A taxonomy for program metamodels in program reverse engineering

Hironori Washizaki, Yann Gaël Guéhéneuc, Foutse Khomh

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    To support program comprehension, maintenance, and evolution, metamodels are frequently used during program reverse engineering activities to describe and analyze constituents of a program and their relations. Reverse engineering tools often define their own metamodels according to the intended purposes and features. Although each metamodel has its own advantages, its limitations may be addressed by other metamodels. Existing works have evaluated and compared metamodels and tools, but none have considered all the possible characteristics and limitations to provide a comprehensive guideline for classifying, comparing, reusing, and extending program metamodels. To aid practitioners and researchers in classifying, comparing, reusing, and extending program metamodels and their corresponding reverse engineering tools according to the intended goals, we establish a conceptual framework with definitions of program metamodels and related concepts. Then this framework is used to provide a comprehensive taxonomy, named Program Metamodel TAxonomy (ProMeTA), which incorporates newly identified characteristics into those stated in previous works, which were identified via a systematic literature survey on program metamodels, while keeping the orthogonality of the entire taxonomy. Additionally, we validate the taxonomy in terms of its orthogonality and usefulness through the classification of popular metamodels.

    元の言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2016
    出版者Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ページ44-55
    ページ数12
    ISBN(電子版)9781509038060
    DOI
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2017 1 12
    イベント32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2016 - Raleigh, United States
    継続期間: 2016 10 22016 10 10

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    Other32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2016
    United States
    Raleigh
    期間16/10/216/10/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Software

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    Washizaki, H., Guéhéneuc, Y. G., & Khomh, F. (2017). A taxonomy for program metamodels in program reverse engineering. : Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, ICSME 2016 (pp. 44-55). [7816453] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSME.2016.82