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1997 Workshop on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS '97)
A toolset for the reengineering of complex computer systems
Monterey, CA
March 24-March 28
ISBN: 0-8186-7889-5
F.J. Kurfess, Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
M. Lankala, Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
A. Vantipalli, Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
L. Welsch, Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
This paper describes a set of tools for the reengineering of computer-based systems, in particular software. The toolset is based on an abstract intermediate representation (IR) which incorporates the system software architecture at five level of granularity: program level, task level, package/object instance level, subprogram level and statement level. The toolset provides a graphical user interface that allows various views of a software architecture, including call graph, rendezvous graph, call-rendezvous graph, call-data-rendezvous graph, control flow graph and dependence graphs. The information captured by the toolset is useful in software structure, flow and interaction analysis, tasks commonly performed manually during maintenance and reengineering. This information is also helpful for understanding the software design to guide software transformation, and for porting software to distributed platforms.
Index Terms:
systems re-engineering; reengineering toolset; complex computer systems; computer-based systems; abstract intermediate representation; system software architecture; granularity; program level; task level; package/object instance level; subprogram level; statement level; graphical user interface; software architecture; call graph; rendezvous graph; call-rendezvous graph; call-data-rendezvous graph; control flow graph; dependence graphs; interaction analysis; software design; software transformation
Citation:
F.J. Kurfess, M. Lankala, A. Vantipalli, L. Welsch, "A toolset for the reengineering of complex computer systems," ecbs, pp.97, 1997 Workshop on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS '97), 1997
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