Evolution-Aware Monitoring-Oriented Programming

Owolabi Legunsen, Darko Marinov, Grigore Rosu

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Monitoring-Oriented Programming (MOP) helps develop more reliable software by means of monitoring against formal specifications. While MOP showed promising results, all prior research has focused on checking a single version of software. We propose to extend MOP to support multiple software versions and thus be more relevant in the context of rapid software evolution. Our approach, called eMOP, is inspired by regression test selection - a well studied, evolution-centered technique. The key idea in eMOP is to monitor only the parts of code that changed between versions. We illustrate eMOP by means of a running example, and show the results of preliminary experiments. eMOP opens up a new line of research on MOP - it can significantly improve usability and performance when applied across multiple versions of software and is complementary to algorithmic MOP advances on a single version.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479919345
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015
Event37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 16 2015May 24 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257


Other37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015


  • Monitoring-Oriented Programming
  • Regression Testing
  • Runtime Monitoring
  • Runtime Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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