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Software process modelling as relationships between tasks

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2 Author(s)
Franch, X. ; Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain ; Ribo, J.M.

Systematic formulation of software process models is currently a challenging problem in software engineering. We present an approach to define models covering the phases of specification, design, implementation and testing of software systems in the component programming framework, taking into account non-functional aspects of software (efficiency, etc.), automatic reusability of implementations in systems and also prototyping techniques involving both specifications and implementations. Our proposal relies on the identification of a catalogue of tasks that appear during these phases which satisfy some relationships concerning their order of execution. A software process model can be defined as the addition of more relationships over these tasks using a simple, modular process language. We have developed also a formal definition of correctness of a software development with respect to a software process model, based on the formulation of models as graphs.

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EUROMICRO 97. New Frontiers of Information Technology., Proceedings of the 23rd EUROMICRO Conference

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1-4 Sept. 1997