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Estimating footprints of model operations


Jeanneret, Cédric; Glinz, Martin; Baudry, Benoit (2011). Estimating footprints of model operations. In: 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011), Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, USA, 21 May 2011 - 28 May 2011, 601-610.

Abstract

When performed on a model, a set of operations (e.g., queries or model transformations) rarely uses all the information present in the model. Unintended underuse of a model can indicate various problems: the model may contain more detail than necessary or the operations may be immature or erroneous. Analyzing the footprints of the operations - i.e., the part of a model actually used by an operation - is a simple technique to diagnose and analyze such problems. However, precisely calculating the footprint of an operation is expensive, because it requires analyzing the operation's execution trace.In this paper, we present an automated technique to estimate the footprint of an operation without executing it. We evaluate our approach by applying it to 75 models and five operations. Our technique provides software engineers with an efficient, yet precise, evaluation of the usage of their models.

When performed on a model, a set of operations (e.g., queries or model transformations) rarely uses all the information present in the model. Unintended underuse of a model can indicate various problems: the model may contain more detail than necessary or the operations may be immature or erroneous. Analyzing the footprints of the operations - i.e., the part of a model actually used by an operation - is a simple technique to diagnose and analyze such problems. However, precisely calculating the footprint of an operation is expensive, because it requires analyzing the operation's execution trace.In this paper, we present an automated technique to estimate the footprint of an operation without executing it. We evaluate our approach by applying it to 75 models and five operations. Our technique provides software engineers with an efficient, yet precise, evaluation of the usage of their models.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Event End Date:28 May 2011
Deposited On:13 Feb 2012 08:36
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:24
Related URLs:http://2011.icse-conferences.org/content/estimating-footprints-model-operations
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:2519
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-55674

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