Directives for Composing Aspect-Oriented Design Class Models

  • Y. R. Reddy
  • S. Ghosh
  • R. B. France
  • G. Straw
  • J. M. Bieman
  • N. McEachen
  • E. Song
  • G. Georg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3880)


An aspect-oriented design model consists of a set of aspect models and a primary model. Each aspect model describes a feature that crosscuts elements in the primary model. Aspect and primary models are composed to obtain an integrated design view. In this paper we describe a composition approach that utilizes a merging algorithm and composition directives. Composition directives are used when the default merging algorithm is known or expected to yield incorrect models. Our prototype tool supports default class diagram composition.


Aspect-oriented modeling Composition directives KerMeta Metamodel EMOF Signature UML 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. R. Reddy
    • 1
  • S. Ghosh
    • 1
  • R. B. France
    • 1
  • G. Straw
    • 1
  • J. M. Bieman
    • 1
  • N. McEachen
    • 1
  • E. Song
    • 1
  • G. Georg
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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