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Using UML-based Feature Models and UML Collaboration Diagrams to Information Modelling for Web-Based Applications

  • Peter Dolog
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3273)

Abstract

Web oriented software technology has provided access to information serving environments for a broad audience. This situation requires web-based software applications which satisfy increasing variety of requirements of the broad audience. Such variability can be found in requirements for information but also for environment which is serving the information. In this paper, we discuss a method which utilizes the UML-based feature modelling to support the need to model the variability. The information and environment configurations are modelled as common and variable features of application domain and environment concepts. Separation of feature models into application domain and environment allows us to select several configurations of environments to deliver particular information. The UML collaboration diagrams model collaborations between the application domain and environment concept and feature instances as an abstraction for presented information fragments in a web application.

Keywords

Feature modelling information modelling web-based application UML collaboration diagrams 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Dolog
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
    • 1
  1. 1.L3S Research CenterUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany

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