Software Development on the Basis of Frame-Channel Model

  • H. Maurer
  • N. Scherbakov
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In this article, a new paradigm in software engineering is discussed. In accordance with this paradigm a software system can be seen as a number of so-called frames connected by a number of channels.

Hence, we call this model the frame-channel model. Frames can encapsulate concrete actions such as execution of procedures, interpretation of database queries, infer procedures, and so on. The concept of channels allows to combine a number of frames into single software system in an elegant fashion.

The model can also be used in coauthoring numerous, large, software-related documents throughout the software life cycle.


Software Project Output Channel Input Channel Frame Type Input Message 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Maurer
    • 1
  • N. Scherbakov
    • 1
  1. 1.IIGTechnical UniversityGrazAustria

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