Component Composition in Business and System Modelling

Kent, Stuart and Lano, Kevin and Bicarregui, Juan and Hamie, Ali and Howse, John (1997) Component Composition in Business and System Modelling. In: Proceedings of OOPSLA97 Workshop on Object-Oriented Behavioural Semantics. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Bespoke development of large business systems can be couched in terms of the composition of components, which are, put simply, chunks of development work. Design, mapping a specification to an implementation, can also be expressed in terms of components: a refinement comprising an abstract component, a concrete component and a mapping between them. Similarly, system extension is the composition of an existing component, the legacy system, with a new component, the extension. This paper overviews work being done on a UK EPSRC funded research project formulating and formalizing techniques for describing, composing and performing integrity checks on components. Although the paper focuses on the specification and development of information systems, the techniques are equally applicable to the modeling and re-engineering of businesses, where no computer system may be involved.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2009 17:42
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 11:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21445 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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