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Modeling Components and Component-Based Systems in KobrA

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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.


  • Software Product Line
  • Context Realization
  • Card Payment
  • Structural View
  • Business Process Modeling Notation

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Atkinson, C. et al. (2008). Modeling Components and Component-Based Systems in KobrA. In: Rausch, A., Reussner, R., Mirandola, R., Plášil, F. (eds) The Common Component Modeling Example. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5153. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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