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Engineering Runtime Requirements-Monitoring Systems Using MDA Technologies

  • James Skene
  • Wolfgang Emmerich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3705)

Abstract

The Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) technology toolset includes a language for describing the structure of meta-data, the MOF, and a language for describing consistency properties that data must exhibit, the OCL. Off-the-shelf tools can generate meta-data repositories and perform consistency checking over the data they contain. In this paper we describe how these tools can be used to implement runtime requirements monitoring of systems by modelling the required behaviour of the system, implementing a meta-data repository to collect system data, and consistency checking the repository to discover violations. We evaluate the approach by implementing a contract checker for the SLAng service-level agreement language, a language defined using a MOF meta-model, and integrating the checker into an Enterprise JavaBeans application. We discuss scalability issues resulting from immaturities in the applied technologies, leading to recommendations for their future development.

Keywords

Object Constraint Language Object Management Group Eclipse Modelling Framework Model Drive Architecture Object Constraint Language Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Skene
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Emmerich
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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