AuthorsT. Yue and S. Ali
EditorsT. H. Tse, E. Wong and B. McMillin
TitleExploring Model-Based Repositories for a Broad Range of Industrial Applications and Challenges
AfilliationSoftware Engineering, Software Engineering, Software Engineering
Project(s)The Certus Centre (SFI)
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2014
Conference NameThe 14th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC)
Place PublishedAllen, TX, USA

Nowadays, systems are becoming increasingly complex and large and the process of developing such large-scale systems is becoming complicated with high cost and enormous effort required. Such a complicated process has a prominent challenge to ensure the quality of delivered artifacts. Therefore there is clearly a need to facilitate reuse of developed artifacts (e.g., requirements, architecture, tests) and enable automated analyses such as risk analyses, prioritizing test cases, change impact analysis, with the objective to reduce cost, effort and improve quality. Model-based engineering provides a promising mechanism to facilitate reuse and enable automation. The key idea is to use models as the backbone of structuring repositories that contain reusable artifacts (e.g., test cases, requirements). Such a backbone model is subsequently used to enable various types of automation such as model-based testing and automated rule verification. In this paper, we report 12 industrial projects from five differ-ent industry domains that all require the construction of model-based reposito-ries to enable various types of automation. We believe using models as the backbone to structure repositories for the purpose of enabling different types of automation in different contexts is a new and non-conventional model-based development research approach. This exploratory paper will serve the basis for future research to derive a generic model-based repository.

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