Assessing the quality of model-comparison tools: a method and a benchmark data set

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    Abstract

    Model comparison is an important aspect of model driven software engineering. In particular, exploring the evolution of a model would be impossible without means for comparing different versions of that model. However, the techniques and tools for model comparison are still being perfected for practical application. Moreover, there exist no systematic methods and no controlled benchmarks that could be used for assessing the quality of tools for model comparison. In this paper, we describe a systematic method for assessing the quality of model-comparison tools, and we present a data set to be used for controlled assessment experiments. Additionally, we use our method, and the specified data, to asses the quality of two model-comparison tools, namely EMFCompare and RCVDiff. The results of the experiments show that, in generic cases, both tools exhibit similar performance, and that both tools are of similar quality, though there are some notable difference in the details. The defined method, the selected dataset, and the results obtained by assessing the two mentioned tools, constitute a benchmark for model-comparison tools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP 2011) June 30, 2011; held in conjunction with TOOLS 2011 , Zurich, Switzerland
    Place of PublicationNew York NY
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages2-11
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0668-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Eventconference; 2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP 2011) -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

    Conference

    Conferenceconference; 2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP 2011)
    Period1/01/11 → …
    Other2nd International Workshop on Model Comparison in Practice (IWMCP 2011)

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