Reusing Test-Cases on Different Levels of Abstraction in a Model Based Development Tool
Seamless model based development aims to use models during all phases of the development process of a system. During the development process in a component-based approach, components of a system are described at qualitatively differing abstraction levels: during requirements engineering component models are rather abstract high-level and underspecified, while during implementation the component models are rather concrete and fully specified in order to enable code generation. An important issue that arises is assuring that the concrete models correspond to abstract models. In this paper, the authors propose a method to assure that concrete models for system components refine more abstract models for the same components.