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Abstract

The rise in importance of component-based and service-oriented software engineering approaches over the last few years, and the general uptake in model-driven development practices, has created a natural interest in using languages such as the UML to describe component-based systems. However, there is no standard way (de jure or de facto) of using the various viewpoints and diagram types identified in general model-driven development approaches to describe components or assemblies of components. To address this problem, we have developed a prototype IDE which provides a systematic and user-friendly conceptual model for defining and navigating around different views of components and/or component-based systems. This is supported by an infrastructure that allows the IDE to be extended with tools that create views and check consistency in an easy and systematic way, and a unifying metamodel which allows all views to be generated automatically from a single underlying representation of a component or component-based system.

Keywords

Activity Diagram Diagram Type Platform Independent Model Product Line Engineer Product Line Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin Atkinson
    • 1
  • Dietmar Stoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für SoftwaretechnikUniversity of MannheimGermany

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