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

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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    Publication Year: 1993
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    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s): 375
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    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):376 - 377
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  • CASE: The vehicle for effective data utilization

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Through examination of the processes involved in designing and using information systems that are heavily dependent on databases, it is shown that while the design of database models has been greatly assisted by CASE tools, the usage has been largely left out. Developers can design the database model at the conceptual level while CASE tools transform that into a model at the logical level for impl... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting multiple tool integration paradigms within a single environment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):364 - 374
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    In the domain of effective software development, tool integration is a key issue. In effect, tools can be integrated using a variety of the interfacing paradigms. In most software development environments to date, tool integration is based on a single-paradigm tool interface which may not be suitable for integrating a diverse range of tools. It is desirable to have various interfacing paradigms fo... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated environment for validating conceptual models

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):353 - 363
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    Conceptual models are constructed as part of the functional requirements specification process for information systems. Since these models are used actively during the design and implementation of the systems, an important task is to make sure that they really represent users' needs and intentions. For this purpose, validation techniques have been introduced. PPP (Phenomena, Processes, Program), a... View full abstract»

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  • Technology transfer is not just training

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):75 - 80
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    Organizations must address many issues before inserting any new technology such as CASE into a project. The author addresses an organization's internal needs, customer needs, appropriateness, technology capability, cost/benefit tradeoff, and transition strategy issues by analyzing their impact on management commitment, new technology acceptance, softening the learning curve, assessing costs, job t... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Apply meta-models to developing the semantics schema for ObjectMaker

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):348 - 352
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    Experiences using metamodels of methodologies to develop an unified semantics schema for enhancing ObjectMaker, a CASE tool that supports over 20 analysis and design methodologies, are reported. The developer of the metamodels, using the metamodels as a basis, provided the suggestions to the schemea developers for how to extend and enhance the schema. It is demonstrated that the metamodel of metho... 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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  • CASE user satisfaction-Impact evaluations in user organizations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):66 - 74
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    Evaluations of the impact of CASE in user organizations based on data from a combined Danish and Finnish questionnaire study are discussed. How demographic factors, objectives for acquiring CASE, selection criteria, introduction activities, and the internal diffusion of tools relate to impact evaluations of CASE is illustrated using principal component analysis. The study points to organizational ... 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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  • Towards CASE tools for prototyping Z specifications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):166 - 173
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    A project that aims to develop an animation environment for a formal specification is described. Two CASE tools, one for constructing (i.e., inputing, editing and syntax checking) a formal specification, and the other for executing a formal specification, are described. A case study is used to illustrate the transformation process required to construct a prototype which can be executed to validate... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • From code understanding needs to reverse engineering tool capabilities

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):230 - 239
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    A major portion of the software maintenance effort is spent on the reverse engineering activity of understanding existing software. If one can learn more about how programmers understand code successfully, one can build better tools to support the understanding process. This contributes to higher quality and improved efficiency of maintenance tasks. An integrated code comprehension model and exper... 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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  • Views on an object oriented software engineering environment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):338 - 347
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    Software development activities and artifacts may be approached from the perspective of many users and tools. Each perspective offers different information and functionality to perform particular activities. The ADDD (A Depository of Development Documents) SEE (software engineering environment), which is centered around an active object-oriented repository for all software documents produced durin... View full abstract»

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  • Transformations in CASE tools-A compiler view

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):287 - 296
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    A traditional compiler architecture is used to discuss how a transformations component can be integrated in CASE tools. The architecture outlines some general requirements to the transformation component as well as to the source and the target language. To illustrate this approach, the PPP (Phenomena, Processes, and Programs) environment is presented. Within this environment, several transformatio... 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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  • 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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