State-based model slicing: a survey

Androutsopoulos, Kelly ORCID logoORCID:, Clark, David, Harman, Mark, Krinke, Jens and Tratt, Laurence (2013) State-based model slicing: a survey. ACM Computing Surveys, 45 (4) . p. 53. ISSN 0360-0300 [Article] (doi:10.1145/2501654.2501667)


Slicing is a technique, traditionally applied to programs, for extracting the parts of a program that affect the values computed at a statement of interest. In recent years authors have begun to consider slicing at model level. We present a detailed review of existing work on slicing at the level of finite-state-machine-based models. We focus on state-based modeling notations because these have received sufficient attention from the slicing community that there is now a coherent body of hitherto unsurveyed work. We also identify the challenges that state-based slicing presents and how the existing literature has addressed these. We conclude by identifying problems that remain open either because of the challenges involved in addressing them or because the community simply has yet to turn its attention to solving them.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 13948
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Depositing User: Kelly Androutsopoulos
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 14:18
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 10:10

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