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Interoperability of Software Engineering Metamodels

  • Muhammad Atif Qureshi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7167)

Abstract

Several metamodels have been proposed in the software engineering literature recently. For practical usage, it is important to ensure that these metamodels can be used in an interoperable fashion. In this paper we present an approach as a part of our PhD research in the same direction. Our methodology is based on the study of analogous characteristics among metamodels, ontologies and schemas. We have adopted ontology merging and schema matching techniques and apply them to the domain of metamodels to assist in creating interoperable metamodels. This methodology is applied and presented here with an illustrative example in which we show the results of merging two of the OMG metamodels: the Organization Structure Metamodel (OSM) and the Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN).

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Interoperability metamodels ontologies merging techniques 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Atif Qureshi
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  1. 1.School of Software, Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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