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Synthesis of MOF, MDA, PIM, MVC, and BCE Notations and Patterns

Exactly one year ago my first paper in US ? (see lif­let)


Pub­lic­a­tions, includ­ing aca­dem­ic hand­books, con­tain numer­ous incon­sist­en­cies in the descrip­tions of applic­a­tions of archi­tec­tur­al meth­ods and pat­terns hid­den under the abbre­vi­ations such as MOF, MDA, PIM, MVC, BCE. An effi­cient ana­lys­is and the fol­low­ing soft­ware design, par­tic­u­larly when we are speak­ing of pro­jects real­ized in large teams, requires stand­ard­iz­a­tion of the pro­duc­tion pro­cess and the applied pat­terns and frame­works. This study attemp­ted to sort out the sys­tem of nota­tions describ­ing this pro­cess and used to describe archi­tec­tur­al pat­terns. Ana­lys­is of key notations?MOF and MDA, pat­terns MVC and BCE?was car­ried out, and a con­sist­ent sys­tem com­bin­ing them into a whole was created.Chapter Pre­view Top


In this study, Object Man­age­ment Group nota­tion sys­tems have been used. MOF (Meta Object Facil­ity) spe­cific­a­tion describes three abstrac­tion levels: M1, M2, M3 and level M0 that is real items (OMG MOF, 2016). M0 is a real sys­tem, M1 level is abstrac­tion of the items of this sys­tem (its mod­el). Level M2 com­prises of rela­tion­ships between classes of these objects (names of their sets) that is sys­tem metamod­el. M3 level is a meta-metamod­el describ­ing the mod­el­ing meth­od with the use of named ele­ments with spe­cified semantics and syntactic.

The ana­lys­is and design pro­cess is based on the MDA (Mod­el Driv­en Archi­tec­ture) spe­cific­a­tions. This pro­cess has three phases under­stood as cre­ation of sub­sequent mod­els: CIM (Com­pu­ta­tion Inde­pend­ent Mod­el), PIM (Plat­form Inde­pend­ent Mod­el), PSM (Plat­form Spe­cif­ic Mod­el) and code cre­ation phase. The CIM mod­el is doc­u­mented with the use of BPMN (Busi­ness Pro­cess Mod­el and Nota­tion) (OMG BPMN, 2013) and SBVR nota­tion (Semant­ic of Busi­ness Vocab­u­lary and Rules) (OMG SBVR, 2017). These are, respect­ively: busi­ness pro­cess mod­els and nota­tion mod­els and busi­ness rules. PIM and PSM mod­els are doc­u­mented with the use of UML nota­tion (Uni­fied Mod­el­ing Lan­guage) (OMG UML, 2017).

Between CIM and PIM mod­els, determ­in­a­tion of the list of applic­a­tion ser­vices (sys­tem reac­tions) occurs, whose real­iz­a­tion mech­an­ism is described by PIM mod­el. The stand­ard pat­tern used for mod­el­ing applic­a­tion archi­tec­ture is MVC pat­tern. Com­pon­ent Mod­el of this pat­tern is modeled with the use of the BCE archi­tec­tur­al pattern.

Semiotics vs. UML

Semi­ot­ics, as a sci­ence deal­ing with sym­bols and their mean­ings, provides us with the tool enabling determ­in­a­tion of rela­tion­ships between an object (thing), its name (expres­sion) and defin­i­tion of nota­tion rep­res­en­ted by the name (or sign, mean­ing). These rela­tion­ships are referred to as the semi­ot­ic tri­angle. Fig­ure 1 rep­res­ents this tri­angle on the left (OMG SBVR, 2017).

The UML nota­tion (OMG UML, 2017) oper­ates instance clas­si­fi­er and class nota­tions. To the right, Fig­ure 1 demon­strates an equi­val­ent to semi­ot­ic tri­angle expressed with those terms.

The UML nota­tion fur­ther oper­ates the gen­er­al struc­ture nota­tion, which is the con­tent of each cor­rect UML dia­gram. Struc­tures may express a con­cep­tu­al mod­el (Namespace) or mod­el (also metamod­el) of sys­tem archi­tec­ture (e.g. soft­ware) in the form of a chart (Archi­tec­ture).

Synthesis of MOF, MDA, PIM, MVC, and BCE Notations and Patterns

Jaroslaw Zel­in­ski (Inde­pend­ent Research­er)
Source Title: Applic­a­tions and Approaches to Object-Ori­ented Soft­ware Design: Emer­ging Research and Oppor­tun­it­iesCopy­right: ? 2020 |Pages: 12DOI: 10.4018/978–1‑7998–2142‑7.ch003