Software Debugging is still one of the most challenging and time consuming aspects of software development. Monitoring the software behavior and finding the causes of this behavior are located at the center of debugging process. Although many tools and techniques have been introduced to support developers in this part, we still have a long way from the ideal point. In this paper, we first give a detailed explanation of the main issues in this domain and why the available techniques and tools have been incapable of solving these issues completely. Then we explain how employing models can be helpful in solving stated problems. Finally, a detailed sketch of our approach based on using runtime models of executing software is described.
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