Diagram Case Diagram Demand Vector Execution Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vittorio Cortellessa
    • 1
  • Antinisca Di Marco
    • 1
  • Paola Inverardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di L’Aquila, Dipartimento di Informatica 

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