Klaas van den Berg

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This paper studies ways for modularizing transformation definitions in current rule-based model transformation languages. Two scenarios are shown in which the modular units are identified on the base of the relations between source and target metamodels and on the base of generic transformation functionality. Both scenarios justify modularization by(More)
Requirements traceability is the ability to relate requirements back to stakeholders and forward to corresponding design artifacts, code, and test cases. Although considerable research has been devoted to relating requirements in both forward and backward directions, less attention has been paid to relating requirements with other requirements. Relations(More)
In requirements engineering, there are several approaches for requirements modeling such as goal-oriented, aspect-driven, and system requirements modeling. In practice, companies often customize a given approach to their specific needs. Thus, we seek a solution that allows customization in a systematic way. In this paper, we propose a metamodel for(More)
In the period experiments have been carried out with an introductory course in computer programming based on functional programming Due to thorough educational design and evaluation a successful course has been developed This has led to a revision of the computer programming education in the rst year of the computer science curriculum at the University of(More)
The identification of crosscutting is a prerequisite for applying aspect-oriented techniques in software development. We present an operationalization of the definition of crosscutting to support this identification. We use matrices to represent the relation between design elements at different levels of abstraction. We present some case studies about the(More)
Crosscutting is usually described in terms of scattering and tangling. However, the distinction between these three concepts is vague. Precise definitions are mandatory for certain research areas such as the identification of crosscutting concerns at phases of the software life cycle. We propose a conceptual framework for crosscutting where crosscutting is(More)
Evolving customer needs is one of the driving factors in software development. There is a need to analyze the impact of requirement changes in order to determine possible conflicts and design alternatives influenced by these changes. The analysis of the impact of requirement changes on related requirements can be based on requirements traceability. In this(More)
A number of applications that process XML documents interpret them as objects of application specific classes in a given domain. Generic interfaces such as SAX and DOM leave this interpretation completely to the application. Data binding provides some automation but it is not powerful enough to express complex relations between the application model and the(More)
In the Meta Object Facility (MOF) meta-modeling architecture a number of model transformation scenarios can be identified. It could be expected that a meta-modeling architecture will be accompanied by a transformation technology supporting the model transformation scenarios in a uniform way. Despite the fact that current transformation languages have(More)