Just accepted to SEFM’11 🙂 Joint work with Ana Garis and Daniel Riesco.
Abstract: Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is a Software Engineering approach based on model transformations at different abstraction levels. It prescribes the development of software by successively transforming
models from abstract (specifications) to more concrete ones (code).
Alloy is an increasingly popular lightweight formal specification
language that supports automatic verification. Unfortunately, its
widespread industrial adoption is hampered by the lack of an
ecosystem of MDE tools, namely code generators. This paper presents
a model transformation between Alloy and UML Class Diagrams enriched
with OCL. The proposed transformation enables current UML-based
tools to also be applied to Alloy specifications, thus unleashing
its potential for MDE.