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Metamodels for Model-Driven Development - Requirement and Usage

Abstract

Within software engineering, there are several standardisation activities aiming at developing the best general process metamodel. Two candidate standards are SPEM (of OMG) and SMSDM (of ISO/IEC). This paper studies each of these metamodels with respect to model-driven development (MDD), evaluating their domain appropriateness and comprehensibility appropriateness. The conclusion is that both metamodels are appropriate for the MDD domain, but SPEM is less comprehensible than SMSDM. A third criterion, technical actor appropriateness, should be evaluated for these metamodels when used in automated process modeling tools. Such tools should enable the combination of different process frameworks, by instantiating reusable process elements and tying them together to form tailored process models. Metamodel interoperability is required for this purpose.

Oppdragsgiver The Modelware Project (FP6-2003-IST-2-511731)

Category

Report

Client

  • SINTEF AS / 90B20920

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Ida Solheim
  • Svein Gløer Johnsen
  • Tor Neple

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Software and Service Innovation

Year

2006

Publisher

SINTEF

Issue

A231

ISBN

8214040353

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