CD-ROM contains: iUMLite software, documentation, tutorials and example databases.
Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is a new methodologyf rom OMG that uses modeling languages like UML along with programming languages like Java to build software architectures PriceWatersCoopers' prestigious Technology Center just predicted that MDA will be one of the most important methodologies in the next two years Written by the lead architect of the specification who provides inside information on how MDA has worked in the real world Describes MDA in detail and demonstrates how it can work with existing methodologies and technologies such as UML,MOF, CWM, and Web services
Author: Stephen J. Mellor, Kendall Scott, Axel Uhl, Dirk Weise
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
MDA Distilled is an accessible introduction to the MDA standard and its tools and technologies. The book describes the fundamental features of MDA, how they fit together, and how you can use them in your organization today. You will also learn how to define a model-driven process for a project involving multiple platforms, implement that process, and then test the resulting system.
Author: Stephen J. Mellor, Marc J. Balcer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Executable UML is a major innovation in the field of software development. It is designed to produce a comprehensive and understandable model of a solution independent of the organization of the software implementation. It is a highly abstract thinking tool that aids in the formalization of knowledge, and is also a way of describing the concepts that make up abstract solutions to software development problems. This timely new book, "Executable UML: A Foundation for Model-Driven Architecture, " thoroughly introduces, documents, and explains this important new technology. The authors show how UML can formalize requirements and use cases into a rich set of verifiable diagrams, how it can be used to produce executable and testable models, and how these models can be translated directly into code. In addition, the book explains how individual system domains are woven together by an executable UML model compiler. The book is full of tips and techniques to help you: Partition a system into subject matters based on individual aspectsPick the right level for use case modeling to speed subject matter comprehensionModel classes and focus on relationships to capture subject matter semantics preciselyExpress behavior using the newly adopted UML action semantics and action languagesSpecify constraints using tags specified in OCL (Object Constraint Language) In addition, this book tackles topics of particular importance in execution, such as how to: Synchronize objects by building lifecycles using statechart diagramsModel relationships and contention safelyDistribute dynamics to avoid unmaintainable controller objectsVerify the models by executing test cases against the statechart diagrams and constraints A large-scale, fully developed case study runs throughout the book to illustrate concepts and techniques. These models, plus tools to translate and run Executable UML models, can be downloaded from the book's websites, www.executableumlbook.com and www.projtech.com. 0201748045B05092002
The fourth edition of the European Conference on Model-Driven Architecture – Foundations and Applications (ECMDA-FA 2008) was dedicated to furthering the state of knowledge and fostering the industrialization of the model-driven architecture (MDA) methodology. MDA is an initiative proposed by the - ject Management Group (OMG) for platform-generic software development. It promotes the use of models in the speci?cation, design, analysis, synthesis, - ployment, and evolution of complex software systems. ECMDA-FA 2008 focused on engaging key European and international - searchers and practitioners in a dialogue which will result in a stronger, more e?cientindustry,producingmorereliablesoftwareonthebasisofstate-of-the-art research results. ECMDA-FA is a forum for exchanging information, discussing the latest results and arguing about future developments of MDA. It is a pleasure to be able to introduce the proceedings of ECMDA-FA 2008. ECMDA-FA addresses various MDA areas including model management, e- cutable models, concrete syntaxes, aspects and concerns, validation and te- ing, model-based systems engineering, model-driven development and servi- oriented architectures, and the application of model-driven development. Therearesomanypeople whodeservewarmthanksandgratitude.The fru- ful collaboration of the Organization, Steering and Program Committee m- bersandthevibrantcommunityledtoasuccessfulconference:ECMDA-FA2008 obtainedexcellentresultsintermsofsubmissions,programsize,andattendance. The Program Committee accepted, with the help of additional reviewers, research papers and industry papers for ECMDA-FA 2008: We received 87 s- missions. Of these, a total of 31 were accepted including 21 research papers and 10 industry papers. We thank them for the thorough and high-quality selection process.
This book introduces all the relevant information required to understand and put Model Driven Architecture (MDA) into industrial practice. It clearly explains which conceptual primitives should be present in a system specification, how to use UML to properly represent this subset of basic conceptual constructs, how to identify just those diagrams and modeling constructs that are actually required to create a meaningful conceptual schema, and how to accomplish the transformation process between the problem space and the solution space. The approach is fully supported by commercially available tools.
Author: Anneke G. Kleppe, Jos B. Warmer, Wim Bast
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
* *Concrete guidance to IT professionals facing the recurring problem of delivering this year's project on-time and on-budget *Allows developers to create robust, machine-readable models that can be stored and repeatedly accessed *The authors have contributed to the creation of MDA, worked on commercial products that implement it, and used it in practice
"This book proposes an integration of classical compiler techniques, metamodeling techniques and algebraic specification techniques to make a significant impact on the automation of MDA-based reverse engineering processes"--Provided by publisher.
