Providing integrated support for multiple development notations

John C. Grundy, John R. Venable

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A new method for providing integrated support for multiple development notations (including analysis, design, and implementation) within Information Systems Engineering Environments (ISEEs) is described. Our method supports both static integration of multiple notations and the implementation of dynamic support for them within an integrated ISEE. First, conceptual data models of different analysis and design notations are identified and modelled, and then merged into an integrated conceptual data model. Second, mappings are derived from the integrated conceptual data model, which translates data changes in one notation to appropriate data changes in the other notations. Third, individual ISEEs for each notation are developed. Finally, the individual ISEEs are integrated via an integrated repository based on the integrated conceptual data model and mappings. An environment supporting integrated tools for Object-Oriented Analysis and Extended Entity-Relationship diagrams is described, which has been built using this technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Systems Engineering - 7th International Conference, CAiSE 1995, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540594981, 9783540594987
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 1995 - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: 12 Jun 199516 Jun 1995

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 1995

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