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Date 19-23 July 1993

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  • A custodial application generator for use in a CASE tool environment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):325 - 337
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Investigation of the use of CASE tool for data modeling using enhanced entity relationship (EER) diagrams during the analysis and design phase shows that there are challenging opportunities to utilize the data model in the CASE repository. The use of a custodial application (CA), generated solely from a data model and relation definition, is introduced here. A CA is an application for creating, ma... View full abstract»

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  • Proceedings of 6th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Software Engineering

    Publication Year: 1993
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s): 375
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  • Title index

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):376 - 377
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  • ForMooZ: A hypertext-based environment to support object-oriented formal development

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):119 - 130
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    ForMooZ, an environment which supports the construction and management of object-oriented specifications written in MooZ, an extension of Z is presented. The main features and requirements for such an environment are discussed and an advanced prototype is presented. The environment is aimed at the specification of large software systems and provides a framework under which the documents generated ... View full abstract»

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  • The Macrotec toolset for CASE-based business modelling

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):114 - 118
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    A new methodology for the architectural modeling and high-level requirements specification of business processes and information systems has been developed. The Macrotec toolset has been created to support and validate the methodology. Macrotec currently allows for graphical model specification, automatic graphical layout, logical and performance analysis, and hierarchical decomposition. Various t... View full abstract»

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  • A generic, knowledge-based re-engineering architecture

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):190 - 198
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    A generic architecture for semi-automated reengineering and conversion of legacy systems is motivated, devised, applied, and evaluated. The motivation for mere semi-automation (as opposed to full automation) is that perfectly automatic conversion is unattainable and that explicit attention should be paid to handling the residue gracefully. The architecture needs to satisfy a number of specific app... View full abstract»

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  • Setting priorities in software product quality towards a CASE based instrument

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):29 - 33
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    The results of a joint effort of researchers and practitioners to develop an instrument for setting priorities in software product quality in the first life cycle phase of software engineering are presented. Contrary to the specification of functional requirements, the identification of software quality factors is hardly supported by CASE methods and tools. Because of the dynamic nature of this pr... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements elicitation and formalization through CASE-supported external design and object-oriented specification

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):102 - 113
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    Presents an integrated methodology for deriving the requirements of an information system based on the design of the organizational components external to the computer. This methodology, which is supported by a CASE software, results in the definition and formal specification of computer objects that satisfy the above requirements. Such objects can be executed for requirements validation View full abstract»

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  • Providing user-oriented support for software development by formal methods

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):156 - 165
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    Existing tools for software development by formal methods lack the user-oriented properties necessary to their effective use in software engineering. A strategy for overcoming these deficiencies by interposing a user-oriented front-end editor between the user and the formal method tool itself is proposed. The feasibility of this approach is demonstrated by adapting an existing generic language-bas... View full abstract»

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  • A blackboard architecture for intelligent assistance in software maintenance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):180 - 189
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    System design recovery and impact analysis are critical phases in the process of software maintenance. It is argued that the interdependence of abstraction recovery tools and application domains plays a key role in providing intelligent assistance in software maintenance, and the use of a blackboard model to address the issue of knowledge sources integration is advocated. A software maintenance ex... View full abstract»

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  • An incremental approach to aesthetic graph layout

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):297 - 308
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (8)
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    In CASE tools, software representations-dataflow diagrams and entity-relationship diagrams, for example-change or are changed interactively during software evolution. The displays of these representations should only change minimally so that the user can follow and validate the process. This can be achieved by having a layout approach that respects the current node positioning and draws new edges ... View full abstract»

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  • Towards quality-oriented CASE tools

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):18 - 28
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    The support of quality assurance activities has been almost forgotten in recent CASE tools. This paper reviews the potential quality aspects to be supported by means of quality-oriented CASE tools, and focuses attention on quality-driven validation (QDV). This method is tied to software development which is based on the active use of software quality characteristics in order to assure congruence w... View full abstract»

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  • Extending MELBA+ CASE tool: A design artifact maintenance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):90 - 99
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    A development of a design artifact maintenance model which is used to extend the MELBA+ CASE tool is described. The aim of such a model is to provide a framework for a design artifacts maintenance system. The model presented will underlie the MELBA+'s specification management system and work coherently with the tool. Providing such maintenance will provide an evolution history of design artifacts View full abstract»

