The Formalization of CAME Architecture

The Formalization of CAME Architecture

Ajantha Dahanayake (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-94-0.ch004
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Abstract

An informal description of a CAME framework based on the service object concept is presented in Chapter 3. Now the focus will be on the representational formalism of a CAME environment that can be used to implement a CAME environment to provide flexible modeling support for information systems design activities. A conceptual framework for a CAME environment using building blocks specification or a meta-meta model will be the main concentration in this chapter. The modeling techniques that are used to design information architectures of modeling techniques are popularly known as meta modeling techniques. To formalize the informal architectural building blocks of a CAME environment given in Chapter 3, one needs a uniform meta modeling technique capable of specifying the CAME service object primitives. Many examples of such techniques can be found in the literature; therefore, first the arguments for using PSM, task structure and LISA-D (Hofstede, 1993) base modeling technique as the meta modeling technique are stated. The architectural building blocks of the meta-meta model, which represent the service object based theory for CAME environments that can be used to provide a flexible modeling support for information systems design activities are presented in the remainder of the chapter. In this meta meta model the transaction service is not formally specified in order to keep the presentation limited to the method engineering needs. A formal and descriptive specifications of all these basic CAME services are available in Dahanayake (1997). The notational convention of PSM modeling technique is given in Appendix A.

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Preface
Ajantha Dahanayake
Chapter 1
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The business issues of today are global in nature, for instance, organizational objectives may be as varied as increasing profits, obtaining faster... Sample PDF
Information Systems Development and the Need for Computer Aided Method Engineering
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Chapter 2
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The relationship between information systems development methods, organizational information systems engineering requirements, and the advantage of... Sample PDF
Computer Aided Method Engineering
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Chapter 3
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In Chapter 2 an object model-based concept, the service object for the specification of basic services of a CAME environment, is given. The focus of... Sample PDF
The CAME Environment's Basic Component Services
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Chapter 4
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An informal description of a CAME framework based on the service object concept is presented in Chapter 3. Now the focus will be on the... Sample PDF
The Formalization of CAME Architecture
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Chapter 5
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Historically the focus is on the theory of how problem-specific systems design tools can be supported by a Computer Aided Method Engineering (CAME)... Sample PDF
Architecture and Implementation Issues
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Chapter 6
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The first case study focuses on evaluating the capability of the CAME environment of supporting a problem area that requires a structured analysis... Sample PDF
Supporting Modeling Structured Analysis and Design
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Chapter 7
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This chapter focuses on exploring the capability of the CAME environment, to support a problem area that requires a design approach that uses the... Sample PDF
Supporting Object Oriented Modeling Techniques
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Chapter 8
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Today’s information systems design and development activities demand flexibility from supporting arbitrary modeling approaches. Improvements to the... Sample PDF
Supporting Dynamic Essential Modeling of Organizations
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Chapter 9
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Today, components and Component Based Development (CBD) is seen as one of the important events in the evolution of information technology.... Sample PDF
Future Directions in CASE Repositories
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Appendix A
Appendix B
About the Author