An experiment in computer aided information systems development

  • Per Aanstad
  • Trond Johansen
  • Geir Skylstad
  • Arne Sølvberg
Analysis And Design Tools
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 65)


During the last decade there has been a growing interest in the use of computers to assist systems analysts and designers in the development of systems specifications and in the implementation of program systems consistent with these specifications. [1, 2].

An experimental software system, CASCADE/2, was developed at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1972–74 for this purpose. CASCADE/2 has been used in several software development projects. Experience with three cases is described. Further research and development are discussed both from a short term and long point of view.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Aanstad
    • 1
  • Trond Johansen
    • 1
  • Geir Skylstad
    • 1
  • Arne Sølvberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing Center of the University of Trondheim (Runit)Norway
  2. 2.Division of Computing Science the Norwegian Institute of TechnologyThe University of TrondheimNorway

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