The rationale of powertype-based metamodelling to underpin software development methodologies

Australian Computer Society
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Conferences in Research & Practice in IT, Vol 43 - Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Pacific conference on Conceptual modelling, 2005, pp. 7 - 16
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Metamodelling provides a way of modelling the rules underpinning not only modelling languages such as UML but also processes. In the context of object-oriented development, we evaluate the conceptual framework used to reason about metamodelling from the different perspectives of methodologist, method engineer and software developer. We propose the use of clabjets and powertype patterns as a solution to avoid the present inconsistencies in the use of a strict metamodelling multi-level hierarchy and demonstrate their efficacy in providing a solid and improved framework for OO-based process (and product) metamodelling.
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