Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the (1997)
Mar. 24, 1997 to Mar. 28, 1997
Y.F. Chen , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Clark Atlanta Univ., GA, USA
W.G. Howe , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Clark Atlanta Univ., GA, USA
N.A. Warsi , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Clark Atlanta Univ., GA, USA
Software reuse is a complex subject that is highly knowledge-intensive. The study of software reuse must focus not only on the problems related to developing reusable components, but also the problems that incorporate previously defined reusable components. To address these overall complexity problems, this paper first identifies four complexity issues for the engineering of large-scale software reuse: acquisition, classification, representation, and retrieval. A multimodeling framework is proposed where each component is defined via four different generic models. Incorporating all of these models into a single reuse framework allows the users to focus on their particular viewpoint and, therefore, provide a single system that directly addresses the complexity issues associated with reuse. The development of this proposed framework has been implemented in a proof-of-concept reuse system prototype.
software reusability; multimodeling framework; complex software reuse; reusable components; large-scale software reuse; acquisition; classification; representation; retrieval; generic models; prototype
N. Warsi, Y. Chen and W. Howe, "A multimodeling framework for complex software reuse," Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the(ECBS), Monterey, CA, 1997, pp. 81.