A Metaprocesses-Oriented Methodology Based on RAS (Software Assets Reuse)

  • Javier Darío FernándezEmail author
  • María V. Hurtado
  • José Luis Garrido
  • Manuel Noguera
  • John Freddy Duitama
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 657)


Software reuse in the early stages is a key issue in rapid development of applications. Recently, several methodologies have been proposed for the reuse of components, but mainly in code generation as artifacts. However, these methodologies partially consider the domain analysis, the business modeling, and the reuse through of components. This paper introduces a metaprocess-oriented methodology based on reuse it as software assets starting from specifications and analysis of the domain. The approach includes the definition of a conceptual level to adequately represent the domain, a reuse process to specify the metaprocess as software assets, and an implementation level which defines the rules for conceptual level and reuse of metaprocess. The methodology has been applied successfully to the first phase, i.e. at the specification of the conceptual level in the field of e-health, in particular in monitoring system of patients with cardiovascular risk, but our work has advances in reuse of models for implementation in other contexts contributing to productivity in software development.


Metaprocess Processes Reuse e-health 



We thank ARTICA research of Colciencias, TICs Ministery (Colombia) and COOPEN research European Community and University of Granada.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Darío Fernández
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • María V. Hurtado
    • 1
  • José Luis Garrido
    • 1
  • Manuel Noguera
    • 1
  • John Freddy Duitama
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Software Engineering, E.T.S.I.I.University of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Industrial EngineeringUniversity Pontificia BolivarianaMedellinColombia
  3. 3.Department of Systems EngineeringUniversity of AntioquiaMedellinColombia

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