Software Engineering Techniques Applied to Agricultural Systems

An Object-Oriented and UML Approach

  • Petraq J. Papajorgji
  • Panos M. Pardalos

Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Concepts and Notations

  3. Applications

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 233-247

About this book

Introduction

Software Engineering Techniques Applied to Agricultural Systems presents cutting-edge software engineering techniques for designing and implementing better agricultural software systems based on the object-oriented paradigm and the Unified Modeling Language (UML). The book is divided in two parts: The first part presents concepts of the object-oriented paradigm and the UML notation of these concepts, and the second part provides a number of examples of applications that use the material presented in the first part. The examples presented illustrate the techniques discussed, focusing on how to construct better models using objects and UML diagrams. More advanced concepts such as distributed systems and examples of how to build these systems are presented in the last chapter of the book.

The book presents a step-by-step approach for modeling agricultural systems, starting with a conceptual diagram representing elements of the system and their relationships. Furthermore, diagrams such as sequential and collaboration diagrams are used to explain the dynamic and static aspects of the software system.

Audience

This book is intended for anyone involved in software development projects in agriculture, including managers, team leaders, developers and modellers of agricultural and environmental systems.

Keywords

Agricultural systems Irrigation Simulation Simulation models UML Unified Modeling Language (UML) architecture distributed systems modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Petraq J. Papajorgji
    • 1
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-28171-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-28170-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28171-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1384-6485
  • About this book