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Co-evolution of Simulink Models in a Model-Based Product Line


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Conference/Workshop Paper


ACM/IEEE 23rd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems



Co-evolution of metamodels and conforming models is a known challenge in model-driven engineering. A variation of co-evolution occurs in model-based software product line engineering, where it is needed to efficiently co-evolve various products together with the single common platform from which they are derived. In this paper, we aim to alleviate manual efforts during this co-evolution process in an industrial setting where Simulink models are partially reused across various products. We propose and implement an approach providing support for the co-evolution of reusable model fragments. A demonstration on a realistic example model shows that our approach yields a correct co-evolution result and is feasible in practice, although practical application challenges remain. Furthermore, we discuss insights from applying the approach within the studied industrial setting.


author = {Robbert Jongeling and Antonio Cicchetti and Federico Ciccozzi and Jan Carlson},
title = {Co-evolution of Simulink Models in a Model-Based Product Line},
month = {October},
year = {2020},
booktitle = {ACM/IEEE 23rd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems},
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