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Semantic Integration of Heterogeneous Software Specifications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 1-29
  3. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 29-62
  4. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 63-101
  5. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 103-159
  6. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 161-227
  7. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 229-275
  8. Martin Große-Rhode
    Pages 277-301
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-330

About this book


In a model-based development of software systems different views on a system are elaborated using appropriate modeling languages and techniques. Because of the unavoidable heterogeneity of the viewpoint models, a semantic integration is required, to establish the correspondences of the models and allow checking of their relative consistency.

The integration approach introduced in this book is based on a common semantic domain of abstract systems, their composition and development. Its applicability is shown through semantic interpretations and compositional comparisons of different specification approaches. These range from formal specification techniques like process calculi, Petri nets and rule-based formalisms to semiformal software modeling languages like those in the UML family.


Design tools Model integration Modelling methodologies Petri nets Programming languages Semantics Software engineering Software specification Unified Modeling Language (UML) formal specification modeling petri net

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer InstitutSoftware- und Systemtechnik, ISSTBerlinGermany

About the authors

1988 Dipl. Math., TU Berlin

1994 Dr. rer.nat. (PhD) Computer Science, TU Berlin

1997/98 senior researcher in the European network GETGRATS, Università di Roma « La Sapienza », Rome, Italy and Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

1999 guest professor, Universitat de les Illes Balears (University of the Balearic Islands), Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2002 Habilitation, TU Berlin

since June 2002 senior researcher, Fraunhofer Institut Software- und Systemtechnik, Berlin

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From the reviews:

"This book targets an urgent need, to evolve methods that allow developers to integrate software specifications that are related … . The book is well organized and neatly written … . Examples, when provided are appropriate. … The book will surely be a good reference book for researchers and practitioners of model-driven software development … . The effort by the author to illustrate and extend the approach to UML is clearly a step in the right direction … ." (Srini Ramaswamy, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)