Model Driven Architecture
Author: Uwe Aßmann, Mehmet Aksit, Arend Rensink
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) is an initiative proposedby the Object M- agement Group (OMG) for platform-generic software development. MDA s- arates the speci?cation of system functionality from the implementation on a speci?c platform. It is aimed at making software assets more resilient to changes caused by emerging technologies. While stressing the importance of modeling, the MDA initiative covers a wide spectrum of research areas. Further e?orts are required to bring them into a coherent approach based on open standards and supported by matured tools and techniques. Thisvolumecontainstheselectedpapersoftwoworkshopson“Model-Driven Architecture – Foundations and Applications” (MDAFA): MDAFA 2003 held at the University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands, June 26–27, 2003, and MDAFA 2004 held at Linko ̈ping University, Link ̈ oping, Sweden, June 10–11, 2004. The goal of the workshops was to understand the foundations of MDA, to share experience in applying MDA techniques and tools, and to outline future research directions. The workshops organizers encouraged authors of accepted papers to re-submit their papers to a post-workshop reviewing process; 15 of these papers were accepted to appear in this volume on MDA.
Author: Michael Guttman, John Parodi
Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is a new approach to software development that helps companies manage large, complex software projects and save development costs while allowing new technologies that come along to be readily incorporated. Although it is based on many long-standing industry precepts and best practices, such as UML, it is enough of a departure from traditional IT approaches to require some "proof of the pudding." Real-Life MDA is composed of six case studies of real companies using MDA that will furnish that proof. The authors' approach MDA projects by describing all aspects of the project from the viewpoint of the end-users—from the reason for choosing an MDA approach to the results and benefits. The case studies are preceded by an introductory chapter and are followed by a wrap-up chapter summarizing lessons learned. Written for executives, analysts, architects, and engineers positioned to influence business-oriented software development at the highest levels Filled with concrete examples and analyses of how MDA is relevant for organizations of various sizes Considers a range of uses for MDA—from business process analysis to full-scale software modeling and development Presents results for each case study in terms of tangible, measured benefits, including automatically generated code, defect reduction, improved visibility, and ROI
Defining a formal domain ontology is considered a useful, not to say necessary step in almost every software project. This is because software deals with ideas rather than with self-evident physical artefacts. However, this development step is hardly ever done, as ontologies rely on well-defined and semantically powerful AI concepts such as description logics or rule-based systems, and most software engineers are unfamiliar with these. This book fills this gap by covering the subject of MDA application for ontology development on the Semantic Web. The writing is technical yet clear, and is illustrated with examples. The book is supported by a website.
The ?fth edition of the European Conference on Model-Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications (ECMDA-FA 2009) was dedicated to furthering the state of knowledge and fostering the industrialization of Model-Driven - chitecture (MDA) and Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). MDA is an initiative proposed by the Object Management Group for platform-generic systems - velopment; MDA is one of a class of approaches under the umbrella of MDE. MDE and MDA promote the use of models in the speci?cation, design, analysis, synthesis, deployment, and evolution of complex software systems. It is a pleasure to be able to introduce the proceedings of ECMDA-FA 2009. ECMDA-FA 2009 addressed various MDA areas including model transfor- tions, modelling language issues, modelling of behavior and time, traceability and scalability, model-basedembedded systems engineering,and the application of model-driven development to IT and networking systems. ECMDA-FA 2009 focused on engaging key European and international - searchers and practitioners in a dialogue which will result in a stronger, more e?cientindustry,producingmorereliablesoftwareonthebasisofstate-of-the-art research results. ECMDA-FA is a forum for exchanging information, discussing the latest results and arguing about future developments of MDA and MDE. Particularly, it is one of the few venues that engages both leading academic researchers and industry practitioners, with the intent of creating synergies.
The only study to integrate a platform-driven decision framework with the model-driven architecture (MDA), this in-depth, practical guide explains how to combine three technology areas--MDA, ontologies, and software product lines--in order to integrate several platform-specific software products into a single MDA. Further exploring concepts such as knowledge-representation systems, artificial intelligence, and the "semantic web," this complete resource reveals why these technologies are so highly relevant today and speculates on how they will impact future software development.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third European Conference on Model Driven Architecture: Foundations and Applications, ECMDA-FA 2007, held in Haifa, Israel in June 2007. The papers address all current issues of model-driven architecture, including foundational topics and application–oriented issues.