UML- and XML-Based Change Process and Data Model Definition for Product Evolution

UML- and XML-Based Change Process and Data Model Definition for Product Evolution

Ping Jiang (University of Bradord, UK), Quentin Mair (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK), Julian Newman (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK) and Josie Huang (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-462-0.ch007

Abstract

This chapter presents a software architecture and implementation to support in-service product configuration management applicable to both the automotive and aerospace industries. In both these industry sectors it is now feasible, with emerging technologies such as telematic systems and OSGi, to implement a distributed and integrated information system to support product evolution over its entire life cycle. For this area we demonstrate the definition of an exchangeable multidomain enterprise data model defined as an XML DTD. We also present a UML process model for configuration change management defined using a familiar industry-standard tool and develop a framework to show how exported XMI definitions can be translated into WfMC XPDL, whilst preserving the process model’s semantics. The chapter goes on to describe an evolution process for in-service embedded software using the OSGi Framework.

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