Model-Integrating Software Components

Engineering Flexible Software Systems

  • Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Introduction and Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Solution Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
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  4. Proof of Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
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  5. Finale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-333

About this book


In his study, Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh builds on the state of the art in modeling by proposing to integrate models into running software on the component-level without translating them to code. Such so-called model-integrating software exploits all advantages of models: models implicitly support a good separation of concerns, they are self-documenting and thus improve understandability and maintainability, and in contrast to model-driven approaches there is no synchronization problem anymore between the models and the code generated from them. Using model-integrating components, software will be easier to build and easier to evolve by just modifying the respective model in an editor. Furthermore, software may also adapt itself at runtime by transforming its own model part.


  • An extensive description of foundations and related work
  • A realization concept for Model-Integrating Software Components (MoCos)
  • A reference implementation (based on Java, OSGi and TGraphs) and its application

Target Groups

  • Software engineering researchers and students in the fields of component-based software engineering, self-adaptive software, (dynamic) software product line engineering and modelling
  • Component developers and users as well as creators of domain-specific (modeling) languages

About the Author

Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Institute for Software Technology.


Code vs. Models Component Based Software Engineering Dynamic Software Product Lines MoCos Modeling Languages Modularization Concepts

Authors and affiliations

  • Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Computer ScienceUniversity of Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-09645-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-09646-5
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