Metamodels for describing the structure interaction of layered software systems.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184527
Title:
Metamodels for describing the structure interaction of layered software systems.
Author:
Vincent, Stephen George.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research identifies a current and future need in the realm of information systems development which has surfaced as a result of layered architectures and software reuse. An analysis methodology based upon two three-dimensional metamodels which correspond to the principal aspects of system architecture, structure and communication, is developed. Each metamodel can be viewed as having three planes which represent increasing abstractions away from actual source code. For example, with regard to the structure metamodel, the lowest plane corresponds to actual source code structures written in a specific computer language, the middle plane represents the general form of the structure available in that language, and the top plane represents the general form of structures available in any language. An object-oriented viewpoint was adopted in order to allow the expression of the relationships between entities found on a single plane of a metamodel, as well as the expression of the relationships between entities found on different planes. The metamodels provide a framework and methodology for discerning the structure and communication mechanisms employed in software source code as well as a framework from within which behavioral models can be developed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Research.; Computer network architectures.; Computer networks.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Business Administration; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nunamaker, Jay F.; George, Joey

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMetamodels for describing the structure interaction of layered software systems.en_US
dc.creatorVincent, Stephen George.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVincent, Stephen George.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research identifies a current and future need in the realm of information systems development which has surfaced as a result of layered architectures and software reuse. An analysis methodology based upon two three-dimensional metamodels which correspond to the principal aspects of system architecture, structure and communication, is developed. Each metamodel can be viewed as having three planes which represent increasing abstractions away from actual source code. For example, with regard to the structure metamodel, the lowest plane corresponds to actual source code structures written in a specific computer language, the middle plane represents the general form of the structure available in that language, and the top plane represents the general form of structures available in any language. An object-oriented viewpoint was adopted in order to allow the expression of the relationships between entities found on a single plane of a metamodel, as well as the expression of the relationships between entities found on different planes. The metamodels provide a framework and methodology for discerning the structure and communication mechanisms employed in software source code as well as a framework from within which behavioral models can be developed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectInformation storage and retrieval systems -- Research.en_US
dc.subjectComputer network architectures.en_US
dc.subjectComputer networks.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNunamaker, Jay F.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorGeorge, Joeyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSheng, Olivia R. Liuen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRam, Sudhaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8902362en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701511474en_US
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