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  • GRAS, a graph-oriented database system for (software) engineering applications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):272 - 286
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (7)
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    Modern software systems for application areas like software engineering, CAD or office automation are usually highly interactive and deal with rather complex object structures. For the realization of these systems, a nonstandard database system is needed which is able to efficiently handle different types of coarse- and fine-grained objects (like documents and paragraphs), hierarchical and nonhier... View full abstract»

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  • Using virtual subsystems in project management

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):144 - 153
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    Software project management cannot be performed without a sufficient understanding of the entire software system. When it comes to making informed project-related decisions, management personnel require a high-level understanding of the entire system and in-depth information on selected components. Unfortunately, many software systems are so complex and/or old that such information is not readily ... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic reengineering of software: Lifecycle approach

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):211 - 220
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    Software systems must be constantly upgraded to be in tune with an evolving business environment. Due to the inefficiency of current maintenance methods, many of the old programs do not meet current strategic needs. Common goals for reengineering software have been to improve maintainability of programs and to convert programs into a newer computer, database, or language. A framework for strategic... View full abstract»

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  • Improving software design quality with ExSpect: An application of CASE-based prototyping in real-world situations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):174 - 177
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    ExSpect (Executable Specification Tool) has been developed for the prototyping of software systems with their environment. It is based on high-level Petri nets with hierarchy, which makes it akin to flow diagram techniques. The bottom level uses a typed functional language. ExSpect has been applied in industry, showing promising results with respect to productivity and design quality. A real-world... View full abstract»

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  • Critical failure points of CASE tool evaluation and selection

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):60 - 63
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    Selecting a CASE tool is a complicated process. Selection criteria must be determined, CASE tools must be evaluated against the criteria, and a decision must be made. Successful CASE selection, however, must go beyond technical factors and consider additional issues. The common critical failure points in these additional issues which must be addressed for the selection to be successful through the... View full abstract»

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  • A model for CASE implementation: A Malaysian experience

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):11 - 17
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    The benefits of CASE are unlikely to be realized unless a formal and rigorous transition plan is adopted by IS departments. Any CASE tool that is in the hand of unplanned and unprepared personnel may produce negative results. Keeping this in view, the authors present a cyclic model for successful implementation of CASE into an organization. Furthermore, the authors present the results of a CASE su... View full abstract»

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  • An empirical evaluation of the use of CASE tools

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):81 - 87
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    Investigations conducted in three separate countries by four research groups on the use and effectiveness of CASE within industry are reported. Comparisons are drawn between the three sets of research findings, and similarities and differences in the impact of CASE within the different countries are identified. The report combines the experience of the authors, and provides a wider insight into th... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering knowledge for software reuse

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):263 - 269
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    The types of knowledge that are brought to bear at every stage of the software development life cycle are identified. However, some knowledge, though used, is lost when it is not captured explicitly or embedded within a software artifact. The knowledge encoded in a software artifact as software concepts can be reused. A model is proposed to illustrate the various dimensions of software reuse, name... View full abstract»

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  • A tool based on a formal approach for object-oriented database modeling and design

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):131 - 141
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    A formal approach for object-oriented database modeling and design is presented. It is based on the IFO2 model, an extension of the semantic model IFO defined by S. Abiteboul and R. Hull (1987). The approach is illustrated through the mapping formalization of the IFO2 model into the O2 model. This work, supported by an External European Research Project in collabor... View full abstract»

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  • COBOL/SRE: A COBOL System Renovation Environment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):199 - 210
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    COBOL/SRE is a software reengineering and renovation environment for COBOL systems. It supports a wide range of features such as system-level analysis and browsing, program-level analysis and browsing, data model recovery, concept recognition, and code segmentation. COBOL/SRE is implemented on top of a distributed execution architecture to address issues of multi-user access, performance and openn... View full abstract»

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  • Ways to CASE: An analysis of selected CASE experiences

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):36 - 43
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    In the fall of 1991, Swiss companies from all industries were asked to document their CASE experiences with a structured report. Thirteen accounts were published in 1992. Most companies are past the stage of experimentation with CASE. Some of them use CASE quite successfully on rather broad scale, while others do not seem to be able to apply CASE widely despite positive evaluations and test result... View full abstract»

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