Orthographic Software Modelling: A Novel Approach to View-Based Software Engineering

  • Colin Atkinson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6138)


The need to support multiple views of complex software architectures, each capturing a different aspect of the system under development, has been recognized for a long time. Even the very first object-oriented analysis/design methods such as the Booch method and OMT supported a number of different diagram types (e.g. structural, behavioral, operational) and subsequent methods such as Fusion, Kruchten’s 4+1 views and the Rational Unified Process (RUP) have added many more views over time. Today’s leading modeling languages such as the UML and SysML, are also oriented towards supporting different views (i.e. diagram types) each able to portray a different facets of a system’s architecture. More recently, so called enterprise architecture frameworks such as the Zachman Framework, TOGAF and RM-ODP have become popular. These add a whole set of new non-functional views to the views typically emphasized in traditional software engineering environments.


Multiple View Enterprise Architecture Diagram Type Visualization Environment View Definition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin Atkinson
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  1. 1.Software Engineering GroupUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

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