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Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on (2006)
Stanford, California
Aug. 15, 2006 to Aug. 17, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2530-X
pp: 10 pp.
ABSTRACT
Enterprise information system configuration is a complex process dealing with interrelated issues. A four-stage methodology has been proposed in order to effectively explore configuration issues. The main advantage of the proposed methodology is the adoption of a common meta-model for the representation of systems throughout all configuration stages, ensuring interoperability and model consistency. In practice, configuration stages are supported by automated or semi-automated tools, each of which adopts its own meta-model for system representation. In order to apply the methodology using existing autonomous tools, model exchangeability (thus meta-model transformation) and tool co-ordination must be facilitated by standard, open methods. Thus, the common meta-model is implemented in a standard, exchangeable format, as XML. To provide a standard method to visualize the common meta-model, facilitate the designer to interact with it and co-ordinate specific tool invocation, a UML 2.0 profile was defined. Different UML 2.0 diagrams are integrated to support different views of the system. The representation of relationships and restrictions among discrete meta-model entities must be facilitated to identify and explore the dependencies between configuration stages. Constraints are extensively used for this purpose. A case study where the proposed profile utilized the configuration of a large-scale banking system is also presented
INDEX TERMS
Unified modeling language, Information systems, XML, Logic, Quality of service, Informatics, Visualization, Large-scale systems, Banking, Internet
CITATION
"A UML profile utilizing enterprise information system configuration", Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 10 pp., 2006, doi:10.1109/ICECCS.2006.1690357
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