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Modeling Components and Component-Based Systems in KobrA

  • Colin Atkinson
  • Philipp Bostan
  • Daniel Brenner
  • Giovanni Falcone
  • Matthias Gutheil
  • Oliver Hummel
  • Monika Juhasz
  • Dietmar Stoll
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5153)

Abstract

In this chapter we present a version of the Trading System case study modeled according to the KobrA approach. KobrA is a UML-based method for describing components and component-based systems developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering at the beginning of the decade. The acronym stands for the term “Komponenten basierte Anwendungsentwicklung” – German for “Component-based Application Development”. KobrA has been successfully used by a number of companies in industrial settings and has given rise to numerous specializations and offshoots (e.g. MARMOT [1] and MORABIT [2]). The original version of the method [3] was developed for the UML 1.x flavor of the UML, but in this chapter we introduce an updated version optimized for use with the 2.x versions of the UML [4] and its related standards such as OCL [5]. KobrA also provides support for other advanced software engineering approaches such as product-lines, but these are beyond the scope of this chapter. Here we focus on the component-modeling aspects of the method.

Keywords

Software Product Line Context Realization Card Payment Structural View Business Process Modeling Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin Atkinson
    • 1
  • Philipp Bostan
    • 1
  • Daniel Brenner
    • 1
  • Giovanni Falcone
    • 1
  • Matthias Gutheil
    • 1
  • Oliver Hummel
    • 1
  • Monika Juhasz
    • 1
  • Dietmar Stoll
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MannheimGermany

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