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Towards a model compilation framework based on a unified model execution semantics



Poster paper

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


39th International Conference on Software Engineering


Due to the increasing complexity of software systems, model-driven engineering has been introduced to shift the developer's focus from machine-centric program code to human-centric models of the software under development. In model-driven approaches, program code in conventional programming languages (e.g., C++, Java) is commonly generated from models and then compiled or interpreted. Intermediate translation of models to program code raises two fundamental issues: 1) semantic inconsistency and information loss between an executable and its source model, and 2) suboptimality of executables, since compilers are unable to exploit model semantics. These issues are not tolerable in embedded real-time and safety-critical applications. To tame them, we propose direct compilation of models bypassing intermediate translations to conventional programming languages.


author = {Federico Ciccozzi},
title = {Towards a model compilation framework based on a unified model execution semantics},
note = {Poster paper},
month = {May},
year = {2017},
booktitle = {39th International Conference on Software Engineering},
url = {}