IEEE 38th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2014, Vasteras, Sweden, July 21-25, 2014. IEEE 2014
In model-driven engineering, design models allow for efficient designing without considering implementation details. Still, it is crucial that design models and source code are in sync. Unfortunately, both artifacts do evolve frequently and concurrently which causes them to drift apart over time. Even though technologies such as model-to-code transformations are commonly employed to keep design models and source code synchronized, those technologies typically still require unguided, manual adaptations. Hence, they do not effectively prevent inconsistencies from being introduced. In this paper, we outline a novel approach for checking consistency between design models and source code. Our approach aims at detecting inconsistencies instantly and informing developers about a project?s consistency status live during development.