CVSM Bibliography, Entry [ Se2007NWMoDE ]

Selonen, Petri: A Review of UML Model Comparison Techniques;
p.37-51 in: Proc. 5th Nordic Workshop on Model Driven Engineering, 27-29 August 2007, Ronneby, Sweden; Research report, U. Göteborg; 2007
Deskriptoren: CVSM, CVSM

Abstract: Several approaches for comparing UML models have emerged in the academia. They vary in detail like the way they identify corresponding model elements, subset of UML they support, input and output formats they support, and assumptions they make about the models. These approaches mainly focus on detecting and reporting differences between models, typically consecutive versions of UML class diagrams. This review paper presents a synthesis of the key characteristics of currently available UML-based model comparison approaches and compares their commonalities and differences. In addition, it discusses some of their potential usage scenarios and puts forward a call for their more systematic evaluation.
Keywords: UML, model comparison, model differencing, model merging, correspondence