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8 Multiple Viewpoints for System Modeling

Monday, 27 October – 8:30-17:00 Full day

Fred Cummins, EDS, fred.cummins@eds.com
Cory Casanave, Data Access Technologies, cory-c@enterprise-component.com
William Frank, Domain Architects, wff@domainarchitects.com
Stan Hendryx, Hendryx Associates, stan@HendryxAssoc.com
Steven Mellor, Project Technology, steve@projtech.com
Joaquin Miller, Domain architects, joaquin@acm.org

UML (Unified Modeling Language) has been widely accepted by the industry as the lingua franca for modeling object-oriented applications. In recent years, UML profiles such as the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM), the UML Profile for Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC) and the UML Profile for Enterprise Application Integration have defined specialized modeling languages for particular problems. The ISO Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) calls for systems to be designed with multiple viewpoints. These viewpoints represent different abstractions and might be implemented as different modeling languages for expression of the particular concepts and relationships relevant to the point of view. These languages should be integrated or otherwise reconciled to achieve a consistent overall system design.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the characteristics of models of information systems that address areas of concern beyond the structure of programs, and to consider the implications of integrating such models to develop a comprehensive, consistent model of a system.