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Validating UML Simulation Models With Model-Level Unit Tests

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The paper describes model-level unit tests for model-driven simulation based on UML models. The paper refers to the well-known unit testing method and applies this concept on a higher abstraction level, that is on UML simulation models. The concept of model-based simulation has become more and more popular throughout the last years. This trend is fostered by the avail-ability of tools that automatically transform UML models into executable simulation code. Typically, both functionality and behavior are modeled in UML, whereas debugging and validation are mainly an issue of investigating the executable code. The paper contributes to the field of model-driven simulation by defining a novel testing method.

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