Multifaceted consistency checking of collaborative engineering artifacts

Authors Michael Tröls
Atif Mashkoor
Alexander Egyed
Title Multifaceted consistency checking of collaborative engineering artifacts
Booktitle Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C)
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE
ISBN 978-1-7281-5125-0
DOI 10.1109/MODELS-C.2019.00044
Month September
Year 2019
Pages 278-287
SCCH ID# 19069

In modern day engineering projects, different engineers collaborate on creating a vast multitude of different artifacts such as requirements, design specifications and code. While these artifacts are strongly interdependent, they are often treated in isolation and with little regard to their semantical overlappings. Automatic consistency checking approaches between these artifacts are rare and often not feasible. Therefore, artifacts become inconsistent and the consequences are costly errors. This work proposes a multifaceted consistency checking approach for different kinds of engineering artifacts, with the help of a collaborative engineering platform. The proposed approach enables engineers to automatically check the consistency of their individual artifacts against the work results of other engineers, without using different tools than the established ones of their fields and without merging their artifacts with those of others.